Selma Iraqi Houssaini

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21073 Hamburg

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Selma Iraqi Houssaini studied at Ruhr-Universität Bochum from 2014 to 2019 in the bachelor's programme Environmental Engineering and Resource Management. From 2020 on she attended the master’s programme Energy and Environmental Engineering at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and graduated in 2023.

After graduating, she started working at the Institute of Multiphase Flows as a research assistant, where she is responsible for the Institute's contribution to the project "Establishing Jet Loop Reactors as​ Scalable Bioelectrochemical Reactor Systems for Anodic and Cathodic Production Processes" within the second funding period of the DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm (SPP) 2240 eBiotech.

Selma Iraqi Houssaini is currently assigned to the working group Industrial Research Projects due to the available expertise concerning jet loop reactors, but closely cooperates with the research groups Multiphase Flows in Bioreactors and Reactive Bubbly Flows at IMS and with her project-colleagues from the Institut für technische Mikrobiologie.


Selma Iraqi Houssaini is responsible for the research contribution of the IMS to the project "Establishing Jet Loop Reactors as​ Scalable Bioelectrochemical Reactor Systems for Anodic and Cathodic Production Processes​", headed by Prof. Dr. Gescher of Institut für technische Mikrobiologie and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Schlüter. The project is part of the second funding period of the DFG-funded priority programme "Bioelectrochemical and Engineering Fundamentals to Establish Electro-biotechnology for Biosynthesis - Power to Value-added Products (eBiotech)", SPP 2240.

The project is concerned with establishing jet loop reactors as scalable bioelectrochemical reactor systems for anodic and cathodic production processes. In the absence of a an established, generalized reactor concept in the field of bioelectrochemistry, it investigates the applicability of jet loop reactors in combination with structured packings of electrodes in the context of biofilm-dependent bioelectrochemical processes which are also surface-dependent. Within this concept, a jet loop reactor, offering high mass transfer rates for the supply of substrates, is intended to offer the ability to implement a controllable flow through the structured packings that house the biofilms.