Eveline Volcke is a professor at Ghent University, Belgium. She is the founder and head of the ‘Biosystems Control (BioCo)’ research group, focusing on efficient and sustainable process design and control. Eveline has a specific expertise in biological wastewater treatment. She aims at process optimization through physical-based modelling and simulation, data treatment techniques and experimental studies. Eveline has been an active IWA member for almost 20 years. She is an IWA Distinguished Fellow and has served in the IWA World Water Congress Programme Committee since 2015.