IWA Biofilms: Biofilms & their interactions with surfaces

Community Organizer:

In this conference, we aim to provide a meeting point for scientists from the entire world to present their most recent data and to exchange novel information on basic and applied aspects of microbial biofilms, and their interactions with surfaces. Since this is the first time this conference is located in South America, we also expect to gather Latin-American scientists and industrial companies working on biofilm topics, by promoting the generation of future biofilm related activities and collaboration projects involving South American and world partners. We expect to include topics relevant to South America, such as mining, water sanitation, infrastructure, and health.


  • Biofilms and interaction with surfaces (biocorrosion, biofouling, membranes, bioleaching, bio-electrochemical systems, biofilms in medical devices)
  • Water and wastewater treatment (wastewater, drinking water, and mining wastewater)
  • Biofilm modelling (metabolic, reactors)
  • Biofilm ecology (EPS, bioremediation, marine biofilms, drinking water distribution systems, sampling and quantification methodologies).

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Eberhard Morgenroth
ETH Zürich/Eawag Switzerland
Akihiko Terada
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Japan
Barth Smets
Danish Technical University Denmark
Bruce Rittmann
Arizona State University United States Of America
Doris Brockmann
INRA Narbonne France
Eveline Volcke
Ghent University Belgium
Kelly Martin
Black & Veatch, Kansas City, Missouri United States Of America
Kim Sorensen
Wabag Switzerland
Mark van Loosdrecht
TU Delft Netherlands
Robert Nerenberg
University of Notre Dame United States Of America
Romain Lemaire
Veolia France
Rongchang Wang
Tongji University China
Stefan Wuertz
Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Haluk Beyenal
Washington State University United States Of America
Cristian Picioreanu
TU Delft Netherlands
Damien Batstone
University of Queensland Australia
Satoshi Okabe
Hokkaido University Japan
Eoin Casey
University College Dublin United Kingdom
Daniel Noguera
University of Wisonsin United States Of America
John M. Regan
Pennsylvania State University United States Of America