João Crespo is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa  (NOVA), Portugal, where he is also Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation.

He is former Vice-President of the Portuguese National Science Foundation and former Academic Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at NOVA.  João is also a founder and member of two spin-off companies. His research interests are membrane separation processes, membrane bioreactors, process monitoring.

João brings to EMH his extensive experience and participates in the WssTP Advanced Membrane Technology working group.

Joao is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Membrane Science, Journal of Biotechnology, and Desalination and Water treatment.