Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Julian Ufert was born and grew up in the vibrant cultural wealth of Berlin, Germany. He received a Bachelor’s degree with distinction in Industrial Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 2021, writing his Bachelor thesis on distillation column models for global deterministic optimization under Prof. Alexander Mitsos. Over the course of a summer internship at Siemens Process Systems Enterprise, he delivered theoretical models for a solar cell and a wind turbine for gPROMS. From fall 2021 to summer 2022, he used computational chemistry to elucidate the reaction mechanism for a new pathway for producing polycarbonate under Prof. Kai Leonhard. In September 2022, Julian began his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice at MIT. He got re-admitted as PhD student and joined the Green group in May 2023, where he studies low-carbon pathways for ethylene production. Julian wants to put a dent into the universe contributing to a sustainable future. In his free time, he enjoys adventures, acquiring new skills, strength training, and road biking.