Dr.ir. A.J.J. (Adrie) Straathof

T: +31 15 27 82330
E: a.j.j.straathof@remove-this.tudelft.nl

Room 2.511
Julianalaan 67
2628 BC Delft
The Netherlands                                                                                                              

 

Biography

  • 2004-present
    Associate professor, Bioprocess Engineering group, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  • 2003
    Visiting professor, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil
  • 2002
    Visiting professor, Institute of Biotechnology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1988-2003
    Assistant professor, Bioprocess Kinetics and BioSeparation Technology groups, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  • 1988
    PhD, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Delft University of Technology (Profs. Kieboom and van Bekkum) 'Alkyl glycoside surfactants from starch and sucrose: Enzymatic and chemical approaches'
  • 1984
    MSc Chemical Technology, Delft University of Technology

Programme leader of the Bulk Chemicals program in B-BASIC
Organizer of conferences (Future Biocats, ESBES 2002, Biotrans 2003, GSC-3 2007, RRB4 2008)

Research interests

  • Biomass-based fermentation prosesses; integration with upstream and downstream processing
  • Enzymatic and microbial manufacturing of fine chemicals, bulk chemicals and biofuels
  • In-situ-product recovery using crystallization, adsorption, extraction, membrane permeation
  • Kinetics and thermodynamics for biotechnological processes

Teaching activities

  • BSc course Chemical Biotechnology
  • MSc course Bioprocess Integration
  • International Postgraduate Course Biothermodynamics and Advanced Course Biocatalysis
  • Supervised more than 20 PhD candidates and 20 PD Eng students         

Key publications

  • J.M. Woodley, M. Bisschops, A.J.J. Straathof and M. Ottens, Future directions for in-situ product removal (ISPR). J. Chem Technol. Biot. 83 (2008) 121-123
  • A.J.J. Straathof, S. Panke and A. Schmid, The production of fine chemiclas by biotransformations, Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 12 (2002) 548-556
  • C.S. López-Garzón, A.J.J. Straathof, Recovery of carboxylic acids produced by fermentation. Biotechnology Advances 32 (2014) 873–904
  • A.J.J. Straathof, Transformation of biomass into commodity chemicals using enzymes or cells, Chem. Rev. 114 (2014) 1871-1908
  • A. Oudshoorn, L.A.M. van der Wielen, A.J.J. Straathof, Assessment of options for selective 1-butanol recovery from aqueous solution, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 48 (2009) 7325–7336
  • A.J.J. Straathof, S. Panke and A. Schmid, The production of fine chemicals by biotransformations, Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 12 (2002) 548-556

Personal website

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