3 Oct

Nanostone Water Welcomes Joseph Gifford as Vice President of Research and Development

Nanostone Water Welcomes Joseph Gifford as Vice President of Research and Development

Waltham, MA, October 3, 2018 – Today, Nanostone Water, a manufacturer of ceramic ultrafiltration membranes, announces the hiring of Joseph Gifford as Vice President of Research and Development. Mr. Gifford’s role will be leading research and product development for Nanostone Water across the globe, building upon current technology and road mapping future generations of the Nanostone CM-151™.

Previously, Mr. Gifford built his career at Evoqua Water Technologies with an impressive 23 years of service culminating in his most recent position as Vice President Global Research, Development, and Engineering. His education began at Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering, he went on to UMass Lowell to pursue his MS in Chemical Engineering, and further completing core courses for his MBA, also at UMass Lowell. During the tenure of his career, he has successfully led and contributed to multiple cross-functional, international teams of engineers and scientists who were responsible for development of new products in the water treatment industry. As a result, he is listed e is listed as an inventor on a number of U.S. and international patents with his former company.

John Ritter, Chief Operating Officer at Nanostone, remarked, “We are delighted to add Joe to our team, his background and success with product development for the water treatment industry is a great benefit for Nanostone. His experience implementing phase-gate processes and leadership with cross-functional, international teams will serve Nanostone and our customers well.”

About Nanostone Water

The CM-151TM ceramic membrane from Nanostone Water was launched in February 2017, and is a unique high surface area pressurized ultrafiltration monolith style membrane module with improved permeate flow efficiency and lower energy consumption versus currently available ceramic membranes. The form factor enables replacement of existing PUF hollow fiber modules with minimal system modifications. Together, with the improved energy efficiency, the high surface area and unique segmented construction drastically reduces cost of ownership, making Nanostone’s ceramic UF module competitive with polymeric UF/MF systems. Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, the company has ceramic manufacturing operations in Halberstadt, Germany. (



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