Research Interests

  • ​Membrane technology
  • Innovative adsorbents
  • Ozone/advanced oxidation
  • River bank filtration and soil aquifer treatment
  • Natural organic matter and disinfection by-products
  • Organic and inorganic micropollutants​

Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, USA, 1978
  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering, San Jose State University, USA, 1971
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, San Jose State University, USA​, 1970

Professional Profile

  • ​2009–2014: Director of WDRC and Professor of Environmental Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2005–2009: Professor of Water Supply and Sanitation, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
  • 2005–Present: Emeritus Professor of Environmental Engineering, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • 1990–2005: Professor of Environmental Engineering, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • 2003–2004: German Research Foundation (DFG) Mercator Guest Professor, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • 2001: Visiting Distinguished Research Scientist, Kyoto University, Japan
  • 1996–1997: Visiting Research Scientist/Engineer, Compagnie Generale des Eaux and Universite de Pointiers, France​

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Member, International Water Association
  • Member, American Water Works Association​

Awards

  • ​Nominated for AP Black Research Award by American Water Works Association (AWWA), 2005
  • Served as Doctorate Dissertation Advisor to NoHwa Lee, Recipient of the First Place AWWA Academic Achievement Award for Best Dissertation, 2004
  • Recipient of Fulbright Award for Germany, 2003–2004
  • Invited as Distinguished Lecturer, Korea Brain 21 Program, 2002
  • Co-recipient of AWWA Publication Award, Best Paper in Journal AWWA, 199