Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Rögener studied chemical engineering at the Technical University of Clausthal and graduated in 1994 as an engineer.
Then, he worked as a research assistant at the Society for Environmentally Compatible Process Technology (upt) in Saarbrücken. In 2000 he obtained his doctorate from the University of Saarland with a thesis on water reclamation in the food industry.
From 2000-2003 he was project manager at Pall SeitzSchenk Filter Systems in Waldstetten, where he dealt with the procedural development of filtration equipment.
In 2003, he became group leader and later Deputy Head of Department in the VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH (BFI) in Düsseldorf, a research and development partner to the process industry, especially the steel industry. Main topics of his work were the chemical treatment of surfaces, as well as the regeneration of operational media.
In 2014, he was appointed Professor of Fluid Process Technology at TH Köln. His teaching and research activities focus on thermal process technology, including membrane technology and wastewater treatment.
Prof. Rögener is also lecturer at TU Dresden and at Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University. He is a member of VDI and DGMT.