About Pedro Fardim
We are starting a new chapter as a new management team was appointed by the general assembly. Our management team will be focusing on administration and marketing, workshops and conferences, project building, communication, education, membership and awards.
Pedro Fardim is affiliated with KU Leuven in Belgium. He obtained his Doctor of Science in chemistry at State University of Campinas, Brazil and his Habilitation in Chemical Engineering at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. He had been Head of the Laboratory of Fibre and Cellulose Technology and Full Professor in Biomass Chemical Engineering at Åbo Akademi University during 2005-2019.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the International Academy of Wood Science, president of the European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE) and a member of the American Chemical Society.
His research interest lies in topochemical engineering, a way to understand and mimic the bioassembly present in natural materials to create sustainable technologies for process and product design.