Prof. Dr.-Ing. Görge Deerberg

Deputy Director, Division Director Processes

Deputy Director Fraunhofer UMSICHT


Expertise in the Processes division

Modern and efficient production processes require technical processes in which products are manufactured from raw materials using chemical, physical or biological effects. Our goal is to develop processes that are efficient and thus sustainable from an economic and energetic point of view as well as in terms of resource consumption.

By adapting, optimizing and developing new individual components, we broaden the spectrum of possible conversion processes. Optimized overall processes are more than the interconnection of optimized partial steps. We therefore take a holistic approach to complex production processes in process engineering and environmental technology. To this end, we offer to analyze and develop process-engineering processes from laboratory experiments through to demonstration plants and production scale-up using experiments and models.

We use digitized tools and methods and rely on strategies involving biological transformation.


Professorship in Cultural and Social Sciences at the FernUniversität – "Environmental Sciences"

Environmental sciences at the FernUniversität are a multidisciplinary field of work defined by sustainability-oriented problems resulting from local, regional and global environmental changes. The work area is in dialogue with a variety of disciplines, such as corporate environmental and sustainability management, environmental economics, environmental politics, environmental psychology, environmental law, ecology and ecosystem research, environmental chemistry, energy technology, energy economics, biology, biotechnology and environmental process engineering.

FernUniversität in Hagen – Fakultät Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften / UmweltwissenschaftenProfessur in Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften der FernUniversität (German site)


Professorship "Environmental and Process Engineering"
Ruhr University of Bochum, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics

The application-oriented development of processes in environmental and process technology takes place supported by numerical simulation and based on investigations in the laboratory and pilot plant station. In addition to conventional stationary processes, the focus increasingly lies on dynamically operated processes with complex, coupled reaction processes, and heat and mass transport.

Specialisms lie in biorefineries, gas hydrates and the use of metallurgical gases. Application-oriented fundamental process engineering development is paramount here.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum – Arbeitsgruppe Umwelt- und ProzesstechnikRuhr-Universität Bochum – Arbeitsgruppe Umwelt- und Prozesstechnik (German site)



Publications Görge DeerbergPublikationen Prof. Görger Deerberg

Current Publications of Fraunhofer UMSICHTAktuelle Veröffentlichungen Fraunhofer UMSICHT

06/2019 Professorship in the subject area "Environmental Sciences",
FernUniversität in Hagen, Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
apl. Professorship "Environmental and Process Engineering", Ruhr University Bochum, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
since 06/2006 Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Deputy head of the institute
Division Director Processes
01/2003 Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Member of institute management, scientific director
07/1997 Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Head of department "Process simulation, optimization and monitoring"
12/1996 University of Dortmund
Doctoral thesis at the Chair of Fluid Separation Processes (Prof. Paul-Michael Weinspach)
07/1995  Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Head of the working group "System dynamics"
10/1990 Institute for Environmental and Safety Technology, Oberhausen
Scientific assistant
06/1990 University of Dortmund
Diploma degree
1983 - 1990  University of Dortmund
Studies in the field of Chemical Engineering