Maria D. Kennedy (BSc (Hons.) in Industrial Chemistry & PhD from the University of Limerick, Ireland) is Professor of Water Treatment Technology at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education.
Professor Kennedy has 11 years of research experience and currently specializes in research and development in the field of membrane technology, including microfiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and electrodialysis for potable and industrial water treatment and water reuse.
Her main research areas of interest are membrane fouling (indices), membrane scaling and cleaning. Professor Kennedy is also involved in international training projects in Israel (West Bank) in the field of desalination of brackish/sea water.