John Posada Duque Group

Dr John Posada is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology. He obtained his PhD degree (cum laude) in (bio-)chemical process design and assessment (National University of Colombia, 2011) and then worked as Post-doctoral Researcher on “Environmental assessment of biobased products” (2011-2014, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development -Utrecht University, the Netherlands-) and subsequently as Senior Researcher in the area of “Design of sustainable biorefineries”  (2014-2015, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development). He then joint TU Delft as Assistant Professor in the area of “Integral Sustainability for Biobased Economy”. His research interests cover, amongst others, techno-economic, environmental, social and integrated sustainability assessment for the biobased economy, with special focus on the integration of the three pillars of sustainability for biorefineries.


Dr Posada’s education activities are mainly related to the areas of: bio-economy, integral sustainability, environmental assessment, and conceptual process design. He is currently coordinating the course Design of Sustainable Biotechnological Processes for 2nd year bachelor students of the Life Science and Technology programme.

Dr John Posada Duque

Assistant Professor