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