Gijs Kuenen

Biography

  • 2006 - present
    Emeritus and part-time professor of General and Applied Microbiology, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2006 - present
    Visiting Scientist at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA
  • 2001 -2005
    Part-time professor of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • 1997 - 2005
    Chairman of the Department of Biotechnology and Chairman of the Section Industrial and Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 1993 - 1997
    Chairman of Department of Microbiology and Enzymology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  • 1988 - 1990
    Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Technology and Materials Science, Delft University of Technology
  • 1980 - 1987
    Chairman of Department of Microbiology and of Department of Microbiology and Enzymology, Delft University of Technology
  • 1980 - 2005
    Full professor of General and Applied Microbiology, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  • 1967 - 1980
    Scientific officer, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, Groningen University, The Netherlands
  • 1972
    PhD Groningen University, The Netherlands, 'Colourless sulphur bacteria in tidal mudflats', supervisor: Prof. H.Veldkamp
  • 1966
    MSc Biochemistry and Microbiology, Groningen University, The Netherlands

 

 

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Research interests

  • Physiology, ecophysiology and environmental role of sulphur oxidizing bacteria
  • Physiology, ecophysiology and environmental role of nitrifying, denitrifying bacteria
  • Physiology, ecophysiology and environmental role of anammox bacteria
  • Application of sulphur producing bacteria in waste water purification
  • Application of nitrifying, denitrifying and anammox bacteria in waste water purification

Teaching activities

  • BSc and MSc programmes: general microbiology, microbial (eco)physiology, environmental microbiology
  • International Advanced Courses: microbial physiology, microbial ecology
  • Supervised 43 PhD’s until 2008