Dipl.-Ing. Franziska Sondej

Curriculum Vitae

born 1986 in Magdeburg

October 2006 - April 2012
Studies of Process Engineering, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg

Diploma thesis: "Emulsion-assisted Production of anti-wear Nanoparticles"

July 2012 - March 2013
Scientific Assistant at Max-Planck-Institute of Magdeburg

April 2013-March 2018
Scientific Assistant at the Chair of Thermal Process Engineering, member of NaWiTec

April 2018-March 2019
Scientific Assistant at the Chair of Thermal Process Engineering and completion of the dissertation

since April 2019
Scientific Assistant at the Chair of Thermal Process Engineering, member of CLUSTER WIGRATEC

Research Topics

Combined agglomeration technology for food Agglomeration is a key technology in the food and feed industry, transforming sticky powders into easy-to-administer instant particles. Currently, two major routes in the production of agglomerated particles are popular, by spray drying or fluidized bed agglomeration. However, these two processes are subject to some limitations. The aim of this project is the introduction of a new processing technology that combines spray drying with a spray fluidized bed treatment for the production of food agglomerates. The new process aims to improve existing technologies in terms of the quality of products to be produced and production economics.

Selected Publications

  1. F. Sondej, A. Bück, K. Koslowsky, P. Bachmann, M. Jacob, E. Tsotsas, Investigation of coating layer morphology by micro-computed X-ray tomography, Powder Technology 273 (2015), 165-175. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2014.12.050
  2. F. Sondej, A. Bück, E. Tsotsas: Experimental analysis of the microstructure of single particles, Proc. 7th International Granulation Workshop, Sheffield (UK), 2015
  3. F. Sondej,A. Bück, E. Tsotsas: Comparative analysis of the coating thickness on single particles using X-ray micro-computed tomography and confocal laser-scanning microscopy, Powder Technology, 287, 2016, 330–340
  4. F.Sondej, C. Rieck, M. Schmidt, A. Bück, E. Tsotsas: Use of X-ray micro-computed tomography in pharmaceutical and food industry, 6th Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography, Wels (Austria), 2016
  5. Sondej, F., Peglow, M., Bück, A., Tsotsas, E., 2018. Experimental investigation of the morphology of salt deposits from drying sessile droplets by white-light interferometry. AIChE J. 64, 2002–2016.


Building 15, Room 117
University Course Drying 2020
30.03.2020 - 02.04.2020 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2019
04.11.2019 - 07.11.2019 in Hamburg
Award for Maciej Jaskulski
Cluster WIGRATEC enters the next round
Arun S. Mujumdar Medal for Prof. E. Tsotsas
Award for best oral presentation
Award for best oral presentation for Christoph Neugebauer on Population Balance Modeling Conference 2018
Faculty Prize 2018
Award for Prof. E. Tsotsas
Honorary Professorship of UCTM, Sofia, for Prof. Tsotsas
University Course Drying 2018
19. March -- 22. March 2018 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2017
6. - 9. November 2017 in Hamburg
Award on Conference
Best Research Award for Sayali Zarekar on IDS in Gifu, Japan
Award on Conference
Best Poster Award for Christian Rieck at PARTEC 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany
Award on Conference
Best poster award for Vesselin Idakiev at national conference
Award on Conference
Best Presentation Awards on Nordic Baltic Drying Conference 2015
ECCE 2015
27. September - 01. October 2015 in Nice, France
Granulation Workshop 2015
1st July - 3rd July 2015 in Sheffield, UK
University Course Drying 2016
29. March -- 01. April 2016 in Magdeburg
Extension of the Research Training Group 1554
Extension of the funding period for 4.5 years
Award on annual conference
Award for best poster presentation goes to Maryam Dadkhah
Modern Drying Technology Vol. 3
Prof. E. Tsotsas in CES Top 20 Reviewer 2010
Award on Asia Pacific Drying Conference
VDI Ehrenring für Jun.-Prof. Mirko Peglow
University Course Drying 2014
Fundamentals and Applications of Drying Technology