Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL)
Outstanding lecture award by the Japan Society on Water Environment during WET2010, Yokohama, Japan
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
International workshop on MBR for the Next Generation, Feb 21-22, 2013, Buyeo, Korea.
Removal of structurally different pharmaceutically active compounds by membrane bioreactors. Water and Environmental Technology Conference, Yokohama, Japan, June 25-26, 2010.
International workshop on MBR for the Next Generation, Sep 11-12, 2014, Antalya, Turkey
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.
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.
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
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
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
PhD/Masters thesis review
Australian and overseas universities
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
Associate Editor, Water Science and Technology (IWA publishing, UK)
Member of the editorial board, Journal of Water Sustainability
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.
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).
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)
Publications :Publication List (sourced via UOW Database)
Hai, F. Ibney., Yamamoto, K. & Lee, C. (Eds.). (2014). Membrane biological reactors: theory, modeling, design, management and applications to wastewater reuse. United Kingdom: IWA Publishing.
Phan, H. V., Hai, F. I., Kang, J., Dam, H. K., Zhang, R., Price, W. E., Broeckmann, A. & Nghiem, L. D. (2014). Simultaneous nitrification/denitrification and trace organic contaminant (TrOC) removal by an anoxic–aerobic membrane bioreactor (MBR). Bioresource Technology, 165 96-104.
Semblante, G., Hai, F. Ibney., Ngo, H. H., Guo, W., You, S., Price, W. E. & Nghiem, L. D. (2014). Sludge cycling between aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic regimes to reduce sludge production during wastewater treatment: Performance, mechanisms, and implications. Bioresource Technology, 155 395-409.
Nguyen, N. Luong., Hai, F. I., Kang, J., Nghiem, L. D., Price, W. E., Guo, W., Ngo, H. H. & Tung, K. (2013). Comparison between sequential and simultaneous application of activated carbon with membrane bioreactor for trace organic contaminant removal. Bioresource Technology, 130 412-417.
Hai, F. I., Yamamoto, K., Nakajima, F., Fukushi, K., Nghiem, L. D., Price, W. E. & Jin, B. (2013). Degradation of azo dye acid orange 7 in a membrane bioreactor by pellets and attached growth of Coriolus versicolour. Bioresource Technology, 141 29-34.
Current Positions:Associate Professor
School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia
Associate Professor, School of CME, UOW, Australia
Senior Lecturer, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia
Lecturer, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia
Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia
Professional Officer, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia
Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Science Center, University of Tokyo, Japan
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
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
- Muhammad Bilal Asif : Development of a novel high retention enzymatic membrane bioreactor for the removal of trace organic contaminants
- Naveed Ahmed : Continuous production of ethanol from sugarcane bagasse hydrolysate using a membrane bioreactor
- Jingjing Liu : Membrane-based desiccant cooling and dehumidification
- Zulqarnain Fida : Sludge reduction using an integrated membrane bioreactor and oxic-settling-anonic (MBR-OSA) process: Underlying Mechanisms, microlial community and fate of trace organic contaminants
- Truong Minh Vu : Forward Osmosis for Resource Recovery from Anaerobically Digested Sludge Centrate
- Richard Wickham : Anaerobic co-digestion of sewage sludge and organic wastes
- Arbab Tufail : Removal of trace organic contaminants by ultra-violet radiation based advanced oxidation process and enzymatic membrane reactor.