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Dr. Bùi Xuân Thành (Xuan-Thanh Bui)
Dr Bui Xuan Thanh

Dr. Bui Xuan Thanh (Xuan-Thanh Bui)



Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering
VNU-HCM Key Laboratory of Advanced Waste Treatment Technology (Head)
VNU-HCM Research group on algae-bacteria wastewater treatment (Leader)  
BIOSEP Research Group (Founder)
Department of Water & Science Technology (Chairman)
Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources (FENR)
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT),
Vietnam National University 
Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM)
T/F: 84-8-3863-9682

Editor board member: Bioresource Technology (Elsevier, Since 2020); Environmental Technology & Innovation (Elsevier, Since 2020); Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering (Since 2020); GeoScience Engineering; Vietnam Journal of Science Technology and Engineering; Science & Technology development journal - Science of the Earth & Enviroment (VNU-HCM); Journal of Science and Technology in Civil Engineering. 


Guest Editor: Science of the Totall Environment; Bioresource Technology, Environmental Technology and Innovation; Environmental Science & Pollution Research; Journal of Environmental Management; Bioresource Technology Reports; Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (Since 2021); Journal of Applied Membrane Science & Technology;

Lead Editor, Elsevier, Book "Advances in biological wastewater treatment systems", 2021

Lead Editor, Springer Nature, Book “Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies”, 2018. 

Area of Interest

  • Membrane separation processes
  • Water and wastewater treatment processes
  • Biological processes
  • Algae processes 
  • Advanced oxidationprocesses
  • Solid waste treatment and management
  • Green technology and treatment technology for climate change adaptation.


  • 2006-2009: Ph.D, Environmental Engineering (French Government Full Scholarship, exchange program), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand & INSA-Toulouse, France.
  • 2003-2005: ME, Environmental Engineering (The Netherlands Government Full Scholarship), AIT, Thailand.
  • 1996-2001: BE, Chemical Engineering, HCMC University of Technology (HCMUT), Viet Nam.

Professional Experiences

  • 2020-present: Head, Key laboratory of advanced waste treatment technology, VNU-HCM 
  • 2017-present: Member of Scientific Committees in the field of Earth Sciences and Environment, National Foundation of Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED), Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam on term of 2017-2019; 2019-2021 (National Level).
  • 2014-present: Head, Dept. of Water Science & Technology, Faculty of Environment & Natural Resources, HCMC University of Technology (HCMUT), Viet Nam.
  • 2013-present: Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment & Natural Resources, HCMC University of Technology (HCMUT), Viet Nam.
  • 2009-2013: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environment, HCMUT, Viet Nam.
  • 2006-2008: Team Leader, research group under Prof. C. Visvanathan, AIT, Thailand.
  • 2001-2005: Researcher, Intitute for Environment and Resources, HCMC, Viet Nam.
  • 2001-2002: Lecturer, Chemical Engineering Dept., Industry University, HCMC, Viet Nam.
  • 2001-2005: Independent Consultant - Design of waste treatment systems.



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