Since June 2014 Prof. Dr.-Ing Stefan Panglisch is the Chair of the Mechanical Process Technology department with focus on Water Technology at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). He also is one of the scientific directors of IWW Water Centre. Previously, Stefan Panglisch was the head of the research and development department of inge GmbH, where he dealt with the new and further development of membrane materials, module housings as well as the operation modes of ultrafiltration modules. He also was responsible for the optimization of production processes and –plants. Before that Stefan Panglisch worked for more than ten years at the department of water technologies at IWW Water Centre, where he carried out numerous research- and consultation projects. Stefan Panglisch is a member of different working groups and committees, among them the IWA Specialist Group “Particle separation”, the DVGW- working committee „Water treatment processes“ and the ProcessNet specialist group „Membrane technology“.