Prof Faizal Bux

Faizal Bux

Prof Faizal Bux is the Director of the Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology, Durban University of Technology. Prof Bux has been instrumental in establishing the Research Niche area  of Wastewater Technology and further turning this into a centre of excellence known as the Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology. He has  more than 20 years service at higher Education Institutes and has received numerous awards from external agencies including the University Top Senior researcher awards. The Institute has recently been awarded a National Research Foundation Research Chairs initiative chair mainly due to the efforts of Prof Bux. Prof Bux’s primary research areas are: wastewater biotechnology, bioremediation, algal biofuels research and biotechnology, constructed wetlands/rhizofiltration and rainwater harvesting. Prof Bux is ranked as the most published researchers at Durban University of Technology. He has supervised (including current) over 50 Masters and Doctoral students and 10 Postdoctoral fellows served their tenure under his guidance. He has acted/current editor for CLEAN  Soil Air Water (John Wiley & sons, Germany), Environmental Science and Health Part A (Taylor Francis, USA) and as a reviewer for 28 International Journals and contribution to 60 journal articles, 6 book chapters, 9 technical Reports (Water Research Commission, South Africa) and 70 conference presentations (national and international) and edited 2 books. His citations are in excess of 800 with an H Index of 16. Prof Bux has attracted in excess of R 78 Million in external funding from a variety of funders.  Prof Bux is an invited Member of the Management Committee of the International Water Association (IWA) specialist group (Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering, MEWE) and actively involved in coordinating activities of MEWE globally. He is a Fellow of the Water Institute of Southern Africa. Served on the Scientific program committee/Advisory board/Chair/Invited speaker of various national and  International conferences. He is Member of many professional bodies nationally and internationally. Prof Bux has served as reviewer many international funding agencies and is currently involved in two bilateral projects with Universities in India and Egypt. He serves as  Scientific advisor for various NGO’s both in South Africa and internationally, especially with regards to water quality issues. He established an extensive network of collaborators based at Universities both nationally and internationally with active student and staff exchange for team members in the Institute