Prof. Dr. Jan Hoinkis
Institute of Applied Research,
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences,
Moltkestrasse 30, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany,
Title: Sustainable small-scale, membrane-based arsenic remediation for developing countries
Prof. Dr. Jan Hoinkis conducted a doctorate in thermodynamics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) in 1989. After completion of his thesis he moved to the Swiss company Ciba-Geigy, where he was working as head of a R&D group on process development in the field of fine chemicals production with focus on environmentally friendly technologies. He has been working since 1996 as a professor at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences giving lectures in chemistry, thermodynamics as well as environmental process engineering. His R&D work is focused on water treatment and water reuse with special attention on membrane technologies. He was project coordinator of several national and international R&D projects. From 2008-2017 he was appointed Scientific Director of the Institute of Applied Research, which is the central research facility at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Starting in 2016 he coordinates a Horizon2020 EU project with 10 partners from European and Africa countries which aims at developing an integrated approach for water management by providing an integral , sustainable, cost-effective and robust solution for water sanitation combined with clean water for aquaculture and irrigation in the Lake Victoria basin.