Prof. Dr. Hinrich Uellendahl

Contact data

Phone +49 (0) 461 805 1293
Mail hinrich.uellendahl [at]
Street Kanzleistraße 91-93
ZIP, City D-24937 Flensburg
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering and Maritime Technologies
Building B
Room B 219


University Flensburg University of Applied Sciences


Hinrich Uellendahl (née Hartmann) came to Flensburg for the first time after graduating from high school in 1986, when he first did two years of community service at the Diakonissenanstalt and then completed a three-year training as a heath-care assistant. He then began studying technical environmental protection at the Technical University of Berlin in 1992, which he graduated in 1998 with a degree in engineering. After studying abroad at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as part of his diploma thesis, he continued his work at the DTU in the field of biotechnology and process engineering, where he obtained his doctorate in biogas technology in 2003. His PhD thesis is entitled “Anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of municipal waste with recirculation of process water”.

He continued research and development in the field of converting biomass into biogas and other fuels from 2003 to 2008 as an assistant professor and later as an associate professor at the DTU. In 2008 he moved to the newly founded research group “Sustainable Biotechnology” as Associate Professor at Aalborg University (AAU), Copenhagen Campus. The focus here was the development of sustainable concepts for the use of biomass, in particular organic residues, for the production of fuels and biomass-based chemicals. In this context, Prof. Uellendahl acquired and led numerous research projects and taught bioprocess engineering.

In March 2019, Hinrich Uellendahl returned to Flensburg as a professor in the field of mechanical engineering, process engineering and maritime technologies at the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. Here he continues his research and teaching in the field of sustainable energetic and material use of biomass. Accordingly, his expertise in the ZNES is to what extent the sustainable energetic use of biomass can be coupled and optimized with other regenerative energy sources.

Prof. Dr. Uellendahl is also the spokesman for the competence center for renewable energies and Climate Protection of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (EEK.SH)