Phaik Eong Poh

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Fully funded project by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia to profile the metagenomics and fluid dynamics condition in an anaerobic digester packed with 3D-printed packing treating palm oil mill effluent (POME). Please reach out directly to express interest


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Poh Phaik Eong is an Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Discipline and currently serves as the Director of Research Excellence in Monash University Malaysia.


Research interests

Water security is an issue affecting many parts of the world and it is essential to ensure sustainability of water access. Rapid urbanisation and development of industries in Malaysia meanwhile has contributed to contamination of freshwater sources. Therefore, my primary research interest involves the application of technologies for water/wastewater treatment, with focus on the following areas:

  • Biological treatment of industrial wastewater (particularly anaerobic digestion)
  • Development of decentralised treatment system for non-potable reuse
  • Technologies for water remediation accessible to remote communities

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Greywater treatment
  • Decentralised wastewater treatment system
  • Water sanitation
  • Micropollutant removal from water

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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