Paul Van der Meeren is senior full professor at Ghent University, where he has set up the Particle & Interfacial Technology research group (www.paint.ugent.be). He is also Head of the Department of Green Chemistry and Technology within the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Besides, he is Director of the Ghent University Doctoral School of (Bioscience) Engineering. In addition, he is 5% affiliated to the Free University of Brussels. He is (co-)author of more than 250 peer-reviewed international publications and (co-)promotor of 25 successfully defended PhD dissertations.
His research interests involve the relationship between microscopic characteristics (such as size distribution and charge properties) and macroscopic characteristics (such as sedimentation/creaming, structure formation, rheology) of colloidal dispersions in different fields of application, such as food technology (including functional foods), as well as chemical and pharmaceutical product formulation.