Dr. ir. Bart Saerens is a researcher at Aquafin and host professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium). He graduated in mechanical engineering from KU Leuven in 2007 and obtained his PhD at the same university in 2012. In 2009-2010 he spent half a year at Virginia Tech (USA) for his PhD.
After obtaining his PhD, dr. Saerens worked one year at the Central University of Technology of the Free State (South Africa) as a researcher and professor in fluid mechanics. Since September 2013 he works at Aquafin, first as a hydraulics engineer, now as a researcher.
His current field of research is resource recovery and micropollutants.