Dr. Eric Hoek
UCLA, USA

Engineering the Next-Generation of Membrane Materials Needed to Achieve Global Water Sustainability Goals 

Track:  Environment (Water) Symposium
Presentation:  Tuesday, April 21, 8:45 am

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Hoek has been a UCLA environmental engineering professor and an inventor and/or founder of numerous successful water technology startups, including NanoH2O, Water Planet, PolyCera, IntelliFlux, MembranePRO and Hydrophilix. Dr. Hoek has also served as a consultant to municipal water authorities, water technology startups, hedge funds, venture capital funds, law firms, private research foundations, non-profit foundations, US federal, state and local agencies and foreign national research agencies.

As a UCLA environmental engineering professor, consultant and entrepreneur, Dr. Hoek has worked on drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, ocean and brackish water desalination, oil & gas produced water treatment, municipal and industrial water reuse and oil spill remediation. He has over 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications, over 70 patents filed in the U.S. and internationally, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Nature journal npj Clean Water. Dr. Hoek has a Ph.D. in Engineering from Yale University and completed UCLA Anderson's Executive Management and Director Education & Certification Programs.