Hogland Kjell Hans William, DSc, European Engineer, MSc Civ Eng
Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
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Prof. Hogland became active in the field of Civil engineering (environmental engineering) back in 1978 when he completed his Master studies in the field of Civil Engineering in LTH/LU. He presented his doctoral thesis: "Rural and Urban Water Budgets" - A description and characterization of different parts of the water budgets with special emphasis on combined overflows, at Lund University, Sweden, in 1986.
In 1988, Hogland became a research leader at Waste Management and Recovery Division, Department of Water Resources Engineering at Lund University. Since then, Dr. Hogland has been a member of several national and international committees in both Urban Hydrology and Waste Management.
In 1989, Hogland presided as the chairman of the working group and liaison activities for Bioenergy Agreement on MSW, in the International Energy Agency (IEA). He has experience of teaching and research in over 50 countries, and has been invited as a guest speaker at universities in 18 countries, among them Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Thailand, Tunisia and USA. Since 1994, the research has mainly been directed to system analysis of waste management in industries and municipalities, natural systems for wastewater treatment and river catchments analyses.
Hogland has published more than 400 reports and research articles. He has also written textbooks and produced videos in the area of hydrology and waste management. Hogland has also been employed as a lecturer and supervisor in several international courses in the area of water resources and waste management in developing countries. Hogland was the organizer of several international conferences such as “Latin American – Swedish Seminar on Waste Management” in Rio de Janeiro (1995), Brazil; “Kalmar Eco-Tech” in Kalmar (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2010), Sweden; the Youth Environmental Science Forum - EcoBaltica, St. Petersburg, Russia (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013).
From 1997 to 1999, Hogland was an Acting Professor of Technical Environmental Science at the Department of Technology, University of Kalmar. In 1999, he was awarded the Chair of Environmental Engineering at the Department of Technology, Kalmar University. In 2000, he became the Head of the Department of Technology and also the Chairman of the Baltic Test Team at GIWA/UNEP (Global International Waters Assessment) conducting Assessment Protocol Testing and a representative of GIWA in the Core Group of the GEF Baltic Sea Regional Project (BSRP).
During 2001 and 2002, William Hogland intensified his international research and education cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region, South East Asia and Latin America. In 2002, he became a member of the European Chemistry Thematic Network and has established the International Network on Sustainable Leachate and Waste Water Management Using High-Tech and Natural Systems. Since 2001 he is the mentor/reviewer for the Swedish International Cooperation Agency (Sida) in their programme “Asian regional Research Programme on Environmental Technology (ARRPET)”, which involves 20 national research institutes in 8 Asian Countries.
A dominating part of Hogland’s recent research has been within the KK-research programme at Kalmar University, “Industrial Development for a Sustainable Society – with emphasis on processes and Automated Systems for Recycling and Reuse”. Since 2002 he is the Chairman of the Baltic Sea Network for leachate and wastewater treatment with emphasis on high-tech in combination with nature based systems and since 2004 he is the Chairman of the Baltic Sea Region-Ukrainian network on bioremediation and treatment of leachate from landfills with emphasis on persistent organic compounds. During recent years, he has increased work inside the University as a member of the Board of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering and the Committee of the Research Education and profile work for Life and Environment, just to name a few. Beside treatment of leachate from landfills and storage of waste fuels by baling technique, his research has been focused on the new areas namely soil remediation with phyto-methods and artificial wetlands as well as integrated industrial water management. Hogland´s research interest has broadened in the area of waste management economics. In 2007, he got his second professor title in Eco-Technology with Focus on Innovation Systems at Mid Sweden University, where he worked until August 2008. In 2008, he also became Editor-in-Chief of the Open Waste Management Journal.
Professor of Biology and Environmental Science