Staffan Kjelleberg - Curriculum Vitae#

Current positions:
  • 2021 - present Technical-Director, Marine Climate Change Science program, Singapore
  • 2019 - present Director, Singapore National Biofilm Consortium (SNBC), Singapore
  • 2019 - present Distinguished University Professor, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • 2011 - present Director, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), Singapore
  • 2012 - present Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (SBS, NTU), Singapore

Previous positions:
  • 2015 - 2021 Deputy Director, Marine Science R&D Program (MSRDP), Singapore
  • 2008 - 2011 Co-Director, Advanced Environmental Biotechnololgy Centre (AEBC), University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia/NTU, Singapore
  • 2003 - 2014 Scientia Professor, UNSW, Australia
  • 1999 - 2006 Research Director, BioSignal Pty Ltd
  • 1998 - 2000 Head of School, Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UNSW, Australia
  • 1994 - 2015 Co-Director, Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation, UNSW, Australia
  • 2018 - present Honorary Professor ,School of Biological, Earth Environmental Sciences, UNSW, Australia
  • 1994 - 2018 Professor, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UNSW, Australia
  • 1987 - 1993 Professor/Chairman Department of General Marine Microbiology, University of Göteborg, Sweden
  • 1983 - 1986 Researcher Swedish Natural Science Research Council, U. Göteborg, Sweden
  • 1981 - 1982 Research Fellow School of Microbiology and Immunology, UNSW, Australia
  • 1975 - 1980 Assistant Lecturer/ Research Associate School of Microbiology, University of Göteborg, Sweden

Academic qualifications:
  • 1983 Docent (Microbiology) University of Göteborg
  • 1981 PhD (Microbiology) University of Göteborg
  • 1975 BSc (Chemistry and Biology) University of Göteborg, Sweden

Research interests:

Prof. Kjelleberg is internationally renowned for his research into microbial biofilm and microbiomes for environmental, engineering, and public health applications, for addressing natural and urban ecosystem stability and sustainability. His research programs focus on the role of ecologically relevant complex microbial communities that form the default biofilm mode of life and are integral across all ecosystems. Kjelleberg takes an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on overall community structure, function and performance of microbial biofilms. This includes unravelling mechanisms of their communication, micro‐ecological interactions, matrix-based biofilm emergent properties, and association with higher organisms. Commonalities in biofilm biology underpin a broad‐based translational research approach involving a targeted strategy for developing biofilm-based enhancing or disruptive technologies. Moreover, this approach delivers efficient means for harnessing and controlling the complex functions performed by microbial communities that are needed to sustainably address global challenges.


> 384 Journal Papers; Citations 33,560 (ISI)/54,865 (GS); H-index: 98 (ISI)/126 (GS)

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