We are excited to announce that Oliver Schraa, formerly the President of Hydromantis ESS, Inc. has joined inCTRL as Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Oliver has over 18 years of experience in the design, modelling, simulation, control, and optimisation of wastewater treatment and chemical process systems. He directed the model-based consulting group at Hydromantis, was involved in the development of GPS-X, a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) simulator, and led the development of CapdetWorks, a software package for the Design and Cost Estimation of WWTPs. Previously, Oliver worked at Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions where he developed models for a steady-state and dynamic chemical process simulator (MASSBAL) and developed on-line optimisation systems.
Oliver is a member of the WEF Modelling Expert Group of the Americas (MEGA), and contributed to recent WEF publications such as the Nutrient Removal Manual of Practice (MOP 34), the Solids Process Design and Management Manual, and the Wastewater Treatment Process Modeling (MOP 31). He is a member of the working group for the IWA Task Group on Design and Operations Uncertainty (DOUT Group) and is lead author of Chapter 7 and a co-author of Chapter 6 in the upcoming IWA Scientific and Technical report on the use of probabilistic model-based design of WWTPs. Oliver is an expert reviewer for Water Science and Technology, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, and the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).