Prof. Wouter Saeys

Wouter Saeys is a full professor in the KU Leuven Department of Biosystems in Leuven, Belgium. He leads the Biophotonics group with a focus on applications in the AgroFood chain and is head of the MeBioS division. His main research interests include light transport modelling and optical characterisation of biological materials, chemometrics and digital agriculture. In 2013, he was awarded by the European Network of Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS) with the ‘Young Statistician Award’ for his work on multivariate calibration of spectroscopic sensors in the agrofood industry. In 2022, he received the Thomas Hirschfeld Award from the International Council of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS), where he is member of the Chairman Advisory Committee and the Education Committee. He is a full member of the Club of Bologna and contributes to the editorial boards of the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Biosystems Engineering.

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