22 February 2013
The University of Queensland (UQ) has named Chris Hertle, GHD’s
Global Market Leader – Water, as an Adjunct Professor in the
Advanced Water Management Centre for a period of three years.
The title was awarded to Chris as formal
recognition of his significant contribution to the work and
activities of the university, from which he received an honours
degree in Chemical Engineering in 1983. He also holds a Master of
Philosophy in Biological and Environmental Science from Murdoch
University for development of a high rate anaerobic treatment
system that treated abattoir wastewater.
After stints working with Brisbane City
Council in the wastewater treatment section and ESI a technology
supplier to the water industry, Chris joined GHD in 1993. For the
past 20 years, he has been involved in numerous consulting
assignments in the areas of industrial and municipal water and
wastewater treatment and recycling as well as solid waste
management. During this time, Chris continued his close involvement
with the university.
Speaking of the honour, Chris comments, “This
recognition allows me to continue to be involved with UQ’s Chemical
Engineering department and the Advanced Water Management Centre at
an elevated level. I hope to provide guidance into research
projects to ensure that the outcomes can be applied by the water
industry. In addition, I’ll be able to occasionally deliver guest
lectures – particularly in subjects relating to low energy
wastewater treatment, anaerobic systems and management of solid
This honour further complements Chris' recent
appointment to the Research Advisory Committee at the Australian
Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.
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