Dr Jean-Philippe Croué

Dr. Jean-Philippe Croué is Professor in Environmental Science and Engineering at the University of Poitiers – France since 1989. He is conducting his research at the Institute of Environmental Chemistry (EBICOM/IC2MP). He was on lay-off for nearly 10 years. From September 2009 to September 2014, he was Professor at KAUST, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he conducted his research at the Water Desalination and Reuse Center. From September 2014 to December 2018, he was Professor at Curtin University Perth, Australia and Director of the Curtin Water Quality Research Centre. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Poitiers in 1987. He has made significant scientific contributions toward understanding the structure and composition of colloidal and dissolved natural organic matter (NOM) in natural water and urban wastewater effluents. He is recognized globally for his work on the role and behaviour of NOM in natural systems (photosensitization, complexation) and water treatment processes (adsorption, oxidation/disinfection, AOPs). In recent years, he and his colleagues have made significant strides in understanding complex reaction mechanisms leading to the production of toxic DBPs. A large part of his research is related to NOM/surface interactions (resin adsorption, membrane filtration processes) with a focus on organic fouling and biofouling. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and supervised 36 PhD students.

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