Dr. Werner Sitzmann is Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Hamburg at the Institute SPE (Institute of Solids Process Engineering and Particle Technology) since 2008. After studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and gaining his doctorate at the Technical University of Hamburg in 1986, he had leading positions in various industrial companies. From 1986 to 1994, he was Head of the Development Department at Krupp Maschinentechnik GmbH in Hamburg. From 1994 to 1996, he was Managing Director at NaFuTec Consulting GmbH in Hamburg. From 1996 to 1998, he was Head of Engineering at Bahlsen KG in Hanover. From 1998 to 2020, Werner Sitzmann was an Authorised Signatory and Technical Director at Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG in Reinbek near Hamburg. Since mid-2018, he has been Head of Technology at Kahl Holding GmbH in Reinbek and, in parallel, Interim Director of the Research Institute of Feed Technology at the International Research Association (IFF) in Brunswick since 2020.
Werner Sitzmann was instrumental in the development of the pulsed electric fields (PEF) process and has been involved in food process engineering (focus on edible oil), material and energetic utilization of biomasses and in recent 25 years in feed process engineering.
Over the years, he has contributed to more than 200 lectures and publications and 20 patents and patent applications.
Werner Sitzmann is a member of various organisations, for example:
Board member of the "World Bioenergy Association", Stockholm;
board member of "Bioenergy Europe", Brussels; vice-chairman of the Technical Committee "Food Technology", ProcessNet; member of the "Technical Advisory Committee" of the VICTAM Trade Fair, Utrecht; founding member of the IBTC "International Biomass Torrefaction Council", Brussels; member of the Scientific Advisory Board of IFF "Research Institute of Feed Technology", Brunswick and of DIL "German Institute of Food Technologies", Quakenbrück; member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Donau Soja, Vienna.