Institute for Advanced Membrane Technology (IAMT)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Iris Schäfer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Iris Schäfer

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, Department 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

2011 ERUDITE Scholar Visiting Professor, Govt. of Kerala, Kerala State Higher Education Council & Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India
2007 Mondialogo – DaimlerCrysler & UNESCO Award
2005 Mondialogo – DaimlerCrysler & UNESCO Award (selected from 217 projects)
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)