Luuk van der Wielen
Luuk van der Wielen is distinguished Professor for Biobased Economy as well as full professor and group leader Bioprocess Engineering at the Department of Biotechnology of TU Delft. The activities of the section resulted in several spin-off companies. His research interests include thermodynamics for bioprocesses, bio-separation/-conversion technologies, multifunctional bioreactors and miniaturized (‘on-chip’), high throughput technology for rapid process development, as well as analysis and development of large scale and distributed, low carbon bio-renewables production systems, and their societal impacts. Since 2004 he is director of BE-Basic, the globally operating private-public research organisation for Biobased Sustainable Industrial Chemistry & Energy. This consortium, with 40 academia and industrial partners, is based in The Netherlands with hubs in Southeast Asia and Brazil, with a cumulative budget exceeding 250 M€.