Employee directory

In the employee directory you will find contact information and profile pages for the DBFZ employees. The employees of the cooperation departments with the Helmholz Centre for Environmental Research, BEN and MicAs can be reached via the linked pages.


Research associate

Field of work

Alberto Meola studied Environmental Engineering at the University of Cagliari for his bachelor, and at the Technical University of Munich for his master. He wrote his master’s thesis at the Imperial College London on the topic “Intermittent micro-aeration in anaerobic digestion: Determination of optimal oxygen quantity for maximum methane yield through Machine Learning”. Since 2021 he has been working as a research associate (PhD student) on modeling and optimization of industrial biogas plants at the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ). His research focuses on various Artificial Intelligence techniques (especially Deep Learning and Metaheuristic Methods) for simulating and predicting characterisitic process variables in the anaerobic digestion process. Mr. Meola is part of the junior research group on Simulation, monitoring and control of anaerobic processes at the DBFZ.

Curriculum vitae

Since 2021

Research associate

Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum, Biochemical Conversion Department

Junior research group: Simulation, monitoring and control of anaerobic processes
2018 - 2020

Study of environmental engineering

Technical University of Munich, Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering

Master of Science
2015 - 2018

Study of environmental and land engineering

University of Cagliari, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Bachelor of Science