Prof. Gideon Wolfaardt is a professor in Microbiology, holding the ERWAT Chair in Water Management, and is Director of the Stellenbosch University Water Institute. He holds a joint appointment as professor in Environmental Microbiologist at Ryerson University, Toronto Canada. He is also an adjunct professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto, was a visiting professor at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, NH, a fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies and held a Canada Research Chair in Biofilms and Interfaces between 2004 and 2014.