Kris Villez anno 2023

Kris Villez

Senior R&D Staff

Dr. Villez obtained his PhD in 2007 from Ghent University in Belgium. Following his studies, he was active as a postdoctoral researcher at Université Laval in Québec City, Canada and then at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, USA. From 2012 until 2019, Dr. Kris Villez was active as a group leader at Eawag, which is the Swiss Federal Institute for Water Science and Technology in Dübendorf, Switzerland. He obtained tenure in 2017. At the end of 2019, he moved to the USA and started in a new position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dr. Kris Villez works on sensors and automation in complex environments. This includes the development of specialized algorithms and software tools for sensor management, fault detection and correction, modelling, optimization, and automation. Through his research, he has tested these tools in a diverse range of application domains, including systems for additive manufacturing, energy distribution, wastewater treatment, and water desalination.