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Hyeok Choi, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2007
Areas of Sustainability/Environmental Expertise
Physicochemical Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment – Remediation of Groundwater, Soil and Sediment – Destruction of Emerging Chemicals of Concern – Environmental Applications and Implications of Nanomaterials
Summary of Current and Ongoing Research
Oxidative decomposition of emerging chemicals in personal care products. In situ remediation of contaminated aquatic sediment and groundwater. Fate and Transport of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment
Publications and Research
I am author and co-author of more than 35 journal articles, 2 book chapters, and 100 presentations including 20 keynote lectures and seminar presentations. Environmental engineering and science requires collaboration with people from various disciplines in chemistry, biology, materials science, chemical engineering, and environmental science and engineering. My Ph.D. dissertation focused on “Environmental Nanotechnologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment”. During my postdoctoral period at the National Risk Management Research Laboratory of US Environmental Protection Agency, my research project was on “Development of Innovative Approach to In Situ Treat Contaminated Groundwater, Soil and Sediment”.
As an Environmental Scientist and Engineer, I would like to become a steward of the environment and protector of public health.