Moldenaers, Prof. Paula

Paula Moldenaers obtained a master degree in Chemical Engineering in 1980 and a PhD in 1987, both at KU Leuven. Her research interest deal with the rheology and morphology development in complex fluids. The latter include polymer blends, composites and food products such as plant tissue based suspensions and dough. The research aims at providing a rational, science-based methodology for the processing of such complex fluids. She has published over 230 peer review publications, with over 6000 citations and an h-index of 44 (WoS all databases). She became a full professor at KU Leuven in 1998 and is head of the Department of Chemical Engineering since 2013. Paula Moldenaers has received several international awards, including twice the publication award of the Journal of Rheology and the Annual Award of the British Society of Rheology. In 2006 she was elected member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Arts and Sciences and in 2016 elected fellow of the Society of Rheology.