Paulus J. Buijs

Industry Specialists

​Center Liaison Officer

Research Interests

​Paul Buijs has been involved in water technology projects since 1990, working on a wide range of topics: conventional drinking water treatment, water treatment residuals, membrane separation processes, drinking water distribution, (industrial) waste water treatment, cooling- and boiler water treatment, UV disinfection and oxidation processes, and virus control.

Paul’s roles range from research to consultancy, capacity building, sales and management, serving clients in industry as well as (semi) government.

His international experience includes Europe, North and South America, South Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East, representing individual companies as well as The Netherlands water technology industry sector.  


  • ​M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-present: KAUST, WDRC, Centre Liaison Officer
  • 2010-2017: Berson UV, Managing Director
  • 2009-2010: BiAqua (water technology startup), Managing Director
  • 2006-2010: Global Membrains (consultancy startup), Managing Director and Consultant
  • 2001-2006: GE Water and Process Technologies (currently SUEZ), Area Manager, Synergy Leader
  • 1992-2001: KIWA Research and Consultancy (currently KWR), Water Treatment and Distribution Department, Projectmanager and Consultant
  • 1990-1992: Eindhoven University of Technology, Laboratory for Colloid Science and thermodynamics, Research Scientist

Scientific and Professional Membership


​NL1013263C2 Method for the purification of water by means of membrane filtration, KIWA, Gilbert Galjaard and Paulus Joannes Buijs

KAUST Affiliations

​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)