Professor Gabriel Meesters
Gabriel is a chemical engineer with a BSc, MSc and PhD degree from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. He is a chartered engineer of IChemE.
He worked after his PhD at Gist-brocades, Genencor International and DSM in the Netherlands between 1992 and 2019. He had various roles within R&D and R&D management. His main work dealt with product development and formulations and he was 12 year corporate science manager downstream processing and formulations at DSM Food Specialties. During his whole company career he held a one day a week job as professor in Particle technology, Nano Structured Materials and later in Product and Process Engineering. In 2019 he went to work full time at the TU Delft where his focus is Product design.
The research at the university was general particle technology and mainly focussing on granulation and powder flow, but also coatings and structuring of particles to create functional product. Currently he teaches Chemical Product Design, Product and Process Design, Particle Technology for Health and Energy, and coordinates and supervises large chemical design projects for all the last year master students.
He supervised well over 100 BSc and MSc students and over 15 PhD’s. He was editor of several particle technology related books and the organiser of the World Congress on Particle Technology and the Partec conference in 2012. He gives regular talks and courses on particle technology related subject.
Gabriel is very much involved in the student association of the Chemical Engineering Department at the TU Delft, to ensure that the students can benefit not only from his academic work but also from his industrial knowledge, which is so often forgotten in chemical engineering education that students need to learn how industry works and why you need to do the things we make you do. This will help them in their future carriers.
Next to this demanding carriers he enjoys family life, nature, traveling and good food.