Dr. Hans Vrouwenvelder is full-professor at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia (100%) and full-professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (0%).
Dr. Vrouwenvelder has over 25 years of expertise in research on biofilms, membrane biofouling and drinking water microbiology. He has pioneered new computational approaches for three-dimensional simulation of coupled hydrodynamic flow and biofilm growth processes in spiral-wound membrane modules. He has also made significant contributions in the application of non-invasive techniques for exploring the flow dynamics and biofilm development in membrane elements. Dr. Vrouwenvelder also designed and evaluated a membrane fouling simulator device to provide facility operators and management personnel real-time information on the status of biofouling in their membrane systems.
He is board member of the European Desalination Society (EDS), membrane steering group member of the International Water Association (IWA), and is editorial board member of Desalination and Water Treatment.