Dr. Ir. Stijn Dekeukeleire (°1984) obtained his PhD in Bioscience Engineering – Organic Chemistry from Ghent University in 2011. He worked as rTD engineer for INEOS Oxide before joining back UGent in 2015.
As Business Developer of CleanChem, he manages a multidisciplinary consortium of 23 professors and over 140 researchers active in the field of (physico-)chemical process design and optimization. The consortium aims at facilitating the industrial adoption of innovative, high-level technological research towards a sustainable chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
In his role Stijn facilitates collaborations with industrial partners, defines the IP and valorization strategy for technologies developed within the center, is responsible for software and IP licensing, and actively supports the set-up of spin-off companies.