Dr. Victor Lo obtained a B.Sc. from National Taiwan University (1967), an M.Sc. from the University of Hawaii (1970), a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts (1975) and served as an Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Nova Scotia prior to becoming a faculty member at UBC in 1980. Dr. Lo's research focuses on biological process applications in waste treatment and applications of microwave enhanced advanced oxidation processes in solid reduction, nutrients solubilization and recovery from organic slurries. His work has led to advancements in the treatment of swine waste and improvements in composting practices in many B.C. communities. Dr. Lo has served as the Director of the UBC/UNBC Environmental Engineering program since 2011.
Biological process applications in waste treatment and utilization [aerobic and anaerobic treatments of and nutrients recovery from food processing and agricultural wastewaters and solid wastes including composting, and anaerobic digestion. Application of microwave enhanced advanced oxidation process in nutrients solubilization from organic slurries.
Water Treatment and Waste Management
Processes used in water and wastewater treatment. Conditions which necessitate treatment of water or wastewater, water and wastewater treatment processes and plant design. Municipal services required and associated with solid waste management.
Environmental Laboratory Analysis
Testing procedures used in water quality studies and in the operation of water and wastewater treatment plants.
Engineering Design and Analysis I
Integration and application of previously acquired knowledge and skills to find design solutions. Focus on conceptual designs.
Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology
Processes for removing and mitigating impurities that are not effectively removed in conventional water and waste treatment practice; investigation of disposal practices that make use of the impurities as a resource.
Design of Wastewater Treatment Systems