Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee P.E.


Assistant Professor

Dr. Ni-Bin Chang, P.E., BCEE, DWRE, LEED

Contact Information

 

Room: Engr II 406
Phone: (407)-823-5304
Fax: (407)-823-3315
Email: WooHyoung.Lee@ucf.edu

 

Current Courses

EES 4111C Biological Process Control, University of Central Florida, Spring 2015


 

 

Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH in 2009. Before joining UCF, he was an ORISE postdoctoral research fellow at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), Cincinnati, OH. He obtained his B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea in 1996 and his M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Korea University, Seoul, Korea in 2001. For five years prior to continuing his education, he acquired practical experience working on various environmental engineering projects including water/wastewater treatment plant design, sanitary sewer distribution system modeling, and development of advanced water/wastewater treatment technologies in GS E&C Co. (Seoul, Korea). To date, his professional work and research has encompassed development and use of electrochemical microsensors for water quality monitoring, advanced water/wastewater treatment processes, and bioenergy production using organic wastes. He developed various electrochemical microsensors for biofilm and biocorrosion study and for in situ monitoring in aqueous systems such as phosphate, nitrite, PAHs, and monochloramine microsensors. His current research interests include micro/nanosensors for in situ biofilm and water quality monitoring, nitrification and biocorrosion in water distribution systems, electrocoagulation for emulsion breaking, and algae biofuel feedstock generation and separation. He is a registered professional engineer (P.E.).

If you are interested in a Graduate Student Position in Dr. Lee’s lab, please contact via WooHyoung.Lee@ucf.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2009

Dissertation: “Development and Use of Microelectrodes to Evaluate Nitrification within Chloraminated Drinking Water System Biofilms, and the Effects of Phosphate as a Corrosion Inhibitor on Nitrifying Biofilm”

M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, 2001

Thesis: “A Study on the Production Conditions of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) using Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR)”

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea, 1996

 

 

 

 

 

Research Areas of Specialty and Interests

  • Electrochemical Micro/Nano-Sensor for In Situ Monitoring of Nutrients and Chemical/Biological Compounds in Engineered and Natural Aquatic Systems
  • Metal Corrosion and Microbially Induced Corrosion (MIC) in Water Distribution Systems
  • Algal Biofilm Nutrient Removal Processes, Algae Separation using Forward Osmosis (FO), and Algae Biofuel Feedstock Generation
  • Electrocoagulation as a Means of Oil-in-Water Emulsion Breaking Technology
  • Nitrification in Chloraminated Drinking Water Distribution Systems
  • Grey Water Reuse and Recycling Systems (potable water and non-potable water)
  • Development of Electrochemical Power Sources: Microbial Fuel Cells and Microbial Generation of Hydrogen

RESEARCH GRANTS

  1. RET Site: Collaborative Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Experiences for Teachers (CoMET), PI: Dr. Hyoung Jin Cho, Co-PIs: Drs. Damla Turgut, Jihua Gou, Eleazar Vasquez, Damian Dechev, Mingjie Lin, Yier Jin, Woo Hyoung Lee, and Reza Abdolvand, National Science Foundation, $595,702 (09/01/2016 to 08/31/2019)
  2. Renewable Microalgal Hydrogen Production, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), $44,000 (09/01/2016 to 08/31/2017)
  3. Optimization of Struvite Crystallization and Ammonia Recovery, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Vencore Services and Solutions, Inc. on behalf of NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Grant Number: NNK11EA08C, $10,000 (08/01/2016 – 02/28/2017)
  4. Development of Electrochemical Microsensor System for Heavy Metal Monitoring in Soil and Groundwater, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Co-PI: Dr. Hyoung Jin Cho, ENPLUS Co., Ltd., $77,000 (05/10/2016–05/09/2017)
  5. Micelle Stability Characterization, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Battelle Memorial Institute (TCN 16-009: PO541161) under Contract No. W911NF-11-D-0001 with the Army Research Office, $37,962 (4/25/2016–9/30/2016)
  6. NIFA Center of Excellence: Multifunctional Surface/Sub-Surface/Systemic Therapeutic (MS3T) Technology for HLB Management, PD: Dr. Swadeshmukul Santra, Co-PD: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee (one of 4 Co-PDs), National Institute of Food and Agriculture-US Department of Agriculture-Specialty Crop Research Initiative (NIFA-USDA-SCRI), $2,075,000 (02/01/2016 to 01/31/2018)
  7. Algae Biofuel Osmosis Dewatering (ABODE): A novel process for biofuel feedstock generation and advances in microalgae separation using forward osmosis, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, US Environmental Protection Agency, Grant Number: SU836132, $15,000 (09/01/2015 – 08/31/2016)
  8. Algae as a Sustainable Life Support System during Long Duration Space Missions, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC), NASA Training Grant # NNX15AI10H, $5,250 (8/1/2015–7/31/2016)
  9. A Novel Symbiotic Micro-Algae Recovery Technology (SMART) for Sustainable Water Management and Biofuel Production, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Grant Number: NNX15AN65A, $65,000 (07/01/2015 to 12/31/2016)
  10. Post-Construction Water Quality Evaluation of the Imperial Lakes Water Treatment Plant, PI: Dr. Steve Duranceau, Co-PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Board of County Commissioners of Polk County, WA No. 14-058-02, $54,600 (11/10/2014 – 12/31/2016)
  11. Microsensor Oil-in-Water Emulsion Characterization Investigation, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Battelle Memorial Institute (TCN 15-030: PO 486034) under Contract No. W911NF-11-D-0001 with the Army Research Office, $45,483 (7/1/2015–9/30/2015)
  12. Use of Algal Blooms in Florida – Potentials for Regional Biofuel Production, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, In-House Research Grant, Office of Research & Commercialization, University of Central Florida, $7,500 (3/1/2014 – 2/29/2016)
  13. The Graywater Recycling System and Related Water Quality Standard, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Co-PI: Dr. Andrew A. Randall, Mainstream Engineering Corporation on behalf of U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center under Contract No. W911QY-12-C-0003, $41,167 (9/1/2013 – 8/14/2014)

PREVIOUS RESEARCH INVOLVEMENTS (Before Joining UCF)

  • Development and Use of Microelectrodes to Evaluate Nitrification within Chloraminated Drinking Water System Biofilms (Grant EP-C-05-056), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA, University of Cincinnati (2007-2013)
  • Trenchless Pipe Lining System with Revolvable Inversion Device by Water/Air Pressure, Korea Ministry of Environment, Korea, GS Engineering & Construction Corp. (2004-2006)
  • Development of Environmentally-Friendly Rainwater Treatment System Using Wasted-tire media and Membrane,  Korea Ministry of Environment, Korea, Jeonju University, GS Engineering & Construction Corp. (2004-2006)
  • Commercialization of the Plate-Typed High Concentration Ozone Generator and Development of Advanced Water Treatment Process using Ozone, Korea Ministry of Environment, Korea, Contech Corp. (2001-2003)
  • Development of Ozone Generator and Facilities for Advanced Water Treatment, Korea Ministry of Environment, Korea, Contech Corp. (2001-2003)
  • Recycling of Food Waste as a Carbon Source and Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) Production for Biodegradable Plastics using Acidified Food Waste, Korea Ministry of Environment, Korea, Korea University (1999-2001)

Research highlight


 

 

PUBLICATIONS IN PREPARATION
  1. Church, J., Lee, W.H., Paynter, D.M., and Lee, S.M., In Situ characterization of emulsion stability and chemical properties using microsensors, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (In Preparation)
  2. Ma, X., Jared, C., Park, Y.J., Lee, W.H., David G. W., and Jonathan G. P., Microelectrode-Based Temporal Investigation of the Impacts of Chlorine and Monochloramine on Brass and Cement, Water Research (In Preparation)
  3. Lee, W. H., David G. W., Lytle, D.A., and Jonathan G. P., Evaluating the interplay between the surface of copper and iron and waters with chlorine and chloramines using microelectrodes, Water Research (In Preparation)
  4. Lee, W. H., David G. W., and Jonathan G. P., Three-dimensional free chlorine and monochloramine biofilm penetration: correlating penetration with biofilm activity and viability, Environmental Science & Technology (In Preparation)

 

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ma, X., Lee, W.H., and Lytle, D.A., In-situ 2D Maps of pH Shifts across Brass-Lead Galvanic Joints using Microelectrodes, Environmental Science & Technology (Submitted) (IF=5.393).
  2. Church, J., Kannan, H., An, J., Lee, W.H., Santra, S., and Nam, B.H., Recycled concrete aggregate coated with quaternary ammonium compounds for water disinfection, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Submitted) (IF=2.190).
  3. Hwang, J.H., Church, J., Lee, S.J., Park, J.S and Lee, W.H., The use of microalgae for advanced wastewater treatment and sustainable bioenergy generation, Environmental Engineering Science (In Print) (IF=1.481).
  4. Church, J., Wang, X., Lee, W. H., Cho, H. J., and Zhai, L. (2016) A Graphene-Based Nanosensors for In Situ Monitoring of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Accepted and will be published in 2016) (IF=1.339).
  5. Joo, J.C., Ahn, C.H., Lee, S., Jang, D-G., Lee, W.H., Ryu, B.R., Algal Growth Potential of Microcystis aeruginosa from Reclaimed Water, Water Environment Research (Accepted & In Print) (IF=1.134).
  6. Church, J., Verbyla, M., Lee, W.H., Randall, A.A., Amundsen, T.J., and Zastrow, D.J. (2015) Dishwashing water recycling system and related water quality standard for military use, Science of the Total Environment, 529, 275-284 (IF=3.163).
  7. Lee, W. H., Wahman, D. G., and Pressman, J. G. (2015) Monochloramine amperometric microsensor materials: comparing gold, platinum, and carbon fiber for optimal monochloramine measurements in aquatic system, Ionics, 1-12, (IF=1.836).
  8. Lee. W. H., (2015) Needle-type Environmental Microelectrode Sensors for In Situ Biofilm Study in Aqueous Systems, Journal of Ecology and Environment, 2 (2), 85–103.
  9. Lee, W.H. and Ma, X.M., (2015) Development of a gold microelectrode and its application for evaluating free chlorine consumption by metal surfaces, Austin Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics. 1 (2), 1006-1011
  10. Xue, Z, Lee, W.H., Coburn, K.M., and Seo, Y. (2014). Selective reactivity of monochloramine with extracellular matrix components affects the disinfection of biofilm and detached clusters, Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es405353h.
  11. Lee. W. H., Wahman, D. G., and Pressman, J. G., (2013) Amperometric carbon fiber nitrite microsensor for in situ biofilm monitoring, Sensors and Actuators B, 188, 1263-1269.
  12. Guo, X., Lee, W. H., Noe, A, Shanov, V. N., and Heineman, W. R., (2013) Detection of trace zinc by an electrochemical microsensor based on carbon nanotube threads, Electroanalysis, 25(7), 1599−1604.
  13. Lee, W. H., Choi, W-H., Guo, X., Heineman, W. R., and Bishop, P. L., (2012) Material science chemistry of electrochemical microsensors and applications for biofilm research, Key Engineering Materials: Innovation in Materials Science II, 521, 113−139.
  14. Pressman, J. G., Lee, W. H., Bishop, P. L., and Wahman, D. G., (2012) Effect of free ammonia concentration on monochloramine penetration within a nitrifying biofilm and its effect on activity, viability, and recovery, Water Research, 46, 882−894
  15. Lee, W. H., Lee, J-H., Choi, W-H., Hosni, A., Papautsky, I., Bishop, P. L., (2011) Needle-type environmental microsensors: design, construction and uses of microelectrode and multi-analyte MEMS sensor arrays *, Measurement Science and Technology, 22, 042001 (22pp).
    * This article is a top 10% paper and has been downloaded over 500 times in 97 days from the date of publication. 
  16. Lee, W. H., Wahman, D. G., Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., (2011) Free chlorine and monochloramine application to nitrifying biofilm: comparison of biofilm penetration, activity, and viability, Environmental Science and Technology, 45, 1421−1419.
  17. Lee, W. H., Pressman, J. G., Wahman, D. G., and Bishop, P. L., (2010) Characterization and application of a chlorine microelectrode for measuring monochloramine within a biofilm. Sensors and Actuators B, 145(2), 734−742.
  18. Lee, W. H., and Bishop, P. L., (2010) In situ microscale analyses of activated sludge flocs in the enhanced biological phosphate removal process by the use of microelectrodes and fluorescent in situ hybridization. Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE), 136(6), 561−567.
  19. Lee, W. H., Lee, J-H., Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., (2009) Biological application of MEMS microelectrode array sensors for direct measurement of phosphate in the enhanced biological phosphorus removal process, Water Environment Research, 81(8), 748−754.
  20. Lee, J-H., Lee, W. H., Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., (2009) A cobalt-coated needle-type microelectrode array sensor for in situ monitoring of phosphate, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 19(2), 025022.
  21. Lee, W. H., Seo, Y., and Bishop, P. L., (2009) Characteristics of a cobalt-based phosphate microelectrode for in situ monitoring of phosphate and its biological application, Sensors and Actuators B, 137(1), 121−128.
  22. Seo, Y., Lee, W. H., and Bishop, P. L., (2009) Application of a permeable reactive biobarrier for surfactant enhanced soil bioremediation, Environmental Pollution, 157. 95−101.
  23. Rhu, D. H., Lee, W. H., Kim, J. Y., and Choi, E., (2003) Polyhydroxy-alkanoate (PHA) production from waste, Water Science and Technology, 48(8), 221−228.

Book Chapters

  1. Guo, X. and Lee, W. H., Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Applications in Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors (volume 3), Graphene Science Handbook, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis (In press).
  2. Lee, W. H., Guo, X., Guo, D., Campiglia, A., Ma, X., Church, J. (2015). In Situ Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Sensor, Wastewater Treatment: Occurrence and Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), (Ed. Amy J. Forsgren), CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.
  3. Lee, W. H., Lee, J-H., Choi, W-H., Papautsky, I., and Bishop, P. L. (2014). Needle-Type Environmental Sensors (Ch. 112), Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook, Second Edition: Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement (Webster, J.G., Eren H., Ed.), CRC Press
  4. Lee, J-H., Seo, Y., Lee, W. H., Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I. (2010). Needle-Type Multi-Analyte MEMS Sensor Arrays for In Situ Measurements in Biofilms, in: Emerging Environmental Technologies, Volume II, (Ed. Vishal Shah), Springer, Oakdale, NY, 115-145.

POPULAR PRESS

  1. EPA Awards P3 Grant to UCF Student Team, Florida Climate Institute (http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs181/1104038855510/archive/1123970726042.html)
  2. UCF among student teams to receive EPA funding for innovative sustainable projects, Lake County Wateratlas (http://www.lake.wateratlas.usf.edu/news/newsviewall.asp?newsid=15447).
  3. UCF monthly Faculty Spotlight under UCF Sustainability Initiatives (http://sustainable.ucf.edu/facultyqa/lee), by Hannah Hollinger, Sustainability Initiatives, Feb. 2, 2016.
  4. $1.9 Million Federal Grant Recognizes UCF as ‘Center of Excellence’ (http://today.ucf.edu/1-9-million-federal-grant-recognizes-ucf-as-center-of-excellence/), by Mark Schlueb, UCF Today, Jan. 26, 2016.
  5. UCF Students Make School History -- Win EPA Grant for Sustainability Project (http://today.ucf.edu/ucf-students-make-school-history-win-epa-grant-for-sustainability-project/), by Aileen Perilla, UCF Today, Dec. 23, 2015
  6. “Microsensor Development and Application for Water Quality”, College of Engineering Magazine, Vol. 24, 110-113, Chonnam National University, Korea, 2015.
  7. Jacek Debowski, Frost & Sullivan, Sensor Technology Alert, 2011 issue, “Needle-Type Electrode for Enhanced Biological Sensors.”
  8. Research Findings from University of Cincinnati Update Understanding of Analytical Science, Published in Science Letter(Publisher: Susan Hasty), April 19th, 2011.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Monshi, F., Church, J., Sadmani, A., Lee, W.H., Algae Dewatering with Different Draw Solutions and Cross Flow Velocities using a Forward Osmosis (FO) Flat Sheet Membrane, AMTA/AWWA 2015 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, CA., Feb. 13-17, 2017 (Submitted).
  2. McLean R., Munshi, F., Church, J., Sadmani, A., Lee, W.H., Nanoparticle-driven Forward Osmosis Modification for Mitigating Membrane Biofouling in Algae Separation, AMTA/AWWA 2015 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, CA., Feb. 13-17, 2017 (Submitted).
  3. Munshi, F., Church, J., Lee, W.H., Sadmani, A., The Effect of Cross Flow and Draw Solutions on the Algae Dewatering using Forward Osmosis, 2016 American Water Works Association – Florida Section Fall Conference, Orlando, FL, Nov.28–Dec. 1, 2016 (Submitted).
  4. Ma, X., Lee, W.H., and Lytle, D.A., Direct Evidences of the Effect of Phosphate as a Corrosion Inhibitor on Galvanic Joints using Microelectrodes, 2016 American Water Works Association – Florida Section Fall Conference, Orlando, FL, Nov.28–Dec. 1, 2016 (Submitted).
  5. Wang, X., Church, J., Lee, W.H., Cho, H. J., Porous Co-Cu Electrode Fabricated By Electroplating through Sacrificial Glass Fiber Paper Template, Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-state Science (PRiME 2016), Honolulu, Hawaii, October 2-7, 2016 (Accepted).
  6. Church, J., Lee, W.H., Paynter, D.M., and Lee, S.M., In Situ Chemical Stability Characterization of Oil-in-Water Emulsions Using Microsensors, Proceedings, 89th Annual Water Environmental Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, New Orleans, Sept. 24-28, 2016 (Accepted).
  7. Lee, W.H., Ma, X., Church, J., Electrochemical Micro/Nano-Sensor for In Situ Monitoring of Nutrients and Chemical Compounds in Engineered and Natural Aquatic Systems, 252th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 21–25, 2016 (Accepted).
  8. Wang, X., Church, J., Lee, W.H., Cho, H. J., Nanostructured Phosphate Sensors Based on Co-Cu Electrodes Fabricated with a Sacrificial Glass Fiber Paper Template, 252th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 21–25, 2016 (Accepted).
  9. Ma, X., Lee, W.H., and Lytle, D.A., In-Situ 2D Spatial Imaging of pH Changes at Brass-Lead Galvanic Joints Using Microelectrodes, Proceedings, American Water Work Association, 2016 Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL, June 19-22, 2016.
  10. Church, J., McLean, R., Munshi, F., Hwang, J-H., Maier, N., Rudolph, M., and Lee, W.H.,  Algae Biofuel Osmosis DEwatering (ABODE): A novel process for biofuel feedstock generation and microalgae separation using forward osmosis, 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival, Washington DC, Apr. 16 & 17, 2016.
  11. McLean, R., Church, J., Hwang, J-H., and Lee, W.H., “Sodium ion-effect" on Chlorella vulgaris as a Means of Increasing Lipid Production for Bioenergy, 13th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), University of Central Florida, April 7, 2016
    *The presentation was selected for
    the 1st place 2016 Showcase Winner in Engineering, Computer Science and Optics II. 
  12. Harris, R., Hwang, J-H, and Lee, W.H., Photo-fermentation for Biological Hydrogen Production using Organic Wastes, 13th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), University of Central Florida, April 7, 2016.
  13. Hulce, C., Church, J., Santra, S., Lee, W.H., and Chumbimuni-Torres, K.Y., Development and Characterization of an Ion Selective Microsensor for the Detection and Monitoring of Zinc Levels in Citrus Plants, PITTCON 2016, Atlanta, GA, March 6-10, 2016
  14. Gonzalez, B. C., Liggett, J., Lytle, D.A., Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, and Pressman, J. G., Microelectrode Investigation of the Reactions between Iron and Copper Pipe Materials and Monochloramine, Proceedings, American Water Work Association, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Salt lake City, Utah, November 15-19, 2015.
  15. Church, J., Park, Y.J., Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, and Pressman, J. G., In-situ Spatial Chemical Reactions of Copper Pitting Corrosion in a Household Plumbing System, Proceedings, American Water Work Association, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Salt lake City, Utah, November 15-19, 2015 (Accepted).
  16. Ma, X., Church, J., Park, Y.J., Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, and Pressman, J. G., Long-term Spatiotemporal Imaging of Chemical Profiles in Brass and Cement in a Simulated Chlorinated and Chloraminated Water System, Proceedings, American Water Work Association, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Salt lake City, Utah, November 15-19, 2015 (Accepted).
  17. Wang, X., Church, J., Lee, W.H., Cho, H. J., Phosphate Sensors Based on Co-Cu Electrodes
    Fabricated with a Sacrificial Glass Fiber Paper Template, IEEE Sensors 2015, Busan, Korea, November 1-4, 2015 (Accepted).
  18. Lee, W.H., In–situ Chemical Reactions at Water-Solid Interfacial Processes using Microelectrode Techniques: from Biofilm to Metal Corrosion, 2015 International Environmental Engineering Conference (IEEC 2015), Busan, Korea, Oct. 28-30. 2015 (Invited and accepted).
  19. Lee, W.H., Ma, X., Church, J., Wang, X., and Cho, H.J., Enhanced Cobalt-based Microelectrode and Nano-textured Phosphate Sensor for In Situ Phosphate Measurement in Drinking Water Systems, 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Biosensor and Bioelectronics-2015), Atlanta, GA, September 28-30, 2015 (Accepted)
  20. Lee, W.H., Ma, X., Church, J., Wahman, D. G, and Pressman, J. G., In–situ Spatiotemporal Chemical Reactions at Water-Solid Interfacial Processes using Microelectrode Techniques: from Biofilm to Metal Corrosion, 2015 AEESP Research and Education Conference, New Haven, CT, June 13-16, 2015.
  21. McCormick, A., Dorris, R., Maier, N., and Lee, W.H., The Potential of Natural Algae for Biofuel Production, 7th Annual Symposium on Renewable & Sustainable Energy (sponsored by Duke Energy), University of Central Florida, April 24, 2015
  22. McLean, R., Lee, W.H., and Church, J., The effect of Nutrient Depletion on the Lipid Productivity of Chlorella vulgaris for Biofuel Feedstock Generation, 12th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), University of Central Florida, April 2, 2015
  23. McCormick, A., Dorris, R., Maier, N., and Lee, W.H., The Potential of Natural Algae for Biofuel Production, 12th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), University of Central Florida, April 2, 2015
  24. Church, J., Lee, W.H., Randall, A.A., Amundsen, T.J., and Zastrow, D.J., Evaluation of Ultrafiltration Dishwashing Water Recycling System for Developing a Water Quality Standard for Military Use, AMTA/AWWA 2015 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, Orlando, FL, March 2-5, 2015.
  25. Lee, W.H., Understanding Water-Solid Interfacial Processes using Microelectrode Techniques: Biofilm and Metal Corrosion, 1st Florida US-Korean Conference on Biomedical, Nanosciences, Engineering and Systems Technology, Orlando, FL, Feb 21, 2015.
  26. Church, J., Lee, W.H., Randall, A.A., Amundsen, T.J., and Zastrow, D.J., Dishwashing Water Recycling System and Related Water Quality Standard for Military Use, 2014 American Water Works Association – Florida Section Fall Conference, Orlando, FL, Nov. 30–Dec. 4, 2014.
  27. Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, Lytle, D. A., and Pressman, J. G., Evaluating In-Situ Reactions of Chlorine and Chloramines at the Surface of Copper and Iron Pipe Materials using Microelectrodes. Proceedings, American Water Work Association, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, November 16-20, 2014.
  28. Church, J., Wang, X., Lee, W.H., Cho, H. J., and Zhai, L., Superhydrophobic Graphene-Based Nanosensors for In Situ Monitoring of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), The 12th International Conference on Nano Science and Nano Technology (ICNST 2014), Muan (Mokpo), Korea, November 6-7, 2014.
  29. Wang, X., Ma, X., Cho, H. J., Lee, W.H., Phosphate Sensors Based on Nanofibrous Co Electrodes, IEEE SENSORS 2014, Valencia, Spain, November 2-5, 2014.
  30. Ma, X., Wang, X., Lee, W.H., Cho, H. J., Cobalt Nanostructured MEMS Sensor for In Situ Phosphate Monitoring, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) FL Summer Conference, Weston, FL, July 27-29, 2014.
  31. Lee, W.H., Needle-type Environmental Microelectrode Sensors for In Situ Biofilm Study in Aqueous Systems, 11th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, Miami, FL, USA, April 7-9, 2014.
  32. Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, and Pressman, J. G., 3D Free Chlorine and Monochloramine Penetration and Associated Nitrifying Biofilm Activity and Viability: Implications for Periodic Free Chlorine Application to Chloraminated Drinking Water Distribution Systems. Proceedings, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 4−8, 2012.
  33. Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., Carbon-fiber nitrite microsensor for in situ biofilm monitoring, Proceedings, International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress & Exhibition, Busan, South Korea, September 16-21, 2012.
  34. Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., Using Microelectrodes and Live/Dead BacLight to Compare Penetration, Activity, and Viability within Nitrifying Biofilm Subjected to Free Chlorine, Monochloramine, and Free ammonia, Proceedings, the 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 19−23, 2012.
    *This poster was chosen the best of the Division of Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) posters and presented in the Sci-Mix Interdivisional Poster Session.
  35. Pressman, J. G, Lee, W.H., and Wahman, D. G., Investigating the effects of disinfectants on nitrifying biofilm using chlorine and monochloramine sensitive microelectrodes: comparison of penetration, activity, and viability, Cincinnati Area Water Distribution System Networking Seminar, July 13, 2011.
  36. Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., Using Microelectrodes and Live/Dead BacLight to Compare Penetration, Activity, and Viability within Nitrifying Biofilm Subjected to Free Chlorine, Monochloramine, and Phosphate, 2011 AEESP Educational & Research Conference, Tampa, FL, July 10-12, 2011.
  37. Wahman D. G, Lee, W.H., Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., Investigations into Drinking Water Distribution System Nitrification: EPA Microelectrode Research. Presented at Spring 2011 Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, May 16, 2011.
  38. Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., Comparison between Monochloramine and Chlorine in Water Distribution Systems Biofilms: Penetration, Activity and Viability, Proceedings, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Savannah, GA, November 14−18, 2010.
  39. Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., Disinfectant Penetration and its Effect on Nitrifying Biofilm Activity and Viability: Monochloramine vs. Free Chlorine, Ohio Section American Water Works Association (AWWA) 72nd Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, September 20-23, 2010.
  40. Wahman, D. G, Lee, W.H., and Pressman, J. G., EPA Drinking Water Distribution System Nitrification Research, U.S. EPA 7th Annual Drinking Water Workshop: Small Drinking Water Systems - Compliance Strategies, Cincinnati, OH, August 10-12, 2010.
  41. Wahman, D. G, Pressman, J. G, Kleier-Schrantz, K. A., Lee, W.H., and Bishop, P. L., Investigations into distribution system nitrification: simulated systems and microelectrode biofilm profiling, Proceedings, American Water Works Association (AWWA) 2010 Inorganic Contaminants Workshop, Denver, CO, February 28−March 2, 2010.
  42. Choi, W-H., Lee, W.H., Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., Dissolved Oxygen-Compensated Needle-Type Sensor for Phosphate Analysis of Biological and Environmental Samples, Proceedings, MicroTAS 2009, The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, Jeju, Korea, November 1−5, 2009.
  43. Lee, W.H., Pressman, J. G, Wahman D. G, and Bishop, P. L., In Situ Identification and Stratification of Monochloramine Inhibition Effects on Nitrifying Biofilms as Determined by the Use of Microelectrodes, Proceedings, International Water Association (IWA) Specialized Conference on Processes in Biofilms: Fundamentals to Applications, Davis, CA, September 13−16, 2009.
  44. Pressman, J. G, Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, and Bishop, P. L., Disinfectant Penetration into Nitrifying Drinking Water Distribution System Biofilm Using Microelectrodes, Proceedings, 1st International Conference on Nitrification, University of Louisville, KY, July 5−10, 2009.
  45. Lee, W.H., and Bishop, P. L., In Situ Microscale Analyses of Activated Sludge Flocs in Biological Phosphate Removal Process by In Situ Hybridization and the Use of Microelectrodes, Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, June 22−25, 2009.
  46. Lee, W.H., Pressman, J. G, Wahman, D. G, and Bishop, P. L., Biofilm Penetration of Monochloramine and Chlorine Using Microelectrodes, Proceedings, The 8th International Symposium on Water Supply Technology, Kobe, Japan, June 10−12, 2009.
  47. Lee, W.H., Pressman, J. G, Wahman, D. G, and Bishop, P. L., Monochloramine Microelectrode for In Situ Application within the Biofilm of Chloraminated Drinking Water Distribution Systems, Proceedings, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH, November 16−20, 2008.
  48. Lee, W.H., Lee, J-H, Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., Biological Application of MEMS Microelectrode Sensors for Direct Measurement of Phosphate in the Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Process, Proceedings, 81th Annual Water Environmental Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, IL, Oct. 18−22, 2008.
  49. Lee, W.H., Lee, J-H, Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., MEMS Microelectrode Sensor for Direct Determination of Phosphate and Its Biological Application for Environmental Analysis, Showcase 2008, University of Cincinnati, 2008.
  50. Lee, W.H., Lee, J-H, Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., MEMS Microelectrode Sensor for In situ Monitoring of Phosphate in the Environmental Analysis, Graduate Poster Forum, University of Cincinnati, 2008.
  51. Lee, J-H, Lee, W.H., Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., MEMS microelectrode sensor for in situ monitoring of phosphate in biological applications, Proceedings, the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 19−23, 2007.
  52. Seo, Y, Lee, W.H., and Bishop, P. L., Application of a permeable reactive biobarrier for surfactant enhanced soil bioremediation, Proceedings, the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 19−23, 2007.
  53. Lee, W.H., Seo, Y, and Bishop, P. L., Characterization and evaluation of the cobalt-based phosphate microelectrode for use in in-vivo environmental analysis, Proceedings, the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 19−23, 2007.
  54. Lee, W.H., Seo, Y, and Bishop, P. L., Microscopic study on the enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) process using microelectrodes, Proceedings, 37th Mid-Atlantic Industrial & Hazardous Waste Conference, Cincinnati, USA, March, 2007.
  55. Lee, W.H., and Kim C-R., Trenchless Pipe Lining System with Revolvable Inversion Device by Water/Air Pressure, Proceedings, 6th Korean Environmental Technology Conference, Jeju, South Korea, October, 2005.
  56. Yoo K-S, Kim C-R., and Lee, W.H., The Reclamation of Rainwater including Non-point Pollutions using Rainwater Reuse System, Proceedings, 42nd Japan Water Works Association Research Conference and Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, July, 2005.
  57. Yoo K-S, Kim C-R., Il Ho Kim, and Lee, W.H., Development of Environmental-friendly Rainwater Treatment System Using Wasted-tire media and Membrane, Proceedings, Korean Environmental Engineers Society Conference, Joenju, Korea, 2004.
  58. Kim K-J, Lee, W.H., and Kim, H-M., SS removal and disinfection process using Ozoflotation, Proceedings, 3rd Korean Environmental Technology Conference, Sokcho, South Korea, August, 2002.
  59. Rhu, D-H., Lee, W.H., Kim, J-Y., and Choi, E., PHA production from waste, Proceedings, Environmental Biotechnology, New Zealand, April, 2002.
  60. Lee, W.H., Rhu, D-H., Ji Kim, J-Y., and Choi, E., Factors affecting the production of PHA (Poly-hydroxyalkanoates) using SBR, Proceedings, Korean Environmental Engineers Society Conference, Gwangju, South Korea, April, 2001.

INVITED SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. From Waste to Energy: A New Paradigm for Advanced Wastewater Treatment, 2016 ONR Summer Faculty Seminar, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, West Bethesda, MD (TBD)
  2. From Waste to Energy: A New Paradigm for Advanced Wastewater Treatment, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), May 31, 2016
  3. From Waste to Energy: A New Paradigm for Advanced Wastewater Treatment, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), May 30, 2016
  4. Algae Control and Management: Current Practice in US and A New Paradigm for Advanced Biological Wastewater Treatment, K-water, May 26, 2016
  5. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Hach Company, Dec. 8, 2015 (Online Web Conference)
  6. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Dongguk University, Korea, Nov. 6, 2015
  7. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Chonnam National University, Korea, Nov. 4, 2015
  8. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Nov. 4, 2015
  9. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Hanbat National University, Korea, Nov. 3, 2015
  10. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Nov. 3, 2015
  11. Korea Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, Korea, Nov. 2, 2015
  12. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Kongju National University, Korea, Nov. 2, 2015
  13. In Situ Spatiotemporal Chemical Reactions at Water-Solid Interfacial Processes using Microelectrode Techniques: from Biofilm to Metal Corrosion, 2015 ONR Summer Faculty Seminar, Naval Surface Warfare Center - Carderock Division, Bethesda, MD, July 6, 2015
  14. In Situ Electrochemical Microsensor for Better Understanding of Liquid-Solid and Liquid-Liquid Interfacial Processes, 2014 ONR Summer Faculty Seminar, Naval Surface Warfare Center - Carderock Division, Bethesda, MD, June 26, 2014
  15. Drinking Water Disinfectants Penetration and Nitrifying Biofilm Activity and Viability, UNISENSE Workshop, UNISENSE, Aarhus, Denmark, Jan. 24, 2014.
  16. In Situ Monitoring Needle-type Environmental Microsensors for Biofilm Study in Aqueous Systems, Environmental Research Interdisciplinary Colloquium (ERIC) seminar, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Nov. 6, 2013.
  17. Disinfectant Biofilm Penetration and the Effect on Biofilm Activity, Viability, and Recovery using Microelectrodes and Live/Dead BacLight, CECS-COM joint conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, Oct. 18, 2013.
  18. In Situ Monitoring Microsensors for Biofilm and Corrosion Research, Water Supply and Water Resources Division (WSWRD) Brach Chiefs meeting, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, May 16, 2013.
  19. Drinking Water Disinfectants Penetration and Nitrifying Biofilm Activity and Viability, Seminar in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, March 28, 2013.
  20. Free Chlorine and Monochloramine Penetration and Associated Nitrifying Biofilm Activity and Viability:  Periodic Chlorine Switch Implications, Seminar in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, February 6, 2013.
  21. Environmental Microsensors for In Situ Chemical/Biological Compound Monitoring and Their Applications for Biofilm Research, Graduate Seminar in the School of Energy, Environmental, Biological, and Medical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, January 11, 2013.
  22. Environmental Microsensors for In Situ Water Quality Monitoring and Their Applications for Biofilm Research, Seminar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL, June 8, 2012.
  23. Microsensors for Biofilm Research with Application for Protection of Human Health and the Environment, Seminar in the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, CA, April 25, 2012.
  24. Microsensors for Biofilm Research with Application for Protection of Human Health and the Environment, Seminar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, April 16, 2012.
  25. Microsensors for Biofilm Research with Application for Protection of Human Health and the Environment, Seminar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University(WVU), Morgantown, WV, March 13, 2012.
  26. Needle-type Electrochemical Microsensors for In Situ Monitoring of Biological and Chemical Compounds and Applications for Biofilm Research, Seminar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, February 6, 2012.
  27. Development and Use of Microelectrodes to Evaluate Nitrification within Chloraminated Drinking Water System Biofilms, Seminar in the Department of Civil Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, April 25, 2011.
  28. Development and Use of Microelectrodes to Evaluate Nitrification within Chloraminated Drinking Water System Biofilms, and the Effects of Phosphate on Nitrifying Biofilm, Seminar in the Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, March 4, 2011.
  29. Development and Use of Microelectrodes to Evaluate Nitrification within Chloraminated Drinking Water System Biofilms, Seminar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, February 22, 2011.
  30. Needle-type Microsensors for In Situ Monitoring of Nutrients and Biological Compounds, Joint Seminar in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences and the School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, November 29, 2010.
  31. Disinfection Penetration and Effect on Nitrifying Biofilm: Monochloramine vs. Free Chlorine, 2010 EPA-China Workshop for Drinking Water Distribution Systems, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, February 23, 2010.
  32. Research Overview on Disinfection Penetration and Effect on Nitrifying Biofilm: Monochloramine vs. Free Chlorine, Treatment Technology Evaluation Branch meeting, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, January 14, 2010.

 

APPOINTMENTS

8/2013 – Present Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
2014 – 2016 ONR Summer Faculty, Naval Surface Warfare Center–Carderock Division (NSWCCD), Office of Naval Research (ONR), West Bethesda, MD
1/2010 – 6/2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Cincinnati, OH
9/2006 – 12/2009 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
1/2004 – 8/2006 Project Engineer, GS Engineering & Construction Co., Seoul, Korea
9/2001 – 12/2003  Environmental Engineer, Contech Co., Seoul, Korea
9/1999 – 8/2001 Graduate Research Assistant, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

 

Teaching

  • ENV 6030 Environmental Biotechnology, UCF, Fall 2015
  • EES 4111C Biological Process Control, UCF, Spring 2015, Spring 2016
  • ENV 3001 Introduction to Environmental Engineering, UCF, Spring 2014, Fall 2016
  • EES 4202C Chemical Process Control, UCF, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015
  • ENVE 471 Environmental Engineering I, University of Cincinnati, Guest Instructor, Summer 2010
  • CEE 658 Environmental Instrument, University of Cincinnati, TA, Spring, 2009
  • CEE 614 Solid Waste Management, University of Cincinnati, TA, Winter 2009                  

 

  • ONR Summer Faculty Fellowship, Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research Program (SFRP), Naval Surface Warfare Center–Carderock Division (NSWCCD), ONR, 2014–2016
  • 12th Annual P3 Award: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), 2015
  • InnoCentive Challenge Award, New Insights into Fluoride Delivery from Toothpaste (#9933557), Aug., 2014 (one of 3 awardees among 287 submissions).
  • STEM Proposal Development Track Grant for the 2014 Summer Faculty Development Conference, UCF, 2014
  • KSEA Professional Development Workshop travel award, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), 2014
  • International Perspectives on Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) workshop travel award, Drexel University, December, 2013
  • 2012 Level II Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA), U.S. EPA, 2012
  • AEESP NSF CAREER workshop travel award, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), 2011
  • Student paper competition/Oral presentation award, Ohio AWWA Student Paper Competition, American Water Works Association (AWWA), 2010        
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellowship, Sponsored by U.S. EPA for postdoctoral research, 2010
  • First Place, OWEA Student and Young Professional Paper Competition, Ohio Water Environment Association, Water Environment Federation (WEF), 2009        
  • ACS Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2009      
  • University Graduate Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 2006–2009
  • Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Scholarship, Korea Ministry of Education, Korea, 1999 – 2001

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), State of Ohio, 2012– Present
  • Waste Treatment Engineer, Korea, 2005– Present
  • Water Pollution Environmental Engineer, Korea, 2001– Present

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Service to Professional Societies

    • National Mathematics & Science Competition (NMSC) Chair of Orlando Chapter, Korean-American Scientists & Engineers Association (KSEA), 2016
    • AWWA Standards Committee on UV Disinfection, American Water Works Association (AWWA), Jan. 2016 – present (3 years)
    • Symposium organizer, Nanomaterials in the environment and biological systems: physicochemical and biological processes affecting their transformation and transport, 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, August 21-25, 2016
    • International Scientific Committee, Session Chair, and Keynote Speaker, 2015 International Environmental Engineering Conference (IEEC 2015), Busan, Korea, Oct. 28-30. 2015
    • Organizing Committee Member, Session Co-Chair, and Keynote Speaker, 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Biosensors and Bioelectronics -2015), 2014-2015.
    • Distribution System Water Quality Committee, American Water Works Association (AWWA), Jan. 2014 – June 2016
    • Member of K-TAG (Korea Technology Advisory Group), The Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT), 2013 – Present
    • Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST), Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), 2013 –Present
    • Membership Committee, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), 2011
    • Judge for AEESP Research and Education Conference Student Poster Competition, July 12, 2011

    Professional Membership

    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2012 – Present
    • Water Environmental Federation (WEF), 2008 − Present
    • American Water Works Association (AWWA), 2008 – Present
    • Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), 2013 –Present
    • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), 2009 – Present

    Proposal Reviewer

    • NSF Proposal Review Panel for CNIC (Catalyzing New International Collaborations) program, 2014
    • NSF Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program proposal review panel, 2014
    • NSF Proposal Review Panel for Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) unsolicited proposals in Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) program, 2014
    • Annual In-State Competitive Research Grants Program, Ohio Water Resources Center (OWRC), National Water Resources Research Institutes(NIWR), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 2013
    • NSF Proposal Review Panel for Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) unsolicited proposals in Environmental Engineering, Washington, DC, 2011

    Journal Reviewing and Editing

    • Environmental Science & Technology  (ES&T), Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Desalination and Water Treatment, Water, Nanoscale, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Environmental Modeling and Assessment, Ionics, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (JEST), Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, Environmental Earth Sciences (EES), Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM), British Journal of Environmental and Climate Change  (BJECC), Journal of Environmental Engineering, Bioelectrochemistry, Journal of Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology, Science and Applications, Microorganisms, and Water Environment Research (WER)
    • Editorial Board Member of the Austin Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics. 2014 – present

    Technical Qualification Board (TQB) panel

    • TQB panel member, reviewing a promotion package (Dr. Jeffrey Szabo) to the GS-14 Research position, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2015

    Technical Reviewer and Textbook Reviewer

    • Environmental Microbiology for Engineers, 2nd edition, by Volodymyr Ivanov, CRC Press, 2015
    • Water Supply Operations Distribution Systems video review, AWWA, 2014
    • Project Progress Reviewer of Global Technology Cooperation Group, Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT), Project Title: Visible to upconversion phosphor materials for antimicrobial surface coating, Yale University, New Haven, CT, May 19, 2014
    • Water Environmental Federation (WEF) “Introduction to Wastewater Treatment Plant Design”, November, 2012
    • U.S. EPA Nutrient Control Design Manual, Water Environmental Federation (WEF), 2009

    Conference Abstract Reviewer

    • International Conference on Environmental Contamination and Clean Technologies (ECCT 2015), 2015
    • Reviewer for the Amsterdam International Water Week (IWW), 2015
    • Reviewer for the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibit (Jordan), 2015
    • Reviewer for the IWA Water, Energy and Climate Conference 2014 (Mexico City, Mexico), 2014
    • International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress 2014 (Lisbon, Portugal), 2014
    • International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress 2012 (Busan, Korea), 2012

    Development of Microelectrodes Training 

    • Microelectrode sensors fabrication and biofilm/corrosion study application training, National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), U.S. EPA, Cincinnati, OH, May 28 – 31, 2013

    Service to the University

    • Judge for the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), ORC, 2014 – 2016.
    • Faculty judge for the 13th Annual Graduate Research Forum, April 5, 2016
    • Judge for the Second Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium, April 24, 2015.
    • Panelist, Grants Day Workshop on “Putting the Pieces Together: Partnering with National Laboratories”, Office of Research & Commercialization (ORC), UCF, April 6, 2015.
    • Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) Open House, Nov. 23, 2013.
    • Member of the Graduate Faculty in the College of Graduate Studies (2013 – present)

    Service to the Department and College at UCF

    • Departmental Advisory Committee, Cluster hiring process, Rational Design of Materials for Energy Conversion and Propulsion, Spring, 2016 – present
    • National Merit Reception, Environmental Engineering representative, 2015
    • CECE Graduate Committee (Spring 2015 – present)
    • STEM Day CECE representative, 2015
    • UCF Lab Safety Committee (LSC) (Fall 2014 – present)
    • University Bookstore Advisory Committee (2014 – 2018)
    • CECE Department Representative, CECS Open House, Nov. 23, 2013, April 12 & Sep. 13, 2014
    • CECE ABET Assessment Committee, 2014
    • CECE Department Representative, Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Freshman Engineering Course (ENG 1006), Oct. 4, 2013.
    • Faculty Search Committee member of the candidate review process for the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position in Environmental Engineering, 10/2015 – 4/2016
    • Faculty Search Committee member of the candidate review process for the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position in Environmental Engineering, 10/2014 – 4/2015
    • Faculty Search Committee member of the candidate review process for the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position in Water Resources, 10/2013 – 4/2014
    • Office Assistant Search Committee Chair, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, 8/2013 – 10/2013

    Faculty Mentoring Activity

    • High School Students Mentoring: Nidhi Ohri (10th grade) at Seminole High School, Synthetic Photosynthesis: A Novel Approach to Hydrogen Fuel Production (May, 2016 – present)
    • AMTA Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Rebecca McLean, American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA), 2016
    • 2016 Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, Rebecca McLean, American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Environmental Chemistry, 2016
    • 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), Rebecca McLean, Summer 2016
    • 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), Tithonas Davis, Summer 2016
    • 1st Place of 2016 Showcase Winners in Engineering, Computer Science and Optics II, Rebecca McLean,  2016 Showcase Winners in the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), UCF, 2016
    • Judge for the 1st Orlando Science Schools STEM Art Contest, Orlando Science Middle High Schoolwide Exhibition, April 21, 2016
    • 2015-2016 University Award for the Outstanding Master’s Thesis, Jared Church, University of Central Florida, 2016
    • Mentoring a CAMP-YES student (Rebecca McLean): Evaluating natural algae as a potential bioenergy source for a sustainable water quality management strategy, supported by NSF funded Career Advancement Mentoring Program for Young Entrepreneur and Scholars (CAMP-YES), Fall 2014 – present.
    • Mentoring EXCEL/COMPASS sophomore students (Andrew McCormick), The Potential of Natural Algae for Biofuel Production, Fall 2013 – Fall 2014
    • Mentoring an OUR student (Rhea Dorris): Potential of Natural Algae for Sustainable Biofuel Production, supported by UCF Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Student Research Grants, Fall 2013 – Fall 2014 
    • High School Students Mentoring: Karina Yap and Sakeenah Khan at Hagerty High School (Oviedo, FL) for The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) (Sept. 2013 – Dec. 2014)
      *2nd place award at the Seminole County Regional Science Fair (environmental management category)

    Doctoral Dissertation Committee (UCF)

    • Bassam Faron Alfarhani, Chair: Dr. Andres Campiglia, Title: Analysis of Benzopyrenes and Benzopyrene Metabolites by Fluorescence Spectroscopy Techniquites, 2014-2016.     
    • Angela B Rodriguez, Chair:  Dr. Steven Duranceau, Title: Full-scale optimization of spray aeration and GAC to control DBPs in a water system, 2016-present.
    • Paul Biscardi, Chair:  Dr. Steven Duranceau, Title: The effect of recycled backwash water operations on fouling n a coagulation-ultrafiltration process and impact of preozonation on membrane productivity, 2014-present
    • David Yonge, Chair:  Dr. Steven Duranceau, Title: Modeling mass transfer and assessing cost and performance of a hollow fiber Nanofiltration membrane process, 2014-present
    • Xiaochen Wang, Department of Material Science, Chair: Dr. Hyoung Jon Cho, Title: TBD, 2015-present.
    • Anthony F. Moore, Department of Chemistry, Chair: Dr. Campiglia, Title: Improvements on Instrumentation to Explore the Multidimensionality of Luminescence Spectroscopy, 2015.
    • Samantha K. Jeffery, Chair: Dr. Steven Duranceau, Title: Mass Transfer Modeling and Removing Compounds of Emerging Concern in a Nanofiltration Membrane Process, 2015-present.
    • Bassam Faron Alfarhani in chemistry department, Chair: Dr. Andrea Campiglia, Title: Surface-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (SALDI-TOF-MS) for the Analysis of Catechins in Human Plasma, 2014-present.
    • Marzieh Ghasemi, Chair: Dr. Andrew Randall, Title: Use of Biodiesel Waste Glycerin/Methanol for Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal and Denitrification in Advanced Wastewater Treatment, 2013-present
    • Saeed Hadian, Chair: Dr. Kaveh Madani, Title: A Systems Approach to Sustainable Energy Portfolio Development, 2013-2014

    External Doctoral Dissertation Committee

    • Karuna A. Rawat, Applied Chemistry Department, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, India. Advisor: Dr. Suresh Kumar (2016–present)
    • Vaibhavkumar N. Mehta, Applied Chemistry Department, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, India. Advisor: Dr. Suresh Kumar, 2015
    • Linxi Chen, School of Energy, Environmental, Biological and Medical Engineering, University of Cincinnati. Advisor: Dr. Margaret J. Kupferle (2010–2014)

    Thesis Committee (UCF)

    • Venkata Prashanth Muppana, Chair: Dr. Hae-Bum Yun, Title: insitu structural health monitoring of off shore structures, 2016 – present.
    • Samantha M. Myers, Chair: Dr. Steven, Duranceau, Title: Control of Metal-Release and Tuberculation in a Silica-Laden Groundwater Distribution System on the Volcanic Island of Lana’i, 2016
    • Cassandra Tyler Smith, Chair: Dr. Steven, Duranceau, Title: Trihalomethane Removal and Re-formation in Spray Aeration Processes Treating Disinfected Groundwater, 2014-2015
    • Cameron Houmann, Chair: Dr. Ni-Bin Chang, Title: Functional Characterization of Green Sorption Media and Scaling of Pilot Studies for Copper Removal in Stormwater Runoff, 2013-2015.
    • Erica LaBerge, Chair: Dr. Steven, Duranceau, Title: Formation and Control of Disinfection By-Products, 2014
    • Hannah McClean, Chair: Dr. David Cooper, Title: An Improved Biosolid Gasifier Model, 2014-2015.
    • Kaitlyn Jeanis, Chair: Dr. Debra Reinhart, Title: Success and Failure in International Development Projects: The Barriers and Triggers, 2014.
    • Golam Mohiuddin, Chair: Dr. Ni-Bin Chang, Title: Remote Sensing with Computational Intelligence Modelling for Monitoring the Ecosystem Sate and Hydraulic Pattern in a Constructed Wetland, 2013-2014
    • Anthony James Crawford, Chair: Dr. Ni-Bin Chang, Title: Field-scale Implementation of New BMPs with Integrated Electrochemical Sensors for Nutrient Removal in Stormwater Systems and Wet Detention Ponds, 2013-2015
    • Angela Rodriguez, Advisor: Dr. Steven Duranceau, Title: A Laboratory Scale Assessment of the Effect of Chlorine Dioxide Pre-oxidation on Disinfection By-Product Formation for Two Surface Water Supplies, 2013-2015
    • Xiaochen Wang in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Chair: Dr. Hyoung Jin Cho, Title: Electroplated Micro- and Nanoscale Structures for Emitters and Sensors, 2013-2014.
    • Christine Hall, Chair: Dr. Steven, Duranceau, Title: Evaluation of Iron and manganese Control for a Volcanic Surface Water Supply Treated with Conventional Coagulation, Sedimentation and filtration Processes, 2013– 2014

Students Directed

Doctoral Students (Dissertation)

  • Faris Munshi (Fall 2014 – present): Forward osmosis (FO) as a sustainable means of collecting algae for bioenergy production
  • Xiangmeng Ma (Fall 2013 ‒ present): In-situ chemical reactions at metal-liquid interface in drinking water distribution systems
  • Jared Church (Fall 2015 – present): A Novel Symbiotic Micro-Algae Recovery Technology (SMART) for Sustainable Water Management and Biofuel Production

*NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) doctoral fellowship, 2015-2016

Master Students (Thesis)

  • Rojina Rawut (Fall 2013 – Spring 2016), Thesis title: the Effect of Glycerol on Readily Biodegradable Chemical Oxygen Demand in Wastewater Stream (as a Vice Chair)
  • Jared Church (Fall 2013 ‒ Summer 2015), Thesis title: Dishwashing Water Recycling System and Related Water Quality Standards for Military Use

*This was selected for the 2015-2016 University Award for the Outstanding Master’s Thesis at UCF.

Post-Doctoral Students

  • Dr. Jaehoon Hwang (12/2015 – present): Algal hydrogen and biofuel production and nutrient recovery 

Master Students (Non-thesis)

  • Jobin Yazdani-Alishahi (Fall 2015 – present)
  • Lizeth Mora (Spring 2016 – present) Dr. Randall’s student
  • Christensen Hardcastle (Fall 2014 – Spring 2016)
  • Daniel Whalen (Fall 2015 – present)
  • Brad Vass (Fall 2015 – present) : supported by the Army Medical Department's Long-Term Health Education and Training Program
  • Lamhamedi Cherradi (Spring 2015 - present)
  • Brad Kauffman (Spring 2015 - present)
  • Tyler Achotegui (Spring 2015 - present)
  • Kayla Ledergerber (Fall 2014 – present)
  • Ana Arsova (Spring 2014 – present)
  • Banan Abuhannoud (Fall 2013 ‒ present)

Undergraduate Students

  • Tithonas Davis (Spring 2016 – present): Algae-photobioreactor for nutrient removal
    • 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  • Rebecca McLean (Fall 2014 – present): Evaluating natural algae as a potential bioenergy source for a sustainable water quality management strategy, supported by NSF funded Career Advancement Mentoring Program for Young Entrepreneur and Scholars (CAMP-YES).
    • AMTA Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Rebecca McLean, American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA), 2016
    • 2016 Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Environmental Chemistry, 2016
    • 1st Place of 2016 Showcase Winners in Engineering, Computer Science and Optics II, UCF, 2016
    • Members of 2016-2017 Student Undergraduate Research Council, UCF
    • 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  • Rebecca Harris (Spring 2016 – present): Corrosion study
  • Nicholas Maier (Spring 2014 – Summer 2014): Use of Algal Blooms in Florida – Potentials for Regional Biofuel Production
  • Rhea Dorris (Fall 2013 ‒ Fall 2014): Potential of Natural Algae for Sustainable Biofuel Production, supported by UCF Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Student Research Grants
  • Andrew McCormick, Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, NSF EXCEL (Spring 2014– Fall 2014)
  • Eric Redd, Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, NSF EXCEL (Spring 2014)


PATENTS

  • Solid state amperometric chloramine sensor (US patent, EROI submitted to EPA OGC, #13/939,959)
  • Apparatus for Oil Collection and Recovery from Oil Pollution in the Ocean (South Korea 10-0939107)
  • Apparatus for Treating Wastewater using Membrane (South Korea 10-2005-0089189)
  • Apparatus and Method for Treating Wastewater using Membrane (South Korea 10-2005-0034399)

 


POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER


  • Dr. Jae-Hoon Hwang

    Education
    Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2013
    M.S. Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2008
    B.S. Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2006

    Work experiences
    • Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, 12/2015-present
    • Post-doctoral researcher (NRF funding Post Doc), Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, 2014-2015
    • Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, 2013
    • Visiting Scholar, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 2011- 2012

  • Research activities and interests
    • Fermentative hydrogen production via anaerobic system using wastewater
    • Bio-alcohol (ethanol and butanol) production using pretreated algal biomass as feedstocks by fermentation
    • Photo auto/hetero-trophic hydrogen production from algae and hydrogenase activities in algae cell-under aerobic condition
    • Advanced photobioreactor designs to maximize the harvest rate of the product while minimizing the rates of nutrient from wastewater

   
DOCTORAL STUDENTS

  • Xiangmeng Ma

    Education
    B.S. Environmental Science, Shanghai Ocean University, 2010
    M.S. Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, 2013
    Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, Fall 2013-Present.

    Research activities and interests
    • isinfectant loss and corrosion in drinking water distribution system: fundamental reaction and real world simulation
    • Modification of cobalt-based phosphate microelectrode and its application for corrosion study in DWDS

  • Faris Munshi

    Education
    B.S. in Civil Engineering, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, 2006
    M.E. Sc. in Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2009
    Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, Fall 2014-Present.

    Research activities and interests

    • Use of electric fields to prevent membrane fouling and to control biocorrosion in pipe system.
    • Doped TiO2 for the removal of NOX and phenol compounds of secondary treated municipal wastewater utilizing solar radiation / UV
    • Anaerobic membrane bio-reactor

Honors and Awards
PhD Scholarship, King Saud University (KSU), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), 2014-2017.


  • Jared Church

    Education

    B.S. Biochemistry, University of South Florida, 2012
    M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2013–2015
    Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, Fall 2015–Present.

    Research activities and interests

    • Investigation of oil-in-water emulsion stability using microelectrodes and emulsion characterization techniques
    • A novel symbiotic micro-algae recovery technology (SMART) for sustainable water management and biofuel Production
    • Cobalt-based nanostructured MEMS sensors for in situ phosphate monitoring in aqueous systems
    • Evaluation of the ultrafiltration dishwashing water recycling system for developing a water quality standard for military use
    • Graphene-based nanosensors for in situ monitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

    Honors and Awards
    • NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) doctoral fellowship,
    2015-2016
    • 2015-2016 University Award for the Outstanding Master’s Thesis, University of Central Florida, 2016
  • Ikenna Ezeodurukwe

    Education
    M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2016-Present 
    B.Tech in Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria, 2014

    Research activities and interests
    • Environmental risk and vulnerability assessment

   
UNDERGRADUATES  

  • Rebecca McLean

    Education
    B.S. Environmental Engineering (major), Chemistry (minor), Environmental Studies (minor), University of Central Florida, 2013-Present

    Research activities and interests
    • Evaluating natural algae as a potential bioenergy source for a sustainable water quality management strategy
    • Algae biofuel feedstock generation and separation using forward osmosis

    Honors and Awards
    • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, UCF, 2016
    • American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2016
    • Career Advancement Mentoring Program for Young Entrepreneur and Scholars (CAMP-YES) Scholarship, 2014–present
    • 1st Place at the UCF 2016 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (Engineering and Computer Science II category), 2016
    • Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2016


  • Tithonas Davis

    Education

    B.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2014-present

    Research activities and interests
    • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, UCF, 2016
    • Sustainable energy production by natural means mostly looking at increasing the energy captured from the sun and efficiency of photo-voltaic technology

  • Nicholas Maier

    Education
    B.S. Environmental Engineering, B.S. Political Science, University of Central Florida, 2013-present
    Political Science Exchange, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, Winter 2015-16

    Research activities and interests
    • Optimization of Struvite Crystallization and Ammonia Recovery
    • Evaluation of natural algae as a potential bioenergy source for a sustainable water quality management strategy
    • Algae biofuel feedstock generation and separation using forward osmosis

    Honors and Awards
    • Honorable Mention in Sustainable Energy, USA Science and Engineering Festival 2016
   
FORMER MEMBERS
  • Rebecca Harris (undergraduate researcher), spring 2016
  • Rhea Dorris (undergraduate researcher), fall 2013-fall 2014
  • Nicholas Maier (undergraduate researcher), spring 2014-summer 2014
  • Andrew McCormick, (undergraduate researcher), spring 2014-fall 2014
  • Eric Redd (undergraduate researcher), spring 2014



UCF Students Make School History -- Win EPA Grant for Sustainability Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected a UCF team to receive a P3 Award – a first in UCF history.

The P3 Award recognizes student projects that benefit people, promote prosperity and protect the planet by designing environmental solutions that move the nation toward a sustainable future.

EPA P3 web site