Dr Xuan-Thanh BUI obtained the degree of engineer in chemical engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh (VNU-HCM), Viet Nam and received his MEng and PhD degrees in environmental engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, HCMUT, VNU-HCM. He serves as the chairman of Dept. of Water Science & Technology and as the Head of VNU-HCM Key Laboratory of Advanced Waste Treatment Technology. His research focuses on membrane separation processes, water and waste treatment technologies, biological treatment processes, algae processes, green technologies and environmental materials. He has published ~ 170 SCIE journal papers, 30 books/book chapters and have 3 patents. Additionally, he has played a role of a project investigator in more than 60 international/national research projects in his research field and organized three international conferences. Since 2017, he became a member of the scientific committee in the field of earth sciences and environment and in the field of applied Sciences of the National Foundation and for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED), Ministry of Science and Technology, Viet Nam.