Areas of Expertise
- process simulation
- material use of carbon dioxide
- decarbonization of the chemical industry
- circular economy
Graduate engineer Kay Herrmann has been working as a research fellow at the “Center for Economics of Materials“ CEM, the branch office of the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economics IMW in Halle (Saale) since November 2021. He started with an apprenticeship as a physics lab technician at MLU Halle (Saale) followed by one year of work as a lab technician at the Chair of Nanostructured Materials. After his civilian service, he was employed for four and a half years as an experimental technician at the Deutsche Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ) in Leipzig. His work there consisted mainly of conducting combustion tests and laboratory activities to determine the dust load in flue gases and characterize various fuels. In 2015, Kay Herrmann began his studies in process engineering and natural materials engineering at the TU Dresden. At Fraunhofer CBP in Leuna, he wrote his thesis on “Phenolrückgewinnung aus Pyrolyseöl von Kunststoffabfällen mittels Vakuum-Rektifikation” (“Phenol recovery from pyrolysis oil of plastic waste by means of vacuum rectification”) and graduated as an engineer in May 2021.