Assistant Professor - Chemical Engineering
Phone number: +971 2 810 9190
Mette Hedegaard Thomsen (MHT) obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry/industrial microbiology in 2004 from Center for Agro-Industrial Biotechnology (University of Southern Denmark) following her Chemical Engineering M.Sc. from Aalborg University, Denmark. MHT has worked with utilization of waste products for bio-fuels and green chemicals for more than 10 years.
Following her Ph.D. she was employed with the Technical University of Denmark, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy as Post Doc. (2004-2006), Research Scientist (2006-2007), and Senior Scientist (2007-2010).
In June 2010 she joined Masdar Institute. MHT is author and co-author of more than twenty peer reviewed journal articles, three book chapters, and several conference contributions in areas related mainly to bioenergy and biomaterials production. MHT has been main supervisor on 5 master projects and co-supervisor of 3 Ph.D. students
Advisor to Current Masdar Institute Students
- Amaka Frances Nwobi (PhD)
- Tanmay Chaturvedi (PhD)
- Reda Hussain Farzanah
- Ayah Mohd Said Alassali
- Sabeera Haris
- Christensen AD, Kádár Z, Oleskowicz-Popiel P, Thomsen AB, Thomsen MH (2010) Production of bioethanol from organic whey using Kluyveromyces marxianus. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 38 (2): 283-289.
- Thomsen MH, Thygesen A, Thomsen AB (2009) Identification and characterization of fermentation inhibitors formed during hydrothermal treatment and following SSF of wheat straw, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 83 (3): 447-455.
- Thomsen MH, Haugaard-Nielsen H (2008) Sustainable bioenergy production combining biorefinery principles and cereal-legume intercropping. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, no. 5, 303-311.