/Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee
Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee 2018-01-15T15:53:25+00:00
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee P.E.

Assistant Professor

Room: Engr II 406
Phone: (407)-823-5304
E-mail: WooHyoung.Lee@ucf.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, 
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2009
M.S. in Environmental Engineering,
Korea University, Seoul, Korea 2001
B.S. in Environmental Engineering,
Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea, 1996

RESEARCH AREAS OF SPECIALTY

  • Electrochemical Micro/Nano-Sensor for In Situ Monitoring of Nutrients and Chemical/Biological Compounds in Engineered and Natural Aquatic Systems
  • Biocorrosion and Nitrification in Water Distribution Systems
  • Biofilm Disinfection and Control in Drinking Water Distribution Systems
  • Electrocoagulation as a Means of Oil-in-Water Emulsion Breaking Technology
  • Gray Water Recycling Systems (potable water and non-potable water)
  • Algae Biofuel Feedstock Generation and Separation
  • Development of Electrochemical Power Sources: Microbial Fuel Cells for Energy Production from Sediment

Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH in 2009. Before joining UCF, he was an ORISE postdoctoral research fellow at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), Cincinnati, OH. He obtained his B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea in 1996 and his M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Korea University, Seoul, Korea in 2001. For five years prior to continuing his education, he acquired practical experience working on various environmental engineering projects including water/wastewater treatment plant design, sanitary sewer distribution system modeling, and development of advanced water/wastewater treatment technologies in GS E&C Co. (Seoul, Korea). To date, his professional work and research have encompassed development and use of electrochemical microsensors for water quality monitoring, advanced water/wastewater treatment processes, and bioenergy production from wastes. Dr. Lee’s research group has developed and applied various electrochemical microsensors for environmental and biomedical research (e.g. biofilm, corrosion, plants, emulsion, and sediments) and for in situ monitoring in aqueous systems (e.g. N & P-cycle, PAHs, free chlorine, Pb, and Cd monitoring). His current research interests also include innovative renewable, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective bioenergy production from wastewater treatment processes, algae-bacterial symbiosis processes, emulsion characterization for bilge water treatment, microbial fuel cell technology (MFC) for oil degradation, ballast water quality monitoring, and nitrification and corrosion in drinking water distribution systems. He is a registered professional engineer (P.E.).

If you are interested in a Graduate Student Position in Dr. Lee’s lab, please contact via WooHyoung.Lee@ucf.edu.

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Church, J., Armas, S.M., Patel, P.K., Chumbimuni-Torres, K.Y., and Lee, W.H. (2017) Development and characterization of needle-type ion-selective microsensors for in situ determination of foliar uptake of Zn2+ in citrus plants, Electroanalysis, 29, 1–8 (IF=2.851).
  2. Islam, M.A., Church, J., Han, C., Chung, H-S., Ji, E., Kim, J.H., Choudhary, N., Lee, G-H., Lee, W.H., Jung, Y. (2017) Noble metal-coated MoS2 nanofilms with vertically-aligned 2D layers for visible light-driven photocatalytic degradation of emerging water contaminants, Scientific Reports, 7(1), 14944 (IF=4.259).
  3. Church, J., Paynter, D.M., and Lee, W.H. (2017) In situ characterization of oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by surfactant and salt using microsensors, Langmuir, 33(38) 9731-9739 (IF=3.833).
  4. Church, J. Hwang, J-H., Kim, K-T., McLean, R., Oh, Y-K., Nam, B., J.C. Joo, and Lee, W.H. (2017) Effect of salt type and concentration on the growth and lipid content of Chlorella vulgaris in synthetic saline wastewater for biofuel production, Bioresource Technology, 243, 147-153 (IF=5.94).
  5. Park, J., Church, J., Son, Y., Kim, K-T., and Lee, W.H. (2017) Recent advances in ultrasonic treatment: challenges and field applications for controlling harmful algal blooms (HABs), Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 38, 326-334 (IF=4.70).
  6. Wang, X., Ma, X., Church, J., Jung, S., Son, Y., Lee, W.H., and Cho, H.J. (2017) ZnO Nanoflakes as a Template for In-situ Electrodeposition of Nanostructured Cobalt Electrodes as Amperometric Phosphate Sensors, Materials Letters, 192(1), 107-110 (IF=2.437).
  7. Church, J., Kannan, H., An, J., Lee, W.H., Santra, S., and Nam, B.H. (2017) Recycled concrete aggregate coated with quaternary ammonium compounds for water disinfection, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 14(3), 543-552 (IF=2.190).
  8. Ma, X., Lee, W.H., and Lytle, D.A. (2017) In-situ 2D Maps of pH Shifts across Brass-Lead Galvanic Joints using Microelectrodes, Measurement Science and Technology, 28, 025101 (10pp) (IF=1.585).
  9. Hwang, J.H., Church, J., Lee, S.J., Park, J.S., and Lee, W.H. (2016) The use of microalgae for advanced wastewater treatment and sustainable bioenergy generation, Environmental Engineering Science, 33(11), 882-897 (IF=1.481).
    * This article was selected as EES High Impact papers (one of six Top-Read Articles of 2016) and one of six top-cited papers of 2017-18).
  10. Church, J., Wang, X., Lee, W. H., Cho, H. J., and Zhai, L. (2016) A graphene-based nanosensors for in situ monitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 16(2), 1620-1623 (IF=1.556).
  11. Joo, J.C., Ahn, C.H., Lee, S., Jang, D-G., Lee, W.H., Ryu, B.R. (2016) Algal growth potential of Microcystis aeruginosa from reclaimed water, Water Environment Research, 88(1) 54-62 (IF=1.134).
  12. Church, J., Verbyla, M., Lee, W.H., Randall, A.A., Amundsen, T.J., and Zastrow, D.J. (2015) Dishwashing water recycling system and related water quality standard for military use, Science of the Total Environment, 529, 275-284 (IF=5.09).
  13. Lee, W. H., Wahman, D. G., and Pressman, J. G. (2015) Monochloramine-sensitive amperometric microelectrode: optimization of gold, platinum, and carbon fiber sensing materials for removal of dissolved oxygen interference, Ionics, 1-12, (IF=2.062).
  14. Lee, W. H., (2015) Needle-type environmental microelectrode sensors for in situ biofilm study in aqueous systems, Journal of Ecology and Environment, 2 (2), 85–103.
  15. Lee, W.H. and Ma, X.M., (2015) Development of a gold microelectrode and its application for evaluating free chlorine consumption by metal surfaces, Austin Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics. 1 (2), 1006-1011
  16. Xue, Z, Lee, W.H., Coburn, K.M., and Seo, Y. (2014). Selective reactivity of monochloramine with extracellular matrix components affects the disinfection of biofilm and detached clusters, Environmental Science & Technology, 48 (7), 3832–3839 (IF=6.198)
  17. Lee, W. H., Wahman, D.G., and Pressman, J.G., (2013) Amperometric carbon fiber nitrite microsensor for in situ biofilm monitoring, Sensors and Actuators B, 188, 1263-1269 (IF=5.07).
  18. Guo, X., Lee, W. H., Noe, A, Shanov, V. N., and Heineman, W. R., (2013) Detection of trace zinc by an electrochemical microsensor based on carbon nanotube threads, Electroanalysis, 25(7), 1599−1604 (IF= 2.851).
  19. Lee, W. H., Choi, W-H., Guo, , Heineman, W. R., and Bishop, P. L., (2012) Material science chemistry of electrochemical microsensors and applications for biofilm research, Key Engineering Materials: Innovation in Materials Science II, 521, 113−139 (IF=0.363).
  20. Pressman, J. G., Lee, W. H., Bishop, P. L., and Wahman, D. G., (2012) Effect of free ammonia concentration on monochloramine penetration within a nitrifying biofilm and its effect on activity, viability, and recovery, Water Research, 46, 882−894 (IF=5.323).
  21. Lee, W. H., Lee, J-H., Choi, W-H., Hosni, A., Papautsky, I., Bishop, P. L., (2011) Needle-type environmental microsensors: design, construction and uses of microelectrode and multi-analyte MEMS sensor arrays *, Measurement Science and Technology, 22, 042001 (22pp) (IF=1.585). * This article is a top 10% paper and has been downloaded over 500 times in 97 days from the date of publication. 
  22. Lee, W. H., Wahman, D. G., Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., (2011) Free chlorine and monochloramine application to nitrifying biofilm: comparison of biofilm penetration, activity, and viability, Environmental Science and Technology, 45, 1421−1419 (IF=6.198).
  23. Lee, W. H., Pressman, J. G., Wahman, D. G., and Bishop, P. L., (2010) Characterization and application of a chlorine microelectrode for measuring monochloramine within a biofilm. Sensors and Actuators B, 145(2), 734−742 (IF=5.07).
  24. Lee, W. H., and Bishop, P. L., (2010) In situ microscale analyses of activated sludge flocs in the enhanced biological phosphate removal process by the use of microelectrodes and fluorescent in situ hybridization. Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE), 136(6), 561−567 (IF=1.117).
  25. Lee, W. H., Lee, J-H., Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., (2009) Biological application of MEMS microelectrode array sensors for direct measurement of phosphate in the enhanced biological phosphorus removal process, Water Environment Research, 81(8), 748−754 (IF=1.134).
  26. Lee, J-H., Lee, W. H., Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., (2009) A cobalt-coated needle-type microelectrode array sensor for in situ monitoring of phosphate, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 19(2), 025022 (IF=1.794).
  27. Lee, W. H., Seo, Y., and Bishop, P. L., (2009) Characteristics of a cobalt-based phosphate microelectrode for in situ monitoring of phosphate and its biological application, Sensors and Actuators B, 137(1), 121−128 (IF=5.07).
  28. Seo, Y., Lee, W. H., and Bishop, P. L., (2009) Application of a permeable reactive biobarrier for surfactant enhanced soil bioremediation, Environmental Pollution, 95−101 (IF=5.27).
  29. Rhu, D. H., Lee, W. H., Kim, J. Y., and Choi, E., (2003) Polyhydroxy-alkanoate (PHA) production from waste, Water Science and Technology, 48(8), 221−228 (IF=1.197).

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Sadmani, A., Lee, W.H., Andrews, R.C., Agnieszka, C., and Brar, S.K., Occurrence and Treatment of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Drinking Water, Potable Water Treatment, Handbook of Environmental Engineering (Ed. Surampalli R.), McGraw-Hill Education (released by August 2018).
  2. Hwang, J-H., Sadmani, A., Lee, S-J., Kim, K-T. and Lee, W.H. Microalgae: An eco-friendly tool for the treatment of wastewaters for environmental safety, Bioremediation of Industrial Wastes for Environmental Safety, Volume II: Biological agents and methods for industrial waste management (Eds. Bharagava, R.N. and Saxena, G.), Springer Nature, Singapore (Accepted for publication).
  3. Guo, X. and Lee, W. H. (2016), Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Applications in Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors, Graphene Science Handbook: Electrical and Optical Properties (Ed. Aliofkhazraei, M. et al.), CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.
  4. Lee, W. H., Guo, X., Guo, D., Campiglia, A., Ma, X., Church, J. (2015). In Situ Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Sensor, Wastewater Treatment: Occurrence and Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), (Ed. Amy J. Forsgren), CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.
  5. Lee, W. H., Lee, J-H., Choi, W-H., Papautsky, I., and Bishop, P. L. (2014). Needle-Type Environmental Sensors (Ch. 112), Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook, Second Edition: Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement (Webster, J.G., Eren H., Ed.), CRC Press.
  6. Lee, J-H., Seo, Y., Lee, W. H., Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I. (2010). Needle-Type Multi-Analyte MEMS Sensor Arrays for In Situ Measurements in Biofilms, in: Emerging Environmental Technologies, Volume II, (Ed. Vishal Shah), Springer, Oakdale, NY, 115-145.

POPULAR PRESS

  1. UCF Stepping up to Be Farming’s Knight in Shining Armor, Growing Produce, March 16, 2017 (http://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/ucf-stepping-up-to-be-farmings-knight-in-shining-armor/)
  2. Many Uses of Microsensors: Monitoring chemical & biological compounds with electrochemical microsensors, Industrial Water & Wastes Digest (iWWD), p16-20, Mar/Apr 2017 (http://www.wwdmag.com/iwwd-marchapril-2017).
  3. EPA Awards P3 Grant to UCF Student Team, Florida Climate Institute (http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs181/1104038855510/archive/1123970726042.html)
  4. UCF among student teams to receive EPA funding for innovative sustainable projects, Lake County Wateratlas (http://www.lake.wateratlas.usf.edu/news/newsviewall.asp?newsid=15447).
  5. UCF monthly Faculty Spotlight under UCF Sustainability Initiatives (http://sustainable.ucf.edu/facultyqa/lee), by Hannah Hollinger, Sustainability Initiatives, Feb. 2, 2016.
  6. $1.9 Million Federal Grant Recognizes UCF as ‘Center of Excellence’ (http://today.ucf.edu/1-9-million-federal-grant-recognizes-ucf-as-center-of-excellence/), by Mark Schlueb, UCF Today, Jan. 26, 2016.
  7. UCF Students Make School History — Win EPA Grant for Sustainability Project(http://today.ucf.edu/ucf-students-make-school-history-win-epa-grant-for-sustainability-project/), by Aileen Perilla, UCF Today, Dec. 23, 2015
  8. “Microsensor Development and Application for Water Quality”, College of Engineering Magazine, Vol. 24, 110-113, Chonnam National University, Korea, 2015.
  9. Jacek Debowski, Frost & Sullivan, Sensor Technology Alert, 2011 issue, “Needle-Type Electrode for Enhanced Biological Sensors.”
  10. Research Findings from University of Cincinnati Update Understanding of Analytical Science, Published in Science Letter (Publisher: Susan Hasty), April 19th, 2011.

APPOINTMENTS

8/2013 – Present Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
2014 – 2017 ONR Summer Faculty, Naval Surface Warfare Center–Carderock Division (NSWCCD), Office of Naval Research (ONR), West Bethesda, MD
1/2010 – 6/2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Cincinnati, OH
9/2006 – 12/2009 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
1/2004 – 8/2006 Project Engineer, GS Engineering & Construction Co., Seoul, Korea
9/2001 – 12/2003 Environmental Engineer, Contech Co., Seoul, Korea
9/1999 – 8/2001 Graduate Research Assistant, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

TEACHING

  • ENV 3001 Introduction to Environmental Engineering, UCF, Spring 2014, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
  • EES 4111C Biological Process Control, UCF, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, and Spring 2017, Spring 2018
  • CHM 4427, Electrochemistry, Guest Lecturer, Fall 2017
  • RET: Collaborative Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Experiences for Teachers (CoMET), “Internet of Things”, Summer 2017
  • ENV 6030 Environmental Biotechnology, UCF, Fall 2015 and Fall 2017
  • EES 4202C Chemical Process Control, UCF, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
  • ENVE 471 Environmental Engineering I, University of Cincinnati, Guest Instructor, Summer 2010
  • CEE 658 Environmental Instrument, University of Cincinnati, TA, Spring, 2009
  • CEE 614 Solid Waste Management, University of Cincinnati, TA, Winter 2009

Honors & Awards

  • 14th Annual P3 Award: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), 2017
  • 2018 Marquis Who’s Who in The World
  • ORC Research Mentoring Program Award, Office of Research & Commercialization (ORC), UCF, 2017
  • College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS) Dean’s Advisory Board (DAB) Faculty Fellow Award, UCF, 2017
  • ONR Summer Faculty Fellowship, Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research Program (SFRP), Naval Surface Warfare Center–Carderock Division (NSWCCD), ONR, 2014–2017
  • 12th Annual P3 Award: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), 2015
  • InnoCentive Challenge Award, New Insights into Fluoride Delivery from Toothpaste (#9933557), Aug. 2014 (one of 3 awardees among 287 submissions).
  • STEM Proposal Development Track Grant for the 2014 Summer Faculty Development Conference, UCF, 2014
  • KSEA Professional Development Workshop travel award, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), 2014
  • International Perspectives on Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) workshop travel award, Drexel University, December 2013
  • 2012 Level II Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA), U.S. EPA, 2012
  • AEESP NSF CAREER workshop travel award, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), 2011
  • Student paper competition/Oral presentation award, Ohio AWWA Student Paper Competition, American Water Works Association (AWWA), 2010
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellowship, Sponsored by U.S. EPA for postdoctoral research, 2010
  • First Place, OWEA Student and Young Professional Paper Competition, Ohio Water Environment Association, Water Environment Federation (WEF), 2009
  • ACS Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2009
  • University Graduate Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 2006–2009
  • Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Scholarship, Korea Ministry of Education, Korea, 1999 – 2001

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Church, J., Ezeodurukwe, I., An, J.W., Young, M., Santra, S., Nam, B., and Lee, W.H., Recycled concrete aggregate for water disinfection and HABs mitigation, 2018 Florida Water Resources Conference (FWRC), Daytona Beach, FL, April 15–18, 2018 (Submitted).
  2. Hwang, J-H., Wang, X., Jung, S., Son, Y., Cho, H.J., and Lee, W.H., Enhanced electrochemical detection of multi-heavy metal ions using a biopolymer-coated planar carbon electrode, 2018 Sensors Application Symposium, IEEE, Seoul, Korea, March 12-14, 2018 (Submitted).
  3. Wang, X., Ma, X, Lee, W.H., Cho, H.J., Sensor Response Mechanism and Characterization of Co-based Phosphate Nanosensors, 2018 Sensors Application Symposium, IEEE, Seoul, Korea, March 12-14, 2018 (Submitted).
  4. Church, J., Armas, S., Chumbimuni-Torres, K.Y., and Lee, W.H., Development, characterization, and application of needle-type ion-selective microsensors for in situ monitoring of Zn2+ and Na+ in citrus plants, PITTCON 2016, Orlando, FL, Feb. 26–Mar. 1, 2018 (Accepted).
  5. Ma, X., Lytle, D.A., and Lee, W.H., Microelectrodes Investigation on In Situ Water Chemistry Dynamics of Galvanic Corrosion in Simulated Drinking Water, PITTCON 2016, Orlando, FL, Feb. 26–Mar. 1, 2018 (Accepted).
  6. Hwang, J-H., Wang, X., Jung, S., Son, Y., Cho, H.J. and Lee, W.H., A Bi-Sn Nanoporous Structured Sensor System for In Situ Heavy Metals Detection in Groundwater, PITTCON 2016, Orlando, FL, Feb. 26–Mar. 1, 2018 (Accepted).
  7. Munshi, F. and Lee, W.H., Fouling Control of a Forward Osmosis (FO) Algae Dewatering System using an Electric Field, AMTA/AWWA 2018 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, West Palm Beach, FL, March 12-16, 2018 (Accepted).
  8. Church, J. and Lee, W.H., In Situ Zn2+ Detection using a Novel Two Step Square Wave Anodic Stripping Voltammetry-based Needle-type Microsensor for Citrus Plant Applications, 2017 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 26 – Dec. 1, 2017.
  9. Church, J., Islam, A., Han, C., Jung, Y., and Lee, W.H., Development of Novel Vertically Aligned MoS2 Films for Rapid Degradation of Microcystins and Green Algae, Proceedings, American Water Work Association, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, November 12-16, 2017.
  10. Ma, X., Soliman, M., Lytle, D.A., Tetard, L., and Lee, W.H., 2D Surface Investigation of pH, Free Chlorine, Phosphate and Alkalinity Effect on Corrosion in Galvanic Joints using Microelectrodes, Proceedings, American Water Work Association, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition (WQTC), Portland, Oregon, November 12-16, 2017. *This presentation was selected as the WQTC Best Student Award.
  11. Hwang, J.H. and Lee, W.H., Electricity Generation from Bilgewater using Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) 2017 Symposium, Orlando, FL, Nov. 6-7, 2017.
  12. Ma, X., Armas, S.M., Soliman, M., Lytle., Chumbimuni-Torres, K.Y., Tetard, L., and Lee, W.H., Microelectrode application in drinking water galvanic corrosion study, Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) 2017 Symposium, Orlando, FL, Nov. 6-7, 2017.
  13. Church, J., Armas, S.M., Patel, P.K., Chumbimuni-Torres, K.Y., and Lee, W.H., Development, characterization, and application of needle-type ion-selective microelectrodes for in situ monitoring of ions in citrus plants, Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) 2017 Symposium, Orlando, FL, Nov. 6-7, 2017. *The presentation was selected for 1st place in the student poster contest.
  14. Church, J., Ryu, H., and Lee, W.H., An innovative symbiotic microalgae-IFAS process for nutrient removal and photo-oxygenation: Multiscale investigations using microelectrodes and next-generation molecular tools, Proceedings, 90th Annual Water Environmental Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, IL, Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2017.
  15. Hwang, J.H. Paynter, D.M., Lee, S.M., and Lee, W.H., Electricity Generation from Oily Wastewater using Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), The 18th US-KOREA Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC), Washington DC, August 9-12, 2017.
  16. Hwang, J.H., Church, J., Lee, S.J., and Lee, W.H., Integrated System using Microalgae for Wastewater Treatment and Sustainable Biofuel Production, ISIE-ISSST 2017: The 9th biennial conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) and the 25th annual conference of the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST), Chicago, IL, June 25-29, 2017.
  17. Lee, W.H. and Hwang, J-H., Renewable Microalgal Hydrogen Production from Synthetic Wastewater, 2017 AEESP Research and Education Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, June 21-22, 2017.
  18. Armas, S.M., Patel, P.K., Church, K., Lee, W.H., Santra, S., and Chumbimuni-Torres, K.Y., A non-destructive micro-sensor for in situ analysis of zinc in plants, Mátrafüred 2017, International Conference on Electrochemical Sensors, Visegrád, Hungary, June 11-16, 2017.
  19. Davies, T.*, Hwang, J-H.*, and Lee, W.H.**, Feasibility Test of Sustainable Energy Production from Oily Liquid Wastes, 14th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), University of Central Florida, April 6, 2017.
  20. Louis-Jean, D., Church, J., Ma, X., and Lee, W.H., Bacterial Enumeration and Bacterial Endotoxin Testing of Water Sterilization Systems for Military Use, 14th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), University of Central Florida, April 6, 2017.
  21. McLean, R., Munshi, F., and Lee, W.H., Nanoparticle-driven Forward Osmosis Modification for Mitigating Membrane Biofouling in Algae Separation, 14th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), University of Central Florida, April 6, 2017. *The presentation was selected for “Judges Pick” and Rebecca McLean has received a scholarship from UCF’s Office of Undergraduate Research.
  22. Munshi, F., Church, J., Sadmani, A., Lee, W.H., Algae Dewatering with Different Draw Solutions and Cross Flow Velocities using Forward Osmosis (FO) Flat Sheet Membrane, 2017 Graduate Research Forum, University of Central Florida, April 4, 2017.
  23. Munshi, F., Church, J., Sadmani, A., Lee, W.H., Algae Dewatering with Different Draw Solutions and Cross Flow Velocities using a Forward Osmosis (FO) Flat Sheet Membrane, AMTA/AWWA 2017 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, CA., Feb. 13-17, 2017.
  24. McLean R., Munshi, F., Church, J., Sadmani, A., Lee, W.H., Nanoparticle-driven Forward Osmosis Modification for Mitigating Membrane Biofouling in Algae Separation, AMTA/AWWA 2017 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, CA., Feb. 13-17, 2017.
  25. Munshi, F., Church, J., Lee, W.H., Sadmani, A., The Effect of Cross Flow and Draw Solutions on the Algae Dewatering using Forward Osmosis, 2016 American Water Works Association – Florida Section Fall Conference, Orlando, FL, Nov.28–Dec. 1, 2016.
  26. Wang, X., Church, J., Lee, W.H., Cho, H. J., Porous Co-Cu Electrode Fabricated By Electroplating through Sacrificial Glass Fiber Paper Template, Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-state Science (PRiME 2016), Honolulu, Hawaii, October 2-7, 2016
  27. Church, J., Hulce, C., Chumbimuni-Torres, K.Y., Lee, W.H., Development, characterization, and application of ion-selective microelectrodes for in situ monitoring Zn2+ in planta, Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) 2016 Inaugural Symposium, Orlando, FL, Oct. 3-4, 2016
  28. Hwang, J-H. and Lee, W.H., Renewable Photobiological Hydrogen Production Using Green Algae, Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) 2016 Inaugural Symposium, Orlando, FL, Oct. 3-4, 2016
  29. Church, J., Lee, W.H., Paynter, D.M., and Lee, S.M., In Situ Chemical Stability Characterization of Oil-in-Water Emulsions Using Microsensors, Proceedings, 89th Annual Water Environmental Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, New Orleans, LA, Sept. 24-28, 2016.
  30. Lee, W.H., Ma, X., Church, J., Electrochemical Micro/Nano-Sensor for In Situ Monitoring of Nutrients and Chemical Compounds in Engineered and Natural Aquatic Systems, 252th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 21–25, 2016.
  31. Wang, X., Church, J., Lee, W.H., Cho, H. J., Nanostructured Phosphate Sensors Based on Co-Cu Electrodes Fabricated with a Sacrificial Glass Fiber Paper Template, 252th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 21–25, 2016.
  32. Ma, X., Lee, W.H., and Lytle, D.A., In-Situ 2D Spatial Imaging of pH Changes at Brass-Lead Galvanic Joints Using Microelectrodes, Proceedings, American Water Work Association, 2016 Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL, June 19-22, 2016.
  33. Church, J., McLean, R., Munshi, F., Hwang, J-H., Maier, N., Rudolph, M., and Lee, W.H., Algae Biofuel Osmosis DEwatering (ABODE): A novel process for biofuel feedstock generation and microalgae separation using forward osmosis, 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival, Washington DC, Apr. 16 & 17, 2016. *UCF P3 student team received a sustainable energy award.
  34. McLean, R., Church, J., Hwang, J-H., and Lee, W.H., “Sodium ion-effect” on Chlorella vulgaris as a Means of Increasing Lipid Production for Bioenergy, 13th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), University of Central Florida, April 7, 2016. *The presentation was selected for the 1st place 2016 Showcase Winner in Engineering, Computer Science and Optics II.
  35. Harris, R., Hwang, J-H, and Lee, W.H., Photo-fermentation for Biological Hydrogen Production using Organic Wastes, 13th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), University of Central Florida, April 7, 2016.
  36. Hulce, C., Church, J., Santra, S., Lee, W.H., and Chumbimuni-Torres, K.Y., Development and Characterization of an Ion Selective Microsensor for the Detection and Monitoring of Zinc Levels in Citrus Plants, PITTCON 2016, Atlanta, GA, March 6-10, 2016.
  37. Gonzalez, B. C., Liggett, J., Lytle, D.A., Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, and Pressman, J. G., Microelectrode Investigation of the Reactions between Iron and Copper Pipe Materials and Monochloramine, Proceedings, American Water Work Association, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Salt lake City, Utah, November 15-19, 2015.
  38. Church, J., Park, Y.J., Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, and Pressman, J. G., In-situ Spatial Chemical Reactions of Copper Pitting Corrosion in a Household Plumbing System, Proceedings, American Water Work Association, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Salt lake City, Utah, November 15-19, 2015.
  39. Ma, X., Church, J., Park, Y.J., Lee, W.H., Wahman, D. G, and Pressman, J. G., Long-term Spatiotemporal Imaging of Chemical Profiles in Brass and Cement in a Simulated Chlorinated and Chloraminated Water System, Proceedings, American Water Work Association, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Salt lake City, Utah, November 15-19, 2015.
  40. Wang, X., Church, J., Lee, W. H., Cho, H. J., Phosphate Sensors Based on Co-Cu Electrodes
    Fabricated with a Sacrificial Glass Fiber Paper Template, IEEE Sensors 2015, Busan, Korea, November 1-4, 2015.
  41. Lee, W.H., In–situ Chemical Reactions at Water-Solid Interfacial Processes using Microelectrode Techniques: from Biofilm to Metal Corrosion, 2015 International Environmental Engineering Conference (IEEC 2015), Busan, Korea, Oct. 28-30. 2015
  42. Lee, W.H., Ma, X., Church, J., Wang, X., and Cho, H.J., Enhanced Cobalt-based Microelectrode and Nano-textured Phosphate Sensor for In Situ Phosphate Measurement in Drinking Water Systems, 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Biosensor and Bioelectronics-2015), Atlanta, GA, September 28-30, 2015
  43. Lee, W.H., Ma, X., Church, J., Wahman, D. G, and Pressman, J. G., In–situ Spatiotemporal Chemical Reactions at Water-Solid Interfacial Processes using Microelectrode Techniques: from Biofilm to Metal Corrosion, 2015 AEESP Research and Education Conference, New Haven, CT, June 13-16, 2015.
  44. McCormick, A., Dorris, R., Maier, N., and Lee, W.H., The Potential of Natural Algae for Biofuel Production, 7th Annual Symposium on Renewable & Sustainable Energy (sponsored by Duke Energy), University of Central Florida, April 24, 2015
  45. McLean, R., Lee, W.H., and Church, J., The effect of Nutrient Depletion on the Lipid Productivity of Chlorella vulgaris for Biofuel Feedstock Generation, 12th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), University of Central Florida, April 2, 2015
  46. McCormick, A., Dorris, R., Maier, N., and Lee, W.H., The Potential of Natural Algae for Biofuel Production, 12th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), University of Central Florida, April 2, 2015
  47. Church, J., Lee, W.H., Randall, A.A., Amundsen, T.J., and Zastrow, D.J., Evaluation of Ultrafiltration Dishwashing Water Recycling System for Developing a Water Quality Standard for Military Use, AMTA/AWWA 2015 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, Orlando, FL, March 2-5, 2015.
  48. Lee, W. H., Understanding Water-Solid Interfacial Processes using Microelectrode Techniques: Biofilm and Metal Corrosion, 1st Florida US-Korean Conference on Biomedical, Nanosciences, Engineering and Systems Technology, Orlando, FL, Feb 21, 2015.
  49. Church, J., Lee, W.H., Randall, A.A., Amundsen, T.J., and Zastrow, D.J., Dishwashing Water Recycling System and Related Water Quality Standard for Military Use, 2014 American Water Works Association – Florida Section Fall Conference, Orlando, FL, Nov.30–Dec. 4, 2014.
  50. Lee, W. H., Wahman, D. G, Lytle, D. A., and Pressman, J. G., Evaluating In-Situ Reactions of Chlorine and Chloramines at the Surface of Copper and Iron Pipe Materials using Microelectrodes. Proceedings, American Water Work Association, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, November 16-20, 2014.
  51. Church, J., Wang, X., Lee, W. H., Cho, H. J., and Zhai, L., Superhydrophobic Graphene-Based Nanosensors for In Situ Monitoring of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), The 12th International Conference on Nano Science and Nano Technology (ICNST 2014), Muan (Mokpo), Korea, November 6-7, 2014.
  52. Ma, X., Wang, X., Lee, W. H., Cho, H. J., Cobalt Nanostructured MEMS Sensor for In Situ Phosphate Monitoring, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) FL Summer Conference, Weston, FL, July 27-29, 2014.
  53. Lee, W. H., In Situ Monitoring Environmental Microsensors for Biofilm and Corrosion Research, 2014 Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) Southeastern Regional Conference, Sonesta Gwinnett Place, Atlanta, GA, Mar 8th, 2014
  54. Lee, W. H., Needle-type Environmental Microelectrode Sensors for In Situ Biofilm Study in Aqueous Systems, 11th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, Miami, FL, USA, April 7-9, 2014.
  55. Lee, W. H., Wahman, D. G, and Pressman, J. G., 3D Free Chlorine and Monochloramine Penetration and Associated Nitrifying Biofilm Activity and Viability: Implications for Periodic Free Chlorine Application to Chloraminated Drinking Water Distribution Systems. Proceedings, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 4−8, 2012.
  56. Lee, W. H., Wahman, D. G, Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., Carbon-fiber nitrite microsensor for in situ biofilm monitoring, Proceedings, International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress & Exhibition, Busan, South Korea, September 16-21, 2012.
  57. Lee, W. H., Wahman, D. G, Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., Using Microelectrodes and Live/Dead BacLight to Compare Penetration, Activity, and Viability within Nitrifying Biofilm Subjected to Free Chlorine, Monochloramine, and Free ammonia, Proceedings, the 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 19−23, 2012.*This poster was chosen the best of the Division of Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) posters and presented in the Sci-Mix Interdivisional Poster Session.
  58. Pressman, J. G, Lee, W. H., and Wahman, D. G., Investigating the effects of disinfectants on nitrifying biofilm using chlorine and monochloramine sensitive microelectrodes: comparison of penetration, activity, and viability, Cincinnati Area Water Distribution System Networking Seminar, July 13, 2011.
  59. Lee, W. H., Wahman, D. G, Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., Using Microelectrodes and Live/Dead BacLight to Compare Penetration, Activity, and Viability within Nitrifying Biofilm Subjected to Free Chlorine, Monochloramine, and Phosphate, 2011 AEESP Educational & Research Conference, Tampa, FL, July 10-12, 2011.
  60. Wahman D. G, Lee, W. H., Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., Investigations into Drinking Water Distribution System Nitrification: EPA Microelectrode Research. Presented at Spring 2011 Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, May 16, 2011.
  61. Lee, W. H., Wahman, D. G, Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., Comparison between Monochloramine and Chlorine in Water Distribution Systems Biofilms: Penetration, Activity and Viability, Proceedings, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Savannah, GA, November 14−18, 2010.
  62. Lee, W. H., Wahman, D. G, Bishop, P. L., and Pressman, J. G., Disinfectant Penetration and its Effect on Nitrifying Biofilm Activity and Viability: Monochloramine vs. Free Chlorine, Ohio Section American Water Works Association (AWWA) 72nd Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, September 20-23, 2010.
  63. Wahman, D. G, Lee, W. H., and Pressman, J. G., EPA Drinking Water Distribution System Nitrification Research, S. EPA 7th Annual Drinking Water Workshop: Small Drinking Water Systems – Compliance Strategies, Cincinnati, OH, August 10-12, 2010.
  64. Wahman, D. G, Pressman, J. G, Kleier-Schrantz, K. A., Lee, W. H., and Bishop, P. L., Investigations into distribution system nitrification: simulated systems and microelectrode biofilm profiling, Proceedings, American Water Works Association (AWWA) 2010 Inorganic Contaminants Workshop, Denver, CO, February 28−March 2, 2010.
  65. Choi, W-H., Lee, W. H., Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., Dissolved Oxygen-Compensated Needle-Type Sensor for Phosphate Analysis of Biological and Environmental Samples, Proceedings, MicroTAS 2009, The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, Jeju, Korea, November 1−5, 2009.
  66. Lee, W. H., Pressman, J. G, Wahman D. G, and Bishop, P. L., In Situ Identification and Stratification of Monochloramine Inhibition Effects on Nitrifying Biofilms as Determined by the Use of Microelectrodes, Proceedings, International Water Association (IWA) Specialized Conference on Processes in Biofilms: Fundamentals to Applications, Davis, CA, September 13−16, 2009.
  67. Pressman, J. G, Lee, W. H., Wahman, D. G, and Bishop, P. L., Disinfectant Penetration into Nitrifying Drinking Water Distribution System Biofilm Using Microelectrodes, Proceedings, 1st International Conference on Nitrification, University of Louisville, KY, July 5−10, 2009.
  68. Lee, W. H., and Bishop, P. L., In Situ Microscale Analyses of Activated Sludge Flocs in Biological Phosphate Removal Process by In Situ Hybridization and the Use of Microelectrodes, Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, June 22−25, 2009.
  69. Lee, W. H., Pressman, J. G, Wahman, D. G, and Bishop, P. L., Biofilm Penetration of Monochloramine and Chlorine Using Microelectrodes, Proceedings, The 8th International Symposium on Water Supply Technology, Kobe, Japan, June 10−12, 2009.
  70. Lee, W. H., Pressman, J. G, Wahman, D. G, and Bishop, P. L., Monochloramine Microelectrode for In Situ Application within the Biofilm of Chloraminated Drinking Water Distribution Systems, Proceedings, Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH, November 16−20, 2008.
  71. Lee, W. H., Lee, J-H, Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., Biological Application of MEMS Microelectrode Sensors for Direct Measurement of Phosphate in the Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Process, Proceedings, 81th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, IL, Oct. 18−22, 2008.
  72. Lee, W. H., Lee, J-H, Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., MEMS Microelectrode Sensor for Direct Determination of Phosphate and Its Biological Application for Environmental Analysis, Showcase 2008, University of Cincinnati, 2008.
  73. Lee, W. H., Lee, J-H, Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., MEMS Microelectrode Sensor for In situ Monitoring of Phosphate in the Environmental Analysis, Graduate Poster Forum, University of Cincinnati, 2008.
  74. Lee, J-H, Lee, W. H., Bishop, P. L., and Papautsky, I., MEMS microelectrode sensor for in situ monitoring of phosphate in biological applications, Proceedings, the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting,  Boston, MA, August 19−23, 2007.
  75. Seo, Y, Lee, W. H., and Bishop, P. L., Application of a permeable reactive biobarrier for surfactant enhanced soil bioremediation, Proceedings, the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting,  Boston, MA, August 19−23, 2007.
  76. Lee, W. H., Seo, Y, and Bishop, P. L., Characterization and evaluation of the cobalt-based phosphate microelectrode for use in in-vivo environmental analysis, Proceedings, the 234th American Chemical Society  National Meeting,  Boston, MA, August 19−23, 2007.
  77. Lee, W. H., Seo, Y, and Bishop, P. L., Microscopic study on the enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) process using microelectrodes, Proceedings, 37th Mid-Atlantic Industrial & Hazardous Waste Conference, Cincinnati, USA, March, 2007.
  78. Lee, W. H., and Kim C-R., Trenchless Pipe Lining System with Revolvable Inversion Device by Water/Air Pressure, Proceedings, 6th Korean Environmental Technology Conference, Jeju, South Korea, October, 2005.
  79. Yoo K-S, Kim C-R., and Lee, W. H., The Reclamation of Rainwater including Non-point Pollutions using Rainwater Reuse System , Proceedings, 42nd Japan Water Works Association Research Conference and Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, July, 2005.
  80. Yoo K-S, Kim C-R., Il Ho Kim, and Lee, W. H., Development of Environmental-friendly Rainwater Treatment System Using Wasted-tire media and Membrane, Proceedings, Korean Environmental Engineers Society Conference, Joenju, Korea, 2004.
  81. Kim K-J, Lee, W. H., and Kim, H-M., SS removal and disinfection process using Ozoflotation, Proceedings, 3rd Korean Environmental Technology Conference, Sokcho, South Korea, August, 2002.
  82. Rhu, D-H., Lee, W. H., Kim, J-Y.,and Choi, E., PHA production from waste, Proceedings, Environmental Biotechnology, New Zealand, April , 2002.
  83. Lee, W. H., Rhu, D-H., Ji Kim, J-Y.,and Choi, E., Factors affecting the production of PHA (Poly-hydroxyalkanoates) using SBR, Proceedings, Korean Environmental Engineers Society Conference, Gwangju, South Korea, April, 2001.

INVITED SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Development, characterization, and application of needle-type ion-selective microsensors for in situ monitoring of Zn2+ in citrus plants, Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) 2017 Symposium, Orlando, FL, Nov. 7, 2017.
  2. Microelectrode sensing for detecting biochemical compounds for environmental and biomedical application, UCF-Mayo Clinic Mini-Symposium, University of Central Florida, April 28, 2017.
  3. Microelectrodes for detecting chemical species with high spatial resolution in aquatic systems, UCF (CECS-NSTC-CREOL)-BRIDG Workshop on Sensor Devices and Applications, University of Central Florida, April 27, 2017.
  4. Current Practice of Algae Management in US and Potential Algae-driven Bioenergy Production, K-water, Korea, Feb. 21, 2017
  5. Electrochemical Microsensors for Environmental Research and Algal Bioenergy Production,Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea, Feb. 20, 2017.
  6. Electrochemical Microsensors for Environmental Research and Algal Bioenergy Production,Korea University, Korea, Feb. 20, 2017.
  7. Electrochemical Microsensors for Environmental Research and Algal Bioenergy Production,Chonnam National University, Korea, Feb. 17, 2017.
  8. Development of Needle-type Electrochemical Microsensors for Biological Applications, Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) 2016 Inaugural Symposium, Orlando, FL, Oct. 4, 2016
  9. From Waste to Energy: A New Paradigm for Advanced Wastewater Treatment, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), May 31, 2016
  10. From Waste to Energy: A New Paradigm for Advanced Wastewater Treatment, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), May 30, 2016
  11. Algae Control and Management: Current Practice in US and A New Paradigm for Advanced Biological Wastewater Treatment, K-water, May 26, 2016
  12. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Hach Company, Dec. 8, 2015 (Online Web Conference)
  13. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Dongguk University, Korea, Nov. 6, 2015
  14. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Chonnam National University, Korea, Nov. 4, 2015
  15. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Nov. 4, 2015
  16. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Hanbat National University, Korea, Nov. 3, 2015
  17. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Nov. 3, 2015
  18. Korea Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research,Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, Korea, Nov. 2, 2015
  19. Environmental Microsensors Developments and Applications to Water Research, Kongju National University, Korea, Nov. 2, 2015
  20. In Situ Spatiotemporal Chemical Reactions at Water-Solid Interfacial Processes using Microelectrode Techniques: from Biofilm to Metal Corrosion, 2015 ONR Summer Faculty Seminar, Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division, Bethesda, MD, July 6, 2015
  21. In Situ Electrochemical Microsensor for Better Understanding of Liquid-Solid and Liquid-Liquid Interfacial Processes, 2014 ONR Summer Faculty Seminar, Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division, Bethesda, MD, June 26, 2014
  22. Drinking Water Disinfectants Penetration and Nitrifying Biofilm Activity and Viability, UNISENSE Workshop, UNISENSE A/S, Aarhus, Denmark, Jan. 24, 2014.
  23. In Situ Monitoring Needle-type Environmental Microsensors for Biofilm Study in Aqueous Systems, Environmental Research Interdisciplinary Colloquium (ERIC) seminar, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Nov. 6, 2013.
  24. Disinfectant Biofilm Penetration and the Effect on Biofilm Activity, Viability, and Recovery using Microelectrodes and Live/Dead BacLight, CECS-COM joint conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, Oct. 18, 2013.
  25. In Situ Monitoring Microsensors for Biofilm and Corrosion Research, Water Supply and Water Resources Division (WSWRD) Brach Chiefs meeting, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, May 16, 2013.
  26. Drinking Water Disinfectants Penetration and Nitrifying Biofilm Activity and Viability, Seminar in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, March 28, 2013.
  27. Free Chlorine and Monochloramine Penetration and Associated Nitrifying Biofilm Activity and Viability:  Periodic Chlorine Switch Implications, Seminar in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, February 6, 2013.
  28. Environmental Microsensors for In Situ Chemical/Biological Compound Monitoring and Their Applications for Biofilm Research, Graduate Seminar in the School of Energy, Environmental, Biological, and Medical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, January 11, 2013.
  29. Environmental Microsensors for In Situ Water Quality Monitoring and Their Applications for Biofilm Research, Seminar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL, June 8, 2012.
  30. Microsensors for Biofilm Research with Application for Protection of Human Health and the Environment, Seminar in the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, CA, April 25, 2012.
  31. Microsensors for Biofilm Research with Application for Protection of Human Health and the Environment, Seminar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, April 16, 2012.
  32. Microsensors for Biofilm Research with Application for Protection of Human Health and the Environment, Seminar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University(WVU), Morgantown, WV, March 13, 2012.
  33. Needle-type Electrochemical Microsensors for In Situ Monitoring of Biological and Chemical Compounds and Applications for Biofilm Research, Seminar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, February 6, 2012.
  34. Development and Use of Microelectrodes to Evaluate Nitrification within Chloraminated Drinking Water System Biofilms, Seminar in the Department of Civil Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, April 25, 2011.
  35. Development and Use of Microelectrodes to Evaluate Nitrification within Chloraminated Drinking Water System Biofilms, and the Effects of Phosphate on Nitrifying Biofilm, Seminar in the Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, March 4, 2011.
  36. Development and Use of Microelectrodes to Evaluate Nitrification within Chloraminated Drinking Water System Biofilms, Seminar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, February 22, 2011.
  37. Needle-type Microsensors for ISitu Monitoring of Nutrients and Biological Compounds, Joint Seminar in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences and the School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, November 29, 2010.
  38. Disinfection Penetration and Effect on Nitrifying Biofilm: Monochloramine vs. Free Chlorine, 2010 EPA-China Workshop for Drinking Water Distribution Systems, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, February 23, 2010.
  39. Disinfection Penetration and Effect on Nitrifying Biofilm: Monochloramine vs. Free Chlorine, Treatment Technology Evaluation Branch meeting, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, January 14, 2010.
  • Electrochemical Micro/Nano-Sensor for In Situ Monitoring of Nutrients and Chemical/Biological Compounds in Engineered and Natural Aquatic Systems
  • Metal Corrosion and Microbially Induced Corrosion (MIC) in Water Distribution Systems
  • Algal Biofilm Nutrient Removal Processes, Algae Separation using Forward Osmosis (FO), and Algae Biofuel Feedstock Generation
  • Electrocoagulation as a Means of Oil-in-Water Emulsion Breaking Technology
  • Nitrification in Chloraminated Drinking Water Distribution Systems
  • Grey Water Reuse and Recycling Systems (potable water and non-potable water)
  • Development of Electrochemical Power Sources: Microbial Fuel Cells and Microbial Generation of Hydrogen
  • Solid state amperometric chloramine sensor (US patent, EROI submitted to EPA OGC, #13/939,959)
  • Apparatus for Oil Collection and Recovery from Oil Pollution in the Ocean (South Korea 10-0939107)
  • Apparatus for Treating Wastewater using Membrane (South Korea 10-2005-0089189)
  • Apparatus and Method for Treating Wastewater using Membrane (South Korea 10-2005-0034399)
  1. Emulsion Characterization Study for Improved Bilgewater Treatment and Management, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Naval Research Laboratory on behalf of Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), Department of Defense (DoD), $248,032 (03/01/2018 to 02/19/2021) (Recommended for Funding & under Contract)
  2. A Novel 2D MoS2 Sponge Oil-Water Separator (MDSOS), PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Co-PI: Dr. Yeonwoong Jung and Dr. Jae-Hoon Hwang, US Environmental Protection Agency, Grant Number: SU839263, $15,000 (09/01/2017 – 08/31/2018) (Recommended for Funding & under Contract)
  3. Sustainable Energy Production from Oily Liquid Wastes using Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), NASA Training Grant # NNX15AI10H (CFDA number 43.008), $50,000 (08/21/2017 to 04/04/2018)
  4. Development of Electrochemical Microsensor System for Heavy Metal Monitoring in Soil and Groundwater, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Co-PI: Dr. Hyoung Jin Cho, ENPLUS Co., Ltd., $121,702 (05/10/2016–03/31/2018)
  5. Bacterial Enumeration and Bacterial Endotoxin Testing, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Co-PI: Dr. Anwar Sadmani, Mainstream Engineering Corporation (No. DLA0063, U.S. Government Prime Contract No. SP4701-17-P-0063), $11,500 (7/14/2017 – 2/28/2018)
  6. Bacterial Enumeration and Bacterial Endotoxin Testing, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Co-PI: Dr. Anwar Sadmani, Mainstream Engineering Corporation (No. AR0092, U.S. Government Prime Contract No. W81XWH-16-C-0092), $7,500 (12/19/2016 – 4/11/2017)
  7. RET Site: Collaborative Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Experiences for Teachers (CoMET), PI: Dr. Hyoung Jin Cho, Co-PIs: Drs. Damla Turgut, Jihua Gou, Eleazar Vasquez, Damian Dechev, Mingjie Lin, Yier Jin, Woo Hyoung Lee, and Reza Abdolvand, National Science Foundation, Award Number: 1611019, $595,702 (09/01/2016 to 08/31/2019)
  8. Renewable Microalgal Hydrogen Production, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), NASA Training Grant # NNX15AI10H, $44,000 (09/01/2016 to 08/31/2017)
  9. Optimization of Struvite Crystallization and Ammonia Recovery, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Vencore Services and Solutions, Inc. on behalf of NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Grant Number: NNK11EA08C, $10,000 (08/01/2016 – 08/31/2017)
  10. Micelle Stability Characterization, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Battelle Memorial Institute (TCN 16-009: PO541161) under Contract No. W911NF-11-D-0001 with the Army Research Office, $37,962 (4/25/2016–9/30/2016)
  11. NIFA Centers of Excellence: Multifunctional Surface/Sub-Surface/Systemic Therapeutic (CoE:MS3T) Technology for HLB Management, PD: Dr. Swadeshmukul Santra, Co-PD: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee (one of 4 Co-PDs), Citrus Disease Research and Extension (CDRE) (grant no. 2016-70016-24828/project accusation no. 1008984), USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), $2,075,000 (02/01/2016 to 01/31/2018)
  12. A Novel Symbiotic Micro-Algae Recovery Technology (SMART) for Sustainable Water Management and Biofuel Production, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Grant Number: NNX15AN65A, $65,000 (07/01/2015 to 12/31/2016)
  13. Post-Construction Water Quality Evaluation of the Imperial Lakes Water Treatment Plant, PI: Dr. Steve Duranceau, Co-PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Board of County Commissioners of Polk County, WA No. 14-058-02, $54,600 (11/10/2014 – 12/31/2016)
  14. Algae Biofuel Osmosis Dewatering (ABODE): A novel process for biofuel feedstock generation and advances in microalgae separation using forward osmosis, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, US Environmental Protection Agency, Grant Number: SU836132, $15,000 (09/01/2015 – 08/31/2016)
  15. Algae as a Sustainable Life Support System during Long Duration Space Missions, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC), NASA Training Grant # NNX15AI10H, $5,250 (8/1/2015–7/31/2016)
  16. Microsensor Oil-in-Water Emulsion Characterization Investigation, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Battelle Memorial Institute (TCN 15-030: PO486034) under Contract No. W911NF-11-D-0001 with the Army Research Office, $45,483 (7/1/2015–9/30/2015)
  17. Use of Algal Blooms in Florida – Potentials for Regional Biofuel Production, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, In-House Research Grant, Office of Research & Commercialization, University of Central Florida, $7,500 (3/1/2014 – 2/29/2016)
  18. The Graywater Recycling System and Related Water Quality Standard, PI: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Co-PI: Dr. Andrew A. Randall, Mainstream Engineering Corporation on behalf of U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center under Contract No. W911QY-12-C-0003, $41,167 (9/1/2013 – 8/14/2014)

RESEARCH AGREEMENT (ON-GOING & COMPLETED)

  1. Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between UCF and The Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division (NSWCCD), Bilgewater Remediation Research and Development, Agreement No. NCRADA-NSWCCA-17-299 (10/30/2017 to 10/29/2020)
UCF Mayo Microsensors

Students

Dr. Jae-Hoon Hwang

Education
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2013
M.S. Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2008
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2006

Work experiences

  • Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, 12/2015-present
  • Post-doctoral researcher (NRF funding Post Doc), Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, 2014-2015
  • Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, 2013
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 2011- 2012

Research activities and interests

  • Fermentative hydrogen production via anaerobic system using wastewater
  • Bio-alcohol (ethanol and butanol) production using pretreated algal biomass as feedstocks by fermentation
  • Photo auto/hetero-trophic hydrogen production from algae and hydrogenase activities in algae cell-under aerobic condition
  • Advanced photobioreactor designs to maximize the harvest rate of the product while minimizing the rates of nutrient from wastewater

Xiangmeng Ma

Education
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, Fall 2013 – Fall 2017
M.S. Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, 2013
B.S. Environmental Science, Shanghai Ocean University, 2010


Research activities and interests

  • Disinfectant loss and corrosion in drinking water distribution system: fundamental reaction and real-world simulation
  • Modification of cobalt-based phosphate microelectrode and its application for corrosion study in DWDS
  • Microelectrodes application on galvanic corrosion in simulated water environment
  • Corrosion control and strategy of pipeline materials in simulated drinking water environment


Honors and Awards

  • 2017 AWWA WQTC Best Student Award

Faris Munshi

Education
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, Fall 2014-present
M.E. Sc. in Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2009
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, 2006

Research activities and interests

  • Algae harvesting using Forward Osmosis membrane
  • FO membrane fouling prevention
  • Salt effect on algae characteristics as a biofuel

Honors and Awards

  • PhD Scholarship, King Saud University (KSU), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), 2014-2017

Jared Church

Education
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, Fall 2015-present
M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2013–present
B.S. Biochemistry, University of South Florida, 2012

Research activities and interests

  • Electrochemical microsensors for in situ monitoring of chemical/biological compounds in engineered and natural aquatic system
  • The effect of mass transport on the stability of emulsions for bilge water treatment
  • Algae for biofuel feedstock generation and wastewater treatment
  • Portable water treatment systems for military use (potable and non-potable use)
  • Electrochemical microsensor development for use in agriculture

Honors and Awards

  • First place poster in 2017 Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) Symposiums (supported by USDA)
  • NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) Dissertation Improvement Fellowship, 2015-2016
  • University of Central Florida Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award, 2015

Ikenna Ezeodurukwe

Education
M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2016-Present
B.Tech in Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria, 2014

Research activities and interests

  • Algal bloom control using quaternary ammonium coating on recycle concrete aggregate (RCA)

Hernan Sabau

Education
B.S. Civil Engineering University of Central Florida, 2015-Present

Research activities and interests

  • Investigation of oil-in-water separation using superhydrophobic MoS2 coated sponge and absorption rate of different oil-water mixtures.
  • Leachate pre-treatment using algae based membrane bioreactor to reduce the molecular weight of organic compounds in leachate.
  • Studying possible pollution remediation for wastewater systems as well as oil recovery in aquatic bodies.

Honors and Awards

  • Member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Burnett Research Scholars Grant, UCF, Spring 2018

Kelsey Rodriguez

Education
B.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2015-present

Research activities and interests

  • Develop on-site electrochemical sensors for multi-heavy metal ion detection
  • Evaluation of different materials and their optimal parameters for heavy metal sensors

Conner Thompson

Education
Biomedical Sciences (Major), Burnett Honors College 2015-Present

Research Activities and Interests

  • Microsensor Construction
  • Water Conservation

Honors and Awards

  • Pegasus Scholarship

Daniel Cardona

Education
A.A. Engineering Science, Miami Dade College, The Honors College 2013 – 2015
B.S. Environmental Engineering, UCF 2015-Present

Research Activities and Interests

  • Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), single and double chamber reactors
  • Original design for solving problems and optimizing systems

Honors and Awards

  • Mount Sinai Young President’s Club Sons and Daughters Scholarship June 2017
  • David R Jenkins Endowment Scholarship April 2016
  • Solid Waste Management Scholarship April 2016
  • ICED Call to Action Student of the Year Award April 2014
  • Miami Dade College Earth Ethics Institute Academic Excellence Award April 2014
  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Silver level  July 2014

Dianne Mercado

Education
B.S. Biotechnology (Major), Burnett Honors College 2016-present

Research Activities and Interests

  • Microsensor construction
  • Algae-based biofuel production

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

Robert Lovegren

Education
B.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2016-present

Research Activities and Interests

  • Using synthetic wastewater and algal-biofilm as a wastewater treatment process
  • Water quality analysis


  • Taeyun Kim, Korea Environment Institute (Jan. 2018 – Jan. 2019)
  • Professor Young Woon Lee, Chonnam National University (Dec. 2017 – Feb. 2018)
  • Professor Kyungik Gil, Seoul National University of Science and Technology (July 2017 – July 2018)

Our Faculty

MAILING ADDRESS:

Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department
University of Central Florida
12800 Pegasus Drive, Suite 211
Orlando, Florida 32816-2450

Phone: (407) 823-2841

Fax: (407) 823-3315

Upcoming Events

  1. Spring 2018 Career Mixer

    Spring 2018 Career Mixer

    January 29 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm