Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Cornel

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Cornel

Main Research Subjects

  • Semicentralized infrastructure systems for fast-growing urban areas
  • Water reuse
  • Phosphorus recovery
  • Energy and water
  • Treatment of industrial wastewater
  • Biofilm processes / Biofilter
  • Disinfection of treated wastewater
  • Scientific exchange with universities in China
  • Tongji University (since 1995) and Qingdao Technological University(since 2003)

Awards and Honors

  • Appointment as Member of International Advisory Committee of „International Science & Technology Cooperation Center for Urban Alternative Water Resources Development“ Xi’an, China (2016)
  • Conferment of the title of Advisory Professor by Tongji University (2015)
  • Willy-Hager-Medaille (2013)
  • Tongji Special Award for International Cooperation (2011)
  • Appointment as Senior Consultant of the Ningxia Design and Research Institute of Environmental Science, P.R. China (2005 and 2006)
  • Honorary Professor of the Qingdao Technological University, P.R. China, since 2005

Further Professional Activities

  • Member of the scientific and advisory board:
    • CUTEC-Institut GmbH, Clausthal-Zellerfeld (2003 -2008)
    • Fritz und Margot Faudi Stiftung, Darmstadt
    • IWW Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasserforschung, Mülheim Ruhr (2008 – 2013)
    • Willy-Hager-Stiftung, Stuttgart (panel of experts)
    • Administrative Board at Bilfinger Berger Facility Services (2011 – 2014)
    • Joint Advisory Committee of the German Israeli Water Technology Cooperation (2006 – 2008)
  • External Examiner of the School of Water Science, Cranfield University, UK (2004-2007)
  • Reviewer of research proposals:
    • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)
    • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, project management water)
    • Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU, Federal Foundation for the Environment)
    • BWPlus (Baden-Württemberg)
    • U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation
    • German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF)
    • Technology Foundation STW, Utrecht (NL)
  • Member of editorial boards of scientific journals:
    • Environmental Technology, London
    • International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM)
    • Journal of Water Sustainability (JWS)
    • Desalination
  • Reviewer for scientific journals:
    • Water Research, IWA,UK
    • Water Science and Technology, IWA, UK
    • Environmental Science & Technology, USA
    • Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Elsevier, USA
    • Process Biochemistry, Elsevier, USA
    • Journal of Environmental Engineering (JEE)
    • Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – Aqua
    • Chemosphere, Elsevier, USA
    • ASCE Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Management, India
    • Acta Hydrochimica et Hydrobiologica, Wiley, Weinheim

Boards / Committees / Memberships (alphabetical excerpt)

  • DEX, Deutscher Expertenrat für Umwelttechnologie und Infrastruktur e.V., Grafing
  • DWA Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e.V.
    • Hauptausschuss BIZ „Bildung und Internationale Zusammenarbeit“
    • Fachausschuss BIZ 6 „Ausbildung von Führungskräften“
    • Fachausschuss BIZ 7 „Fortbildung von Führungskräften“
    • Fachausschuss BIZ 11 „Internationale Zusammenarbeit”
    • Arbeitsgruppe BIZ 11.3 „Bemessung von Kläranlagen in warmen und kalten Klimazonen“, Stellvertretender Sprecher
    • Arbeitsgruppe BIZ 11.4 „Wasserwiederverwendung”, (2009 – 2014)
    • Hauptausschuss IG „Industrieabwässer und anlagenbezogener Gewässerschutz“ Stellvertretender Vorsitzender
    • Fachausschuss IG 5 „Spezielle Verfahren zur Behandlung von Industrieabwässern“ Obmann
    • Arbeitsgruppe IG 5-5 „Membrantechnik“, Sprecher
    • Arbeitsgruppe IG 5-6 „Biofilmverfahren“, Stellvertretender Sprecher
    • Arbeitsgruppe AK 1.1 „Phosphorrückgewinnung“
  • German Water Partnership
    • Stellvertretender Vorstandsvorsitzender
    • Leiter der Plattform Innovation und Wissenschaftskooperation
  • International Water Association, IWA
    • Specialist Group on Water Reuse, Member of the Scientific and Advisory Committee
    • IWA Cities of the Future program, Member of steering committee
    • IWA Resource Recovery from Water Cluster, Vice-Chair

Publications and Conference Lectures

  • More than 200 publications in books, scientific journals and conference proceedings
  • ca. 200 conference lectures since 2002