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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Hsieh, Hsin-Neng

Contact Info
Title: Professor
Office: 268 COL
Phone: 973-596-5859
Dept: Civil Environ. Eng.

About Me

Hsin-Neng Hsieh, PhD, is a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research interests include: physical, chemical, and biological treatment of wastewater  sludge treatment, and solid waste management.   


  • PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • MS in Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa
  • BS in Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan

Courses I Teach




Mech 235 - StaticsPrerequisites: Phys 111, Math 112.  Provides an understanding of equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies subject to concentrated and distributed forces.
Mech 236 - Dynamics Prerequisites: Mech 235 (or Mech 234 for IE, ME majors). Provides an understanding of the mathematics of the motion of particles and rigid bodies, and of the relation of forces and motion of particles.
EnE 660 - Introduction to Solid and Hazardous Waste Problems (3 credits)Prerequisite: EnE 663. (May be taken concurrently.) Introduction to solid waste disposal. Industrial and urban sources of solid waste and conventional methods of waste disposal. Application of engineering principles related to these topics.
EnE 665 - Biological Treatment (3 credits)Prerequisites: EnE 663, EnE 661. (May be taken concurrently.) Principles of evaluation and control of water pollution that describe aerobic treatment processes: oxidation ponds, trickling filters, and activated sludge. Anaerobic digestion and sludge handling and disposal as well as biodegradability study techniques for various wastes.
EnE 669 - Water and Wastewater Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EnE 663. (May be taken concurrently.) Measurement of parameters of interest in water and wastewater quality studies is performed in the laboratory. Specific project requiring analysis, interpretation, and recommendations will be a major part of the work.
EnE 670 - Advanced Processes in Water Pollution Control (3 credits)Prerequisite: EnE 669. Detailed laboratory experiments using unit operations of sedimentation, coagulation and flocculation; chlorination, filtration, aeration, sludge treatment and digestion. Aspects of pilot plant design and layout are considered. Design parameters discussed in prerequisite courses are developed by advanced bench-scale laboratory procedures. Advanced design and synthesis are considered.
EnE 672 - Stormwater Management (3 credits)Prerequisites: CE 320 & CE 321.   Provides a comprehensive study of stormwater management with emphasis on design practices. Topics include regulatory framework, an overview of structural and non-structural BMPs, groundwater recharge analysis, estimate of runoff, and design of detention basin and drainage systems.

Research Interests

Water and wastewater treatment, sludge treatment, solid waste disposal, and stormwater management

Current Research

Treatment of Wastewater, Treatment of Industrial Sludge, Optimization of Waste Management System, and Municipal Stormwater Management

Selected Publications

Patrick A. Hettiaratchi, Jay N. Meegoda, Hsin-Neng Hsieh and Carlos A. Hunte, “Sustainable Management of Municipal Solid Waste”, accepted for publication in International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM), special issue, 2009.

M. Otegbeye, L. Abdel-Malek, H. N. Hsieh and J. N. Meegoda, “On Achieving the State Strategic Waste Management Plan in Northern New Jersey”, accepted for publication in Waste Management, 2009.

Hsin-Neng Hsieh, J. P. A. Hettiaratchi, S. El Haggar, J. N. Meegoda and R. I. Stressel, “Towards Sustainable Household Solid Waste Management” accepted for publication in International Journal of Environment And Waste Management (IJEWM), 2009.

Karolina A. Filipiak, Layek Abdel-Malek, Hsin-Neng Hsieh and Jay N. Meegoda, “A Case Study on the Optimization of Municipal Solid Waste Collection”, ASCE, The Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, Vol. 13, Is 3, pp. 210-216, July 2009.  

Hsin-Neng Hsieh and Jay N. Meegoda, Review of a book “Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management – Cradle-to-Cradle for Sustainable Development” by Salah El-Haggar, Academic Press, ISBN 9780123736239, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 17, Is. 5, pp. 570, March 2009.

Chanchai Sangsurasak, Hsin-Neng Hsieh, Wirach Wongphathanakul, Wanpen Wirojanagud, “Water Quality Modeling in the Nam Pong River, Northeast Thailand”, ScienceAsia, Vol. 32, No. 1, 71-81, Mar. 2006.

Hsin-Neng Hsieh, Dorairaja Raghu, and Ping Tian, "Leaching Studies on a Model Monofill of Water Treatment Plant Residuals," Environmental Engineering Science, Vol. 23, no. 1, 230-238, Jan./Feb. 2006.

Ronnachai Tiyarattanachai, Proespichaya Kanatharana, and Hsin-Neng Hsieh, "Treatment of Tricholoethylene Contaminated Wastewater Using Fenton Reagent," Malasian Journal of Science (23), 169-177, 2004.

Hsieh, H. and Mukherjee, S. "A QSAR Model for Desorption of Halogenated Aliphatics from Biosolids," Advances in Environmental Research, Vol. 7/2, Feb. 2003, pp. 511 - 520.