Pauline Zimmermann shown on the left, started her PhD this autumn. In her PhD, she will investigate to what extent undesired ions in wastewater from industrial processes can be removed by use of electrodialysis by combining cation and anion exchange membranes. She will do this by combining theory and experimental work. In fact, she has already contributed to a review on the topic that has been accepted for publication in the conference proceedings titled Rare Metal Technology 2020. Nonequilibrium thermodynamics and coupling of mass and charge transfer will be of key importance in her PhD. Together with Prof. O. S. Burheim and Prof. L. Deng, I am part of her team of supervisors.