Mattia Giagnorio holds a B.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Università degli Studi di Firenze. He then obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering: Environmental Technology at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense campus), where he graduated with a thesis related to the development of an integrated membrane treatment for recovering energy and resources through the reuse of laundering wash water. Starting in November 2016, he will be a PhD student working under the supervision of Prof. Tiraferri on oxidation resistant nanoporous membranes applied to remove heavy metals for safe potable water.