Long Nghiem attended the University of New South Wales for his Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering, Yale University and the University of Wollongong for his PhD in Membrane Technology. In 2009, he was a visiting professor at Colorado School of Mines. In May and June 2016, he was an August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Munich. He is the Director of the Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater at the University of Technology Sydney. Over the last 5 years, he has secured over $2.4 Million in competitive research grants and over $0.7 Million in industry research funding. Prof Nghiem has supervised to completion 19 PhD and 8 Master students.His current work focuses on the development of a technology platform for the recovery of energy and resources from wastewater and low carbon seawater desalination.