Werner Bidlingmaier

Professor Dr.-Ing. Werner Bidlingmaier

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  • 1989  1993: Privatdozent at the University Stuttgart
  • 1993 -1997: Professor for Waste Management at the University of Essen
  • 1997 - 2011: Professor for Waste Management at the Bauhaus-University Weimar (retired)
  • Current: Docent at the University of Padua (Waste Management in Developing Countries)



  • Scientific Award University of Brussels
  • "A Life for Waste" Sardinia 2015
  • "WasteSafe Lifetime Achievement Award" 2017; Bangladesh


Professional Activities, research, planning and construction

  • biological utilization of refuse (technical examination, processing, biological and chemical research)     
  • biogas production
  • composting
  • mechanical recycling technologies
  • compost quality and compost use
  • Development of Waste Management programs for communities and the industry
  • emissions from composting, AD and incineration plants
  • biological degradation and compostability of bio degradable plastics (e.g. creation of test methods)     
  • emissions from landfill sites
  • biological and mechanical pretreatment of waste before landfilling
  • long-term emissions from landfilling
  • infrastructure planning
  • Recycling of bio polymers
  • Waste Management in developing countries



  • 12 scientific books
  • 87 publications
  • 69 Conference papers


Assignments Abroad

  • Projects in over 45 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the US
  • Lesson at 21 Universities out of Germany