Funded Projects


Project: 3DNaturDruck
Role: Principal Investigator and Partner
Period: 01.07.2021 – 31.12.2023
Funding: FNR – Fachagentur für Nachwachsende Rohstoffe

ProTex Project

Funding: Fritz und Trude Fortmann-Stiftung für Baukultur und Materialien
– Material in Fülle Förderprogramm –
Role: PI(Principal Investigator) und Antragstellerin
Budget: 20.000 €
Research period: 2021-2022

BioUrbEcon Project

Project: Networking and exploratory trip “Bio-based Urban Economy”
Role: PI and Partner
Funding : Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Budget: ca. 40.000 €
Period: 01.07.2021 – 30.06.2022

Interreg EU Project (Smart Circular Bridge)

Role: PI (Principal Investigator) and Director of the German team involved in the project. Task: Design and construction principle of three bridges.
Coordinator: TU/e Eindhoven, University of Technology, Netherlands,
EU Funding: € 3.93m
Total Budget: € 6.86m
Timeline: 2019-2023

LeichtPRO Project: Pultruded load-bearing lightweight profiles made of natural fibre composites (LeichtPRO)

Role: Application and management
Sponsored by: BMEL- Agency for Renewable Resources e.V. (FNR), German Federal Government
Field of research: Development of light profiles processed through poltrusion of long natural fibres
Cooperation partners: German Institute for Textile and Fiber Research (DITF) Denkendorf, Zenvision GmbH, CG TEC CmbH Carbon- und Glasfasertechnik, B.A.M. GmbH, Steinhuder Werkzeugbau

Design and digital fabrication of biocomposite facade panels

Project: Design and digital fabrication of biocomposite facade panels
Project Type: Part of Cluster of Excellence
Funding Body:  German Research Foundation (DFG), EXC 2120: Cluster of Excellence IntCDC
Role: Principle Investigator (RP6)
Period: 2019– 2022


Project: Extrudierte und Co‐extrudierte Profile aus pflanzenreststoffverstärkten Biokunststoffen für Fenster und weitere architektonische Anwendungen
Project Type: Research-Industrial Project Grant
Funding Body:  BMEL – Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR), German Government
Project Partner: Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Naftex GmbH, Profine GmbH, ETS Extrusionstechnik Mathias Stange
Role: Principle Investigator
Period: 2017– 2020


Project: MML Materials Matter Lab – function follows fiction
Project Type: Fellowship Fund for Innovation in High School Teaching
Funding Body:  Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Hochschullehre
Role: Principle Investigator
Period: 2017– 2018