Sílvia López-Palau has worked for more than 3 years as research project manager at Cetaqua, the research center of Suez Water Spain in Barcelona. She is mainly working in projects related to wastewater treatment and sludge management. Sílvia graduated in Chemical Engineering in 2007 (University of Barcelona), and holds a Master in Environmental Engineering (2008) from the same University. She obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering in the field of aerobic granulation technology for wastewater treatment in 2012 (University of Barcelona). During her PhD she did a long term stay of 6 months (2010) at the School of Engineering of the University of Santiago de Compostela.