Anh 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) in 2000 and M.S. and PhD degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (USA) in 2012. 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). He currently serves on the editorial board of Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. He also serves as an ad-hoc proposal reviewer for American Association for the Advancement of Science.
At the University of Waterloo, Anh leads the Environmental Aquatic Chemistry research group. The group applies aquatic chemistry and geochemistry principles, and employ 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 oil sands process water, and removal of emerging contaminants such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), chlorendic acid, and sulfolane.