Profile of HIGRADE participants

profile_photo_Richard Hegner
Name: Richard Hegner (Germany)

Department Environmental Microbiology

Flag Germany
Research topic

Development and engineering of microbial electrochemical technologies for the production and upgrading of organic acids

At UFZ since

February 2015

How did you learn about the UFZ?

I learned about the UFZ when I was looking for an internship during my diploma studies

Why did you come to the UFZ?

I experienced an interdisciplinary working attitude and a sophisticated scientific infrastructure when I joined the UFZ for writing my diploma thesis. I kinda liked that and also the city....

What do you like about the city you live in?

It's the combination of a vital cultural life, convenient living cost and the recreational areas which surround the city

How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?

It's nice to get in touch with PhD students from all the other departments and learn about their research fields


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