Sofie Van Den Hende

Postdoctoral researcher  – Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

Dr. Sofie Van Den Hende holds a masters degree in bio-engineering in plant production and a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences, both obtained at Ghent University. During her PhD ‘Microalgal bacterial flocs (MaB-flocs) for wastewater treatment: from concept to pilot scale’, she specialized in microalgal biotechnology and bioflocculation, and developed the innovative MaB-floc raceway pond from concept to pilot scale. This has included work on microalgae for environmental technology (bioremediation of wastewaters and flue gas, anaerobic digestion to biogas), and for production of aquaculture feed, organic fertilizer and pigments.