The Research Department of Life Science Engineering (LSE) combines engineering, natural and life science expertise. We are dealing with questions regarding value-added systems in the agricultural and food sector as well as in the forestry and timber industry.
The research is focused on (reverse) engineering approaches in food production, biotechnological solutions for the bio-economy, additive and biomaterial-based manufacturing strategies (TUM.Additive), precision agriculture, development of intelligent machines for agriculture and digitization of value chains (Industry 4.0).
Prof. Dr. Mirjana Minceva
Tel. +49 8161 71 6168
How fungi are becoming the future
Fungal biotechnology as a driver of innovation for a biobased economy
Vertical Farming: Agriculture of the future
Growing wheat regardless of weather and climate in the future?
Certificate Programs for Professionals
Together with the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning, we offer a wide range of scientifically based Certificate programs for the lifelong education of leaders and professionals from science, business and society at all stages of their career. Our lecturers combine the latest research results from the School of Life Sciences and other Chairs of the Technical University of Munich with the latest findings from practice.
- µ-computed tomography (1 µm resolution)
- µCT / Matrix Technologies GmbH
- non-destructive measurement of internal structures
- batch, semi continuous and continuous separations
- capacity: 10-100 g/day
- process development: 2-4 weeks
- producer: Gilsion Inc., USA (former Armen Instruments, France)
DMA - Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
- MCR 702 e Anton Paar
- measurement of mechanical properties of liquid, soft and solid food
- torque resolution 10-9 Nm
- minimal displacement 0,01 µm
- low temperature option
- powder flow cell and interfacial rheometry
Confocal Laser Microscope
- fluorescence imaging
- non-destructive analysis of polymer transitions
- heating capability
- combined with image analysis