Krist V. Gernaey


Krist V. Gernaey

Institut for Kemiteknik


Søltofts Plads

Bygning 227 Rum 246

2800 Kgs. Lyngby




Industrial fermentations Mathematical modelling Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Continuous production processes

Professor in industrial fermentation technology ("The Novozymes professor") at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering since January 2013. The focus of my work is the modeling, development and optimisation of industrial fermentation, biocatalysis, pharmaceutical and food production processes. 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.