Today, the first Dual Degree PhD student Renato Sano Coelho MSc, of the TU Delft-UNICAMP program was awarded the doctor title. He successfully defended his thesis "Biomass and lipids production from heterotrophic microalgae" under supervision of promotors Professor Telma Franco and Professor Luuk van der Wielen. Professor Peter Wieringa, Conrector at TU Delft presided the PhD committee and congratulated Renato on his work.
The Dual Degree PhD program between TU Delft, The Netherlands and UNICAMP, Brazil currently counts fifteen students aiming towards 25 Dual Degree PhD candidates in 2020 and 100 in 2025.
The first run of the new course “Fermentation: a quantitative approach combining calculations and experiments” has taken place at UNICAMP from 28 November until 2 December 2016. The course is jointly offered by Professor Telma Franco (Faculty of Chemical Engineering of UNICAMP) and Professor Walter van Gulik (Department of Biotechnology of TU Delft). The course is supported and funded by the International Relations Office of UNICAMP, BE-Basic and Applikon.
The course aims to update the postgraduate students on international R&D and develop essential skills concerning microbial stoichiometry, making compound balances, as well as the practical experience in working with computer modelling - modelling batch fermentation, and error propagation (statistics).
First PhD to finish program
December 02, 2016
End of December this year the first Dual Degree student at UNICAMP and TU Delft, Renato Sano Coelho MSc will defend his thesis. His research focuses on "Biomass and lipids production from heterotrophic microalgae". The Dual Degree PhD program, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science currently counts ten students aiming towards 25 Dual Degrees in 2020 and 100 in 2025.
AgroPolo Campinas-Brazil and BE-Basic Foundation agreed to join forces to stimulate agro-and industrial sectors to cooperate to develop a sustainable biobased economy. This collaboration will help both countries to benefit optimally from available resources and facilities, to contribute to the agreed reduction of Green House Gases at COP21 as well as to economic growth. The Cooperation Agreement was signed, last March, by their representatives during the international ECO-BIO conference in Rotterdam.
The Brazil Office was pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Emiel Wubben, Associate Professor in Strategic Management at Wageningen University (NL) at the University of Campinas beginning of June 2016. Prof. Wubben gave a workshop entitled "Is Europe losing momentum on biobased Business?", discussing the current situation of the search and construction of the bio-economy in Europe. During his stay he also established contact and strengthened ties with key representatives of the academic community and the private sector in order to seek new possibilities for a dialogue that encourage research and development focused in the biobased economy.