News and announcements

  • May 2017: Congratulations to Xu Zhang et al. who made the backcover of ChemElectroChem! Many thanks to Alessia Landi for making the illustration!
  • April 2017: Prof. Korneel Rabaey will spend his sabbatical until September 2017 in the lab of Prof. David Sedlak at the University of California in Berkeley, USA.
  • March 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Way Cern Khor who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Production of lactic acid and derivatives from grass using mixed populations.”
  • February 2017: Rui Gao joined the group to pursue het PhD. in the framework of the Get-A-Met project. Welcome!
  • February 2017: Dr. Naroa Uria from the BioMEMS group of Professor Francesc Xavier Muñoz from Microelectronics Institute of Barcelona (IMB-CNM, CSIC) has finished her 1 year visit in our group to work on a bioelectrochemical based sensor.
  • February 2017: Julia Heise from the group of Prof. Rainer Meckenstock at Unverstität Duisburg Essen has visited our lab for a week to foster knowledge exchange. Thanks for visiting!
  • January 2017: The traditional January group weekend was a great success with 30-40 cm snow, good food, brewery visit and plenty of new ideas and energy for the coming year
  • December 2016: Dr. Alberto Scoma has left the group to start at Aarhus University (Denmark) to continue his work on deep-sea microbial ecology. Thank you for the good collaboration and good luck!
  • December 2016: Prof. Rabaey was recognized as a laureate by the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB)
  • November 2016: Dr. Hugo Roume has found a new position at the INRA in France. Good luck and thank you for the collaboration!
  • October 2016: Congratulations to Teresa van Dongen who won the ‘Keep An Eye Design Talent Grant 2016’ with her art project entitled ‘Spark of Life’ which is a MFC powered lamp developed in collaboration with Kristof Verbeeck, Jan Arends, Korneel Rabaey and Deepak Pant (VITO).
  • October 2016: Shengle Huang has joined the group as a starting PhD student. He will work on fermentation and chain elongation. Welcome!
  • October 2016: Dr. Eleni Vaiopoulou has found a new position in industry. Good luck and thank you for the collaboration!
  • October 2016: Matthias Claus has left the group to pursue a career in industry. Good luck and thank you for the collaboration! 
  • October 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Stephen J. Andersen who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Electrochemical extraction, recovery and valorization of carboxylic acids from biorefineries.”
  • October 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Ir. Sylvia Gildemyn who successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled ”Technology and tools for bioelectrochemical production of short- and medium-chain carboxylic acids from CO2” She has left the lab to work in industry. Good luck and thank you for the collaboration!
  • October 2016: Dr. Ed Milner from the group of Prof. Ian Head at Newcastle University has visited our lab for a week to foster knowledge exchange. Thank you for the good visit!
  • October 2016: A workshop on “Electricity Driven Bioproduction” will take place in Ghent on October 21st.
  • June 2016: Prof. Victoria Flexer from CIT JUJUY-CONICET, Argentina has joined the group for a 1 month research stay to work on lithium recovery from brines. Welcome!
  • June 2016: Prof. Rabaey’s TEDxBrussels talk of March 14th is online now!
  • June 2016: Dr. Jo de Vrieze is back in Ghent after a 3-month research stay in the lab of Prof. William Sloan at the University of Glasgow. Welcome back!
  • May 2016: Dr. Naroa Uria from the group BioMEMS of Professor Francesc Xavier Muñoz from Microelectronics Institute of Barcelona (IMB-CNM, CSIC) has joined the group for a 1 year research stay to work on a novel design for a bioelectrochemical based sensor. Welcome!
  • May 2016: Dr. Jose M. Carvajal Arroyo has joined the group to work on caproate fermentation and extraction. Welcome!
  • April 2016: Sylvia Gildemyn is back in the lab after a 6 month research stay in the lab of Prof. Angenent at Cornell University. Welcome back and a thank you to Prof. Angenent for hosting her.
  • April 2016: Nayaret Acosta is back in the lab after a 4 month research stay at INER and USFQ. Welcome back and a thank you to Prof. Almeida for hosting her.
  • March 2016: The exposition Waterwar has opened with a collaborative piece between Ivan Henriques and Electrotalk scientists.  Thank you Ivan for this nice collaborative effort!
  • March 2016: Yue Gao from the lab of Professor Xia Huang from Tsinghua University, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering has joined the group for a 6-month research stay to work on fermentation of A-stage sludge. Welcome!
  • March 2016: Dr. Jo de Vrieze has left Ghent for a 3-month research stay in the lab of Prof. William Sloan at the University of Glasgow (http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/staff/williamsloan/). Good luck!
  • February 2016: Mathias Claus has joined the group as a starting PhD student. He will work on Organics removal and recovery from metal rich wastewaters. Welcome!
  • Februari 2016: Erika Fiset has joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in material science and electrochemistry to study microbe surface interactions in a collaborative project with KU Leuven, Welcome!
  • 3rd European International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (EU-ISMET) Meeting, 26-28 Sept. 2016 will be organized by IRSA-CNR and Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. For more details, please visit www.euismet2016.com
  • February 2016: Ivan Henriques (http://ivanhenriques.com) has joined the group as an artist for a collaboration in cooperation with Gluon (http://gluon.be/) to present an installation piece at the Water.War (http://gluon.be/waterwar) in the Budafabriek in Kortrijk, Belgium. We are curious to see what comes out of this collaboration between art and science. Welcome!
  • January 2016: Dr. Sunil Patil has left the group after three years and is now pursuing a scientific career in India. Good luck and thank you for your collaboration!
  • January 2016: Eleftheria Ntagia has joined the group as a starting PhD student. She will work on sulfur conversions. Welcome!
  • December 2015: Tom Molderez has joined the group as a starting PhD student with the catholic university of Leuven (KU Leuven). He will work on the design of self-learning control and measurement circuitry for adaptive bio-electrochemical arrays. Welcome!