Krist V. Gernaey


Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark


Professor in industrial fermentation technology ("The Novozymes professor") at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering since 2013. Head of the Process and Systems Engineering Center (PROSYS) since 2014. CEO of Bioscavenge ApS, a startup with focus on resource recovery on industrial process streams, since 2017. Chairman of the board of Helix Lab – Kalundborg since 2020.

The focus of his research work is the modeling, development and optimisation of industrial fermentation, pharmaceutical and resource recovery processes. Central topics in his research are: The application and development of computer-aided tools for process modelling and simulation; data-driven modelling and chemometrics (Process Analytical Technology – PAT); development of continuous production processes; process monitoring and control applied to bioprocesses; investigation of mass transfer issues related to the characterisation and development of processes in bioreactors.

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