Frank Hollmann is Professor in the Biocatalysis group at the Department of Biotechnology of the Delft University of Technology.
Before joining TUDelft in 2008, Frank has been working as R&D manager at Evonik in the Care and Surface Specialities business line. Previously, he studied Chemistry at the University of Bonn (Germany) and obtained his PhD from the Swiss Federal University of Technology (ETH) in Zurich (Switzerland) followed by a postdoctoral stay with Prof. Manfred T Reetz at the Max-Planck-Institute for Coal Research (Mulheim, Germany).
Franks research interest centre around the application of biocatalysis for more sustainable chemical synthesis. Particularly, he is excited about combining photochemistry with biocatalysis to enable transformations which are not straightforward using classical chemical technologies. In teaching, Frank focusses on the interface between bio- organic- and green chemistry.