The IWA conferences on Biofilms are one of the most traditional specialized conferences organised by IWA specialist groups. The IWA Biofilm 2011 Conference was successfully organized in Shanghai. The conference will now return to Shanghai, China (October 2024) during a perfect time of the year. This conference will discuss the latest developments in research and link the new developments to actual implementation and operation of biofilm systems in practice. It will bring together biofilm researchers, university teachers, developers, technology and equipment providers, etc. Special emphasis will be given to active participation of young water professionals. The conference will provide a forum for ideas and opinions exchange and for sharing practical experience spanning the whole range from biofilm fundamentals to design and applications of various biofilm processes.

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Messages from the Organizers

  • Message from the Chairman of the IWA Biofilm Specialist Group

    Robert Nerenberg

    Chairman of the IWA Biofilm Specialist Group

    Professor, University of Notre Dame, USA

    ​On behalf of the Management Committee of the Biofilm Specialist Group: welcome in Shanghai. For three days we will be discussing biofilm processes, but also meeting old friends and making new friends. Both aspects of the conference – discussing biofilm processes and networking – are important to the mission of the Biofilm Specialist Group, which is to facilitate exchange of information and to foster a community of water professionals dedicated to studying biofilm processes and to applying biofilm-based technologies in water and wastewater treatment. The Organizing Committee and the Program Committee of the conference have worked tirelessly...Read More>>

  • Message from the organizer

    Zhiwei Wang

    Chairman of Conference Organizing Committee

    Professor, Dean of CESE, Tongji Unversity

    On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Conference and the faculty and staff of the College of Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE), Tongji University, I warmly welcome biofilm scientists and researchers from all over the world In Shanghai. We are here to review recent advances in understanding biofilm processes, to exchange ideas and to discuss future challenges in biofilm research. Shanghai is the most modern city in China that offers the visitors fascinating history, splendid architecture, modern public transportation, access to the most recent technological advances and the old-fashioned hospitality; it will offer our distinguished guests sincere...Read More>>

Plenary Speakers

Keynote Speakers

  • Robert Nerenberg

    Professor, University of Notre Dame, USA

  • Akihiko Terada

    Professor,Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology,Japan

  • Zhen HE

    Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

  • Jianhua Guo

    Professor, University of Queensland, Australi

  • Defeng Xing

    Professor, Herbin Institute of Technology, China.

  • George Wells

    Associate Professor,Northwestern University,USA

  • Yayi Wang

    Professor, Tongji University, China

  • Can Wang

    Professor, Tianjin Univesity, China

  • Gang Liu

    Professor,Reseach Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences,China

Co-organizers