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Ilya Lukin

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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-R.320


Curriculum Vitae

Born May 30th, 1989 in Omsk (Russia)
2005 – 2010 Max-Planck-Schule, Kiel (Germany)
2010 – 2014

B.Sc. Biochemical Engineering Studies, TU Dortmund University

Bachelor thesis: Investigation of the Influence of Nitrogen Source on Erinacine Production by Fermentation of Hericium erinaceus

2014 – 2016

M.Sc. Biochemical Engineering Studies, TU Dortmund University

Master thesis: Investigation of the Influence Parameters on the Membrane Filtration of Bio Surfactants on a Lab Scale

Since 2016

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

Field of Research: Recovery Techniques of Volatile Compounds from Fermentation broth




Aroma compounds are valuable chemicals widely applied not only in flavor and fragrance industry but also in many products of daily use. The rising consumers demand towards all-natural products cannot be covered by the extraction from natural stock only.  Lately, the biochemical production becomes an uprising alternative source of “natural” aromas. However, finding an appropriate technique for the aroma recovery from crude fermentation broth can present a significant hurdle on a way to a commercial competitive process.


The focus of this research lies on the investigation of different techniques for the recovery of biochemical aroma from crude biochemical broth. Among others, the combination of stripping and absorption in a Rotating Packed Bed (RPB) is a promising novel approach for the downstream of biochemical aroma. The applied centrifugal force in the rotating circular package of an RPB leads to an enhanced mixing resulting in an enhanced mass transfer of the target compound.




  •  I. Lukin, I. Wingartz, G. Schembecker
    Application of rotating packed bed for in-line aroma stripping from cell slurry
    Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 95 (2020)  2834-2841

  •  I. Lukin, L. Pietzka, I. Wingartz, G. Schembecker
    Aroma absorption in rapeseed oil using rotating packed bed
    Flavor and Fragrance Journal, 00 (2020) 1-1

  • Lukin, I., Pietzka, L., Groß, K., Górak, A., Schembecker, G.
    Economic evaluation of rotating packed bed use for aroma absorption from bioreactor off-gas
    Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensificatio, 154 (2020)  108011

  • I. Lukin, G. Jach, I. Wingartz, P. Welters, G. Schembecker
    Recovery of Natural α‑Ionone from Fermentation Broth
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 67 (49) (2019) 13412–13419


  • I. Lukin, J. Merz, G. Schembecker
    Techniques for the recovery of volatile aroma compounds from biochemical broth: A review
    Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 33.3 (2018) 203-2016

    Oral presentations

  • I. Lukin, G. Schembecker
    Techno-Economical Evaluation of the Rotating Packed Bed Technology for the Recovery of Natural Aromas from Fermentation Broth
    5th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology, Florence, ITL (2019)


  • I. Lukin, G. Schembecker
    Rotating Packed Bed – Intensification of in-situ Aroma Recovery
    Himmelfahrtstagung 2018, Hamburg, GER (2019)

  • I. Lukin, G. Schembecker
    The Use of a Rotating Packed Bed for the Aroma Recovery
    2nd International Bioflavour 2018 - Biotechnology of Flavours, Fragrances and Functional Ingredients, Frankfurt, GER (2018)

    Poster presentation

  • I. Lukin, G. Schembecker
    Absorption of Natural Aromas in Rotating Packed Bed
    12th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, Florence, ITL (2019)

  • I. Lukin, M. Neuhaus, L. Pietzka, G. Schembecker
    Recovery of Natural Aromas Using Rotating Packed Bed
    Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet-Fachgruppen Fluidverfahrenstechnik und Membrantechnik 2019, Potsdam, GER (2019)


  • I. Lukin, A. Köhler, M. Neuhaus, J. Merz, G. Schembecker
    Rotating Packed Bed – A Novel Approach for Aroma Recovery
    Himmelfahrtstagung 2018, Magdeburg, GER (2018)