Emile Cornelissen is Senior Scientific Researcher in the Drinking Water Treatment team, and professor at the PaInT (Particle and Interfacial Technology) research group at Ghent University. Also, since 2014, he has been a Visiting Scientist at the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) at the NTU in Singapore. In 1992, he earned his MSc in Chemical Engineering and, in 1997, his PhD in Chemical Engineering, in the field of membrane technology, from the University of Twente. During 1997-2002 he worked as a process engineer at Seghers Better Technology for Water in Belgium, focusing on membrane filtration in wastewater treatment. Since 2003 he has been responsible at KWR for research into membrane fouling and cleaning, the removal of emerging contaminants by membranes, and the development of innovative processes. Emile has published more than 96 papers in prestigious scientific journals (h-factor of 34), co-filed five patents and written three book chapters. He received several innovation awards in the field water treatment and membrane filtration, and is regularly invited to be plenary speaker at international congresses. Emile is a member of the executive board and treasurer of the IWA’s Membrane Technology Specialist Group, and a member of KWR’s Scientific Council.