Stefan Panglisch is heading the Chair Mechanical Process Technology/Water Technology (MVT/WT) at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). In this function he is responsible for the international Master program “Management and Technology of Water and Wastewater at UDE. Associated with the professorship is a position as scientific director at the Rheinisch-Westphalian Institute for Water Research (IWW), a nationally and internationally renowned research and consulting institute. Further on he is the manager of the German Society for Membrane Technology (DGMT). As a member of the Working Committee Water of the DVGW German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water, he is involved in the preparation of technical regulations in the field of German drinking water treatment. Until he took up the chair, Stefan Panglisch was head of the R&D department of inge GmbH (now a subsidiary of DuPont and one of the world’s leading technology providers for ultrafiltration technology). Prior to this, Stefan Panglisch was responsible for the water technology division at IWW for more than a decade, and in this capacity has carried out numerous research and consulting projects.