Alexandros Kiparissides, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and an Honorary Professor at the Department of Biochemical Engineering at University College London. Alex obtained a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and a PhD in Bioprocess Systems Engineering from Imperial College London. Subsequently Alex was awarded with a post-doctoral fellowship at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) before joining UCL as an Assistant Professor in 2015. In 2020 Alex became an Associate Professor in Bioprocess Systems Engineering at UCL before accepting an academic position in his alma mater in Greece. His research group explores the boundaries between traditional Process Systems Engineering, Systems Biology and Applied Biotechnology. The general theme of his research is the development of an integrated methodology combining Multi-scale Modelling and wet-lab experiments in order to:
Better understand cell physiology and metabolism under industrial bioprocessing conditions
Identify key parameters affecting culture efficiency at the metabolic, bioprocess and reactor design level
Enable the model based design and optimisation of industrial scale bioreactors
He acts as the main supervisor of DC7 and DC8.