Prof. Gerard Markx


+44 131 4518349

Coulson Building NM9

Heriot-Watt University


EH14 4AS


1981-1986 Ingenieur (Ir) Chemical Technology, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

1987-1990 PhD in Biology, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, on autoclavable sensors for fermentor minitoring and control (supervisor Douglas B. Kell) (this work led to 15 publications)

1990-1997 postdoc in school of electronic engineering in the University of Wales, Bangor

1997-2007 Lecturer, and later Senior Lecturer, in Chemical Engineering in UMIST/the University of Manchester

2007-present Professor of Bioprocessing, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh


Development of advanced dielectric spectroscopy techniques for biomass monitoring

(funded by Conacyt, Mexico, and industry)

Minibioreactors for solid state fermentations of Monascus for pigment production

(funded by the the Thai government)

Group Members

Manuel Garcia-Albornoz

Supavej Maniyom