Korneel Rabaey

Position/title: 
full professor
Institution: 
Ghent University (UGent)
Faculty: 
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Department: 
Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology
Group: 
CMET
Research interests: 
Resource recovery /organics
Resource recovery /inorganics
Carbon capture and utilization
Fundaments of electron transfer
Short CV / biography / description of scientific focus and achievements: 

Dr. Korneel Rabaey is head of the Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology at Ghent University since September 2011. He is also honorary professor at The University of Queensland. Before that, he was senior lecturer and incoming director/founder of the Centre for Microbial Electrosynthesis at The University of Queensland. He is internationally recognized for his work in the field of resource recovery, particularly through electrochemical and bioelectrochemical systems. In 2014 he was taken up in the list of ISI Highly Cited Researchers. He is member of the Young Academy and president of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology

Relevant publications: 
Logan, B. E., and K. Rabaey. 2012. Conversion of wastes into bioelectricity and chemicals using microbial electrochemical technologies. Science 337(6095):686-690 (SCI 31.377; 2/59)
Rabaey, K., B├╝tzer, S., Brown, S., Keller, J. & Rozendal, R.A. 2010. High current generation coupled to caustic production using a lamellar bioelectrochemical system. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44:4315-4321.
Foley, J. M., R. A. Rozendal, C. K. Hertle, P. A. Lant, and K. Rabaey. 2010. Life Cycle Assessment of High-Rate Anaerobic Treatment, Microbial Fuel Cells, and Microbial Electrolysis Cells. Environmental Science & Technology 44:3629-3637.
Logan, B., P. Aelterman, B. Hamelers, R. Rozendal, U. Schroder, J. Keller, S. Freguia, W. Verstraete, and K. Rabaey. 2006. Microbial fuel cells: methodology and technology. Environmental Science & Technology 40:5181-5192.
Rabaey, K., N. Boon, S. D. Siciliano, M. Verhaege, and W. Verstraete (2004) Biofuel cells select for microbial consortia that self-mediate electron transfer. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70:5373-5382.