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Research interests

I am interested in developing biotechnological processes focusing on clean production, low energy consumption, and limited waste streams. Mainly, agricultural (side) streams and wastewater treatment plant materials serve as input materials. After mild refinery processes, the individual fractions are subjected to enzymatic or fermentative conversion to produce biobased materials, e.g., high-pressure anaerobic digestion (AHPD) for bio-/ green gas with additional use of hydrogen, bioplastics, fatty acids production with mixed microbial cultures, bifunctional molecules for polymerization using genetically engineered production strains.
In those mentioned above and other processes, we study the metabolism of the microorganisms via, among others, transcriptomics and proteomics techniques. We use the data for predictive modeling with the help of artificial intelligence and advanced data analysis techniques. We aim to identify rate-limiting steps for further improvement, including redirecting the microbial metabolism to use alternative, soluble electron acceptors in aerobic fermentations.

Fermentations are carried out on a small scale in in-house designed 3D-printed microreactors in the laboratory, on a pilot scale in the Zernike Advanced Processing(ZAP) facility and REMO-lab, and full scale at production sites.

Publications

Biological Oxygen-dosed Activated Carbon (BODAC) filters – A bioprocess for ultrapure water production removing organics, nutrients and micropollutants

Dyes as efficient and reusable organocatalysts for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and CO2

Insight into polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production from xylose and extracellular PHA degradation by a thermophilic Schlegelella thermodepolymerans

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) synthesis and degradation by microbes and applications towards a circular economy

Biotechnological and Medical Aspects of Lactic Acid Bacteria Used for Plant Protection: A Comprehensive Review

Clean and Safe Drinking Water Systems via Metagenomics Data and Artificial Intelligence: State-of-the-Art and Future Perspective: State-of-the-Art and Future Perspective

Effect of bioaugmentation combined with activated charcoal on the mitigation of volatile fatty acids inhibition during anaerobic digestion

Nitrogen and boron-doped reduced graphene oxide chemiresistive sensor for real-time monitoring dissolved oxygen in biological processes

Ovation of biopolymers in conterminous EU members via clustering of biotechnological advances: A mini-compendium

The impact of carbon to nitrogen ratios and pH on the microbial prevalence and polyhydroxybutyrate production levels using a mixed microbial starter culture

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Press/media

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