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Research groups

Bio(chemical) Process Engineering

The research group is distributed among several research laboratories, whose main scientific background is Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Its research covers a wide spectrum of disciplines, such as biocatalysis, separation/purification, solvents and reaction media, synthesis/processing, systems biology, and metabolic modelling, and thermophysics.

The development of environmentally friendly processes to produce highly added-value products in a sustainable and economical way is a unifying research theme. The research group has a process engineering pilot plant, with 120 sq.m, with (bio)reactors, membrane units, extraction and separation equipment, and a supercritical fluid unit. The ultimate focus is technological valorization to generate scalable outcomes, with a sizable volume of intellectual properties, industrial contracts, and new start-ups.