Congratulations to Miguel Mauricio for his appointment as Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at Universidade of Santiago de Compostela.
Miguel is a Chemical Engineer by Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (2006) and hold a PhD in Food Technology (Université de Montpellier, 2009). After a 4-year postdoctoral period at the Technical University of Denmark, he joined the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela as a Marie Curie IEF fellow in 2014.
His research career has consistently focused on modelling approaches for solving real problems in chemical, process and bioprocess engineering. He strongly believes in the importance of joining modelling and experimentation; models orientate the experimenter and interpret results while experiments are the ultimate test for a model, algorithm or design. A big part of his research deals with the biological production of chemicals from organic waste, relies both on metabolic modelling and experimental fermentation to achieve a viable biorefinery process and, ultimately, a real circular bioeconomy.
At the BioGroup, Miguel leads the research line "Mathematical modelling for bioprocess development" that applies new modelling approaches for solving real problems bioprocess development, always close to experimentation, piloting and industry.