Associate Professor Pierre Le Clech
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Pierre Le Clech

School of Chemical Engineering

Dr Pierre Le-Clech is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering and is a member of the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science & Technology.

Pierre Le-Clech is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD from the University of Cranfield, UK. He has been working on membrane processes since 1999, when he started his research on fouling in membrane bioreactors (MBRs). In 2003, Pierre joined the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology at the University of New South Wales where he now works as an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences. He has researched many aspects of the water and wastewater treatments by membrane processes. He seeks to further develop the use of membrane technologies, through the development of new operating conditions, the optimisation of the energy need for filtration and the advanced understanding of rejection and fouling mechanisms. Pierre is one of the Associate Editors for Desalination and Water Treatment and on the Editorial Board of Membrane Water Treatment and Process Safety and Environmental Protection.


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  • Journal articles | 2022
    Mustafa ZZ; Rao NRH; Johnston-Hall G; Henderson RK; Leslie GL; Le-Clech P, 2022, 'Membrane fouling during algal blooms: Impact of extracellular algal organic matter feed and membrane surface properties', JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, vol. 10,
    Journal articles | 2011
    Li S; Heijman SGJ; Verberk JQ; Le-Clech P; Lu J; Kemperman A; Amy GL; Van Dijk JC, 2011, 'Fouling control mechanisms of demineralized water backwash: Reduction of charge screening and calcium bridging effects', Water Research, vol. 45, pp. 6289 - 6300,