Svend Bram holds a degree in electro-mechanical engineering from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and obtained his Ph.D. in electro-mechanical engineering from the VUB in 2002.
From 2002 until 2008 he was working at the department of mechanical engineering (MECH) at VUB. His two main research topics are advanced gas turbine cycles and particulate emissions from biomass combustion. From 2008 until 2014 he was a lecturer at the department of Industrial Sciences and Technology (IWT) of the Erasmus University College in Brussels (EhB) where he setup a lab for real-time measurements of particulate emissions from biomass combustion.
Since October 2014 he is Associate Professor at the department of Engineering Technology (INDI) at the VUB and a member of the Belgian Section of the Combustion Institute.