Curriculum Vitae Sascha Kersten

EDUCATION

  • 2002 PhD, Department of chemical engineering, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 1996 Master, Department of chemistry, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • 2011 Professor (full) of Sustainable Process Technology, Department of chemical engineering, University of Twente
  • 2012 Coordinator biomass pillar within the Green Energy Initiative (GEI), University of Twente (UT), The Netherlands
  • 2004 Teacher at Shell training centre

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

  • 1996 – now Researcher Department of chemistry, University of Amsterdam
  • 1996 – 2002 Researcher/project leader (PhD work done during this period) Energy research Centre of the Netherlands
  • 2003 – 2010 Coordinator biomass within IMPACT institute, University of Twente
  • 2003 – 2008 Assistant professor Department of chemical engineering, University of Twente
  • 2008 – 2011 Associate professor Department of chemical engineering, University of Twente

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

  • 2003 – 2014 30 master students, Department of chemical engineering, University of Twente
  • 2003 – 2014 6 post-docs, Department of chemical engineering, University of Twente
  • 2003 – 2011 5 PhD student guided as assistant / associate professor, University of Twente
  • 2011 – 2014 7 PhD student guided as responsible full professor, University of Twente
  • 2010 – 2013 1 PhD student guided as responsible full professor, Department of chemical engineering, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2003 – 2014 18 PhD as committee member, University of Twente (7), Dutch Universities (6), Abroad (5, France, Spain, Italy, Germany)
  • 2014 – now 11 PhD projects running as responsible full professor, excluding 3 vacancies, University of Twente

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  • 2005 – 2011 Sustainable technology (BSC - project), Department of chemical engineering, University of Twente
  • 2004 – now Lecturer (guest) – Thermochemical conversion of biomass, Wageningen university
  • 2011 – now Multiphase reactors (MSC), Department of chemical engineering, University of Twente
  • 2014 – now Practicum process technology (MSC), Department of chemical engineering, University of Twente
  • 2004 – now Reaction engineering & multiphase reactors, Shell training centre, The Netherlands

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

  • 2005 – 2009 Energy and resources symposium, University of Twente
  • 2003 – now Meetings for (inter)national projects as overall project leader or WP leader

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 2011 – now Faculty member (kamer van Hoogleraren), University of Twente
  • 2011 – now Master curriculum committee, University of Twente
  • 2003 – now Coordinator Biomass institutes IMPACT & GEI

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

  • 2011 – now Advisory boards for tenure track / professor appointments (Netherlands & abroad)
  • 2008 – now Reviewer of projects NWO / STW (Dutch scientific subsidy agencies)
  • 2007 – now Reviewer of projects foreign subsidy agencies (recently mostly Austria & Ireland)

MAJOR COLLABORATIONS

  • Academia (current collaborations in research programs)
  • Prof. M. Garcia-Pérez Pyrolysis/analysis WSU (USA), also student exchange program
  • Prof. W. Prins Pyrolysis UGhent (Belgium)
  • Prof. H. Heeres Hydrotreating RUG (The Netherlands)
  • Prof. B. Weckhuysen Catalysis UU (The Netherlands),
  • Prof. S.S. Li, Hydrotreating Curtin University, Perth (Australia)
  • Prof. X. Wang Liquefaction CAS Shanghai (China)
  • Dr. L. Rehmann Fermentation Western Ontario (CAN) also student exchange program
  • Prof. K. Seshan Catalysis UT (The Netherlands)
  • Prof. D. Fabri Algae U. Bologna (Italy)
  • Prof. R. Wijffels Algae WUR (the Netherlands)
  • Dr. J. Baltrusaitis Molecular modeling Lehigh University (USA)
  • Dr. D. Meier Analysis VTI Hamburg (Germany)

Companies & Institutes (in current projects)

SHELL, AKZO, DOW, DSM, Huntsman, Sabic, BTG, OPRA, TWENCE, ECN, TNO