About Christian Carl Blesken
Christian Carl graduated from TU Dortmund in 2011 as a Biochemical Engineer. Biochemical Engineers realize technical applications based on biotechnological approaches. Therefore, they need a broad knowledge about process engineering as well as biotechnology itself. During his diploma thesis, he worked in the lab of the chemical Biotechnology of Prof. Andreas Schmid. The title was ,,The influence of process conditions on the formation of stable emulsions in biphasic bioreactor systems’’.
From 2012 to 2016, Christian Carl worked as Application Specialist at the m2p-labs GmbH in Baesweiler. m2p-labs GmbH is a provider of fermentation technology in a microliter scale. The focus was customer support to provide individual technical approaches. Christian Carl was a link to customers and at m2p-labs for R&D and Sales and thus contributed to the companies’ success.
In 2016, Christian Carl began his PhD at the iAMB. His task is the production of 3-(3-hydroxyalkanoyloxy)alkanoates using Pseudomonas strains. These alkanoates will be further processed to biokerosene. Kerosene is an essential jet fuel. Therefore, it provides a high potential to save resources if it can be synthesized as biokerosene in a sustainable way.
This work is in cooperation with the chair for ‘Heterogeneous Catalysis and Technical Chemistry’ of the ITMC at RWTH Aachen. As KERoSyn, the project is sponsored by Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).