Kevin Van Geem (full professor) is member of the Laboratory for Chemical Technology of Ghent University and director of the Center for Sustainable Chemistry. Thermochemical reaction engineering in general and in particular the transition from fossil to renewable resources are his main research interests. He is a former Fulbright Research Scholar of MIT, visiting professor of Stanford and coordinates the experiments on more than a dozen pilot plant an d bench scale units. He is the author of more than two hundred scientific publications and has recently started his own spin-off company. He is involved in on-line and off-line analysis of complex petrochemical and biochemical samples using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography. Artificial intelligence, first principle model development, scale-up, and process intensification belong to his main expertise. He is currently the coordinator of 3 different large-scale projects: IMPROOF (SPIRE H2020, Scientific coordinator 2016-2020), OPTIMA (ERC consolidator, Scientific coordinator, 2019-2024), WATCH (Catalisti, Scientific coordinator 2019-2023).