Dr. Kim welcomes the applications of any hard-working, creative student interested in performing M.S. or Ph.D. research. Opportunities vary each year. Interested students should send an email to Dr. Kim along with a statement of purpose and complete resume to inquire a current funding availability and research opportunity.
Research Group News
October 2012. Varun Gandhi started his new career at Carollo Engineers in Boise, ID.
October 2012. Our groups first publication in Journal of the American Chemical Society accepted. Congratulations, Dr. Jaehyuk Kim!
September 2012. Samuel Snow received SNO Student Travel Award from Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization.
August 2012. Tyler Cromey, the recipient of 2012 Georgia Power Graduate Fellowship, joined Dr. Kim's research group.
July 2012. Dr. Kim became the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
May 2012. Dr. Kim was endowed with a new professorship, Georgia Power Distinguished Professorship.
May 2012. Varun Gandhi received Outstanding Ph.D. Student in Environmental Engineering Award from Association of Environmental Engineering Students in our School
May 2012. Dr. Kim was awarded a new project "Quantitative Insights on Environmental Implication of Functionalizing Fullerenes" from National Science Foundation.
March 2012. The paper by Ezra, Min and Dr. Kim received 2011 ES&T's Top Environmental Technology Paper Award from the American Chemical Society.
November 2011. Tyler Cromey, an undergraduate student in Dr. Kim's group, received the Georgia Tech President's Undergraduate Research Award.
September 2011. Sharon Wang from Rose Human Institute of Technology's Chemical Engineering joined Dr. Kim's group as a M.S. student.
September 2011. Dr. Pyungkyu Park started his new career in Jeil Industries in Korea as a senior engineer.
September 2011. Dr. Kim was awarded with a project, "Optimizing Upconversion Phosphor Materials for Antimicrobial Surface Coating" from Hwaseung T&C. The project is a part of 2 million dollar project from Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) that Dr. Kim serves as a co-PI.
August 2011. Dr. Min Cho started his new career at Chunbook University in Korea as an Assistant Professor
August 2011. Kyle Moor from Virginia Tech and KyoungEun Park from Georgia Tech joined Dr. Kim's group as a new Ph.D. student. Kyle received a highly prestigious Georgia Tech Presidential Fellowship for his Ph.D. study.
May 2011. Dr. Kim gave an invited talk at 2011 Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology
May 2011. KyoungEun Park received Association of Environmental Engineering Students Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award.
May 2011. Dongjin Kim defended his Ph.D. thesis and became the fifth Ph.D. graduate from Dr. Kim's group. Dongjin is co-advised by Dr. Kim with Dr. Thorsten Stoesser.
May 2011. Mehmet Dilaver graduated with M.S. degree. He started his Ph.D. at Hacettepe University in Turkey where he is originally from.
May 2011. Dr. Kim received a new funding from National Science Foundation for the project "Converting Visible Light to UVC: Lanthanide Upconversion Nano-Phosphors for Light-Activated Biocidal Surface Development."
November 2010. KyoungEun Park received Presidential Undergraduate Research Award.
November 2010. Dr. Kim delivered an invited speech at Yale University.
October 2010. Seungjin Lee received the Amirtharajah Fellowship from School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
August 2010. Ezra Cates received Best Student Presentation Award from American Chemical Society for this talk at the ACS National Conference in Boston, MA.
August 2010. Dr. Kim delivered a keynote speech at 2010 American Chemical Society's Annual Conference in Boston, MA.
August 2010. Stephanie Chinnapongse from Johns Hopkins Materials Science and Engineering joined Dr. Kim's group. For her Ph.D. study, she received a highly prestigious Georgia Tech Presidential Fellowship.
May 2010. Dr. Kim received an Environmental Engineering Faculty Award from Association of Environmental Engineering Students (AEES) at Georgia Tech.
May 2010. Dr. Kim received Bill Shultz Sabbatical Award. He spent seven weeks at Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (EAWAG) as a visiting scientist.
March 2010. Our laboratory was named as Hwaseung Laboratory from generous a donation from Hwaseung Group in Korea.
January 2010. A new National Science Foundation project, "Developing Novel Surface Immobilized Photocatalysts Using Functionalized C60" started. The project is a collaborative work with Dr. Pedro Alvarez at Rice University.
November 2009. Dr. Kim was awarded with the Carlton S. Wilder Endowed Professorship for five years.
October 2009. Dr. Kim received Paul L. Busch Award from Water Environment Research Foundation from the research by Ezra Cates and Min Cho on development of UV upconversion phosphor material development for microorganism inactivation.
October 2009. Dr. Kim received Excellence in Review Award from Environmental Science & Technology.
August 2009. Samuel Snow and Mehmet Dilaver joined Dr. Kim's group.
July 2009. Dr. Kim was awarded a new project, "Developing Novel Surface Immobilized Photocatalysts Using Functionalized C60" from National Science Foundation. The project starts in January 2010.
June 2009. Dr. Kim was awarded a new project, "Coagulation-Ceramic Membrane Filtration Processes for U.S. Surface Water Treatment: the Effect of Coagulation and Membrane Fouling" from Water Research Foundation (formerly AWWARF). Dr. Kim is a co-PI of the project. PI is Dr. James Amburgey at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
June 2009. Dr. Kim visited GS Engineering & Construction Company in Korea and delivered a workshop.
May 2009. Dr. Kim received Excellent in Research Award from School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.
March 2009. Dr. Kim is now tenured!
March 2009. Dr. Bo Zhang finished the work at Georgia Tech and started her new career as an assistant professor at Shanghai Jiatong University in China.
September 2008. Dr. Pyungkyu Park from Duke University joined Dr. Kim's group as a postdoctoral researcher.
September 2008. A new project, "Developing a Novel Membrane Pore Size Analysis Technique Using Quantum Dots" was awarded by Korea Institute of Industry Technology.
August 2008. Dr. Kim was appointed as an Associate Editor of the journal, Water Research.
August 2008. Our laboratory was named as Kolon Laboratory from generous donation from Kolon Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. in Korea.
July 2008. Two new Ph.D. students, Ezra Cates and Seungjin Lee joined Dr. Kim's group.
July 2008. Amisha Shah defended their Ph.D. theses! She will work at Dr. Bill Mitch's group in Yale University as a postdoctoral researcher.
June 2008. Hoon Hyung defended their Ph.D. theses! He starts his new career at Doosan Hydro Technology at Tampa, Florida.
June 2008. Hoon, Amisha, Yu, and Varun presented at AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition held in Atlanta, GA. Four papers from our group!
May 2008. A new three-year project, "Development of Automation Control System for Sequential Disinfection Processes" was awarded by Korean Ministry of Environment, subcontracted under Korea Institute of Construction Technology.
March 2008. Dr. Kim, Amisha and Bo presented at American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition held in New Orleans, NO.
February 2008. Dr. Kim gave an invited presentation at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
January 2008. Dr. Kim gave an invited presentation at Emory University.
November 2007. A new five-year project, "Removal of Emerging Contaminants by Reverse Osmosis Membranes" was awarded by Korean Ministry of Construction and Transportation.
August 2007. Two new Ph.D. students, Varun Gandhi and Yoori Kim, joined Dr. Kim's group.
July 2007. Dr. Min Cho, a Ph.D. from Seoul National University, joined Dr. Kim's group.
July 2007. American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AWWARF) funded a new project on Visualization and Quantification of UV Dose and Mixing in UV Reactors by 3D Laser-Induced Fluorescence under Unsolicited Program.
July 2007. Dr. Kim delivered a special summer course, "Advanced Water Treatment Process Modeling" at Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at Korea University, Seoul, Korea for one month as a visiting professor.
May 2007. Dooil Kim, founding member of Dr. Kim's group, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis! He is current working at Korea Institute of Science and Technology as a post-doctoral researcher. Yu Miyashita and Pranay Mane also graduated with M.S. degree. Yu now works for Ch2MHill, Atlanta, and Pranay for Carollo Engineers, Pasadena, California.
May 2007. Group Alumnus, Saurabh Marda, at MWH was promoted to become Senior Engineer. An extraordinary achievement considering that he has been in MWH only for two years!
April 2007. Paper presented by Dr. Kim at Korean Society of Environmental Engineers Fall Conference in Kangreung, Korea in November 2006 received the Excellent Paper Award. Authors include Dooil Kim, Semih Nemlioglu, Kyung-Hyuk Lee, Phil Roberts and Jaehong Kim.
April 2007. Dr. Kim gave an invited talk at Conoco-Philips Research Center, Bartlesville, OK.
March 2007. Amisha Shah, Jaesang Lee and John Fortner presented at 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition held in Chicago, IL.
March 2007. Hoon Hyung, Pranay Mane, Yu Miyashita and Amisha shah presented at AWWA Membrane Technology Conference held in Tampa, FL.
February 2007. Dr. Kim was awarded with CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from Georgia Institute of Technology.
November, 2006. US Environmental Protection Agency funded a project "Investigating Mixing in Baffled Ozone Contactors Using 3-D Laser Induced Fluorescence and Reactive Transport Model." Dr. Philip Roberts is a co-PI of the project.
November, 2006. Dr. Kim delivered a special seminar at Korean Society of Environmental Engineers Fall Conference held in Kangreung, Korea. He also presented another paper.
October, 2006. Yu Miyashita became a recipient of Georgia Power Fellowship for 2006-2007 in recognition of her excellence in research and course work.
September, 2006. Hankuk Engineering, Co. LTD. in Korea funded a project, "Optimization of Ozone Contactor Design and Operation Parameters through Laser Induced Fluorescence" for 2006-2007. Dr. Philip Roberts at School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the co-PI of the project and Dooil Kim and Semih Nemlioglu are participating as research assistants.