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김웅 교수(공과대학 환경공학과)


o (1996) B.A., Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
o (1998) M.A., Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
o (2011) Ph.D., Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Professional Experience

o (2015~Present) Associate Professor, Kyungpook National University, Daegu
o (2013-2015) Research Assistant Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, DaeJeon
o (2012) Senior Researcher, Center for Monitoring and Treatment of Emerging Contaminants, Pohang
o (2011) Postdoctoral Researcher, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
o (2005-2007) Researcher, Postech Biotech Center, Pohang
o (1998-2005) Reseacher, Institute of Environmental and Energy Technology, Pohang

Research Interests

Anaerobic Digestion treating organics and plastics, Biochemical hydrogen production, Process operation & prediction using machine learning, Biological treatment of nuclear wastewater, Biological PHA production for biodegradable plastic bags

Major Research Achievements

o Facile fabrication of (2D/2D) MoS2@MIL-88(Fe) interface-driven catalyst for efficient degradation of organic pollutants under visible light irradiation
o Effect of citric acid and vermi-wash on growth and metal accumulation of Sorghum bicolor cultivated in lead and nickel contaminated soil
o Rapid biodegradation of pesticide chlorpyrifos by plant growth-promoting psychrophilic Shewanella sp. BT05
o Non-toxic nano approach for wastewater treatment using Chlorella vulgaris exopolysaccharides immobilized in iron-magnetic nanoparticles
o Anaerobic digestate water for Chlorella pyrenoidosa cultivation and employed as co-substrate with cow dung and chicken manure for methane and hydrogen production
o Artificial intelligence (AI) applications in adsorption of heavy metals using modified biochar
o The urge of algal biomass-based fuels for environmental sustainability against a steady tide of biofuel conflict analysis
o Synthesis and characterization of lanthanum-based metal organic framework decorated polyaniline for effective adsorption of lead ions from aqueous solutions


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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