Prof Voulvoulis N.

Imperial College London


Dr Nick Voulvoulis is an international expert in water and environmental management, especially where science and engineering interface with public policy. He is a Reader in Environmental Technology, Head of the Environmental Quality Research Group at the Centre for Environmental Policy, and the Director of the MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London.

  • Over the past 16 years, Nick has built a dynamic group of research staff (currently 5) and PhD students (currently 10) in the area of environmental quality management, with a focus on environmental systems and processes across many areas and diverse sectors.
  • He delivers high-quality research, published in some of the top journals in the field, as indicated by the high number of citations to his work (h-index 32).
  • He has developed and sustained research partnerships and strategic collaborations with several of key companies in Water and Resources Management.  
  • He has graduated more than 20 PhD students and supervised the research of more than 200 students graduating from the MSc course.

Dr Voulvoulis currently explores the potential of systems thinking in water policy (GLOBAQUA), investigating the fate of nanomaterials during wastewater treatment (NANORISK) along with developing tools to address the conflicting demands of the water-energy-food nexus (Anglian Water research programme) as well as delivering options for “closing the loop” in resources management (Veolia research programme).