Advanced Water Management Centre

Special Seminar: Dr Korneel Rabaey

Dr. Korneel Rabaey is professor at the Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology at Ghent University since September 2011. Before that, he was senior lecturer and incoming director/founder of the Centre for Microbial Electrosynthesis at The University of Queensland. He is internationally recognized for his work in the field of bioelectrochemical systems, particularly with respect to novel process development. He has published over 100 papers in this field (>70 A1/international peer reviewed, > 3500 citations). He is one of the founders of Bilexys Pty. Ltd. (now Bilexsys).

Major research interests

We can produce valuable products, even fine chemicals, from wastewater. The future will see wastewater as a resource in a biorefinery rather than a waste. This requires not only a major technology shift, it is also a major perception shift. When in 2006 Korneel Rabaey and his colleagues announced the world’s first pilot MFC, it was BBC’s most popular story of the day. This shows that even a dirty business such as wastewater can captivate people worldwide.

Host: Advanced Water Management Centre
Event Details
Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
1pm-2pm
Venue: AIBN Building 75, Level 1 Seminar Room
Speaker(s): 
  • Dr Korneel Rabaey

Event Contact: awmcseminars@awmc.uq.edu.au