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Felix Funke

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(+49)231 755-2339

(+49)231 755-2341


Laboratory of Plant and Process Design
Emil-Figge-Str. 70
Geschossbau 2
44227 Dortmund

Room G2-R3.20


Curriculum Vitae

Born December 29th, 1990 in Essen (Germany)
2001-2010 Graf-Engelbert-Schule, Bochum (Germany)

B.Sc. Biochemical Engineering Studies, TU Dortmund University.

Bachelor thesis: Influence of the Specific Bubble Surface Area on the Product Quality using Gassing Crystallization Process


M.Sc. Biochemical Engineering Studies, TU Dortmund University

Master thesis: Investigating the Influence of Additives on the Physicochemical Parameters of the ARIZONA Liquid Systems and their Fluid Dynamics inside the CPC

2016 MEngMgt. Master of Engineering Management Studies, University of Newcastle (Australia)
Since 2017

PhD at the Laboratory of Plant and Process Design, TU Dortmund University

Field of Research: Continuous Centrifugal Extraction


Field of Research

The application of unstable phase systems (like aqueous two-phase systems) in conventional extraction processes is challenging due to poor phase separation and resulting long phase settling times. The development of the continuous centrifugal extraction (CCE), which is based on the technology of centrifugal partition chromatography (CPC), provides a benefit, as the use of centrifugal forces enhances phase separation and additionally supports phase mixing. Both liquid phases are pumped continuously in counter-current direction through a chamber cascade inside a rotor. A third stream containing the sample to be separated can continuously be fed somewhere in the middle of the chamber cascade.This transfer from a batch process (CPC) to a continuous one (CCE) leads to a significant increase in overall productivity.


Poster Presentations

  • F. Funke, G. Schembecker
    Continuous Centrifugal Extraction – A new Apparatus for Intensifying Extraction Processes
    Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet Fachgruppen Extraktion und Phytoextraktion, Muttenz, Switzerland (2019)

Oral presentations

  • F. Funke, G. Schembecker 
    Continuous Centrifugal Extraction – A new Apparatus for Intensifying Extraction Processes
    15th International PhD Seminar on Chromatographic Separation Science 2019, Quedlinburg, Germany (2019)

  • F. Funke, F. Sallamon, C. Stamm, T. Dörne, G. Schembecker
    Challenges and Opportunities in Continuous Operation of Centrifugal Partition Chromatography
    Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet-Fachgruppen Fluidverfahrenstechnik, Adsorption und Extraktion, Berchtesgaden, Germany (2020)