Dr. Van-Luan Pham is a senior R&D professional in water and wastewater treatment processes as well as an expert in overseas business development for environmental projects. He has more than 9 years of experience in academic and industrial environments in Korea and some Southeast Asian countries.
He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering at Kyung Hee University, which is widely regarded as one of the top 10 best universities in South Korea. He mainly focuses on researching water and wastewater treatment processes through the application of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) using heterogeneous catalysts. During his 6 years research career, he has been involved in numerous government and Korean enterprise environmental projects.
From 2020 to 2023, Dr. Luan worked for Techcross Corporation of Korea in the role of overseas business development for projects in the Southeast Asia area, those projects were funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank (WB), the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF), etc. In particular, Dr. Luan is in charge of Vietnam’s first public-private partnership (PPP) project (BLT: build-transfer-lease) in the wastewater treatment field. The project value is approximately USD 260 million, and it is expected to benefit 500,000–1,000,000 people each year.