Our main purpose is to perform research and teaching that will contribute to developing technologies for future more sustainable chemical and bio-based production processes. Furthermore, our activities include digitalization of production processes as well as societal challenges by addressing several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), most importantly sustainable production and consumption (SDG12), climate action (SDG13) and affordable and clean energy (SDG7).

Our research

Our research work, often in collaboration with industrial partners, involves two main components:

  • Process systems engineering (PSE)
  • Bio-based processes (biocatalysis, fermentation and downstream processing)


Collaboration is key to our existence, and therefore PROSYS has many international academic partners, and is involved in a broad range of industry collaborations. At the Department, we have frequent collaborations with PILOT and KT Consortium.

Contact us

We are always interested in discussing new opportunities for future research collaborations, so please feel free to contact Head of PROSYS, Professor Krist Gernaey.

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Krist V. Gernaey
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 29 70