2015: Ph.D., Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Faculty of Environmental Engineering.

My major research interests are on:
1. Water and wastewater reuse safety.
2. Sustainable wastewater treatment technologies.
3. Advanced treatment processes to remove micropollutant from wastewater and biosolids.
4. Bioenergy recovery from wastewater.


1.Dong, S., Page, M.A., Hur, A., Hur, K., Bokenkamp, K. V., Wagner, E.D., Plewa, M.J., Massalha, N., 2021. Comparison of Estrogenic, Spectroscopic, and Toxicological Analyses of Pilot-Scale Water, Wastewaters, and Processed Wastewaters at Select Military Installations. Environ. Sci. Technol. 55, 13103–13112. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c00568. (IF= 9.028, Q1).

2.Ali Nejidat, Damiana Diaz-Reck, Nedal Massalha, Adi Arbiv, Anwar Dawas, Carlos Dosoretz, Isam Sabbah. Abundance and diversity of anammox bacteria in a mainstream municipal wastewater treatment plant. Applied microbiology and biotechnology. doi: 10.1007/s00253-018-9126-y. IF= 3.34 

3.Dong, S., Page, M.A., Massalha, N., Hur, A., Hur, K., Bokenkamp, K., Wagner, E.D., Plewa, M.J., 2019. Toxicological Comparison of Water, Wastewaters, and Processed Wastewaters. Environ. Sci. Technol. 53, 9139–9147. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b00827. IF=7.149

4.Page, M. A., Dong, S., Massalha, N., MacAllister, B., Hur, A. Y., Bandstra, P., Wagner, E. D., Plewa, M. J. (2020). Composite toxicity assays for enhanced assessment of decentralized potable reuse systems. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.‏ https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2020/ew/d0ew00437e#!divAbstract (IF= 3.449, Q1, CN=0).

5.Manivannana, B., Massalha, N., Halahlih, F., Eltzovd, E., Nguyen, T. H., Sabbah, I., Borisover, M. (2020). Water toxicity evaluation: comparing genetically modified bioluminescent bacteria and CHO cells as biomonitoring tools. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 203, 110984. (equally shared with Manivannana and Massalha, N.), IF= 4.966; Q1; NC=0)

6.Massalha, N., Plewa, MJ., Nguyen, TH., Dong, S.  (2020). Influence of Anaerobic Mesophilic and Thermophilic Digestion on Cytotoxicity of Swine Wastewaters. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(5), 3032-3038. (IF= 8.543, Q1, CN=2)

7.Baransi-Karkaby, K., Hassanin, M., Muhsein, S., Massalha, N., Sabbah, I. (2020). Innovative ex-situ biological biogas upgrading using immobilized biomethanation bioreactor (IBBR). Water Science & Technology, 81 (6), 1319–1328. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2020.234. (IF= 1.632, Q3, CN=2).