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Engineer Water Treatment

Tucson, Arizona, United States
October 22, 2018

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Environmental/Remediation Engineer

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•More than 15 years of experience as an environmental engineer and postdoctoral researcher at environmental/sustainable groups with cross-functional expertise in wastewater/soil/groundwater remediation research, consulting, engineering, project management, and health & safety

•Completion of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Fatal Prevention, First Aid CPR AED, and Radiation Safety Awareness Training

•Excellent water treatment, waste management, health & safety procedure document preparation, and data management/interpretation skills


• Environmental site assessment and expert knowledge about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state regulatory pertaining to municipal wastewater, mining wastewater, soil & groundwater, and solid waste management and treatment: NPDES, CWA, CERCLA, RCRA, etc.

• Design and construction experience of wastewater treatment facility

• Project lead more than 8 mining wastewater bioremediation projects: heavy metal removal using bioreactor, in-situ bioremediation of sulfate plume, and mine tailing dust control

• Performed more than 23 wastewater treatment and bio-energy production research projects: in-situ soil and groundwater bioremediation, bio-energy production using anaerobic sludge digestion, biological/physicochemical wastewater treatment process development

•Published 22 peer-reviewed journal papers and 32 proceedings


2010-2018 Environmental Engineer, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (Tucson, AZ)

-Project lead more than 8 mining wastewater bioremediation projects: biochemical heavy metal removal from mining wastewater, in-situ bioremediation of sulfate plume, mine tailing dust control

-Interpretation of government and state regulatory pertaining to chemicals & hazardous waste management (RCRA) and soil/groundwater/wastewater remediation

-Soil and water sampling/monitoring for environmental site assessment

2007-2010 Postdoctoral researcher, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

-Bio-energy (CH4, and H2) production from organic materials

-Recalcitrant compound removal from wastewater sludge

-Denitrification of municipal wastewater using pretreated sludge as electron source

2006-2007 Postdoctoral researcher/visiting scholar, Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)

-Reductive dehalogenation of chlorinated ethenes (PCE, TCE, DCE, VC)

2005-2006 Postdoctoral researcher, Inha University (Incheon, South Korea)

-Development of hydrodynamic cavitation as sludge pretreatment to improve CH4 production

-In-Situ bioremediation of chlorinated ethenes

-Autotrophic denitrification using elemental sulfur as electron donor

-Perchlorate removal from groundwater

2001-2006 Lecturer, Inchoen City College (Incheon, South Korea)

1997-2005 Research assistant and teaching assistant, Inha University (Incheon, South Korea)

1990-1993 Airman 1st Class, Republic of Korea Air Force (Seoul, South Korea)


2000-2005 Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (GPA: 3.96/4.0), Inha University (S. Korea)

Dissertation: Competition for Hydrogen among Electron Acceptors during the

Reductive Dechlorination of Chlorinated Ethenes

1997-1999 M.S. in Environmental Engineering (GPA: 3.68/4.0), Inha University (S. Korea)

Thesis: Removal of Nitrogen and Phosphorous from Sewage by A2/O and VIP Processes

1989-1997 B.E. in Environmental Engineering (GPA: 3.19/4.0), Inha University (S. Korea)

Awards and Honors

2006-2007 Postdoctoral fellowship, Korea Research Foundation, South Korea

2004-2005 Research scholarship, Korea Research Foundation, South Korea 2002-2003 Grants for pre-doctoral students, Korea Research Foundation, South Korea

1994-1995 Honor student, Inha University, South Korea


• Project development/management; water treatment process design and operation/supervising; data management/interpretation, report, and presentation

• Water and air monitoring and sampling

• Instrumental Analysis: Gas Chromatography, Ion Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, Induced Coupled Plasma, Total Organic Carbon Analyzer, Spectrophotometer, and Scanning Electron Microscope

•Analysis of microbial community using DNA sequencing and real time PCR

•Excellent MS Office skills

Professional Licenses

1996-present Engineer Air Pollution Environmental (No.96206050098E) issued by Human Resources Development Service of Korea

1996-present Engineer Water Pollution Environmental (No.96204050270K) issued by Human Resources Development Service of Korea


2014-present OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER

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