TEAM

CORE

Passionately driven by young and motivated members.

Mark Duerkop

CEO

With more than ten years of experience, Mark is a passionate expert in the field of bio-pharmaceutical process development. He worked together with several Top 25 Pharma companies in different projects targeting their needs in process development and understanding. After his PhD he decided to found a company together with other enthusiastic engineers from the fields of process modeling and control. Together they want to turn their passion into a career.

Mark Duerkop
Mark Duerkop

Roger Dalmau Diaz

CTO

Roger graduated in Industrial Electronics and Automatic Control Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC - EUETIB) and a master in Industrial Engineering (speciality Electrical, UPC - ETSEIAT). He is working on the implementation of the Novasign toolboxes and the design, programming and automation of laboratory equipment.

Roger Dalmau Diaz
Roger Dalmau Diaz

Benjamin Bayer

Data Scientist Upstream Processing

Benjamin started his early academic career in the field of biomedicine, biotechnology, and molecular biology. Currently, he is developing bioprocess models while doing his Ph.D. in bioprocess engineering at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. His main emphasis is on upstream processing with a focus on hybrid modeling and Quality by Design implementation to support the mission of Novasign.

Benjamin Bayer
Benjamin Bayer

Maximilian Krippl

Data Scientist Downstream Processing

Maximilian is a trained Downstream Process Engineer. He is currently developing hybrid-models to describe TFF systems while also working on his PhD at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. Maximilian holds a Master Degree in Technical Chemistry from the University of Technology Vienna.

Maximilian Krippl
Maximilian Krippl

Armin Khodaei

Software Developer

Armin is a software developer with more than 7 years of experience working on various software development projects. He has done his bachelor in software engineering and his master's education in computer architecture, where he dug into AI and deep learning fields thanks to his master thesis subject. He adds his valuable c#, ASP.net and JavaScript knowledge to develop the Novasign Toolboxes and Portal.

Armin Khodaei
Armin Khodaei

STUDENTS

Conformed by enthusiastic students.

Ignasi Bofarull Manzano

Master Student Downstream Processing

Ignasi is a Biotechnologist by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He is currently doing his master's degree in Biotechnology with the specialization in Bioprocess Engineering at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. For his Master Thesis, he is developing hybrid models to describe the behaviour of different biopharmaceuticals in Crossflow Filtration, thereby supporting Novasign to model different unit operations and to implement them in the Novasign Toolbox

Ignasi Bofarull Manzano

Lina Vranitzky

Master Student Upstream Processing

Lina is doing her Master in Biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. She is currently working on her Master Thesis in the field of upstream process development applying iDoE, thereby supporting the Novasgin approach of Quality-by-Design implementation and experimental Design of fermentations.