Dr Wolfgang Gernjak

Senior Research Fellow – Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland
e. w.gernjak@awmc.uq.edu.au
p. (07) 3346 3219

Wolfgang is the program leader of the Water Recycling Research Program at the Advanced Water Management Centre at The University of Queensland since 2009, after moving to work here in 2008. In collaboration with his fellow colleagues he successfully delivered numerous research and consulting projects in the area of water recycling, stormwater and drinking water.
Before his arrival in Australia, Wolfgang worked for 6 years on his PhD, and then as a research fellow in the ’Environmental Applications of Solar Energy’ group at the Spanish CIEMAT-Plataforma Solar de Almería. His core skills lie in the area of water characterisation, chemical oxidative processes, membrane processes and other filtration processes, in particular with regards to contaminant removal and process optimisation. Wolfgang has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has an H-index of 20.

Wolfgang’s research interests include (1) Water Recycling and related sustainability aspects, (2) Water quality in urban water sources (drinking water, recycled water, stormwater), (3) Chemical oxidative processes, in particular AOPs, (4) Membrane filtration processes, in particular fouling, ageing and micropollutant rejection of reverse osmosis membranes in water reclamation, (5) Low energy filtration systems, and (6) Solar water treatment and desalination
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Wolfgang is leading the research Project P5 (Risks and Health), within the Cities as Water Supply Catchments Program.