Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Bioengineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium

Talk Title: Recent advances in chip-based liquid chromatography

Gert Desmet (°1967) has a Masters degree in chemical engineering and obtained his PhD in chemical engineering (fermentation technology) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium, where he currently is a full professor in chemical engineering and heads the Department of Chemical Engineering. In 2012-2015, he was the vice-dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Bioengineering.

His research focuses on the miniaturization of separation methods and on the investigation and the modeling of flow effects in chromatographic systems. He is a past co-chair and chair of the Chemistry Panel of the Belgian National Science Fund (FWO) and is an Associate Editor of the journal Analytical Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. In 2016, he was rewarded an ERC Advanced Grant. He is also a member of the permanent scientific committee of the “International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related techniques” (HPLC) and the “International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC)” conference series, as well as of the SCM and HTC conference series.