Prof. Dr. Dieter Bryniok, Germany

Prof. Dr. Dieter Bryniok has been working for the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Stuttgart, Germany. He is senior scientist and research group leader at the department of Environmental Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering UBT of the institute.

Prof. Dr. Dieter Bryniok acts as a senior project manager in the fields of biodegradation of hazardous substances, water management, bio-energy, and sustainable development.
Dr. Bryniok graduated as a micro-biologist in 1982 and earned his doctoral degree at the University of Tübingen/Germany in 1988 with a doctoral thesis about immuno-enzymatic detection of methanogens in biogas producing microbial consortia. He has a long-standing expertise in biodegradation of hazardous and recalcitrant compounds, environmental technology, wastewater treatment, soil and groundwater remediation, and waste gas treatment. His current main research areas are process development especially for industrial wastewater treatment and industrial waste management, biogas production and utilization especially from industrial organic wastes and wastewaters, bio-refinery processes and sustainable resource management. From 1995 to 2001 he was head of the Fraunhofer Demonstration Center for Process Integrated Environmental Technology. Since 2007 he is managing director of the Fraunhofer Water Systems Alliance, a network of 10 Fraunhofer Institutes working in the field of water supply and wastewater management. Since 2010 he holds a professorship for environmental biotechnology at the newly founded Hamm-Lippstadt University for Applied Sciences in Hamm, Germany.
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