Nick Hankins, University of Oxford, UK
Professor Nick Hankins is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at the Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. He holds an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, a PhD from the University of Oklahoma and is a Chartered Chemical Engineer. He has over 7 years industrial experience in the petroleum and chemical industries with Shell Research and Aspen Technology, and 19 years of academic experience in esteemed UK and US institutions. His area of expertise lies in colloidal and interfacial processes and the application of colloids, surfactants, interfaces and membranes in process technology, particularly in potable and wastewater treatment. He is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Water Engineering at The University of Oxford, where he supervises the work of 7 DPhil students, and is the Oxford Director of the Singapore-Peking-Oxford Research enterprise, which focuses on water eco-efficiency. He has published over 40 refereed articles in the areas of membranes applied to desalination, potable and wastewater treatment, and he has filed two patents. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Water Process Engineering, and sits on the editorial board of four other journals.