Tonni Kurniawan is an Associate Professor at the Xiamen University in the People’s Republic of China. Kurniawan’s research focuses on wastewater treatment and water purification, specifically the applications of water technologies to remove heavy metals from contaminated water. His work seeks to capture water directly from non-traditional sources such as municipal wastewater and restore it to near drinking water quality using low-cost absorbents to remove aquatic pollutants. Significant contribution to research and applied technology in the field of water treatment has earned him special recognition from scientific organizations. Recently, Kurniawan has been identified by the Institute for Scientific Information-Thompson Reuters among the top 1% of researchers in the field of engineering. He received his PhD from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a specialization in applied technology.