Dr. Eric Hoek has over 20 years of experience in water treatment research, education, philanthropic, consulting and entrepreneurial activities.
Dr. Hoek has co-founded numerous successful water technology businesses including NanoH2O, NanoMem Consulting, Water Planet, PolyCera, IntelliFlux and MembranePRO. Dr. Hoek has been an engineering professor at UC Riverside and UCLA since 2002 with over 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications and over 70 patents filed globally. He is co-editor of the John Wiley & Sons Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and the Editor in Chief of the npj Clean Water – a Nature publishing group online, open access scientific journal.
Dr. Hoek has a Ph.D. in Engineering from Yale University and completed UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, Executive MBA Program.
Water Planet exists to advance next-generation water purification, reuse and desalination solutions needed to achieve global water sustainability in our lifetime. Our vision is to help inventors, early stage businesses and established companies to accelerate the commercialization and market adoption of innovative water technologies that will contribute to global water sustainability in our lifetime.