Anh Pham

Assistant Professor
Anh Pham

Contact information

Phone: 519-888-4567 x42337, 519-888-4567 x30337
Location: E2 3301


Biography summary

Anh Pham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He obtained a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Hanoi University of Technology (Vietnam), and M.S. and PhD degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (USA). Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Anh was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University (Jan 2015- Dec 2018), and a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University (2012 – 2014). His research group applies aquatic chemistry and geochemistry principles, and employs analytical chemistry tools to investigate contaminant fate and transformation. The current research focuses on developing novel technologies for the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, treatment of various industrial waste streams including oil sands produced water, and removal of emerging contaminants.

Research interests

  • Aquatic Chemistry and Geochemistry
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Remediation of Soil and Groundwater
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment


  • 2012, Doctorate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley
  • 2007, Master of Applied Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley
  • 2005, Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering, Hanoi University of Technology


  • CIVE 770 - Topics in Environmental Engineering
    • Taught in 2019, 2021, 2023, 2024
  • ENVE 275 - Environmental Chemistry
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • ENVE 375 - Physico-Chemical Processes
    • Taught in 2023, 2024
  • ENVE 497 - Special Topics in Environmental Engineering
    • Taught in 2020, 2021, 2023, 2024

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/recent publications

  • Carey, Grant R and McGregor, Rick and Pham, Anh Le-Tuan and Sleep, Brent and Hakimabadi, Seyfollah Gilak, Evaluating the longevity of a PFAS in situ colloidal activated carbon remedy, Remediation Journal, 29(2), 2019, 17 - 31
  • Zrinyi, Nick and Pham, Anh Le-Tuan, Oxidation of benzoic acid by heat-activated persulfate: effect of temperature on transformation pathway and product distribution, Water research, 120, 2017, 43 - 51
  • Pham, Anh Le-Tuan and Johnson, Carol and Manley, Devon and Hsu-Kim, Heileen, Influence of sulfide nanoparticles on dissolved mercury and zinc quantification by diffusive gradient in thin-film passive samplers, Environmental science & technology, 49(21), 2015, 12897 - 12903
  • Pham, Anh Le-Tuan and Morris, Amanda and Zhang, Tong and Ticknor, Jonathan and Levard, Clément and Hsu-Kim, Heileen, Precipitation of nanoscale mercuric sulfides in the presence of natural organic matter: Structural properties, aggregation, and biotransformation, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 133, 2014, 204 - 215
  • Pham, Anh Le-Tuan and Doyle, Fiona M and Sedlak, David L, Response to Comment on ?Inhibitory Effect of Dissolved Silica on H2O2 Decomposition by Iron (III) and Manganese (IV) Oxides: Implications for H2O2--Based In Situ Chemical Oxidation?, Environmental science & technology, 46(6), 2012, 3593 - 3594

Graduate studies