Prof. Dr. Peter Eisner

Deputy Institute Director

Prof. Dr. Peter Eisner, deputy institute director of Fraunhofer Institute for Process engineering and Packaging IVV

Prof. Peter Eisner has been Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV since 2017. In this role, he is responsible for the Technology Transfer division. Since 2014, he has been a private lecturer at the Technical University of Munich. In 2019, he was appointed Professor of Systems and Biotechnology Engineering at Steinbeis Hochschule Berlin.

Peter Eisner studied process engineering at the Technical University of Munich, where he also completed his doctorate and habilitation. In 1996, he began his career at Fraunhofer IVV and has held various positions since then. In 2006, he took over as head of the Process Engineering department. In this role, he was largely responsible for establishing food development at Fraunhofer IVV and for the conception of the food pilot plant facilities. His work is characterized above all by his international networking in industry and his success in the acquisition of large research projects. In 2013, for example, a Fraunhofer Project Center was established in Brazil, within today‘s Fraunhofer Innovation Platform(FIP) , new food systems have also been researched since 2021. Additionally, Eisner was able to establish a large research and industry network in Indonesia.

Areas of expertise

The focus of his scientific work and publications is on the development of processes for processing protein crops and oilseeds and on the extraction, modification and application of plant-based food ingredients. His research and development work is characterized by the aspiration to translate research results promptly into innovations and thus into practical applications.