Andreas Förster studied chemistry and received his doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Würzburg in 1997. Since 1997, he has been an employee of DECHEMA, the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, where he heads the Department for Research Coordination and Conferences.
In 2010, he became Head of ProcessNet, the German platform for process engineering, chemical engineering and technical chemistry, jointly supported by DECHEMA and VCI. Dr. Förster has many years of experience in the identification of new trends in chemistry and chemical process engineering, and in the promotion of innovation.
He is coordinator of the National Technology Platform SusChem Germany. He has a broad international network of experts from industry and academia in the field of chemistry and chemical engineering.