Professor of Chemical Engineering and senior researcher of the LEQUIA research group at the University of Girona. For 11 years he has had his research adscribed to the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), where he has the head of the area of Technologies and Evaluation and is the IP of the consoildat research group of the AGAUR (ICRA-TECH - 2017 SGR 1318). His research is focused on the control and operation of wastewater treatment and reuse systems, integrated membrane systems for the biological elimination of nutrients and emerging pollutants, and the development and application of decision support systems in the environmental field, especially in planning and operation of urban water cycle infrastructures. He is the author of more than a hundred publications in SCI journals (with a current H index of 36), of several books and divulgation articles, and has presented a multitude of communications at national and international conferences. He has been the principal investigator or member of the research team of more than 50 competitive national and international R+D+i projects (public, public-private), several development cooperation projects, and some collaboration contracts with companies. He currently participates in international (edicitnet, hydrousa, iWay, multisource) and national (antares, Rita) research projects. He has supervised 19 doctoral theses.
He has carried out several international research stays (University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Joanneum Research Institute, Austria; University of California, Berkeley, USA; Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA). He is a founding member and partner of the spin off sisltech (www.sisltech.net) and is the principal inventor of the Smartair MBR patent for the control of the MBRs. He has been active in management at the UdG as coordinator of studies (environmental engineering, master's degree in science and technology of water resources), at the doctoral school, the institute for the environment, as a transfer assistant, and has been the scientific director of the Campus Water. he belongs to two teaching innovation networks (problem-based learning and collaborative online international learning).