Simon Markthaler

Simon Markthaler, M. Sc.

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Lehrstuhl für Energieverfahrenstechnik

Room: Room 1.1.17
Fürther Str. 244 f
90429 Nürnberg


Research assistant

Professional career:

  • 2012 – 2016: studies in Energy and Environmental Engineering (B.Sc.) at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
  • 2016 – 2019: studies in Energy Technology (M.Sc.) at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • since 06/2019: research assistant at EVT

Research focus:

  • AI/ML, Deep Reinforcement Learning and CFD simulation
  • Autonomous control and optimization of chemical plant operation
  • Catalytic and biological methanation
  • Project Power-to-Biogas


  • Böhm, L.; Kolb, S.; Plankenbühler, T.; Miederer, J.; Markthaler, S.; Karl, J. Short-Term Natural Gas and Carbon Price Forecasting Using Artificial Neural Networks. Energies, 2023, 16, 6643. DOI:
  • Markthaler, S.; Plankenbühler, T.; Weidlich, T.; Neubert, M.; Karl, J.: Numerical simulation of trickle bed reactors for biological methanation. In: Chemical Engineering Science, Vol, 226, 23.11.2020. DOI:
  • Markthaler, S.; Plankenbühler, T.; Miederer, J.; Kolb, S.; Herkendell, K.; Karl, J.: Combined  Two-Model CFD Simulation of Trickle Bed Reactors with Head-Sump Extension: Case Study on Hydrodynamics and Biological Methanation. In: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 61, Issue 11, 4134–4152, DOI: