Dr. Chen has an extensive research interests in environmental science and engineering. More specifically, he is a leading researcher in the environmental applications of nanomaterials and their potential fate, transport, transformation, bioaccumulation and toxicity in the environment. His interests in environmental nanomaterials dated back in his graduate research in 1992. He has also been active on algae based bio-renewable energy and sustainable urban development. Dr. Chen has been principle and co-principal investigators for 28 research projects (by June 2010) funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, Boeing and other organizations. The total funds are $7 million. He has also served as a review member or panel review member in the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy evaluation committee. He has also been invited to serve as an abroad review expert for the China Changjiang Scholars Program (which is to awarded to the top researchers in China). He has published more than 40 papers and two book chapters in this field.
Dr. Chen received his Ph.D in Nankai University, China. He joined the Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering in May 2009. Till then, he was an Associate Professor Research at the Arizona State University.
University of Seoul, Korea
Dr. Hyunook Kim is Professor at Environmental
Engineering, University of Seoul, Korea, and Director of R&D Center
of Core Technologies for Water Treatment. Professor Kim earned his
B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Yonsei University, Korea
in 1994, and an M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from Johns
Hopkins University in 1997, and a Ph.D. from University of Maryland
at College Park in 2000. Before he joined the faculty member at
University of Seoul in 2002, he worked as Environmental Engineer for
US Dept. of Agriculture, MD, USA.
Professor Kim’s research in the area of water pollution control
includes a number of projects on process control and operation of
water and wastewater treatment plants. Especially he is interested
in monitoring and control of contaminants of emerging concern. He
has published numerous journal papers and made conference
presentations. He has been received a few awards for his academic
and research achievements.