Jan Hofman

Jan Hofman

Professor Jan Hofman completed his MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, studying the flow of dilute emulsions through porous media.

Jan worked for 25 years in water treatment research in the Netherlands at Kiwa, Waternet (Amsterdam Water Supply) and KWR Watercycle Research Institute. He was also a visiting researcher at Delft University of Technology. He was involved in many international research projects and has expertise in a number of water treatment processes, including sand filtration, activated carbon filtration, ozonation, UV, membranes, and softening.

Currently, Jan is the Director of the Water Innovation and Research Centre: WIRC @ Bath. The Centre provides a unique environment to engage globally in research and policy on water technologies and resource management. The centre comprises multidisciplinary research teams, with wide expertise in the natural sciences and engineering, as well as in social, economic and political sciences, in policy, and in business management.


Prof Hofman’s research is focused on creating sustainable solutions in the water cycle. His personal research interests are:

sustainable water management
origin, fate and abatement options for emerging contaminants like pharmaceutical compounds or nanoparticles in water
thermal energy recovery from water and wastewater
resource recovery from wastewater and water treatment residuals
upscaling of nanotechnology application for water treatment.

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