Prof Jürg KELLER
Visiting Professor
Advanced Water Management Centre, University of Queensland

Prof. Keller is the chief research officer of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, a large industry-research collaboration supported by the Australian Government and more than 80 participants. He is also the deputy director research of the Advanced Water Management Centre at the University of Queensland, an internationally leading research centre he founded 22 years ago. Prof Keller was one of the first International Water Association (IWA) Fellows and in 2012 was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He was the 2013 Water Professional of the Year, awarded by the Australian Water Association.

Prof. Keller has more than 25 years experience in water industry research, particularly in biological wastewater treatment, environmental biotechnology, bioelectrochemical systems and resource recovery concepts. His academic impact has been remarkable with more than 270 journal publications, attracting more than 20,000 citations to date. Equally important, he has been highly successful in combining leading edge research and development activities with effective industry-relevant collaborations. His close working partnerships with many major water utilities in Australia and internationally have resulted in a range of beneficial outcomes for the industry and the researchers involved. At SCELSE he will contribute to the waterways integrated theme and help develop new initiatives to study biological processes in used water treatment and nutrient removal in general.