Leerstoel Product-driven Process Technology (2002-2007)
Prof.dr.ir. S. Bruin
Per 1st September 2002, dr.ir. S. (Solke) Bruin (1940) was appointed as professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology, to start the new part-time chair on “Product-driven Process Technology” in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. His term ended on 1st September 2007.
Prof.dr.ir. S. Bruin graduated from the Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands where completed his Ph.D in 1969. After postdocs at the Technical University Eindhoven (Prof.Dr.Ir. H.A.C. Thijssen) and the USDA’s Western Regional Research Center in Berkeley (CA, USA) in 1970, he joined the Royal Shell Research Laboratories in Amsterdam in the Equipment Engineering Department. In 1974 he was appointed full-professor in Process Engineering at Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands. His research activities included drying of food materials (calculation methods for dehydration with strongly concentration dependent diffusion coefficients), adsorption of chemicals from aqueous solutions to active carbon, and modelling storage of agricultural products.
End 1980, he joined Unilever Research Vlaardingen. In Unilever Research he fulfilled various senior positions in research management. In his latest position he was responsible for Exploratory Research in the Foods Processing area in both the Colworth House (UK) and Vlaardingen (NL) Research Laboratories and member of the management committee of Unilever Research Vlaardingen. He retired from Unilever in May 2001.