Tālis Juhna is a professor and Vice-Rector for Research at Riga Technical University and a professor of water technologies. As Vice-Rector for Sciences at RTU he facilities scientific and industrial cooperation and integration of science and innovations in the study process including development of RTU Design Factory and Business incubators.
He has participated in several European-scale research and innovation projects. Additionally, Tālis is on Editorial boards of several international scientific journals, has worked as a consultant within the industry, and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and books.
Professor Tālis Juhna obtained the Degree of Doctor of Engineering (EngD) in Water Technologies in 2002 in Sweden. He has created one of the most advanced Water research and Biotechnology laboratory in the Baltic States.
Tālis has received several national awards by the Latvian Academy of Sciences.
He is co-founder of a biotech startup.