Theme: Water and wastewater cycles: technologies, recycling and valorisation

Key note lecture: Eco-innovations to enable transition to circular economy in urban water management

Prof.dr.ing. Francesco Fatone, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
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 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 R&D&I projects
(FP6; FP7; Horizon2020; LIFE+).
Francesco 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; Total citations = > 1400 source SCOPUS; -updated
October 2018). In 2013 he co-founded the start-up and academic spin-off INNOVEN srl
(www.innoven.it), where he is partner and major shareholders.