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Jimmy C. M. Kao, Chair Professor & Director

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E-Mail: jkao@mail.nsysu.edu.tw

Fax: 07-5254449

Tel: 07-5252000 ext4413 or 07-5254413

Education

Ph.D., Department of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University (1993)

M.S., Department of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University (1989)

B.S., Department of Environmental Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University (1985)

Experiences

Director, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (2018/12 - now)

Chair Professor, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (2016 - Present)

President, The Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering (2015 – 2016)

Coordinator, Environmental Engineering Program, Ministry of Science and Technology (2014 - 2016)

President, Taiwan Association of Soil and Groundwater Environmental Protection (2013-2015)

Distinguished Professor, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (2010 - 2016)

Professor and Director, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (2006 - 2009)

Professor, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (2003 - 2010)

Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (2000 - 2003)

Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (1997 - 2000)

Research Consultant, Institute of Marine and Agricultural Research, Environmental Protection Program, NC, USA (1995 - 1997)

Project Manager, Environmental Science and Engineering Division, Geophex, Ltd., NC, USA (1993 - 1997)

Awards and Honors

2019 First Prize of Professional Performance in Environmental Protection, Environmental Protection Administration

2019 Industrial Innovation Technology Award, Ministry of Economics

2018 TECO Green Tech Competition, Champion Award

2018 Scientific Chair Professor Award, Far Eastern Y.Z. Science and Technology Memorial Foundation

2018 Grand Prize - Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

2018 Practice-oriented Paper Award, American Institute of Environmental Engineering and Water Resources

2017 TECO Award

2017 Robert G. Wetzel Award, American Institute of Hydrology

2017 J. James R. Croes Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers

2017 Rudolph Hering Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers

2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award, American Society of Civil Engineers

2018 Excellent Practice-oriented Research Paper Award, The Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering.

2018 Excellent Practice-oriented Research Paper Poster Presentation Award 1, The Chinese Institute of Engineering.

2018 Excellent Practice-oriented Research Paper Poster Presentation Award 2, The Chinese Institute of Engineering.

2018 Excellent Research Paper Poster Presentation Award, 2018 International Analytical Equipment Exhibition, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

2018 Distinguished Research Paper Poster Presentation Award 1, 2018 International Analytical Equipment Exhibition, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

2018 Distinguished Research Paper Poster Presentation Award 2, 2018 Cross Strait Groundwater and Applied Hydrogeology Conference.

2017 Excellent Practice-oriented Research Paper Award, The Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering.

2017 Distinguished Practice-oriented Research Paper Award, The Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering.

2016 Professional Award in Environmental Protection, Environmental Protection Administration

2015 Distinguished Researcher Award, Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology.

2015 Distinguished Practice-oriented Paper Award, American Society of Civil Engineers

2015 Scientific Paper Award, YzShu Fundation.

2014 State of the Art of Civil Engineering Award, American Society of Civil Engineers

Distinguished Honor Award, C.T. Ho Foundation, 2013

Award of Academic Paper, 2014 International Conference on Frontiers of Advanced Materials and Engineering Technology (FAMET 2014), Hong Kong, 2014

Distinguished Engineering Professor Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers, 2012.

2012 Distinguished Paper Award, International Frontiers of science and technology Research Association.

Award of Academic Paper, The2013 Water Reuse Conference, Taiwan, 2013.

Excellent Paper Award, The 2013 International Conference on Materials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering.

Award of Academic Paper, The Ecological Engineering Conference, Taiwan, 2012.

Award of Academic Paper, The Annual Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control Conference, Taiwan, 2012.

Award of Academic Paper, The Annual Chinese Environmental Engineering Conference, Taiwan, 2012.

Distinguished Researcher Award, Taiwan National Science Council, 2011.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Samuel Arnold Greely Award, 2011.

Award of Distinguished Professor, National Sun Yat-Sen University, 2010.

Award of Highly Cited Paper Award, National Sun Yat-Sen University, 2011.

Award of Excellent Research Paper, 2011 International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, Hong Kong, 2011.

Award of Academic Paper, 2011 International Conference on Energy and Environment Engineering, Kungming, China, 2011.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2008 distinguished paper award - Chemical oxidation of chlorinated solvents in contaminated groundwater: a review.

Award of Academic Paper, 2012 International Conference on Advanced Materials and Engineering Technology, Shiamen, China, Jan. 2012.

Award of Academic Paper 1, The Annual Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control Conference, Taiwan, 2011.

Award of Academic Paper 2, The Annual Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control Conference, Taiwan, 2011.

Award of Academic Paper 1, The Annual Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control Conference, Taiwan, 2010.

Award of Academic Paper 2, The Annual Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control Conference, Taiwan, 2010.

Award of Academic Paper 3, The Annual Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control Conference, Taiwan, 2010.

Award of Academic Paper 3, The Annual Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control Conference, Taiwan, 2009.

Award of Research Direction Award, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan, 2009.

Award of Academic Paper, The Annual Solid Waste Management Conference, Taiwan, 2009.

Award of Academic Paper, The Annual Environmental Information and Monitoring Conference, Taiwan, 2008.

Award of Academic Paper, The Annual Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control Conference, Taiwan, 2008.

Award of Academic Paper, The Annual Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control Conference, Taiwan, 2007.

Award of Academic Paper 3, The Annual Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control Conference, Taiwan, 2006.

Award of Academic Paper, The Wastewater Treatment Conference, Taiwan, 2011.

Award of Academic Paper, The Wastewater Treatment Conference, Taiwan, 2008.

Award of Academic Paper, The Wastewater Treatment Conference, Taiwan, 2005.

Award of Academic Paper, The Wastewater Treatment Conference, Taiwan, 2004.

Award of Academic Paper, The Wastewater Treatment Conference, Taiwan, 2003.

Award of Academic Paper, The Environmental Management Conference, Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering, 2008.

List in Marques Who is Who of Engineers and Scientists in Asia, 2007.

Award of Academic Paper, The Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering, 2007.

Award of Academic Paper, Journal of the Chinese Colloid and Interface, Chinese Colloid and Interface Society, 2005.

Award of Young Engineer, The Chinese Engineer Association, 2002.

Award of Academic Paper, Chinese Petroleum Engineering Association, 2001.

Award of Academic Paper, Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering, 2000.

Editorial Boards

Associate Editor - ASCE Journal - Journal of Environmental Engineering

Associate Editor - ASCE Journal - Journal of Hazardous, Toxic & Radioactive Waste

Associate Editor - WEF Journal - Water Environment Research

Associate Editor - British Journal of Environment and Climate Change

Associate Editor - Current Environmental Engineering

Regional Editor - American Journal of Food Technology

Regional Editor - International Journal of Chemical Technology

Regional Editor - Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

Regional Editor - Research Journal of Environmental Sciences

Regional Editor - Journal of Applied Sciences

Editorial board member, Sustainable Environment Research

Editorial board member, Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment

Editorial board member, Disaster Advances

Editorial board member, Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment

Editorial board member, Global Journal of Biotechnology

Editorial board member, Journal of Modeling, Simulation, Identification, and Control

Editorial board member, International Journal of Environment and Sustainability

Editorial board member, Journal of Petroleum Engineering

Editorial board member, International Journal of Bioscience and Technolog

Professional Development

Fellow, International Water Association (IWA)

Academician, European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA)

Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Fellow, Environment and Water Resource Institute (EWRI)

Diplomate - American Academy of Water Resources Engineers

Board of Registration for Engineers, Professional Engineer

National Ground Water Association, Certified Ground Water Professional

Professional Hydrologist

Authorized Instructor for Environmental Site Assessment and Risk-Based Correction Action Processes by ASTM

Fellow member, International Congress of Chemistry and Environment

Fellow member, International Congress of Biotechnology

 

International National Professional Association Committees

President, Taiwan Association of Soil and Groundwater Environmental Protection.

Secretary, ASCE-Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Engineering Committee.

Committee Member of Academic Board, Water Environment Federation

Task Committee Member, ASCE-EWRI Green Technologies for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment

Task Committee Member, ASCE-EWRI Sustainable Sludge Management.

Task Committee Member, ASCE-EWRI Task Committee on Bioenergy and Biofuels.

Task Committee Member, ASCE-EWRI Task Committee on Membrane Technology

Executive committee member of Taiwan Association of Soil and Groundwater Environmental Protection

ASCE-EWRI Task Committee Member on Climate Change Modeling, Mitigation, and Adaptation

Program Chair of Taiwan Environmental Engineering Association

Program Chair of Taiwan Association of Soil and Groundwater Environmental Protection

Committee member, Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences

Specialties and Research Interests

Soil and groundwater investigation and remediation

Watershed management

Wastewater reclamation and water reuse

Patents

Soil flushing method to remediate dioxin contaminated soils

An electrodialysis reversal system for water treatment with low Waste discharge

A complex particle for heavy metal polluted environment treatment

A method for dioxin-contaminated soil remediation

A method for the slow-releasing odor control reagent design and its application

Special designed bioremediation system for soil and groundwater treatment

A novel method for chlorinated solvent contaminated groundwater remediation

A novel technique for the enhancement of Hg biotransformation

A method for chromate-contained wastewater treatment

A designed oxygen releasing complex with sustainable oxygen releasing capability

A Designed Potassium Permanganate Method for Chlorinated-Organic Contaminant Oxidation without the Precipitation of Manganese Dioxide under Acidic Conditions

Composition and Method for Treating Water Pollutants in Water

Method for Treating Oil Contaminations in Soils or Ground Water

Designed Oxidant Briquet Containing Potassium Permanganate

A Designed Technology for the Remediation of Chlorinated Organics

A Method for AOC Analysis

A Method for the Enhancement of the Biodegradation

Application of Slag for the Enhancement of Chemical Oxidation

Application of Biobarrier for the Treatment of Organic Compound Contaminated Environment

Isolation of Specific Bacteria to Degrade Dioxin Compound

Development of a colloid material for the remediation of chlorinated solvent

A method to activate the dioxin-degrading bacteria

An oxidation method to treat chlorinated pollutant

A pressure-cycling devise to enhance the oxidation reaction