Lecturers

Eminent experts in key topics of the course will teach at the course. In the following a list of them is provided:

 

George A Ekama, PhD, has 35 years research experience into activated sludge systems at the University of Cape Town. Over the years he has been at the forefront of developments in BNR activated sludge systems modelling, filamentous bulking, secondary settling tank design and modelling. He has published over 150 research papers on these subjects and he and his research group have been co-authors of 4 of the International Water Association (IWA) Scientific and Technical Reports (STR) on activated sludge modelling, community analysis and secondary settling tanks. He has been visiting Professor at Virginia Tech, University of Padua and the UNESCO- IHE in Delft, teaching graduate courses on wastewater treatment.
Giorgio Mannina is Professor of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering at the Department of Civil, Environmental, Aerospace, Materials Engineering, University of Palermo. He has a degree in Civil engineering (University of Palermo) and a PhD in Hydraulic engineering (University of Catania). Since 2016 he is a member of the Scientific council at Palermo University. In 2012 he received the Early Career Research Excellence Award by the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society. In 2014 he became a member of the iEMS Board of Directors. He is the author or co-author of over 250 papers. His activities involves collaborations with scientists from neighbouring disciplines such as hydrology, environmental chemistry and microbiology, process and control engineering.
Hallvard Odegaard obtained his degrees (1969) in Civil Engineering and PhD (1975) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH). Since 1977 he has been professor in Water and wastewater treatment at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Since 2011 he is Professor Emeritus at the NTNU. He has spent extended periods as a guest professor and visiting researcher at universities and research center as EAWAG, Sweden (1991), Hokkaido University, Japan (1999), CSIRO – Molecular Science, Melbourne (2000). He has received several prizes and awards. In 2011 he was assigned from the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav as Knight of 1st Class – 2011.
Gustaf Olsson is Professor in Industrial Automation and Professor Emeritus at Lund University, Sweden since 2006. He has devoted his research to control and automation in water systems, electrical power and process industries. He has served in various positions within IWA, the International Water Association (Director, Honorary member). He has received the Lund University pedagogical award for “distinguished achievements in the education”. The Lund University engineering students have elected him as the “teacher of the year”. In 2010 he received the IWA Publication Award. He has spent extended periods as a guest professor and visiting researcher at universities and companies in the USA, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, and China. He has authored six books and more than 160 scientific publications.
Kartik Chandran is Professor of Environmental Engineering, Director, Columbia University Biomolecular Environmental Sciences Program Director, Wastewater Treatment and Climate Change Program at Columbia University, New York (USA). Kartik Chandran is an environmental engineer integrating microbial ecology, molecular biology, and engineering to transform wastewater from a troublesome pollutant to a valuable resource. Kartik Chandran received a B.S. (1995) from the Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee (formerly, University of Roorkee) and a Ph.D. (1999) from the University of Connecticut. He was a senior technical specialist (2001–2004) with the private engineering firm Metcalf and Eddy of New York, Inc., before returning to academia as a research associate (2004–2005) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Currently an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University, his work has been demonstrated in New York City and Ghana and has been published in such journals as PLoS ONE, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Science & Technology, and Biotechnology and Bioengineering, among others.
Jacek Makinia is professor at Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT), since 2014, head of the Department of Sanitary Engineering. During the work at GUT, industrial internships in the Danish Environmental Association in Aarhus (Denmark) (1991), wastewater treatment plant “Øresund” in Helsingborg (Sweden) (1992), Unified Sewerage Agency of Washington Country in Hillsboro (USA) (1995-1997). A scholar of the Fulbright Foundation in Portland State University (USA) (1994-1995), Humboldt Foundation in Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany) (2003-2004, 2007, 2011), and Kosciuszko Foundation at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago (USA) (2006). Visiting professor at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago (2009), the University of Washington, Setttle (2010) and Tongji University (2017). Prof. Makinia is author of more than 220 publications, including one independent book and two monographs on the technology and modelling wastewater treatment processes. Advisor of 4 Ph.Ds and 6 Ph.D. students (including the ones from Yemen and Iran). Member of the Gdańsk Scientific Society and TAU BETA PI (USA), the Secretary of the Management Committee of the IWA specialist group on “Nutrient Removal and Recovery”, IWA Fellow (2016), President of the Polish Section of the IWA, Chairman of the Gdańsk branch of the Societas Humboldtiana Polonorum, member of the task groups of the German Association (DWA) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (USA).

The AdCourse is supported by the International Water Association (IWA) Task Group on Membrane Modelling and Control