Joo Hwa (Andrew) Tay, PhD, named Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Wastewater Engineering

Dr. Tay is a Professor in Civil Engineering Department of the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, he was a Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore for more than 30 years. He is a registered PEng in both Singapore and Ontario, Canada. He has lectured at universities in Canada, United States and Singapore since 1976.

Dr. Tay has received four Singapore National Awards for his outstanding research and inventions. He has filed twelve patents since 2002. He is the editor of the Journal of Hazardous Materials. He was also an associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering. He has written 32 books/book chapters/monographs and published more than 600 technical papers on environmental engineering and management

Dr. Tay is a member of the Singapore Ministry of the Environment's Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances & Toxic Wastes since 1991.  He was also a member of the Resource Panel of Singapore Government Parliamentary Committee. The Committee comprised of Members of Parliament and Experts to provide advices to the Minister of the Environment and Water Resources on various water and environment issues. He was the Head of the Division of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering in Nanyang Technological University from 1991 to 2005, and Director and CEO of the Singapore Institute of Environmental Science & Engineering from 2001 to 2008.

Dr. Tay has served as consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations organizations (e.g. UNEP, UNDP, UNIDO, UNESCAP, UNCRD), World Health Organization (WHO), and several other International Technical Assistant Programmes on environmental engineering & management in Asia-Pacific region for the last 20 years.  He also provides consultancy services on environmental management issues to the governments and industries in the Asia-Pacific region.

In the last ten years, Dr. Tay has designed more than 30 treatment processes for the water and wastewater management in the Asia-Pacific region. He has provided consulting services to Asian Productivity Organization on more than 10 demonstration projects on cleaner production in Asian countries.  He has also offered more than 100 training courses for senior staff on environmental management, industrial and hazardous wastes management, ISO 14000 - Environmental Management System, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Green Productivity, Waste Minimization and Cleaner Production Programmes in 20 Asian countries.

Read more about Dr. Tay's research here