Joseph Gifford is the head of Research & Development at Evoqua Water Technologies, formerly Siemens Water Technologies. Evoqua serves municipal and industrial customers globally with a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services, offering everything from biological wastewater systems to high purity deionization and membrane separation products.
Joe has an M.S. in Chemical Engineering and has been innovating in the water space for over 20 years. He has held leadership positions over the last 10 years organizing international teams to deliver new products and technologies to the market through both internal development as well as acquisition and integration of external technology. Prior to that he was more directly involved in the development and global deployment of new offerings working directly with end-users to drive adoption and building strong IP portfolios for many of our key technology platforms.