Dr Adrian Oehmen

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Adrian Oehmen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland. He leads research in the area of environmental biological engineering, focussing on wastewater treatment and resource recovery. His research interests include enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR or BioP), metabolic modelling, biopolymer (polyhydroxyalkanoate – PHA) production, micropollutant removal and greenhouse gas (N2O) assessment and mitigation. He has published more than 80 papers in international scientific journals, led or collaborated on more than 30 research projects (many with industry) and was awarded the CH2M-Hill award for his PhD thesis. He is active within the International Water Association (IWA), serving on specialist group and conference committees and is an Associate Editor of Water Research.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Pratt, Steven, Vandi, Luigi-Jules, Gapes, Daniel, Werker, Alan, Oehmen, Adrian and Laycock, Bronwyn (2019). Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastics from organic waste. In Juan-Rodrigo Bastidas-Oyanedel and Jens Ejbye Schmidt (Ed.), Biorefinery: integrated sustainable processes for biomass conversion to biomaterials, biofuels, and fertilizers (pp. 615-638) Springer International Publishing: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-10961-5_26

  • Velizarov, Svetlozar, Oehmen, Adrian, Reis, Maria and Crespo, João (2016). Electro-membrane processes for the removal of trace toxic metal ions from water. In Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment: Removal of Toxic Trace Elements with Emphasis on Arsenic, Fluoride and Uranium (pp. 73-87) : CRC Press. doi:10.1201/b19227

  • Oehmen, Adrian, Yuan, Zhiguo, Zeng, Raymond J. and Keller, Jurg (2004). Performance of enhanced biological phosphorus removal systems enriched with different volatile fatty acids. In Richard Steutz and Piet Lens (Ed.), Young researchers 2004 (pp. 69-78) London, U.K.: IWA Publishing.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor