The Biochemical Process Engineering research group at LTU consists of 20 people working with biomass pretreatment, design and use of enzymes and microorganisms for production of fuels, chemicals and materials from lignocellulose materials. Their expertise ranges from molecular biology, metabolic engineering, microbial physiology, fermentation, enzyme discovery and technology, protein chemistry, process technology to modeling of bioprocesses.

The team consists of:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paul Christakoplous

Chaired Professor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrika Rova


Dr. Leonidas Matsakas

Associate Professor

Dr. Io Antonopoulou

Associate Professor

Dr. Alok Patel

Associate Senior Lecturer

Eleni Krikigianni

PhD Student

Maxwel Moncao

PhD Student