Krist Gernaey

Krist Gernaey

Professor

DTU CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

PROCESS

Technical University of Denmark

Søltofts Plads

Building 227, room 246

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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Fax +45 45 93 29 06
E-mail kvg@kt.dtu.dk

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Keywords Industrial Fermentations | Mathematical modeling | Heat and mass transfer | Continuous production processes | Process Analytical Technology (PAT)

Until 2005 my research work was entirely focused on modelling, simulation and control of wastewater systems. Since 2005, following my employment as associate professor at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU, the focus of my work has broadened, and now also included the development and optimisation of fermentation, biocatalysis, pharmaceutical and food production processes. In January 2013 I became professor in industrial fermentation technology ("The Novozymes professor") at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

Central topics in my current work are the application and development of computer-aided tools for elucidation of (bio)process kinetics, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis methods, data-driven modelling and chemometrics (Process Analytical Technology – PAT), continuous production processes, process monitoring and control applied to bioprocesses, and investigation of mass transfer issues related to the characterisation and development of novel and existing processes and bioreactor types, ranging from microbioreactors to full-scale fermentors.

My research work can be summarized as process development through modelling and model analysis, supported by the collection of experimental data for model validation.

On 1 January 2010, prof. John M. Woodley and myself have started a new research center at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU – the Center for Process Engineering and Technology (PROCESS) – to allow focused further development of the above-mentioned research topics (www.process.kt.dtu.dk).