Vítor J.P. Vilar is principal researcher in the Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering-Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LSRE-LCM), Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal. He earned his BSc (2001) and PhD (2006) in Chemical Engineering from FEUP. He is Executive Editor of Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Elsevier) and member of the editorial board of Journal of Hazardous Materials Advances (Elsevier) and Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer). He is member of the scientific committee of the International Ph.D. School on AOPs and coordinator of the Iberoamerican Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies (CIPOA). He has expertise in environmental remediation technologies, wastewater resources recovery, and process integration & intensification. He also provides advisory services to public institutions and environmental & water industry. He has more than 500 scientific publications, including 250 ISI papers (h-index of 56, >11 000 citations) and 3 patents. He is included in a list of the most cited scientists in world released by Stanford University in 2021 and 2022.