Prof. Banu Örmeci is the chair of the IWA (International Water Association) Sludge Management Group.
She has an internationally recognised research program on wastewater and biosolids treatment. Prof. Banu Örmeci completed her MS and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University (North Carolina, USA). She is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Wastewater Treatment Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), and is the recipient of numerous research, teaching, and mentoring awards.
Her research interests include water and waste water disinfection, fate and survival of microorganisms through treatment processes, removal of chemical contaminants from water, and sludge treatment processes. She is involved in innovative research projects, and focuses on finding solutions to real world problems.