Dr Alexandros Kiparissides (AK) is Assistant Professor in Biochemical Engineering at UCL (UCLBE), Associate Editor of the Biochemical Engineering Journal and committee member of the IChemE Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Group (BESIG), the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) and the Centre for Process Analytics and Control Technology (CPACT). He has published over 22 papers and book chapters on the integration of mathematical models and experimentation for bioprocess design and optimization. His work is largely funded by EPSRC (through the Centre for Doctoral Training in Emerging Macromolecular Therapies and the Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub), and via industry (e.g. Lonza, Process Systems Enterprise, Aglaris, GSK, Algenuity). The focus of his research is the development of integrated methodologies combining multi-scale modelling, metabolic engineering and wet-lab experiments to understand and optimize cell physiology and metabolism under industrial bioprocessing conditions. Thus, his research explores the boundaries between traditional Process Systems Engineering, Systems Biology and Applied Biotechnology.