Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andrea Büttner studied food chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU). She then took her doctorate and qualified as a university lecturer at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in the area of aroma research.
In 2007 she established and now heads the Department of Sensory Analytics at Fraunhofer IVV. In parallel she established the Aroma Research workgroup at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) where she was appointed W2 Professor of Aroma Research in 2012 and W3 Professor of Aroma and Smell Research in 2017. In 2017 she was appointed Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IVV.