Since 2014 Frank Rögener has been working as Professor of Fluid Process Engineering at Cologne University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln). His focus is on thermal process technology, including membrane and water/wastewater technology. He studied chemical engineering at TU Clausthal, Germany. In 2000 he received his doctorate from the University of Saarland on the application of membrane processes. For more than 20 years, Dr. Rögener has been involved in the development of energy- and resource-efficient processes, especially in the food industry, chemical industry and metal finishing industry.