Center for Environmental Research and Sustainable Technology (UFT)

  • Gebäude UFT

    About us


The Center for Environmental Research and Sustainable Technology (UFT) is a Central Research Unit of the University of Bremen comprising currently nine research groups from the Faculty of Biology/Chemistry and the Faculty of Production Engineering - Mechanical Engineering & Process Engineering with more than 100 employees altogether.

Our vision

What brings us together at UFT is the vision of a sustainable society, which considers resource limitations, environmental impacts and undesired side effects of new technologies and processes already during their design. This sustainable society primarily uses renewable energy and materials in all sectors. This leads to more sustainable processes on all scales as well as a significant reduction in the concentration of greenhouse gases and toxic compounds in the ecosphere. Accordingly, it helps decelerating the loss of biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. For this purpose, at UFT biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers cooperate in basic research and applied projects. UFT is the place where we enjoy communicating and exchanging ideas across the boundaries of scientific disciplines to foster open-minded interdisciplinary spirit and to develop joint research projects and initiatives.

Our mission

The goal of UFT is to achieve a multidisciplinary understanding of biological and chemical transormation processes for the development of environmentally friendly technologies. Being excited by this goal, we are determined to also enthuse students and early-career researchers, with whom we carry out our research on all levels of academic education.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sven Kerzenmacher

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sven Kerzenmacher
Speaker UFT

Environmental process engineering

Christina Roggatz

Dr. Christina C. Roggatz

Deputy Speaker UFT

Dynamic Ecological Chemistry


Prof. Dr. Markus Bäumer

Physical Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi

Hybrid Materials Interfaces (HMI) Group

Ralf Dringen

Prof. Dr. Ralf Dringen


Fabio La Mantia

Prof. Fabio La Mantia

Energy storage and conversion systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jorg Thöming

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jorg Thöming

Chemical Process Engineering

Cyprien Verseux

 Dr. Cyprien Verseux

Applied Space Microbiology

Christian Wild

Prof. Dr. Christian Wild

Marine ecology



The next Flashlights start online on 9th November 2021

Prof. Dr. Juliane Filser

Promotionskolleg NanoCompetence celebrates graduation!

On 18.10.2019 the last symposium of the doctoral college nanoCompetence took place in the Haus der Wissenschaft.

Preis für Promotionsbetreuung (Zweiter Platz) für Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jorg Thöming

Erstmals hat die Universität Bremen herausragende Promotionsbetreuungen ausgezeichnet. Als besondere Anerkennung erhielt Jorg Thöming einen zweiten Platz.