David Furukawa

Professor David Furukawa was appointed Chief Scientific Officer for Australia’s National Centre of Excellence in Desalination, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. He was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the university in 2011. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of membrane separation processes. He is past president and director of IDA and AMTA.

In 1992, he was named to the research advisory board of the National Water Research Institute and later became the RAB chair. Since its founding in 1991, NWRI has collaborated with over 100 partners around the world to fund efforts in research, education, and outreach related to water and marine environment projects.

In 1996, he and Ron Linsky, laid groundwork for the Middle East Desalination Research Centre, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman and later became vice moderator of the Research Advisory Council. Organized under the auspices of the Multi-lateral Middle East Peace Process, this centre was developed to help countries in the region cooperatively solve common water problems.

He is president of Separation Consultants, Inc., whose clientele includes water districts, city water utilities, private companies, engineering companies, national and international organizations.

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