In 2018, Associated Engineering launched our new Strategic Plan, titled Shaping our Shared Future. The vision of our new plan is Creative solutions for a healthy, resilient world. With this aspiration in mind, in this new series, you will meet members of our staff and learn about what they are doing in their professional and personal lives to help shape a more resilient, sustainable world.
Throughout his career, José Bicudo, Senior Wastewater Engineer and National Technical Specialist for Water Resources Recovery, has shared his research and experience to advance the field of wastewater engineering. José actively volunteers with the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo, where he continues to collaborate on wastewater and biosolids research.
José’s volunteer activities have also included the Water Environmental Association of Ontario (WEAO) as past Chair of the Residuals and Biosolids Committee, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) as a peer reviewer for the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), and a panel member on the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)’s Strategic Partnership Project Grants.
He has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical publications, including peer-reviewed journals and engineering magazines. José recently published a paper on dewatering optimization in Water Environment Research (a peer-reviewed journal for WEF) and a paper on Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) which appeared in WEF’s Water Environment & Technology Magazine.
“I believe it’s important to share experiences that have beneficial and practical applications to help solve real-world engineering problems.”
José holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He worked in academia and research for a number of universities around the world, before moving to Canada and taking on roles in consulting and in the public sector. His experience includes planning, design, operations, and applied research.