Stella Lacour has a Doctorate of Water Chemistry and Microbiology (09/2000) from the University of Limoges. The subject of thesis concerned the use of ion-exchange grafted textiles for the elimination and the recovery of metal ions in industrial waters (industrial collaboration with Callisto Society, Limoges). Then, she has been spending for one year post-doctoral activities at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), in the Department of Chemical Engineering, team ’ Precipitation and Crystallisation Research Facility ’, where she studied precipitation processes in industrial environment ; She integrated again for 2 years the Laboratory of Water Sciences and Environment at University of Limoges as ATER (study of the behavior of metals and metalloids at the solid/liquid interface). She finally becomes Assistant Professor (09/2004), at the European Institute of Membranes, at the University of Montpellier 2. Today, her research activities concern the understanding of ionic transport (organic and inorganic compounds) within electromembrane processes with the aim of optimising current technologies (selectivity, energetic consumption, coupling techniques) and/or developing new ways of applications (water treatment, recovery and purification of high added-value products (for food-processing, chemistry, pharmaceutical industries...)).