Simon Judd has been at Cranfield University for 26 years as Professor in Membrane Technology and was a Chair in Environmental Engineering at Qatar University for six years. He is currently also an independent consultant, trading as Judd and Judd Limited. He has more than 28 years’ post-doctorate experience in academic and industrial research and development incorporating all aspects of water and wastewater treatment technology, with an extensive network of contacts within the water industry both nationally and internationally from procuring and/or managing many large collaborative R&D programmes. These and other research projects he has managed have been based mainly on membrane technology and have included 33 research student programmes, 23 at doctorate level. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, with 195 publications and an h index of 44 on SCOPUS and 56 on Google Scholar (as at October 2018). He has also authored/co-authored five textbooks in membrane and MBR technology and two in general water/wastewater treatment. He has delivered keynote presentations at many international conferences as well as consultancy to clients based across Europe, America, Australia, the Far East, and the Middle East. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and an Associate Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.