WEX Fellows

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WEX Fellows 2019-09-12T00:31:34+00:00

Mansur AbaHusayn

WEX Fellow Glacier Technologies, Inc.

Dr. AbaHusayn has been involved in industrial research for four decades, and has been a strong supporter of WEX research projects. He is currently participating as industrial affiliate to the DOE-funded CERC-WET project titled “A Systems-Level Analysis of Non-Traditional Water Management”.

Formerly Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside.

Daniel Nolasco

WEX Fellow Nolasco y Asociados

Daniel Nolasco has over 25 years of engineering experience in applying dynamic modeling techniques for design and optimization of wastewater treatment plants. His projects have received numerous international awards, among them, a nomination for the Governor General of Canada Award. He has published over 100 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings and has co-authored four books.

Daniel is well known in the WWTP modeling arena. His clarification/thickening model is used in most wastewater treatment simulators, has received over 300 citations, and is considered by the International Water Association as one of the “10 most significant groundbreaking papers during the [past] 40 years” in Water Research. He has served at the Board of Trustees of the Water Environment Federation and is currently at the Board of Directors of IWA.

Daniel has a Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Buenos Aires, a Master in Environmental Engineering from McMaster University, and a Master in Management of Technology from MIT. Daniel is the inaugural WEX Fellow.

Gan Wang

WEX Fellow PLAKeco

Dr. Wang has around 30 years of engineering, R&D and management experience in environmental protection especially in wastewater treatment. He is Chairman of the Board and President of ANHUI PLAKeco® ECOLOGICAL SCI. & TECH. CO., LTD in PR China. Previously, he worked as principal engineer and vice head of the Environment & Municipal Department during he served in East China Engineering Sci & Tech Co., Ltd(ECEC). He accumulated extensive engineering experience (Design EPC) in supply water treatment, industrial circulating water, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, sludge treatment and deposition. His expertise is in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and he holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. He is also a National Registered Environmental Protection Engineer in PR China.

Betty Olson

Global WEX Fellow University of California, IrvineCivil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Olson’s research expertise is in molecular techniques, as well as the microbiology of drinking and waste waters. Her interests cover the use of molecular biological techniques to optimize wastewater treatment, the study of microorganisms of public health importance in environmental waters, and how microorganisms influence water quality. Prior to joining the Civil and Environmental Engineering department, Dr. Olson was a professor in the Department of Environmental Health, Science, and Policy and Environmental and Community Medicine at UC Irvine.