Hello Growers and Breeders!

We are a group of young researchers and ecopreneurs, who are currently working full-time in the field of aquaponics. Our goal is to develop the technology to a level that allows commercial usage as well as resource-friendly production. Also, aquaponics serves as a food production system that has the potential to supply (arid) regions of developing countries with locally grown food and is becoming more important in urban areas as well, where sustainable food production is becoming a priority both through education about growing techniques, but also by reducing waste through reuse of water, nutrients and energy.

Core Team

Simon Goddek

Simon Goddek

PhD in Multi-Loop Aquaponic Systems

Simon did his PhD in the field of Aquaponics at Wageningen University. Within the framework of his research he deals with system dynamics and mass balances, and examines the impact of remineralisation on the systems’ nutrient contents.

Boris Delaide

Boris Delaide

PhD in Aquaponic Sludge Digestion

Boris did his PhD at ULG Gembloux Agro Bio-Tech in Belgium. He is expert in making nutrients available for plants. He focused on the sludge digestion to recover nutrients within aquaponic systems.

Guest Authors

Oliver Körner

Oliver Körner

PhD in Greenhouse Modelling

Oliver did his PhD in greenhouse crop growth modelling at Wageningen University and is currently a Senior Scientist & team leader at Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Germany.

Carlos Espinal

Carlos Espinal

MSc in Aquaculture

Carlos is an aquaculture engineer (MSc) specialised in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). Carlos’ main interests are on hydrodynamics, gas transfer and biological processes applied to land-based fish farms, and aquaponic systems.

Zala Schmautz

Zala Schmautz

PhD student

Zala did her Master’s in Aquaponics. She started her PhD at ZHAW & ETHW Zürich in 2016 and focusses on the bacterial community in aquaponic systems.

Alyssa Joyce

Alyssa Joyce

PhD, Researcher

Alyssa Joyce is an aquaculture specialist working on microbial relationships in aquaponics at the University of Gothenburg. With her PhD student, Miguel Mendoza, she is working on microbial enhancement of decoupled systems, including improving functional bacterial communities in anaerobic digesters, and downstream effects of probiotic immunostimulant additives to fish feeds in aquaponics systems.