Paige Novak, Editor-in-chief
University of Minnesota, USA
Paige is a Professor at the University of Minnesota, where she heads a research group, specialising in research on the biological transformation of hazardous substances in sediment, groundwater and wastewater. She works both in the laboratory and in the field, trying to understand the interactions between microorganisms and environmental conditions.
Sebastià Puig Broch, Associate editor
Universitat de Girona, Spain
Sebastià Puig is an Associate Professor at the University of Girona (Spain). Climate change and future depletion of resources are two of the most important environmental challenges that humankind have ever faced. His research team intends to tackle the root of these issues by putting forward a resilience and sustainable technology-based electron-driven microbial reactions. Sebastià works to give a second chance to contaminated water and recalcitrant carbon dioxide (CO2) streams.
Wenhai Chu, Associate editor
Tongji University, China
Wenhai Chu is a Professor at College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, China. His research focuses on water disinfection and disinfection by-products (DBPs). He has made achievements in identification, transformation and collaborative control of DBPs and other emerging contaminants. And his interest also includes exploring the relationship between micro pollutants such as disinfection by-products and human health, and exploring the migration, transformation and source prevention and control of new pollutants from the perspective of the whole urban water system. He has published more than 150 papers and edited two monographs. He also authorized 20 invention patents in China and the United States, his relevant patent technology has been applied in water quality monitoring institutions and large-scale water plants in the Yangtze River Delta and Taihu Lake Basin, China.
Graham Gagnon, Associate editor
Dalhousie University, Canada
Graham Gagnon is a Full Professor and NSERC/Halifax Water Industrial Research Chair in the Department of Civil & Resource Engineering at Dalhousie University. Graham works collaboratively with his research team and research partners to deliver applied water solutions that are grounded in fundamental principles of water science and technology.
Stuart Khan, Associate editor
University of New South Wales, Australia
Stuart Khan is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research aims to facilitate the improvement of sustainable urban water management by improving the understanding of water treatment capabilities, water quality monitoring and risk management. Stuart's research interests include the implications of trace chemical substances in water, the role of potable reuse in securing future sustainable water supplies and chiral transformations of chemical substances during wastewater treatment.
Lauren Stadler, Associate Editor
Rice University, USA
Lauren Stadler is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. She is an environmental engineer whose research focuses on wastewater-based epidemiology, environmental antibiotic resistance, wastewater and resource recovery, and environmental synthetic biology.
Liu Ye, Associate Editor
The University of Queensland, Australia
Liu Ye is an Associate Professor at The University of Queensland in the School of Chemical
Engineering. Her research team is dedicated to finding innovative and practical solutions to tackle challenges in achieving net zero emissions, climate resilience, circular economy and sustainability. Her current research interests include novel technology development, on-line process control and modeling, resource recovery and greenhouse gas mitigation for urban water systems.
Nagasaki University, Japan
Takahiro is an Associate Professor at Nagasaki University, Japan. His research interests centre on advanced wastewater treatment technologies for potable water reuse. His research team is working on the development of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane technologies for enhancing the removal of pathogens and trance organic chemicals, and the development of online monitoring technologies for ensuring pathogen removal.
Tsinghua University, China
Xia Huang is a Professor at the School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China. Her research aims to develop novel processes for wastewater reclamation and resource recovery. Current main interests include membrane based wastewater treatment processes, fouling mechanisms and control; bioelectrochemical systems for enhanced wastewater purification and resource recovery.
Lund University, Sweden
Karin Jönsson heads the research group of Water and Environmental Engineering Systems at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lund University, Sweden, and she holds a position as Associate Professor in Water and Environmental Engineering.
Her main research field is wastewater and water handling in the society, with particular emphasis on advanced wastewater treatment, covering both municipal wastewater and industrial wastewater and biological and chemical treatment methods. The application of microbiological processes in municipal wastewater treatment is the focal point of the majority of her research activities. A growing research focus is storm water management in the (blue-green) city.
University of Michigan, USA
Branko is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research interests include water, data, and sensors. His group is working to enable smart water systems, which autonomously adapt themselves to changing conditions using real-time data and controls. He is the founder of Open-Storm.org, an open-source group dedicated to freely sharing hardware, software, and case studies on smart water systems.
Inha University, South Korea
Jeonghwan Kim is a Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering and leads Sustainable Environmental Membrane Technology (SEMT) Laboratory at Inha University. His main research areas focus on resource recovery from wastewater, decentralized wastewater reuse, and industrial wastewater treatment with membrane technologies. Particularly, his research aims to develop anaerobic membrane bioreactors and AnMBR-centered process for resource recovery and wastewater reclamation. His research interests also include quantification and delineation of membrane fouling and proposed methods to reduce this on porous and non-porous membranes.
Robert Gordon University, UK
Professor Linda Lawton is an internationally renowned researcher with over 35 years’ experience in the study of toxic cyanobacteria. Linda has been a Professor at Robert Gordon University since 2007, was granted Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) in 2021. Linda has outstanding success in international research collaboration and the award of major research grants have facilitated the establishment of a research group that is world leading in cyanotoxin detection and treatment. Linda's principal outstanding contribution has been developing the seminal detection method for blue-green algal (cyanobacterial) toxins in drinking water which is now used worldwide. Reliable detection of the key class of toxin, the microcystins, has enabled the WHO to introduce guideline values for acceptable levels in drinking water. Furthermore, the development of mass culturing and isolation procedures to ensure the global availability of analytical standards for a wide panel of cyanotoxins has grown into a significant commercial venture with a US-based biochemical company. A further significant achievement resulting from this work is the availability of robust techniques allowing for the replacement of animal testing in toxin detection. Linda has been invited to give over 50 lectures worldwide for international professional bodies, her research has resulted in over 100 refereed publications in international journals, and she has published over 20 book chapters.
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Luca has been working on modelling water quality in integrated urban water systems since the start of his PhD project in 2007, with a special focus on trace contaminants (micropollutants). This topic is intertwined with the identification and quantification of sources of uncertainty, which has also been a common thread in his work.
His current research focus also includes methods for integrated online control and operations of urban water systems (including Model Predictive Control), validation and assimilation of water quality in sewers, and estimation of the fate of trace contaminants in circular water systems. Since 2022, Luca has been a member of the board of The Water Pollution Committee of The Society of Danish Engineers.
Ghent University, Belgium
Eveline Volcke is a Professor at Ghent University, Belgium. Her ‘Biosystems Control (BioCo)’ research group focuses on efficient and sustainable process design and control. Eveline has a specific expertise in biological wastewater treatment. She aims at process optimization through physical-based modelling and simulation, data treatment techniques and experimental studies. In doing so, she profits from a chemical engineering background, a PhD in environmental technology, a strong international network, e.g. as a Fellow of the International Water Association (IWA), and 20+ years of research experience.