Carlos Lopez Vazquez
Carlos Manuel Lopez Vazquez is Senior Lecturer in Wastewater Treatment Technology at UNESCO-IHE institute for Water Education. In 2009, he received his doctoral degree on Environmental Biotechnology (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education on the topic "The Competition between Polyphosphate-Accumulating Organisms and Glycogen-Accumulating Organisms: Temperature Effects and Modelling". During his professional career, he has taken part in different advisory and consultancy projects for both public and private sectors concerning municipal and industrial wastewater treatment systems. After working for a couple of years in the Water R&D Department of Nalco Europe on industrial (waste)water treatment applications, he re-joined UNESCO-IHE’s Sanitary Engineering Core in 2009. Since then, he is involved in education, capacity building and research projects guiding several MSc and PhD students and co-authoring several peer-reviewed publications. By applying mathematical modelling as an essential tool, he has a special focus on the development and transfer of innovative and cost-effective wastewater treatment technologies to developing countries, countries in transition and industrial applications.