Since 2011 Mira Schmalenberg has studied chemical engineering at TU Dortmund University. She passed her bachelor thesis “Investigation of influencing parameters on impregnation stability of the TAPPIR®-technology” at the Laboratory of Plant and Process Design. Following this, she supported Irene Kaplanow as a student assistant. During the master programme, she participated in the ChemCar competition 2016. She completed her master at the Laboratory of Equipment Design with the thesis “Design of a Modular Continuous Tubular Cooling Crystallizer for Process Development and Small-Scale Production“ in November 2017. In February 2018 she started as a research associate in the ENPRO-TeiA project at the Laboratory of Equipment Design.