Emile Cornelissen is a Senior Scientific Researcher at KWR and since 2014 a Visiting Scientist at the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) at the NTU in Singapore. He obtained his Chemical Engineering MSc degree (1992) and his Chemical Engineering PhD degree (1997) at the University of Twente (the Netherlands). From 1997-2002 he worked as a Process Engineer at Seghers better technology for Water in Belgium and worked on membrane filtration in wastewater treatment. Since 2003 he is a Senior Scientific Researcher at KWR Watercycle Research Institute and his research topics include membrane fouling and cleaning, rejection of emerging contaminants by pressure driven membranes and developing innovative processes. He published more than 81 papers in well-respected scientific journals (h-factor of 22), co-filed 3 patents and written three book chapters. He received several innovation awards in the field water treatment and membrane filtration.