Prof. Dr. Jens Born

Contact data

Street Kanzleistraße 91-93
ZIP, City 24937 Flensburg
Department Institute for Chemical Technology


University Flensburg University of Applied Sciences


Professor Jens Born studied Chemistry and Biology in Hamburg, Bremen and Berlin where his main focus was on Technical Chemistry. After many years working in the Swiss chemical industry in the area of Process Development Process Monitoring Systems, Professor Jens Born in 1995 was asked to join the Department of Chemical Technolgy at the Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences) in Flensburg. Since then, his focus has been on topics related to bio-refinery and bio-energy. From 2005 to 2012 Professor Jens Born has been a Guest Professor at Aalborg University in Esbjerg for Bio-refinery and Green Engineering. Since 2010, he has been a spokesperson for the Kompetenzzentrums Biomassenutzung (Center for Responsible Biomass Utilization) in Schlewig-Holstein.

Research Areas:

  • Green Process Engineering
  • Innovative Biogas Technologies (Pre-processing, Process Management, Fermenting Technology)
  • Application of Biogas technologies in waste management, wastewater technology and finally nutrient cycling in agriculture.
  • Bio-refinery concepts in the food industry.
  • Bio-energy as a complementary energy to the fluctuating renewable energies
  • Transformation of electrical energy in chemical energy (energy storage)