Team

Who we are

We are an international team made up of 17 members from 6 nations.
They are responsible for all our achievements and where we are now.
Find out more about our employees:

Kent Rapp

Biochemical Engineer
 
Why do you love your job?
On top of learning something new and interesting every day, I get to work in a passionate, diverse, and fun-loving team.

What do you like in willpower energy®?
We’re developing never-before-seen technology that not only has the potential to fundamentally reshape an entire industry, but also can help solve a global problem—what’s not to like about that?

Can you recommend a hobby?
I grew up playing trumpet, so I would definitely recommend making music. If that’s not your thing, then anything that has to do with art is great in my opinion. I think it’s important to always make sure you’re practicing your creativity, especially when working with science all day. Art is great for that.

What did you do before willpower energy®?
Right now, I’m in Germany as part of an exchange program, so I just finished a semester at the University of Rostock. But in reality, I’m actually still a chemical engineering student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. While there I did some research related to the synthesis of bioproducts from cellulose in a modular bacterial co-culture. During the summer, I had an internship at a biopharmaceutical company.

Do you like cooking? Can you recommend something?
Cooking is a bit like chemistry, except you get to eat what you create, so I think it can be quite enjoyable sometimes. I like eating a wide variety of foods, from risotto to burritos, but one food I would definitely recommend is Buffalo wings: they’re really good when done well. If you’re ever in the US, you can probably find a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant to try a lot of different sauces.

Tell us something about an interesting holiday trip.
I spent a semester studying abroad in Singapore right before coming to Germany, and one of my favorite countries that I visited was Myanmar. At Inle Lake there’s an entire village that floats on the water, and in Bagan you can ride an electric motorbike through an area with literally thousands of pagodas. I felt like Indiana Jones!

Can you recommend a film or a TV series?
Series: Seinfeld and Black Mirror
Film: Inception and La La Land

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This project has received funding from the European Union's "Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program" under Grant Agreement No 726539.

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