Dr Vahid Vatanpour was born in Sarein (Iran) in 1983. He obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in applied chemistry from the University of Tabriz and his PhD in 2012 from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Razi University, Iran. He was assistant professor of applied chemistry in the Department of Chemistry of the Kharazmi University. Since 2016 he has been an associate professor. His research interests are focused on membrane science and technology for water and wastewater treatment, especially fabrication of antifouling polymeric membranes. He has published over 130 papers in refereed journals.