On April 1, 2018, Professor Sven Kerzenmacher took over as Head of the Department of Environmental Process Engineering at the University of Bremen. Kerzenmacher studied process and environmental engineering and energy conversion and management at the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences. In 2010, he received his doctorate from the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg with a distinction in the field of implantable glucose fuel cells. Since April 2008, Kerzenmacher has headed the working group for bioelectrochemical systems in Freiburg. He has already been awarded several prizes for his research, including the DECHEMA prize for up-and-coming teachers in higher education (2016), the advancement award of the Forum Angewandte Mikrosystemtechnik e.V. (2011), and the GMM prize of the VDE/VDI-Gesellschaft Mikroelektronik, Mikro- und Feinwerktechnik (2009). Professor Kerzenmacher’s field of work comprises interdisciplinary research into the foundations, materials, and processes of sustainable environmental technology and biotechnology. The focus is on new technologies for wastewater treatment and the synthesis of recyclable materials with microbial fuel and electrolysis cells as well as membrane processes. In terms of materials science, the research group develops electrospun nanofiber structures that serve as carriers for microbial catalysts, for example. Further focal points include the investigation of mass transfer processes and methodical work on applied (bio-)electrochemistry.