Engineering and Information Sciences

People

Faisal Hai



Esteem Factors


Award/Prize
2015
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL)

2010
Outstanding lecture award by the Japan Society on Water Environment during WET2010, Yokohama, Japan


Grant Assessor
Continued
Grant proposal assessor of: ARC, Australia (2014 - ), National Research Council Grant, Romania (2012 -), Swiss National Foundation (2013 - ), National Science Center, Poland (2014 - )


Key Note Address/Invited Presentation
02/2013
International workshop on MBR for the Next Generation, Feb 21-22, 2013, Buyeo, Korea.

06/2010
Removal of structurally different pharmaceutically active compounds by membrane bioreactors. Water and Environmental Technology Conference, Yokohama, Japan, June 25-26, 2010.

09/2014
International workshop on MBR for the Next Generation, Sep 11-12, 2014, Antalya, Turkey

04/2010
Hai, Faisal Ibney and Nghiem, Long (2010) MBR for recalcitrant pollutant removal. MBR 2010: From fundamental to future research in Australia, UNSW Water Research Cenre & UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology, University of New South Wales, Sydeny, Australia, April 14.

12/2008
Hai, Faisal Ibney (2008) Development of membrane based biological treatment process for textile wastewater . The 11th Research Center for Water Environment Technology (RECWET) seminar-"Water environment control by membrane treatment technology", University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, December 2.

01/2006
Hai, Faisal Ibney, Yamamoto, K., Fukushi, K. (2006) Membrane-coupled fungi reactor--an innovative approach to remediation of textile wastewater. Proceedings of the Japan-Taiwan International Workshop on Membrane Application for Environmental Technologies; Tokyo, Japan, January 11-12

11/2008
Hai, Faisal Ibney (2008) Innovations in the field of water/wastewater treatment/reuse: Some examples. 4th International Students Conference at Ibaraki University (ISCIU4), Ibaraki, Japan, November 1-2.


Review of manuscripts
ongoing
Reviewer of top class journals including Journal of membrane science, Bioresource technology, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering Journal and Journal of hazardous materials


Thesis Assessor
2009 -
PhD/Masters thesis review
Australian and overseas universities


Collaboration
Continued
Joint research work and publications:

Prof Roddick (RMIT, Australia), Prof Ngo (UTS, Australia), A/Prof Khan (UNSW, Australia), Prof Yamamoto (University of Tokyo, Japan), Prof Moreira (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Prof Tung (National Taiwan University, Taiwan), Prof Basile (University of Calabria, Italy), Prof Lee (Seoul National University), Prof Liao (Lakehead University, Canada), Prof Koyuncu (Turkey) A/Prof Galucci (Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands), A/Prof Modin (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), A/Prof Magram (King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia) and Dr Al-aboud (Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia), Dr. Devendra P. Saroj (Surrey University, UK), Dr. Parvez Fattah (American University of Sharjah), Dr. Ewan J. McAdam (Cranfield University, UK)


Editor/Editorial Board Member
2015-
Associate Editor, Water Science and Technology (IWA publishing, UK)

2013
Member of the editorial board, Journal of Water Sustainability

2015
Co-editor of an on ongoing book entitled “Membrane reactors for energy applications and basic chemical production” (two volumes) (Eds: Basile, A., Paola, L.D., Hai, F.I. and Vincenzo, P.) for Woodhead publishing, London, UK.

2014
Lead editor of a membrane bioreactor book (ISBN: 9781780400655) from International Water Association (IWA) publishing, UK (2014). Co-editors include Prof Yamamoto (the inventor of MBR) and Prof Lee (Chair, IWA Membrane Technology Specialist Group).


Fellowship
01/10/2007 - 30/05/2009
Postdoctoral fellowship at University of Tokyo from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)

25.02.2011 - 24.02.2014
Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship, UOW (Relinquished to take up the lecturer position)

Current Positions:

Associate Professor
School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia

Biography:

2016.01 -
Associate Professor, School of CME, UOW, Australia
2013.01 -
Senior Lecturer, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia
2011.05-2012.12
Lecturer, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia

2011.02- 2011.04
Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia

2009.06- 2011.02
Professional Officer, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia

2007.10-2009.05
Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Science Center, University of Tokyo, Japan

2005.07-2007.09
Graduate Research Assistant, Environmental Science Center, University of Tokyo, Japan

2005.10-2006.03 and 2004.10-2005.03
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan

2001.10-2002.03
Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh

Research Interests:

Sustainable urban water regeneration; Membrane-based hybrid processes for water and wastewater treatment (e.g., Membrane Bioreactor, adsorbent-amended MBR), Ground water pollution management; Site remediation

Professional Activities:

-6 invited lectures as an expert of membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology in Australia, Japan, Korea and Turkey.
-Lead editor of an MBR book (ISBN: 9781780400655) co-edited with Prof Yamamoto (the inventor of MBR) and Prof Lee (Former Chair, IWA Membrane Technology Specialist Group) from IWA publishing, London.
-Co-editor of an on ongoing book entitled ¿Membrane reactors for energy applications and basic chemical production¿ (two volumes) (Eds: Basile, A., Paola, L.D., Hai, F.I. and Vincenzo, P.) for Woodhead publishing, London, UK.
-Member of the Scientific Committee of the 4th IWA Regional conference on Membrane Technology, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (December, 2014)
-Co-Chair of the theme ¿Applications of Membrane Technology¿ for International CESE 2012 conference, Melbourne, Australia (Sep., 2012).
-Member of the international scientific committee of the 2nd JSPS-AASPP/GRENE-EcoHealth joint conference on development of international network on health risk assessment in urban area, organized at BUET, Bangladesh by University of Tokyo (A/Prof. Fukushi), Japan (Dec., 2012).
-Grant proposal assessor of: ARC, Australia (2014 - ), National Research Council Grant, Romania (2012 -), Swiss National Foundation (2013 - ), National Science Center, Poland (2014 - )
-Reviewer for eminent international journals in the field of environmental engineering and separation science: Water Research, Journal of Membrane Science, Bioresource Technology, Chemosphere, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Environmental Management, and Water Science and Technology.

Awards:

- Vice Chancellor's outstanding contribution to teaching and learning (OCTAL) award,, 2015
-Vice chancellor's research fellowship award, UOW, 2011
-Outstanding lecturer award, Japan Society on Water Environment, 2010
-Japan Society for Promotion of Science fellowship award, 2007-2009
-Graduate scholarship, University of Tokyo, 2002 - 2007

Research Students

  • Muhammad Bilal Asif : Development of a novel high retention enzymatic membrane bioreactor for the removal of trace organic contaminants
  • Zulqarnain Fida : Occurrence, Fate and Remediation of Emerging Organic Contaminants in Ground Water
  • Truong Minh Vu : Phosphorous Recovery from Anaerobically Digested Sludge Centrate by Forward Osmosis
  • Arbab Tufail : Removal of Pharmaceutical Waste Water by Hybrid Process Based on Fenton Like Oxidation and Enzyme-Catalyzed Degradation
  • Ashley Ansari : Resource Recovery From Wastewater Using Forward Osmosis Membranes