Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering

Lars Rehmann Receives Prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship

Dr. Lars Rehmann of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering received the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars to spend extended time periods conducting research in Germany. Lars will use the fellowship to spend 10 months of his sabbatical at the RWTH Aachen (one of the top engineering universities in Germany) working on microbial mixed cultures funded through a joint EU grant. The fellowship will further allow him to spend additional time in Aachen during the summers of 2017 and 2018. This project builds on an ongoing collaboration with the RWTH during which Dr. Regestein of the RWTH spent his sabbatical in Lars’ lab, where one visiting student from Aachen is currently completing her thesis work, whereas one of Lars’ students is conducting research in Aachen. Additional similar student exchanges are anticipated over the coming years.


The proposed project was funded through the Humboldt Foundation as it meets its mandate of promoting international academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from Germany and from abroad. Fellowships and awards from the Foundation are considered to be among the most prestigious and generous awards in Germany; the alumni network is the foundation’s greatest asset, comprising over 26,000 Humboldtians in more than 130 countries — including 50 Nobel laureates.

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Congratulations, Dr. Rehmann!