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PhD Student in Model-Based Control of Bioprocesses - Belgium  

KU Leuven (company)


Posted on : 20 March 2017

Project Description

The student is expected to choose a research topic within the area of model-based estimation and/or control of biological processes that is aligned to the general research direction of the group. Potential topics include:
  • State estimation and control methods for heterogeneous cell populations
  • Optimization-based models for biochemical processes and associated control methods
  • Modelling and control of a gas fermentation process

  • Master's degree in engineering including process control engineering, with strong overall marks (a minimum level of 'distinction')
  • Previous experience with modelling, state estimation, and / or control methods for biological processes is desirable
  • Very good English (written and verbal communication) for scientific interactions required
  • Strong motivation and willingness to work at interdisciplinary boundaries

  • The successful candidate will be offered a PhD fellowship to become part of our international team with global research links to work towards a PhD. 
  • The initial contract will be for one year, and can be prolonged for up to 4 years total. 
  • Besides working on the research project, the candidate will also support the educational activities at the department.