Gary L. Amy is presently Dean’s Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University USA as well as Visiting Professor in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the National University of Singapore. He is the former Director of the Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. Prior to KAUST, he was Professor of Water Supply Engineering at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands, where he held a joint appointment at the Technical University of Delft. Formerly, he was Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder (USA) and, earlier, at the University of Arizona (USA). Over a career of 40 years, Dr. Amy’s main areas of expertise have been on drinking water treatment and wastewater reclamation/reuse, with specific expertise in membrane technology, selective adsorption, natural organic matter characterization, disinfection by-product formation and control, and natural systems. Dr. Amy’s present research focus is on membrane-based desalination technologies. He has published more than 500 articles in refereed publications and supervised more than 50 PhD students. Dr. Amy is the recipient of the 2017 A. P. Black Research Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA).