Dr. Sylvain Keav is the head of the Ovivo Innovation Center located in Birkenfeld, Germany. He joined Ovivo in 2016 and manages several R&D projects in the field of ultrapure water production and semiconductor wastewater treatment. He has more than 5 years of research experience in the field of water chemistry and pollution control. He received his Ph.D. in Physical, Analytical and Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Poitiers, France, in 2010. He gained international research experience at Empa institute of technology in Dübendorf, Switzerland.