Dr. rer. nat. Sandra Afflerbach studied Chemistry at the University of Siegen, Germany, where she obtained her PhD in 2018 in the group of Building- and Materials Chemistry, headed by Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Reinhard Trettin. Since 2019 she is working as a senior engineer in the group of Environmental and Process Engineering at the University of Siegen, headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Krumm.

Her field of research is thermal energy storage with special regard on mutual material and reactor development for thermochemical heat storage and transformation as well as fundamental research on solid state reaction mechanisms and kinetics in laboratory and technical scale.