Rachel Gomes is Professor of Water & Resource Processing in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham. With multi-stakeholders and countries, Rachel works on intelligent resource use in process environments, with a particular love for waste/water reuse, pollutant remediation, and value recovery from process streams. Her expertise is relevant to future resource sustainability by understanding how water, chemical, energy resources including mismanaged (waste) resources that are consumed in our society can be more intelligently sourced and used, without depreciating the process environments from which they derive. Rachel is Head of the Food Water Waste Research Group, and leads the University Interdisciplinary Research Cluster, Water Works comprising >140 academics. She is also a trustee of the award-winning Papplewick Pumping Station that showcases water across the transdisciplinary landscape. Rachel was named one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering on Sustainability by the Women’s Engineering Society in 2020 and in the 2022 Birthday Honours List to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations for her services to research and to education.