In 1993 Jo Van Caneghem obtained a Master’s degree in Engineering Technology - Chemistry at Groep T University College in Leuven. In 1994 she obtained an advanced Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Technology at the University of Leuven. After that, she worked for ten years in the water processing and automotive industry. In 2011 she obtained a doctoral degree in Engineering Science at the University of Leuven. Today she continues her research, which is focused on chemical aspects in waste incineration and recycling, at the University of Leuven – Campus Groep T where she also lectures courses on “Environmental Engineering” and “Applied Sustainability Assessment”.