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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Iris Schäfer

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group: Membrane-Technology
room: 217 Bau 352
phone: +49-721-608-2-6906
andrea iris schaeferAwu9∂kit edu

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I HAVE A DREAM: SAFE WATER FOR ALL CHILDREN

 

Employment

Since 03/2014 PROFESSOR, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany Head of Membrane Technology Department, Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG) Professor of Water Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering
03/13-02/14 PROFESSOR, School of Materials, Energy, Water & Environmental Sciences (MEWES), Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania
10/12-03/13 SABBATICAL – VISITING ACADEMIC Dept of Water Resources Engineering, CoET, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
03/06-02/13 CHAIR PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2007 INVITED VISITING PROFESSOR
(2 months) Departement des Procédés Propres et Environnement, University Aix-Marseilles, France
2006 SABBATICAL- VISITING ACADEMIC
(5 months) Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, ETH-EAWAG, Dübendorf, Switzerland
10/02-02/06 SENIOR LECTURER, Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia 
02/01-10/02 LECTURER, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 
02/00-01/01 SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE & PROJECT MANAGER, Centre for Water and Waste Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia. 
1995 RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (FhG/IGB), Stuttgart, Germany 

 

Education

1996-1999 PhD CHEMICAL ENGINEERING “REMOVAL OF NATURAL ORGANIC MATTER USING MEMBRANES” 
(awarded 04/2000)  University of NSW, UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Sydney, Australia & Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment (CRC WQ&T) 
2002-2006 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN UNIVERSITY LEARNING AND TEACHING (ULT) Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia 
1994-1995 PROCESS ENGINEERING (D.E.A., equivalent PhD prep.) Savoie University, ESIGEC, Chambéry, France. 
1993-1995 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (equivalent Masters, Ingénieur ESIGEC) Savoie University, ESIGEC, Chambéry, France 
1989-1993 PHYSICS ENGINEERING (MAJOR PROCESS ENGINEERING) (equivalent Honours, Dipl.-Ing. (FH)); Fachhochschule Heilbronn, Germany. 

Awards & Prizes

2007 Mondialogo – DaimlerCrysler & UNESCO Award (€5k value)
2005 Mondialogo – DaimlerCrysler & UNESCO Award (selected from 217 projects – US$18k value)
2003 Energy Globe Award – 2nd Prize Category Water (selected from 1000 projects from 95 countries)
1998-1999 CRC Water Quality & Treatment, Full PhD Scholarship
1997-1999 Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship (OPRS)
1996-1998 DAAD Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Council), Germany
1994-1995 ERASMUS Scholarship
1996 Australian-European Awards Program Scholarship 1996 (not accepted)
1996-2001 Poster Prizes (IMSTEC ’96, EERE ’99, EERE’01) & Student Contest Winner (ICOM ’99)