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Dr. Huu Doan

Huu Doan
BEng, MSc, PhD
416-979-5000 ext. 556341

Areas of Academic Interest

Membrane filtration

Wastewater treatment


Year University Degree
1998 University of Toronto
1993 University of Guelph MSc
1989 Ryerson University BEng

Selected Courses

Course Code Course Title
CHE 617 Chemical Process Safety and Loss Prevention
CHE 318 Separation Processes
CHE 215 Process Measurements


To teach his students about the properties of fluids, Huu Doan likes to turn a bottle of ketchup upside down and smack it. "Ketchup is the type of fluid we need to give a shock to—we call this property yield strength,” he explains. He describes his teaching style as head on. At the beginning of the semester, he assesses their knowledge levels, and then tailors his instruction to match.

To prepare them for the industry, Doan reminds students that theoretical estimations are often limited by machinery in the field. "With theory, you can predict, but there will always be exceptions," he explains. Instead, he focuses on teaching students how to problem solve and think outside the box so that they can apply their skills to any field. "I have students that come back to tell me my classes have helped them in their co-op placements or jobs," he says. "That's the best part."

He knows what it’s like to be a Ryerson student—after all, he did his undergraduate here. After working as an industry consultant for a few years, he came back to teach. "It was like coming home."

Huu Doan

"I teach my students to be independent."

  • Abdelrasoul, A., Doan, H., Lohi, A., Cheng, C.-H (2017). The effect of contaminated particle sphericity and size on membrane fouling in cross flow ultrafiltration, Environmental Technology (TENT 1297490), DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2017.1297490.
  • A. Abdelrasoul, H. Doan, A. Lohi and C.H. Cheng, 2016, Membrane Fouling Remediation & Performance Enhancement of Ultrafiltration of Latex Effluent, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 94:281-290.
  • Abdelrasoul, A., Doan, H., Lohi, A., Cheng, C.-H. (2016) Contaminated particle characteristics influence on membrane fouling, Water and Environment Journal, DOI: 10.1111/wej.12213
  • A. Abdelrasoul, H. Doan, A. Lohi and C.H. Cheng, 2014, Modeling of fouling and fouling attachments as a function of the zeta potential of heterogeneous membrane surfaces in ultrafiltration of latex solution. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 53: 9897−9908.