Dr. Derek M. Stevens is a Research Scientist at Dow Water & Process Solutions in Edina, MN. Derek is currently a member of the Technical Service and Development organization, with a focus on application development in industrial waters and providing solutions to customers. Derek joined Dow Water and Process Solutions in 2010, in the Reverse Osmosis/Nanofiltration R&D group. His work at Dow has encompassed both fundamental and applied process and product development efforts for both brackish and seawater reverse osmosis membranes. Derek earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2010.