Dr. Hamish Mackey is a founding faculty member in the Division of Sustainable Development. He received his BEng (1st Class Honors) in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2006 before joining MWH New Zealand Ltd as a graduate water and waste engineer where he contributed to local and international projects in wastewater treatment plant design and environmental impact assessment. In 2014 he earned his PhD in Civil Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology before joining HBKU. Dr. Mackey currently undertakes research exploring the environmental impacts and causes associated with water and waste management systems and their optimization, with a particular focus in the areas of resource recovery and environmental biotechnology. He has co-authored over 33 articles, holds one patent, is involved in a number of ongoing funded research projects and has graduated a number of postgraduate students.