Frank Moerman

Frank Moerman graduated as MSc. in bioengineering from the University of Ghent (1991), and as BSc. in education from the Catholic University of Leuven/KU Leuven (2006) in Belgium. He worked as fine chemical production engineer for Aji-no-moto, Co. (Belgium), researcher in inorganic, organic and polymer chemistry at the Universities of Brussels and Ghent, and in food/phyto-chemistry at the Catholic University of Leuven/KU Leuven. During 2000-2005, he was trainer of a course “cleaning-in-place” in Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2002, he became member of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), acting as chairman of the regional section Belgium until 2005 and at present as its secretary. He participated in the European 5th framework project “HYFOMA” (2002-2004) as member of the steering committee. He is an active member in different EHEDG working groups, with as interest: hygienic engineering and design of utilities, food factories, open and closed process equipment (belt conveyors, refrigeration equipment, tank design, robots); wet and dry cleaning, cleaning-in-place and cleaning validation; materials of construction and maintenance. He is author of several (scientific) articles and book chapters, most dealing with hygienic engineering & design. In 2013, he was awarded by EHEDG for his contributions in the field of hygienic engineering and design. Already for 14 years, he also acts as a scientific journalist for several Belgian food magazines and gives support in the organization of food hygiene related events in Belgium. At present, he is doctoral researcher in supramolecular medicinal chemistry (MRI-contrast agents) at the Catholic University of Leuven/KU Leuven in Belgium