Eoin Casey was awarded the BE (Chemical) and PhD degrees from University College Dublin in 1994 and 1999 respectively. He has worked in R&D roles in TU Vienna, Austria and Scale-up Systems Ltd. He is currently Professor at the UCD School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering. He is also co-founder of OxyMem Ltd, He has particular interest in developing the research and innovation agenda for the Water-Energy nexus. His laboratory-based research programme aims at developing new and improved processes for water treatment. One of his flagship achievements was the development of the reaction engineering framework and scale-up strategy for the MABR, a wastewater treatment technology that uses 75% less energy than existing technology. OxyMem systems are now deployed world-wide and the company has won numerous awards including Innovation of the Year at the Irish Lab Awards (2013), Innovation of the year at the 2014 Irish Times InterTrade Ireland Innovation Awards (2014), overall winner at the Intellectual Property awards (2014), Knowledge Transfer Ireland, Spin-Out Company Impact Award (2015). Significant personal awards and achievements include a European Research Council starting grant (2011), Fellowship of the IChemE (2014), NovaUCD Innovation award (2015) SFI Investigator (2016).