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About Johannes van Leeuwen

Dr. van Leeuwen’s research groups and interests are aligned to purification/disinfection and the conversion of waste materials or low-value co-products into useful byproducts, thereby promoting cleaner production and sustainability.


Present Vlasta Klima Balloun Professor of Engineering, Iowa State University Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

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Honors and Awards

  • 5 U.S. patents
  • 14 international patents
  • Innovator of the Year, R&D Magazine, 2009
  • Global Grand Prize for Applied Research, International Water Association, September 2012
  • R&D 100 Awards as team leader
  • Mycofuel fungal process for biodiesel from processing wastes, 2009

Contact Information

476 Town Engr
813 Bissell Rd
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-5251


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