Em.O.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c. Helmut Kroiss

Em.O.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c. Helmut Kroiss

Technische Universität Wien

He received his doctoral degree in 1977 from the Vienna University of Technology. From 1987 to 2012 he served as full professor at the Institute for Water Quality, Resource and Waste management at Vienna University of Technology, from 1994- 1998 as dean of the faculty of Civil Engineering and from 2004 to 2010 as vice chair of the senate.

He was member of the Board of Directors of International Water Association (IWA) for many years, chair of the IWA publishing committee until September 2014, since 2008 he is a IWA Distinguished Fellow.

Actually he is president of IWA for the period 2014 to 2016. His research field on municipal and industrial waste water treatment focused on biological process development from lab scale to full scale plant design and operation. His research on river basin management focused on the role of point and diffused nutrient sources on surface and ground waters. Teaching focused on basic and advanced education in Water Quality Management and doctoral programs. Another key aspect was the enhancement of  continuous flow of knowledge and experience from reserach to full scale operation (professional training) together with the Austrian Water and Waste Association.




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