Dr. Daniela Pufky-Heinrich

Daniela Pufky-Heinrich

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Dr. Daniela Pufky-Heinrich

Head of Economics of Technology and Management Division, Head of Center for Economics of Materials

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-520

Fax +49 341 231039-9520

Areas of Expertise

  • Technology development and design in the fields of chemistry, energy industry and biotechnology
  • Bioeconomy and circular economy
  • Sustainable environmental and resource technologies
  • Techno-economic evaluation of products and production processes



Dr. Daniela Pufky-Heinrich has been Head of the Department of  Economics of Technology and Management at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economics IMW since May 2021.

Previously, Dr. Daniela Pufky-Heinrich was Head of Research and Development at a chemical and energy company in Central Germany. It was here where she dealt with issues related to innovation development and the establishment of new business units. From 2008 to 2019, she established the Chemical Processes group of the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP in Leuna at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and headed the innovation field 'Regenerative Resources' across all sites. There she worked in projects on the material use of biogenic residues and waste materials, green hydrogen and the implementation of biorefinery concepts in existing production processes.

Dr. Pufky-Heinrich studied chemistry at Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, Great Britain. She subsequently completed her doctorate in technical chemistry at the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg in collaboration with the Karlsruhe Research Center.


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