Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Renner

Head of Institute

Prof. Manfred Renner (born 1979) holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering. He specializes in process engineering, circular economy and business development management. He has set international standards with his award-winning research work on the use of compressed carbon dioxide in process engineering.

Renner holds the chair "Responsible Process Engineering" at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), which he founded in August 2022. Within the framework of his professorship, he shapes the systemic development of the Circular Economy on a corporate, regional and European level.

Renner has been employed at Fraunhofer UMSICHT in various functions since 2006 and headed the Products Division with 126 employees and a budget of 14.8 million euros until he took over the management of the institute in August 2022.
 

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Chair »Responsible Process Engineering«, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

 

Publications

Publications of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Renner

CURRICULUM VITAE

Manfred Renner
since 08/2022
Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Head of Institute 
since 08/2022 Ruhr Universität Bochum
University professor and chair "Responsible Process Engineering" at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
since 08/2022 Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy CCPE
Spokesman of the Cluster
07/2017 - 07/2022 Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Head of the Products Division
09/2016 to present Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Lecturer "Business Development"
03/2015 - 06/2017 Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Head of the "Material Systems and High Pressure Technology" Department
since 11/2014 Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Business Development "Polymer Materials"
01/2013 - 02/2015 Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Head of "Leather and High-Pressure Technology" Department
08/2007 - 12/2012 Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Project Manager in the Business Unit "Materials and Interaction”
07/2007

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Dissertation at the Chair of Process Engineering Transport Processes (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Weidner)

11/2006 Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Degree Diploma
1999 - 2006
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Study of Mechanical Engineering

  

Further functions of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Renner

  • Advisory Board "Circular Economy" of "DIN" and "DKE" (Member)
  • "acatech - Circular Economy Initiative Germany" (member of working group and task force)
  • "Circular Plastics Alliance" of the EU in Brussels (member)
  • Expert Committee High Pressure Process Engineering of "DECHEMA" and "VDI-GVC" (Member)