Stuart Khan

Short CV

Dr. Stuart Khan is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales. He leads a research group undertaking research on the water quality, performance and risk management of drinking water, wastewater and recycled water systems. Dr Khan has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these topics. He teaches water quality, water treatment, water analysis, risk assessment and sustainability analysis to undergraduate and postgraduate UNSW students. Dr Khan is a member of the Water Quality Advisory Committee to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). In this role, he has contributed to the development of many water management guidelines including the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling. Dr Khan is the current Chair of the Australian Water Association (AWA) Specialist Network for Water Recycling. He is also a vice-Chair of the International Water Association (IWA) Special Interest Group on Water Reuse.

Selected Awards

  • 2013, Drinking Water through Recycling: The benefits and costs of supplying direct to the distribution system. Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence (AWRCE). $40,000.
  • 2008-2009, Quantitative Contaminant Exposure Assessment for Water Recycling Schemes; National Water Commission Fellowships Program 2008. $136,000 (NWC).

Research Interests

  • Drinking water treatment processes
  • Wastewater treatment processes
  • Chemical contaminants in water
  • Risk Assessment
  • Water recycling
  • Indirect and direct potable water reuse

Selected Publications

  • Khan, Stuart J.; Wang, Lili; Hashim, Nor H.; Mcdonald, James A.: Distinct Enantiomeric Signals of Ibuprofen and Naproxen in Treated Wastewater and Sewer Overflow. Chirality 26 (11), 2013, 739-746.
  • Wang, Lili; McDonald, James A.; Khan, Stuart J.: Enantiomeric analysis of polycyclic musks in water by chiral gas chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A 1303, 2013, 66-75.
  • McDonald, James A.; Harden, Nick B.; Nghiem, Long D.; Khan, Stuart J.: Analysis of N-nitrosamines in water by isotope dilution gas chromatography–electron ionisation tandem mass spectrometry. Talanta 99, 2012, 146-154.
  • Hashim, N.H.; Nghiem, L.D.; Stuetz, R.M.; Khan, S.J.: Enantiospecific fate of ibuprofen, ketoprofen and naproxen in a laboratory-scale membrane bioreactor. Water Research 45 (18), 2011, 6249-6258.
  • Hashim, Nor H.; Khan, Stuart J.: Enantioselective analysis of ibuprofen, ketoprofen and naproxen in wastewater and environmental water samples. Journal of Chromatography A 1218 (29), 2011, 4746-4754.
  • Murphy, Kathleen R.; Hambly, Adam; Singh, Sachin; Henderson, Rita K.; Baker, Andy; Stuetz, Richard; Khan, Stuart J.: Organic Matter Fluorescence in Municipal Water Recycling Schemes: Toward a Unified PARAFAC Model. Environmental Science & Technology 45 (7), 2011, 2909-2916.
  • Trinh, Trang; Harden, Nick B.; Coleman, Heather M.; Khan, Stuart J.: Simultaneous determination of estrogenic and androgenic hormones in water by isotope dilution gas chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A 1218 (12), 2011, 1668-1676.
  • Hambly, A.C.; Henderson, R.K.; Storey, M.V.; Baker, A.; Stuetz, R.M.; Khan, S.J.: Fluorescence monitoring at a recycled water treatment plant and associated dual distribution system – Implications for cross-connection detection. Water Research 44 (18), 2010, 5323-5333.

For a full publication list please see here.

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow


  • Carvajal, Guido; Branch, Amos; Michel, Philipp; Sisson, Scott A.; Roser, David J.; Drewes, Jörg E.; Khan, Stuart J.: Robust evaluation of performance monitoring options for ozone disinfection in water recycling using Bayesian analysis. Water Research 124, 2017, 605-617 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Khan, Stuart J.; Walker, Troy; Stanford, Benjamin D; Drewes, Jörg E.: Advanced treatment for potable water reuse. Water Intelligence Online 16, 2017, 581-605 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )


  • Khan, Stuart J.: Biologically Mediated Chiral Inversion of Emerging Contaminants. In: Transformation Products of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Leusch, Frederic D.L.; Khan, Stuart J.; Laingam, Somprasong; Prochazka, Erik; Froscio, Suzanne; Trinh, Trang; Chapman, Heather F.; Humpage, Andrew: Assessment of the application of bioanalytical tools as surrogate measure of chemical contaminants in recycled water. Water Research 49, 2014, 300-315 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )