Maximilian Lackner is technical chemist and process engineer. He has been lecturer at Vienna University of Technology (VUT) since 2005, at JKU (Linz, Austria) since 2014 and at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien since 2015. He studied Technical Chemistry at VUT, where he also earned his PhD degree and completed his habilitation in chemical engineering. He obtained a Global Executive MBA from LIMAK University in Linz, Austria. Between 2004 and 2011 he has held several senior positions in the petrochemical industry in Europe and Asia. He has founded five companies. His expertise spans process engineering, chemical engineering, combustion, climate change mitigation, antimicrobials, online microbiology, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship, as well as bioplastics (PHA, PHB).