Dr. Oleg Shipin
Position: Associate Professor
Coordinator, EEM Field of Study
Country of Origin: Russia, South Africa
Email: oshipin@ait.ac.th

Ext: 5632

Academic Affiliation

Environmental Engineering and Management
School of Environment, Resources and Development

Areas of Expertise (Keywords)

Water and Wastewater Treatment
Environmental Impact Assessment (Biophysical Environment)
Microbal biotechnology
Microbial aspects of Environmental Engineering


Ph.D. (MICROBIOLOGY), Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms, Centre for Biological Research in Poushchino-on-Oka, Moscow Region, Russia; 1986

MSc (BIOCHEMISTRY), Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia; 1981


Professional Experience

Jan 2003-present: Associate Professor. Environmental Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

1997-2002: Consultant. International infrastructure development company AMANDLA ENVIRONMENTAL and MEIRING, TURNER & HOFFMANN Water & Wastewater Consulting Engineers (MTH), Pretoria, South Africa.

1992-96: Project officer (wastewater treatment, microbial biotechnology), Biochemistry and Microbiology Dept., Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

1990-91: Postdoctoral fellow (Molecular biology, DNA-fingerprinting) Biochemistry and Microbiology Dept., Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

1988-90: Project leader, Head of fermentation group, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms, Saratov, Russia.

1985-87: Research associate (same institute).

Present Research Involvements

Research Interests


Environmental Impact Assessment

 Wetlands research and conservation (mangroves, estuaries, etc)

Cumulative Effects Assessment

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Microbial aspects of Environmental Engineering

Health Impact Assessment

Anaerobic and Aerobic Wastewater Treatment

Ecological Impact Assessment

Microbial and molecular biotechnology

Nanotechnology in Environmental Engineering 

Doctoral Research Supervision

Doctoral students from Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Philippines, Afghanistan, Guinea, Thailand.

Topics ranging from Environmental Impact Assessment and waste treatment/management to health risk assessment and  molecular microbiology

Selected Publications

A. Anceno, P. Rousseau, F. Béline, O. Shipin and P. Dabert. Evolution of N-converting bacteria during the start-up of anaerobic digestion coupled biological nitrogen removal pilot-scale bioreactors treating high-strength animal waste slurry Bioresourse Technology, 2009, 100 (14), 3678-87 (Impact Factor 4.5).

A.Karazhanova, O.Shipin, M.Iluyshchenko, D.Jiang, S.Sinha (2009). Development of options analysis and prefeasibility study for the long term storage of Mercury in Asia and the Pacific, Report for the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP

S.Wickramasinghe, M.Borin, S.Kotagama, R.Cochard, A.Anceno and O.Shipin. 2009. Multi-functional pollution mitigation in a rehabilitated mangrove conservation area. Ecological Engineering, Ecological Engineering, 35, 898–907) (Impact Factor 2.18).

P. Laobusnanant,  S. H. Lee, A. Anceno, G. Ghosh, Dongjin Kim, B. Pathak and O. Shipin. 2009. N-removal performance and underlying bacterial taxa of upflow filter bioreactor system under different dissolved oxygen and internal recycle conditions. Bioprocess and Biosystem Engineering, 32, 6, 809-818 (Impact Factor 1.11)

R. Cochard, S.L. Ranamukharachchi, G. Shivakoti, O. Shipin, P.J. Edwards and K.T. Seeland. 2008. The 2004 tsunami in Aceh and Southern Thailand: a review on coastal ecosystems and vulnerability. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, vol. 10, pp. 3-40, Elsevier (Impact Factor 2.905)

T. Clasen, D. H. Thao, S. Boisson and O. Shipin. 2008. Lessons in household water treatment from a cross-sectional study of boiling in rural Vietnam. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 42, no. 12, pp. 4255-4260 (Impact Factor 4.040)

S. Sukprasert, P. Rattaprasert, Z. Hamzah, O. Shipin and P. Chavalitshewinkoon-Petmitr. 2008. PCR detection of Entamoeba spp from surface and waste water samples using genus-specific primers. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol 39 (suppl 1), 6-9

M. B.C. Diallo, A. J. Anceno, B. Tawatsupa, E. R. Houpt, V.Wangsuphachat and O.V. Shipin. 2008. Infection risk assessment of diarrhea-related pathogens in a tropical canal network. Journal of Science of Total Environment, 407, 223-232. (Impact Factor 2.18)

A.Yakupitiyage, V.Nitivattananon, O.Shipin, D. Thakur and U.Bhatiyasevi (2008) Assessing Capacity for Effective Coastal Management in Thailand (Chapter). In: An assessment of capacity for effective coastal management in Asia. Report for The Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

M. B.C. Diallo, A. J. Anceno, B. Tawatsupa, N.K. Tripathi, V. Wangsuphachat  and O.V. Shipin. 2009.  A GIS-based analysis of the fate of waste-related pathogens, Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum and E.coli in a tropical canal network. Journal of Water and Health, 7, 1, 133–14. (Published by International Water Association Publishing in collaboration with the World Health Organization) (Impact Factor 1.16)

A.J. Anceno, M. Ozaki, Y.N.D. Dang, B. Chuluun and O.V. Shipin. 2007. Canal networks as extended waste stabilization ponds: fate of pathogens in constructed waterways in Pathumthani province, Thailand. Water Science and Technology, IWA, London, 55(11), 143-156. (Impact Factor 0.875)

T. Clasen, T. F. Saeed, S. Boisson, P. Edmondson and O. Shipin. 2007. Sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) tablets for routine treatment of drinking water: a randomized, controlled trial to assess microbiological effectiveness in Bangladesh. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 76 (1), 187-192. (Impact Factor 2.482)

O.V. Shipin, Seunghwan Lee, C. Chiemchaisri, W. Wiwattanakom, G.C. Ghosh, A.J. Anceno and W. F. Stevens. 2007. Piggery wastewater treatment in a tropical climate: biological and chemical treatment options. Environmental Technology, London 28, 329-337. (Impact Factor 0.718)

O. Shipin. 2007. Multifunctional wetlands for biodiversity conservation and landscape beneficiation: An Asian perspective. International Conference on Multiple Roles of Wetlands 26-29 June 2007 University of Padua, Padova/Venice, Italy (Keynote lecture).

O.Shipin. 2006. Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Auditing and Strategic Environmental Assessment. In: Environmental Management tools. A Training Manual (ed.J.K. Routray), ISBN 978-974-8257-43-3, UNEP and SERD (AIT), pp.83-96.

A. Anceno, H. Katayama, E. Houpt, P. C. Petmitr, B. Chuluun, and O. V. Shipin. 2007. IMS-free DNA extraction protocol for the PCR-based detection of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in surface and waste water. International Journal for Environmental Health Research, Taylor and Francis, London, 17 (4), 294-307. (Impact Factor 0.621)

Shipin O.V. and Meiring P.G.J. 2005. Chapter 14: Ponds integrated with biofilters/activated sludge, pp. 311-327. In: Pond treatment technology (Ed. A. Shilton) Integrated Environmental Technology series, International Water Association, London.

A.J. Anceno, O. Shipin, B. Chuluun and H. Katayama. 2005. Relief of inhibitors for the PCR based monitoring of occurrence and fate of Cryptosporidium in wastewater and surface water. In: Southeast Asian Water Environment 2. London: IWA Publishing. ISBN: 1843391244, (eds. University of Tokyo), pp.147-154.

O. Shipin, T. Koottatep, Nguyen Tran Thien Khanh and C. Polprasert. 2005. Integrated Natural Systems for developing communities: low-tech N-removal through fluctuating microbial pathways. Water Science and Technology, 51, 12-20. (Impact Factor 0.875)

O. Shipin, T. Koottatep, Nguyen Tran Thien Khanh and C. Polprasert. 2004. Integrated Natural Systems for developing communities: Feasibility of comprehensive low-tech N-removal through fluctuating microbial pathways. International Water Association Conference on Waste Stabilization ponds, September 2004, Avignon, FRANCE. Oral presentation.

A. Kadushkin, Z. Siddiqui and O. Shipin. 2004. Groundwater quality assessment and management in selected countries of East and South-East Asia. Water Resources Journal (United Nations Organization), 216, 83-108.

Nguyen Tran Thien Khanh and O.V. Shipin.  2004. Microbial community structures of a constructed wetland: A biogeochemical approach based on the Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization technique. In: Southeast Asian Water Environment (eds. University of Tokyo), IWA Publishing, London, ISBN: 1843391244, pp. 295-302.

Meiring P.G. and Shipin O.V. Ponds integrated with biofilters/activated sludge. IWA Textbook on the Pond Wastewater Treatment technology. International Water Association, London

Shipin O.V., Meiring P.G.J., Hoffmann J.R.. 2002. New environmental scrutiny: can waste stabilisation ponds withstand it? Water Science and Technology (in press).

Shipin O.V., Meiring P.G.J., Hoffmann J.R.. 2000. PETRO concept: a tentative approach to biological phosphorus removal incorporating waste stabilisation ponds. Water Science and Technology, 2000, 42, 10, 223-229.

Shipin O.V., Meiring P.G.J., Phaswana R., Kluever H Integrating ponds and activated sludge process in the PETRO concept.1999. Water Research, 33, 8, 1767-1774.

Shipin O.V., Meiring P.G.J., Rose P.D. 1999. Microbial processes underlying the PETRO concept (trickling filter variant). 1999. Water Research, 33, 7, 1645-1651.

Shipin O.V., Meiring P.G.J., Rose P.D. 1997. PETRO: a low tech system with a high tech performance. 1997. Water Quality International, 5, 41-45.

Shipin O.V., Meiring P.G.J. and Rose P.D. 1996. The PETRO process: energy requirements and a few typical applications. Asia-Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technology, June 1996, Singapore.

Meiring P.G.J., Rose P.D., Shipin O. V. 1994. Algal aid puts a sparkle on effluent. Water Quality International, 2, 30-32.

Shipin O.V., Dunn K.M.,.Shipin V.Y., Rose P.D. 1994. Saline anaerobic digestion in advanced algal high rate oxidation ponding for the treatment of organics in saline effluents. The 7th International Symposium on anaerobic digestion, 23-27 Jan. 1994, Cape Town, South Africa

Matora A.V., Ignatova E.N., Zhemerichkin D.A., Egorenkova I.V., Shipin O.V., Panasenko V.I., Arsenieva L.Y., Barkovsky A.L. 1992. Bacterial polysaccharide Polymixan 88A. Properties and spheres of possible utilisation. 1992. Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology (Moscow), 28, 5, 731-737.

Porozhnyakova I.V., Matora A.M., Shipin O.V., Ignatova E.N., Ignatov V.V., Panasenko V.I., Bystrov M.M. 1990. New strain of Bacillus polymyxa, producer of the extremely viscous acid heteropolysaccharide of the industrial and pharmaceutical importance. URSS Author?s Certificate SU 1826520. Patent pending (2003).

Zyakun A.M., Bondar V.A., Laurinavichus K.S., Shipin O.V., Ivanov M.V., Belyaev S.S. 1988. Fractionation carbon stable isotopes by Methanogenes on different substrates. Microbiological Journal, 50, 2, 16-22.

Shipin O.V. 1986. Fractionation of stable carbon isotopes by pure cultures of methanogens. Ph.D. thesis. Institute of biochemistry and physiology of microorganisms, USSR Academy of Sciences, Pouschino-on-Oka, Moscow region, USSR.

Obraztsova A.Y., Shipin O.V., Belyaev S.S., Ivanov M.V. 1984. Biological properties of coccoid methanogen isolated from oil field waters. Proceedings of USSR Acad. Sciences, 278, 1, 227- 229 (Library of the US Congress translation).

Ivanov M.V., Belyaev S.S., Bondar V.A., Shipin O.V., Laurinavichus K.S. 1983. Fractionation of stable carbon isotopes by methanogenic bacteria. Proceedings of the Symposium on Biological processes related to Petroleum Recovery. Seattle, USA, 802-804.

Shipin O.V., Obraztsova A.Y., Belyaev S.S., Ivanov M.V.1983. Biological properties of methane-producing sarcina isolated from oil field waters. Proceedings of USSR Academy of Sciences, 273, 2, 482-485 (Library of the US Congress translation).



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