• TUM logo from the 3D printer

    Bread from the printer

    Using a 3D printer, TUM researchers are improving the quality of gluten-free bread and other baked goods

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  • Raw material wood

    Preparing wood for new challenges

    Prof. Klaus Richter explains future directions in wood research

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  • View through the fluorescence microscope

    How fungi are becoming the future

    Fungal biotechnology as a driver of innovation for a biobased economy

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  • At what temperature the weather becomes a problem

    Climate change leads to increasing heat strain for humans, animals and crops

    Learn more on adaption strategies

Research Department Life Science Engineering

The Research Department of Life Science Engineering (LSE) combines engineering, natural and life science expertise. We are dealing with questions regarding value-added systems in the agricultural and food sector as well as in the forestry and timber industry.

The research is focused on (reverse) engineering approaches in food production, biotechnological solutions for the bio-economy, additive and biomaterial-based manufacturing strategies (TUM.Additive), precision agriculture, development of intelligent machines for agriculture and digitization of value chains (Industry 4.0).

Department Head:  Prof. Dr. Mirjana Minceva

Research Focus Areas

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Certificate Programs for Professionals

Together with the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning, we offer a wide range of scientifically based Certificate programs for the lifelong education of leaders and professionals from science, business and society at all stages of their career. Our lecturers combine the latest research results from the School of Life Sciences and other Chairs of the Technical University of Munich with the latest findings from practice.

Infrastructure & Equipment of the Department