Timothy John Hobley

Timothy John Hobley

Associate Professor

Søltofts Plads, Building 221, Room 258

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Denmark

Phone: 45252706

Fermentation and downstream processing including beer brewing

Tim Hobley conducts research into fermentation and downstream processing in lab and pilot scale. His main research interests are in: Fermentation physiology including the mechanisms behind enzyme production in the fungi Trichoderma and Aspergillus, as well as bioethanol production; Single cell protein using new types of fermenters; Pilot scale fermenters for biofilm cultivation; Magnetic adsorbents and processes for protein purification; Magnetic immobilised enzymes; All aspects of Beer brewing at lab and pilot scale. 

CV

Academic grades

1991-1997 Ph.D degree, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia

1987-1991 Bachelor of Science degree with Honours by research (H2A), Department of Microbiology, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Languages

English, Danish

Expertise

 Formal Teaching and Teaching Management Qualifications

  • Leadership and management of teaching and education (study leader course) Copenhagen business school) (6 days duration)
  • Education in didactics and teaching methodology for teachers at DTU (200 hours duration)
  • Basic course for Ph.D. students and teachers at DTU (CDM-DTU) (50 hours duration)

 Management and Leader Courses

  • Better leadership (DTU Systems Biology ~ 6 days duration)
  • Mentoring of experts (DTU) (1 day)
  • Role of the leader: basic leader training (DTU) (~4 days duration)
  • Discussion techniques for meetings on employee development (MUS course) (~1 day )

 Careeer Overview

Technical University of Denmark.

  • 2011-              Associate Professor in Fermentation and Purification, Institute for Food
  • 2004-2011     Associate Professor in Bioprocess Technology,Institute for Systems Biology
  • 2006-2009     Education leader and chairman of the Institute for Systems Biology teaching committee.
  • 2001-2004     Assistant Professor in Bioprocess Technology
  • 1998-2001     Postdoctoral researcher with Assoc. Prof. Owen Thomas (novel downstream processing)           
  • 1998                Visiting postdoc with Prof. Jens Nielsen and Assoc. Prof. Lisbeth Olsson (characterizing yeast glycolytic mutants)

Technical Microbiology, Lund, Sweden

  • 1997-1998     Postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Bärbel Hahn-Hägerdal on the characterisation of xylose fermenting yeasts.

External stays:

  • 2009                                    Consultant at University of Trinidad & Tobago for Pilot Plant commissioning (June, 4 weeks)
  • 2008                                    Visiting lecturer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (Feb – April, 3 months).

Other information

EXPERIENCE in TEACHING and TRAINING of POSTDOCS, PH.Ds & UNDERGRADUATES

UNDERGRADUATE (BACHELOR AND MASTERS LEVEL) TEACHING 
2008 Visiting lecturer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad (Feb – April, 3 months)
2001- Technical University Denmark, Denmark

CURRENT PH.D. STUDENTS (4) and POST-DOCS (3) and Technicians (1)
• Dr. Divanery Rodriguez-Gomez (Post doc), funding from CONACYT (Mexico)
• Dr. Kim Ottow (post doc) funding from EU 7th framework (MagPro2Life)
• Tinghong Chang (co-supervisor) funding from Danish High Technology Foundation
• Wickie Søndergaard (sole supervisor) grant from EU 7th framework (MagPro2Life)
• Johan Alftrén (sole supervisor) Nordic Energy Research grant (Sustainable biofuels)
• Dr. Luca Formenti (post doc) funding from Grundfoss
• Food Scientist Preben Bøje Hansen

PAST PH.D. STUDENTS (7) and POST-DOCS (2)
• 2011 Linda Lehman (main supervisor) funding from Novozymes bioprocess academy and DTU
• 2009 David Kold (main supervisor) consortium with Chr. Hansen, Novozymes, Danisco with co-funding from Danish research council for technology and production.
• 2009 Kim Ottow (Ph.D.) (sole supervisor) funding from EU 6th framework (Nanobiomag)
• 2008 Dr. Trine Lütken Maury (postdoc), sole supervisor, FTP Bioactive milk proteins consortium
• 2007 Trine L. Petersen (Ph.D) (main supervisor) funded from Novozymes bioprocess academy
• 2007 Ayyoob Arpanaei (main supervisor) funded from Iranian state stipend
• 2006 Claudia Gomes (main supervisor) funded from Portuguese state stipend
• 2006 Cornelius Faber (main supervisor) funded from Novozymes bioprocess academy and DTU
• 2006-2007 Dr. Nadja Schultz (sole supervisor) funded from EU 6th framework

VISITING RESEARCHERS
• 2008 Jemila James, self funded from University of Trinidad and Tobago
• 2006 Nadja Schultz funded by German state funding agency

CENSOR DUTIES AND EXAMINATIONS of PH.D. THESES (8)
• 2011 Shruti Harnal (Ph.D. Victoria University of Technology, Australia)
• 2008-2010 Censor of masters and project student theses, University of Copenhagen, member of Censor Corps
• 2009 Jakob Rasmussen (Ph.D University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
• 2009 Geoff Brown (Ph.D University of Birmingham, England)
• 2008 Dariusz Roman Kutyna (Ph.D Victoria University, Australia)
• 2007 Jonaton Andersson (Ph.D. University of Lund, Sweden)
• 2006 Satu Salo (Ph.D Technical University Denmark)
• 2006 Christina Lyngsø (Ph.D Technical University Denmark)
• 2005 Amro Hanora (Ph.D University of Lund, Sweden)
• 2005 Bin Zhou (Ph.D University of Melbourne, Australia)

MASTERS AND UNDERGRADUATE PROJECTS/THESES
• Main supervisor of over 30 masters and undergraduate theses, many with Danish industry.

A SELECTION OF UNDERGRADUATE (BACHELOR AND MASTERS LEVEL) TEACHING at DTU
• Biotech Summer school for international students (2007, 2008, 2009) : 3 weeks fermentation practical course
• 27416 Fermentation Technology (online course): 2010, 2011 (Theoretical, 5 ECTS; solely responsible for course and teaching (2010, and jointly responsible in 2011)
• 27102/27103 Research and Development: Autumn 07, 08, 09 (Theoretical, 15 ECTS; solely responsible for course and teaching)
• 27944 Biotechnology and process design: Autumn 07, 08, 09, 10 (Theoretical and practical, 15 ECTS; co-responsible for course and teaching of 66%)
• 28012 Chemical and Biochemical Process Engineering: Jun 09, Jan 09, Jun 08, Jan 08, Jun 07, Jan 07, Jun 06, Jan 06 Jun 05 (theoretical teaching 1-week full time in each case)
• 28233 Recovery & purification biological products: Autumn 2007,08, 09, 10,11 (Theoretical, 5ECTS; co-responsible & teaching 33%
• 28231 Laboratory in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering June 08, 05, 04, 03 & 02 (Practical downstream processing, teaching 1-3 weeks in each case)
• 27010 Introductory project – biotechnology, Autumn 07, 06 & 05 (10 ECTS project supervision)
• 27406 Recovery and purification of biological products Autumn 06, 05, 04, 03 (Theroretical, 10 ECTS, co-responsible and teaching 50%)
• 27033 Experimental Fermentation Technology, Jan 06 Jun 05 Jan 05 (Practical fermentation course, 6 ECTS, co-responsible and teaching 75%)
• 27942 Introduction to Biotechniques, Jun 05 Jan05 Jan 04 (Practical fermentation exercise, teaching 3 weeks full time)
• 27000 & 27001 General Biotechnology and Life Science, Jun 04 Jan 04 Jun 03 Jan 03 (Theoretical, 5 ECTS, 3 weeks project part of the course).
• 28210 Biological Thermodynamics Spring 03 (Theoretical, 5ECTS, co-responsible and teaching 50%)
• 30000 & 30001General Biotechnology and Life Science, Jun 2001 (Theoretical, 3 weeks project teaching) 
• 30217 Laboratory in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Jun 01 (Practical downstream processing, 3 weeks teaching) 
• Tutor for 7-10 first year students each year 2001-2007
 

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