Michele Stefani is a scientific researcher on KWR’s Industry, Wastewater and Reuse team. In 2011 he earned his MSc in environmental engineering at the University of Padua in Italy, with a thesis on the biological remediation of soils and groundwater, which he worked on at the University of Wageningen. He then worked until 2013 as a researcher at the University of Girona in Spain in the field of wastewater treatment and reuse through biological processes and membrane filtration. Until early 2018 he was engaged as a process engineer and coordinator of R&D activities at the water treatment company, Lenntech BV, in the Netherlands. Michele has experience with membrane and filtration technologies for the desalination and disinfection of process water, cooling water, irrigation water and feedwater. At Lenntech he worked on process design, implementation, optimisation and trouble-shooting for installations in Europe and Africa. He was also involved in applied research and development projects related to the treatment of industrial waste streams, the concentration and recovery of valuable components, and the separation of pesticides and disinfection by-products. At KWR Michele focuses on research subjects concerning innovative water management concepts and sustainable technologies for process water and wastewater treatment, which have a considerable impact on the water-energy nexus and the circular economy.