Eric M. V. Hoek, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, UCLA NanoMeTeR Lab
Dr. Eric Hoek is a professor in UCLA’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Institute of the Environment & Sustainability and the California NanoSystems Institute. He is also the faculty director of the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. His academic work explores membrane formation and application for water treatment, renewable energy as well as human health and environmental protection – all keys to a more sustainable future.
Dr. Hoek has over 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications and over 70 patents filed globally (click G+ for full list). He has edited books on Sustainable Desalination & Water Reuse, Oil & Gas Produced Water Management and The Encyclopedia of Membrane Science. He is the founding and current editor-in-chief of npj Clean Water. Dr. Hoek has a Ph.D. from Yale University, M.S. from UCLA, B.S. from Penn State.
Dr. Hoek has applied his knowledge as an entrepreneur having co-invented/founded several technology companies (e.g., NanoH2O, Water Planet, MembranePRO, PolyCera, IntelliFlux, Hydrophilix, Pacifica Water) and as a consultant having advised various international, federal and California state agencies, municipalities, technology companies, investment funds, law firms and funding agencies.
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