Our friend and colleague Simon made it. He defended his PhD thesis in a lecture and subsequent questioning. Congratulations Simon!
From the beginning:
After completing a master's degree in “Environmental and Energy Management” at the University of Twente, the decision was made to study for a PhD in aquaponics. In spring 2014, immediately after the founding of aquaponik manufaktur GmbH, Simon started working in the company and started his PhD in aquaponics. Initially at the University of Iceland, only to move to Wageningen University (WUR) 2 years later, one of the world's most renowned universities for agriculture.
Stages of aquaponics research
During this time, several publications were made and we are pleased that we were able to participate in the creation of this work. This is followed by the articles within the PhD program, the last one being very fresh and only published after the PhD thesis was defended.
Challenges of Sustainable and Commercial Aquaponics
In: Sustainability 7 Authors: Goddek, S., Delaide, B., Mankasingh, U., Ragnarsdottir, K., Jijakli, H., Thorarinsdottir, R., 2015. 4199–4224. doi: 10.3390 / su7044199 Direct link to the HTML version: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/7/4/4199/htm
Growth Performance in Complemented Aquaponic Solution Outperforms Hydroponics
In: Water, Authors: Delaide, B., Goddek, S., Gott, J., Soyeurt, H., Jijakli, M., 2016. Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. Sucrine), 467. doi: 10.3390 / w8100467 Direct link to the HTML version: http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/8/10/467/htm
The Effect of The effects of Anaerobic and Aerobic Fish Sludge Supernatant on Hydroponic Lettuce
In: Agronomy, authors: Goddek, S., Schmautz, Z., Scott, B., Delaide, B., Keesman, K., Wuertz, S., Junge, R., 2016. 37. doi: 10.3390 / agronomy6020037Direct link to the HTML version: http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/6/2/37/htm
Navigating towards Decoupled Aquaponic Systems: A System Dynamics Design Approach
In: Water, Authors: Goddek, S., Espinal, C., Delaide, B., Jijakli, M., Schmautz, Z., Wuertz, S., Keesman, K., 2016. 303. doi: 10.3390 / w8070303Direct link to the HTML version: http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/8/7/303/htm
The necessity of desalination technology for designing and sizing multi-loop aquaponics systems
In: Desalination, Volume, Authors: Goddek, S., Keesman, Karel J.2017.11.024. doi: 10.1016 / j.desal.Direct link to the HTML version: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0011916417311827
In his thesis “Opportunities and Challenges of Multi-Loop Aquaponic Systems”, he prepared the most important subject areas so far in order to put them together for discussion. We not only like the technical part of it, but also the foreword. Direct link to the PDF (link from the Wageningen University server):