Slawomir W. Hermanowicz


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1982  Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Toronto, Department of Civil Engineering

1978  M.Sc. Environmental Engineering, summa cum laude, Warsaw Technical University, Department of Sanitary and Hydraulic Engineering


since 1983  University of California, Berkeley, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, currently Professor of Environmental Engineering

1982 – 1983  Warsaw Technical University, Institute of Water Supply and Hydraulic Constructions, Senior Research Associate and Instructor

1979 - 1982 University of Toronto, Department of Civil Engineering, Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Engineering Program

1978 - 1979 Warsaw Technical University, Institute of Water Supply, Research Associate and Instructor


•sustainability metrics

•self-organization, complex systems

•membrane reactors

•analysis of full-scale treatment processes

•water reuse

•disinfection and disinfection contactors

•biological activities in aquatic systems

•nitrogen control and phosphorus removal


• 111 Program Honorary Visiting Professor - Tongji University, Shanghai, 2013

• Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University of Munich, 2013

• National High-End Foreign Expert of China - 2013

• Minner Faculty Fellow 2012, University of California, Berkeley

• Distinguished Guest Professor 2010 - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna

• Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Sustainability, 2008 - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna

• Member, Institute of Advanced Studies on Sustainability, European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA) Member

• Research Achievements Award, 2006 - SF Bay California Water Environment Association

• Distinguished Visiting Professor, 2005 - Universität de Girona, Spain

• Gaspar de Portola Scholar, 2000 - UniversitatPolitecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

• Nishihara Distinguished Lecturer, 1998 - Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


•Editorial Advisory Board, Open Access in Environmental Studies, Versita - 2012-current

•Editorial Board, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, IWA Publishing - 2011-current

•Judge, ImagineH2O Water Venture Technology Competition, 2009-current

•Chief Water Judge, CleanTech Open, 2006-2008


English, Polish, French, Russian, German


•Sustainable Water Management – Tongji University, 2013-2014

•Water and Soil  - The Basis of Life and its Future - Alpbach European Forum, August 2011

•Sustainable Development: Ethics, Physics and Technology, BOKU, Vienna, 2008 and 2010

•CE211A Environmental Physical-Chemical Processes graduate course, Berkeley, 2014- current

•CE211B Environmental Bioengineering - graduate course, Berkeley, 2005- current

•CE212 Water Quality Engineering - graduate course, Berkeley, 2006 - current

•E10 Engineering Design and Analysis - lower division course, Berkeley, 2007- 2012

•CE112 Environmental Design - capstone undergraduate course, Berkeley, 1995- current

•CE215 Environmental Process Laboratory - graduate course, Berkeley, 1987 - 2007

•E101 Fractals, Chaos and Complexity - upper division course, Berkeley, 2000 – 2004

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS(from 80+ refereed papers)

· Xia, S., Gu, Z., Zhang, Z., Zhang, J., Hermanowicz, S. (2014)  High-Efficiency Removal of Chloramphenicol from Aqueous Solution by Nanoscale Zero-Valent Iron Particles.  Chemical Engineering Journal, 257 98-104

· Duan, L.; Song, Y. H.; Yu, H.B.; Xia, S. Q.; Hermanowicz, S. W. (2014). The effect of solids retention times on the characterization of extracellular polymeric substances and soluble microbial products in a submerged membrane bioreactor. Bioresource Technology,

· Park, C.; Hermanowicz, S. W. (2014). A Multi-Point Electrical Resistance Measurement System for Characterization of Foam Drainage Regime and Stability.AIChE Journal, 60 (9) 3143-3150

· Duan, L., Song, Y.H., Jiang, W., Hermanowicz, S.W. (2013). The Effect of Media Fill Ratio on Membrane Fouling in Moving Bed Bioreactors-Membrane Bioreactor. Advanced Materials Research, 726-731, 470-473

· Xia, S., Duan, L., Song, Y, Li, J., Piceno, Y.M., Andersen, G.L., Alvarez-Cohen, L., Moreno-Andrade, I., Huang, C-L., Hermanowicz, S.W. (2010).  Bacterial Community Structure in Geographically Distributed Biological Wastewater Treatment Reactors. Environmental Science and Technology, 44 (19), 7391-7396

· Isosaari, P., Hermanowicz, S.W. and Rubin, Y. (2010). Sustainable Natural Systems for Treatment and Disposal of Food Processing Wastewater. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 40, (7), 662 - 697.

· Trussell, R.S., Jang, N.J., Merlo, R.P., Kim, I.S., Hermanowicz, S.W., Jenkins, D.  (2009). Changes in Mixed Liquor and Organic Foulant Properties Impact Membrane Fouling for Non-Nitrifying and Nitrifying Biological Conditions. Water Environment Research, 81, 255-264.

· Duan, L., Xia, S., Song, Y., Piceno, Y.M., Hermanowicz, S.W. (2009). Using High-density Universal 16S rRNA Microarray in Microbial Molecular Ecology Research. HuanjingKexue, 30 (12), 3691-3697.