Jan Gerritse

Expert on Applied and Environmental Microbiology

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Dr. Jan Gerritse is specialist microbiology and senior scientist at Deltares. Jan has 27 years of experience as a researcher in the area of applied and environmental microbiology. His work concerns the detection, control and use of microorganisms in their natural environments and in laboratory systems. He specializes in research on the biodegradation of organic contaminants, nutrient removal, biofouling abatement and microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in the environment and industrial systems. Jan develops and applies new (bio)remediation concepts for treatment of contaminated groundwater systems, surface water, drainage water and industrial water sources. He tests these treatment technologies in the laboratory in batch cultures, chemostats and soil columns and subsequently on-site using pilot and full-scale installations. Jan participated in many national and European research projects. Typical clients are the Dutch government, European commission, water boards, NGO’s, water users and producers, technology suppliers and the chemical, oil, textile, metal and food industry. Jan Gerritse is the author or co-author of more than 150 scientific publications, including 55 peer reviewed papers and 5 patent applications.

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Working experience

2010 – present Deltares – Senior scientist microbiology Project manager, Biological Safety Officer
1999 – 2009 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO Scientist, Project manager, Biological Safety Officer
1997 – 1998 Wageningen University, Section Industrial Microbiology Post-doctoral fellow
1993 – 1997 University of Groningen, Department of Microbiology Post-doctoral fellow