Assoc.prof.dr.eng. Francesco Fatone

Prof.dr.eng. Francesco Fatone

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Key Note Lecture: Eco-innovations to enable transition to circular economy in urban water management

Born in 1978, Francesco Fatone is currently Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Marche Polytechnic University. In 2017 he got the Italian Scientific Habilitation for full professor of chemical engineering.

Francesco’s major research topic concerns:
(1) the biological treatment wastewater of wastewater and/or organic waste,
(2) nutrients removal and resource recovery from anaerobic digestate,
(3) xenobiotics removal and fates in WWTPs and
(4) circular economy in the water sector.

Francesco Fatone was co-chair of the Specialist Group on Small Water and Wastewater Systems. He was chair of the IWA specialized conference ecoSTP2014, chair of the 3rd European Nutrient Event and will be co-chair of the 3rd IWA Resource Recovery Conference in  September 2019. He has been invited keynote speaker and/or member of scientific committee for more than 25 international scientific conferences.

He is member of the editorial board of a number of journals, including Process  Biochemistry and Water Science and Technology. He is currently coordinator of the Horizon2020 project “SMART-Plant” and principal investigator of the following  international research projects: n.4 Horizon2020 projects; n.1 Water JPI; n. 1 LIFE+. He has been or is team member of more than 15 International RDI projects (FP6; FP7; Horizon2020; LIFE+).

Francesco Fatone has authored and co-authored 80 SCOPUS-indexed international  publications, more than 10 chapters of international edited book and more than 150 presentations at international and national congresses all dealing with the treatments of wastes and wastewaters (Hindex = 21; more than 1400 citations). In 2013 he co-founded he start-up and academic spin-off INNOVEN srl , where he is partner and major shareholder.