Research associate

Sumanth Ranganathan, M.Sc.
Dr.-Ing. Sumanth Ranganathan

Research associate

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-329
Fax: +49 (0) 9421 187-310

TUM Campus Straubing
Schulgasse 16
Germany, 94315 Straubing

Schulgasse 16, Room: 1.A08


Curriculum Vitae:

  • Awarded the “Wissenschaftspreis” (Translation: Science Prize) by the “Hochschulstadt Straubing e.V.” in the Doctorate category (2019)
  • Postdoctoral research scientist at the Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Raw Materials, Technical University of Munich (From 2018)
  • Doctorate at the Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources, Technical University of Munich, Prof. V. Sieber (2013 – 2017)
  • Master Thesis at the Institute of Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology (2012)
  • Master of Science in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology (2009 – 2012)
  • Bachelor Thesis at the Department of Zoology, Madras University (2009)
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology at Anna University (2005-2009)


  • Chemo-enzymatic process design
  • Biocatalysis
  • Process optimisation and development


  • Ranganathan S, Sieber V (2018) Recent Advances in the Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide Using Chemical Catalysis— A Review, Catalysts 8(9), 379
    doi: 10.3390/catal8090379
  • Ranganathan, S., Sieber, V. (2017) Development of Semi-Continuous Chemo-Enzymatic Terpene Epoxidation: Combination of Anthraquinone Autooxidation and the Lipase-Mediated Epoxidation Process React. Chem. Eng., 2017,
    doi: 10.1039/C7RE00112F
  • Ranganathan, S., Zeitlhofer, S., Sieber, V. (2017) Development of a lipase-mediated epoxidation process for monoterpenes in choline chloride-based deep eutectic solvents Green Chemistry, 19(11), 2576-2586.
    doi: 10.1039/C7GC01127J
  • Ranganathan S, Tebbe J, Wiemann LO, Sieber V (2016) Optimization of the lipase mediated epoxidation of monoterpenes using the design of experiments—Taguchi method. Process Biochemistry.
    doi: 10.1016/j.procbio.2016.07.005
  • Ranganathan, S., Gärtner, T., Wiemann, L. O. & Sieber, V. (2015). A one pot reaction cascade of in situ hydrogen peroxide production and lipase mediated in situ production of peracids for the epoxidation of monoterpenes. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 114, 72-76.
    doi: 10.1016/j.molcatb.2014.12.008


Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources

Schulgasse 16
D-94315 Straubing


Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-300
Phone: +49 (0) 8161 71 35 91

Team Assistant

Elisabeth Aichner

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-301