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Bart Van der Bruggen


Bart Van der Bruggen

KU Leuven, Belgium

Bart Van der Bruggen is professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium, where he leads a group of 25+ PhD students in the research division “Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems” within the department of Chemical Engineering. His expertise is in separation technologies for sustainable processes, with an emphasis on membrane science and technology.

He authored over 600 publications in international journals (current h-factor: 82; > 26,000 citations) and 30 book chapters. He was scientific promoter of 50 PhD theses so far. He was the President of the European Membrane Society (EMS) from 2013 to 2017, and is the Founding President of the World Association of Membrane Societies (2017-2020). Since 2014 he is also Extraordinary Professor in Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa). He is Editor-in-Chief of Separation and Purification Technology (Q1, IF 7.3), Executive Editor of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (IF 3.2), Section Editor of Heliyon and Associate Editor of Process Safety and Environmental Protection.