New member Prof. Dr. Bastian Etzold

Prof. Dr. Bastian Etzold, Chair of Power-to-X-Technologien (Bild: FAU/Harald Sippel)

Welcome to the newses FAU NMP member Prof. Dr. Bastian Etzold

Professor Bastian Etzold was appointed to the Chair of Power to X Technology at FAU in August 2023. Etzold graduated in chemical and biological engineering at FAU in 2004 and graduated in economics at the State Distance Learning University in Hagen. He completed his doctoral degree in chemical process engineering at the University of Bayreuth before he returned to FAU, where he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Cluster of Excellence “Engineering of Advanced Materials”.

From 2010 to 2015, he was professor of catalytic materials at FAU. During this time, he was also a guest researcher in material sciences at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, USA on a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship, funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 2015, Professor Etzold applied for an ERC Consolidator Grant at FAU, and received funding of two million euros in 2016, although he had already transferred to the Technical University of Darmstadt as a professor of technical chemistry by that time.

During his time at FAU, Bastian Etzold coordinated the EU research project “SusFuelCat” for improving sustainability in energy production. Bastian Etzold has been a chairperson of the Dechema committee for chemical engineering and vice president of the carbon working group since 2017. He is a member of the steering committee for the German Society for Catalysis and a member of the selection committee for awarding research scholarships at the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung.