Thermodynamics as a method to describe conditions and processes of complex systems offers an excellent supplement to kinetic and stoichiometric approaches, experience and intuition by well-founded scientific rules. Unfortunately, thermodynamics in ecosystems as well as in biotechnology is despite of its potential rather seldom applied.
Therefore, our group applys, develops and validates thermodynamic rules with the aims:
- to deepen insights into complex networks of both ecosystems (Microbial Ecology, complex soil systems) and metabolisms (Biothermodynamics),
- to develop stategies for microplastic recycling
- to predict and to control the functional biodiversity (Ecological Microbiology),
- to develop ultra-sensitive real time sensors for ecosystems and biotechnology (Biocalorimetry and Impedance spectroscopy), and
- to analyse and to control complex bioprocesses in larger scale (Bioprocess control).
- to understand interactions of nanomaterial with biological material