Tom Van Gerven is Professor in Process Intensification at KU Leuven, Belgium, and Head of the Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems section. His expertise is situated in the use of alternative energy forms (ultrasound, light) for chemical processes, in particular crystallisation, extraction and leaching. He is General Coordinator of the MSCA-ITN project “Continuous Sonication and Microwave Reactors (COSMIC)”, the EIT-KIC Raw Materials Network-of-Infrastructure “Intensified Flow Separator Infrastructure and Expertise Network (INSPIRE)” and the recently granted SPIRE project “Sonication and Microwave Processing of Material Feedstock (SIMPLIFY)”. He is or was also involved in several other European projects. He is Chairman of the EFCE Working Party on Process Intensification since 2013 and Vice-President of the European Society of Sonochemistry since 2018. He also serves as member of the Expert Panel Chemical Engineering and Material Science of the Flemish Science Fund (FWO).