Water Science and Technology Department

Water Science and Technology covers emerging areas of water research and training.  These areas are monitoring and analytical techniques; physical, chemical, and biological processes for water and wastewater treatment; membrane technologies and desalination; and advanced purification technologies. Water Science and Technology is also interested in low-cost technologies for water pollution control; integrated water resources management; water reuse, urban water cycle and treatment systems; urban water planning, water supply and management, urban and storm water management and resource recovery from waste streams.

Graduates majoring in Water Science and Technology can easily find promising job opportunities in public or private sectors in the fields of water and wastewater technology, science, and management. They can also  to find positions in the business, government, education or nonprofit sectors that need their expertise in environmental fields, such as environmental management, water resource management, and environmental science.

Department of Water Science and Technology specialized its research and education in:

  • Environmental technologies deal with the removal of contaminants from water and wastewater in the direction of  clean water supply and water reuse
  • Biological technologies and low-cost technologies for pollution control
  • Advanced water and wastewater treatmnent
  • Applications of membrane technology for enhancement of water quality and water reclamation
  • Integrated water resources management and its application in management of domestic and industrial infrastructures
  • Proper and precise approach management in supervision, analysis and design of domestic and industrial wastewater treatment plants including facilities, treatments and water distrbution, collecting, transportaion and discharging wastewater in decentralization sewage treatment.
  • Urban planning, financial management, and evaluation of the implementation of wastewater treatment and water supply system
  • Water supply and sanitation in rural areas


Bui Xuan Thanh, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Head of Department

Email: bxthanh@hcmut.edu.vn

Website: www.buixuanthanh.com

Personal CV: Link

Research interest:

  • Membrane separation processes
  • Water and Wastewater treatment processes
  • Biological processes
  • Advanced oxidation processes
  • Biofuels
  • Solid waste treatment and management 
  • Treatment technology for climate change adaption

Bui Ta Long, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Head of Lab of Environmental Modeling

Email: longbt62@hcmut.edu.vn

Personal CV: Link

Research interest:

  • Environmental Modeling
  • Geophysical Hydrodynamics
  • Theory of Systems
  • Theory of Information Systems