Ir. Pieter Naert

Telephone number: 
+32 9/264 59 76
Postdoctoral staff

January 2016-December 2019 (expected): PhD in Bioscience Engineering: 'Process optimisation and valorisation of short-chain fatty acids from fermentation', Ghent University, Belgium.

2013-2015: MSc. in Bioscience engineering: Chemistry and Bioprocess technology, Ghent University, Belgium.

2010-2013:  BSc. in Bioscience engineering: Chemistry and Food technology, Ghent University, Belgium.


Research interests:

  • Valorisation of fermentation products
  • Green Chemistry
  • Ionic liquids

Scientific awards:

  • Best Presentation Award, 1st IWA Resource Recovery Conference, Ghent, 2015, "Valorisation of volatile fatty acids through ionic liquid biphasic esterification"
  • ArcelorMittal and Indaver Environmental Prize 2015: award for best thesis on a topic that addresses environmental problems
  • DOW Chemical Prize for Sustainable Chemistry 2015: awards for best thesis on sustainable chemistry



Selected key publications: 
Naert, P., Andersen, S.J., Berton, J.K.E.T., Gildemyn, S., Rabaey, K., Stevens, C. (2016) Extraction and esterification of low-titer short-chain volatile fatty acids from anaerobic fermentation with ionic liquids, ChemSusChem, 9(16), 2059-2063.