Engineering and Information Sciences


Long Nghiem

Current Positions:

Professor in Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering


BE  1st class Hons: University of New South Wales, 2002
Grad Cert in Bus: University of Wollongong, 2004
PhD in Environmental Engineering: University of Wollongong, 2005

Past appointments
Jun 2005  Jan 2006: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
2002  2005: PhD candidate, University of Wollongong
Aug 2002  Nov 2003: Visiting research student, Yale University, USA

Research Interests:

Membrane filtration
Sulfate acid soil
Mineral processing
Treatment of mining impacted wastewater

Professional Activities:

EERE 2004 Conference Organising Committee
ARC Expert of International Standing, 2006
Reviewers for Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Membrane Science, Desalination, Environmental Pollution


Best PhD thesis Award, 2006, Engineering, Uni of Wollongong
Vice Chancellor Outstanding in Teaching and Learning Award for early academic, 2009
Vice Chancellor Excellence in Research Award for Emerging Researcher, 2010

Research Students

  • Sultan Alharbi : Degradation and fate of pharmaceutically active compounds by ozonation, UV photolysis, UV/H2O2, and enzymatic treatments and toxicological assessment of their transformation products
  • 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
  • Muhammad Bilal Asif : Development of a novel high retention enzymatic membrane bioreactor for the removal of trace organic contaminants
  • Arbab Tufail : Removal of trace organic contaminants by ultra-violet radiation based advanced oxidation process and enzymatic membrane reactor.