PhD Student in Model-Based Control of Bioprocesses

Employer
KU Leuven
Location
Europe
Posted
March 13 2017
Position Type
Full Time

For the Bio- & Chemical Systems Technology, Reactor Engineering and Safety Section we are looking for a We are looking for a motivated student with a background in chemical or biosystems engineering and an interest in the modelling, analysis, and control of biological processes to join the Bio- & Chemical Systems Technology, Reactor Engineering and Safety Section at the Department of Chemical Engineering. The student will work as a PhD student in the group Computational Methodologies for (Bio-)chemical Processes under the supervision of Prof. dr. Steffen Waldherr.

In general, the research of the section is aimed at the exploitation, optimization and control of chemical and biochemical processes in selected, industrially relevant target areas. More information is available on the section's website:

The student is expected to choose a research topic within the area of model-based estimation and/or control of biological processes that is aligned to the general research direction of the group. Potential topics include:- State estimation and control methods for heterogeneous cell populations

- Optimization-based models for biochemical processes and associated control methods

- Modelling and control of a gas fermentation process



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