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Fritz Jacob has been named honorary professor at the TUM

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Fritz Jacob has been named honorary professor at the TUM

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has appointed Dr.-Ing. Fritz Jacob as an honorary professor. Jacob is the director of the Weihenstephan Research Center for Brewing and Food Quality (BLQ), an important link between research, theory and practice. As honorary professor, Jacob has plans to expand his contribution to educational instruction, especially in the area of quality assurance.

Professor Jacob serves as the executive director and also as scientific director of the Weihenstephan Research Center at the TUM. Following his final secondary school examinations and an apprenticeship as brewer and maltster, Jacob studied Brewing Science and Beverage Technology at the TUM-Weihenstephan. He then embarked upon doctoral studies at the Chair for Brewing Technology II and was also awarded a PhD from the TUM-Weihenstephan.

Afterwards, as a brewing engineer, he received a position at the State Experimental Station for Brewing Technology at Weihenstephan. Since 2009, he has served as chairman of MEBAK® (Mitteleuropäische Brautechnische Analysenkommission), and in 2011, he became a member of the board of directors of the Weihenstephan Brewery, owned by the State of Bavaria.

As an internationally recognized expert, Jacob has acted as a consultant for the brewing and beverage industry around the world and has initiated numerous research projects. Aside from these activities, for many years he has actively promoted educational instruction at the Weihenstephan Center for Life and Food Sciences (WZW). He holds lectures on topics such as international brewing methods and quality assurance in the brewing process. Moreover, he has served as an advisor for numerous masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations.

Through his international contacts as well as his active participation on numerous commissions and organizations, Jacob is very well connected. This is very advantageous for his students, especially with regard to acquiring positions as interns during their studies and also for their entry into professional life.

TUM-President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann noted, “I welcome the inclusion of Prof. Fritz Jacob into the fellowship of professors and look forward to continuing our outstanding collaborative work in the future.”

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