Wim Audenaert is the new R²T manager

Post date: Wednesday, 13 January, 2016 - 10:01

From February 2016 onwards, dr. Wim Audenaert will be the new R²T manager. Wim finished his PhD on process modelling of advanced oxidation processes in 2012 and has been working as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Industrial Biological Sciences of Ghent University, Campus Kortrijk.

Wim is replacing dr. Steven De Meester, who is becoming professor at Ghent University, Campus Kortrijk. Dr. Simon De Corte will keep on supporting the R²T consortium, but Wim will act as the first point of contact for the members.

A happy one!

Post date: Tuesday, 5 January, 2016 - 08:52

The R²T consortium wishes its industrial partners a fruitful, innovative and healthy 2016 ! We hope the new year will bring new opportunities for collaboration and new projects. Let's interact closely in 2016 !

Call for internships

Post date: Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 - 15:24

Partners are welcome to offer internship positions for master students in bioscience engineering. These internships take 4 or 8 weeks and typically take place during summer, although other possibilities also exist. Although the timeframe for these internships is rather limited, experiences of both students and companies in the past have been very positive. In 2015, first internships have taken place at Lanxess, Avecom, Paques and Pidpa. We hope to offer some more internships in 2016 to our students. Professors can actively advertise these interships to students during their courses. If interested, please describe the internship in 1/2 page and do not hesitate to contact us!

Video of Francqui chair inaugural lecture by David Sedlak available

Post date: Tuesday, 27 October, 2015 - 15:19

The video recording of the inaugural lecture of the Francqui chair given by prof. David Sedlak (University of California, Berkeley) is now available in our seminars section. The inspiring lecture is entitled: 'Looking at the past to create a better future'. Enjoy watching!

New series of lab seminars started

Post date: Wednesday, 14 October, 2015 - 10:25

The beginning of the new academic year 2015-16 coincides with the start of a new series of lab seminars. On a regular basis, collaborators of the R²T research groups give 15 minute seminars on their research to their colleagues.These seminars are announced in our 'Seminars' section. R²T partner companies are welcome to join these seminars. If possible, these seminars are video-recorded, these video-recorded seminars are then made available to the R²T members. Take a look in our Seminars-section, click 'read-more' to find the video of the seminar of your interest.

R²T researchers brew beer from purified wastewater

Post date: Wednesday, 30 September, 2015 - 11:44

R²T researchers have brewed a beer from purified wastewater. The beer was baptised 'From Sewer to Brewer'. The researchers want to raise awareness on the need of recovery of water from alternative sources and the fact that these sustainble solutions are very often already technologically feasible. The beer was introduced at the IWA Resource Recovery Conference.

LabMET researchers study panda faeces for resource recovery applications

Post date: Wednesday, 30 September, 2015 - 11:35

A new research topic of LabMET has gained serious media attention in Belgian media.  LabMET researchers will study the microbial community present in the gut of pandas, who are able to digest very recalcitrant substances such as bamboo. The aim is to apply these bacteria to be able to better process and produce chemicals from paper or fibrous waste. Researchers went to anmial park Pairi Daiza for a first sampling from Belgiums prides Xing Hui and Hao Hao.

PhD Defence Pieter Verhagen 22/10

Post date: Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 - 14:48

Title: Bioaugmentation strategies for the treatment of pesticide waste streams; Promotor: prof. N. Boon.

Event location: Campus Schoonmeersen, V. Vaerewyckweg 1, Ghent, room GSCH.C.1063
Event date: Thursday, 22 October, 2015 - 18:00

PhD Defence Youri Amerlinck 05/10

Post date: Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 - 14:46

Title: Model refinements in view of wastewater treatment plant optimization: improving the balance in sub model detail; Promotor: prof. I. Nopens

Event location: Coupure Links 653, Ghent, room A0.030
Event date: Monday, 5 October, 2015 - 17:00

PhD Defence Elena Torfs 28/9

Post date: Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 - 14:44

Title: Differente settling regimes in secondary settling tanks: experimental process analysis, model development and calibration; Promotor: prof. I. Nopens

Event location: Coupure Links 653, Ghent, room A0.030
Event date: Monday, 28 September, 2015 - 17:00

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