Nalan KABAY is a Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ege University, Turkey and has been working at Ege University, Turkey since 1984. She graduated from Ege University and received her PhD from Kumamoto University, Japan in 1992 through a Monbusho Scholarship. She worked as a post-doc at National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, Japan between 1998 and 1999 by a grant of STA-Japan. She visited Loughborough University and Imperial College-London, UK several times through the grants of the Royal Society, EPSRC and British Council between 1996 and 2008. She was Vice-Dean of the Engineering Faculty of Ege University between 2003 and 2009, a member of the steering committee of the Engineering Research Group at Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council (TUBITAK) between 2004 and 2007. Professor Kabay has around 160 SCI papers, several book chapters and has acted as guest editor of several special issues of international journals such as Reactive and Functional Polymers, Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange, Desalination, Water Research. She is the co-editor of three research books. One of the book is on “Boron Separation Processes” published by Elsevier. Prof.Kabay is Speciality Chief-Editor of Frontiers in Membrane Science and Technology and member of editorial boards for 5 international journals (Desalination, Journal of Water Process Engineering, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Journal of Membrane Science and Research, Ion Exchange Letters, Bor Dergisi). She is an honorary member of Japan Ion Exchange Society. Professor Kabay was involved in many international and national research projects and invited to give lectures and conferences at leading institutions of different countries. She has collaborated with many distinguished scientists from various countries and worked for the organizations of several international conferences and workshops. She has received the TUBITAK-Science Promotion Award in engineering field (2001), Canon Foundation in Europe Award (2001), Ion Exchange Award of Society of Chemical Industry, UK (2012) and Kumamoto University (Japan) Alumni Award (2015). So far, she supervised more than 60 post-graduate students for their PhD and MS theses. Her main interests are membrane separation processes, ion exchange, functional polymeric materials, inorganic adsorbents, solvent impregnated resins, separation and recovery of boron and lithium, desalination, wastewater reclamation and reuse.