Pieter Billen is tenure track assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, and researcher at the group Biochemical Green Engineering & Materials (BioGEM). He graduated his PhD in 2015 at the Faculty of Engineering Science, University of Leuven. Shortly thereafter, he joined Drexel University in Philadelphia (PA), USA, for a postdoctoral research stay of 18 months. After a short stay as scientific collaborator at KU Leuven, he joined the University of Antwerp in February 2017.
His research interests are:
- (industrial/agricultural/household) waste management and recycling
- green organic/inorganic polymeric materials
- quantitative sustainability assessment (incl. LCA)