TUM, Germany

Title: Understanding microbial bio-transformation of contaminants in natural and engineered systems: The past, present and future

Jörg E. Drewes holds a Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degree in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin. Currently, he is Chair Professor of Urban Water Systems Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. Before joining TUM in 2013, he served as Full Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, USA (2001-2013). Professor Drewes’ research and scholarly activities are closely related based on the common theme of energy efficient water treatment systems and water recycling. In particular, he is interested in designing next generation biological treatment systems for chemical and microbial contaminants. Dr. Drewes has published more than 400 journal papers, book contributions, and conference proceedings (h-index of 42). He served on multiple science advisory panels and chaired blue ribbon panels on topics related to public health, engineering, drinking water supply, and reliability of water reuse projects in the U.S., Australia and the EU.