Doris van Halem

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Doris van Halem (Eindhoven, 1981) graduated from Delft University of Technology in Civil Engineering and Geosciences with a cum laude MSc degree (2007). During her studies she developed an interest in global drinking water challenges, illustrated by her internships in Sri Lanka and Benin, resulting in an MSc thesis “Ceramic silver impregnated pot filter for household drinking water treatment in developing countries”.

In 2011 she completed her PhD research (with honours) on subsurface iron and arsenic removal for drinking water supply in Bangladesh under the guidance of prof. J.C. van Dijk (TU Delft) and prof. dr. G.L. Amy (Unesco-IHE).

Currently she is appointed a tenure track Assistant Professor position at the Sanitary Engineering Section of Delft University of Technology. She supervises BSc, MSc and PhD students, focusing on inorganic constituent behavior and trace compound removal during soil passage and  drinking water treatment - with a particular interest in smart, pro-poor drinking water solutions.

Projects: Hand-pump arsenic removal in Bangladesh (NWO WOTRO); Heavy metal removal from highly turbid surface water with River Bank Filtration in Colombia; behaviour of organic micro-pollutants durin Managed Aquifer Recharge (Dunea)

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