Barth F. Smets

Barth F. Smets

Professor

Building 115, Room 209

Denmark

Phone: 45252230

Mobile: 24217034

Fax: 45932850

 I am Professor of Environmental Microbiology.  My research spans the areas of microbial ecology and technology with a special interest in biofilm science and engineering: elucidating cellular-level and ecological processes, which occur in natural and engineered biofilms, and developing and exploiting biofilm-based bioreactor systems. My research group uses both advanced microscopic and molecular tools as well as computational approaches to study fundamental and applied microbial ecological questions.
 
Microbial Resource Management and Engineering -- the bridge between environmental engineering and microbial ecology -- is the central tenet in all we do. This translates in an seemingly wide range of research topics: Biotechnological processes for water and soil remediation; biofilm reactor technology; nitrogen cycling: applications and fundamentals; microbial molecular ecology of polluted habitats, symbioses, and waste treatment systems; biocatalyis & biodegradation of xenobiotics; bacterial adhesion & biofilm formation; horizontal gene transfer in microbial communities; mathematical modelling of microbial processes and interactions; bioreactor design and analysis; biotechnology and the new wastewater management paradigm.

I coordinate the Microbial Ecology Research Group (http://www.env.dtu.dk/Forskning.aspx) at DTU Environment. My official, slightly dull, webpages can be found here:www.staff.dtu.dk/bfsm.


CV

Academic grades

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering,Program of Environmental Engineering and Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1993 M. S. in Agricultural Engineering (now: Bioengineering). Biotechnology, With Great Distinction, Ghent University, Belgium, 1987

Professional experience

1995 - 2004 - The University of Connecticut, CT, USA, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering
1993 - 1994 - Clemson University, SC, USA, Dept. of Environmental Systems Engineering

Expertise

Biotechnological processes for water and soil remediation; biofilm reactor technology, nitrogen cycling: applications and fundamentals; microbial molecular ecology of polluted habitats, symbioses, and waste treatment systems; biocatalyis & biodegradation of xenobiotics; bacterial adhesion & biofilm formation; horizontal gene transfer in microbial communities; mathematical modelling of microbial processes and interactions, bioreactor design and analysis.

International experience

Employment & Work Experience in USA, BE, DK, HU

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  • Water Research

    ISSNs: 0043-1354, 00431354

    Pergamon, United Kingdom

    FI (2013): 2, ISI indexed (2013): yes

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  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering

    ISSNs: 0006-3592, 00063592, 1097-0290

    JohnWiley & Sons, Inc., United States

    FI (2013): 2, ISI indexed (2013): yes

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  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology

    ISSNs: 0099-2240, 00992240

    American Society for Microbiology, United States

    FI (2013): 2, ISI indexed (2013): yes

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