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Woo Hyoung Lee in his lab

Woo Hyoung Lee

Associate Professor

Phone: 407-823-5304
Office: ENG II, Room 442F

Woo Hyoung Lee is an associate professor in the UCF Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering. He received his doctoral degree in environmental engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2009, his master’s degree in environmental engineering from Korea University in 2001 and his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Chonnam National University in 1996. Before joining UCF, he was an ORISE postdoctoral research fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Ohio.

To date, his professional work and research have encompassed the development and use of electrochemical sensors for water quality monitoring and smart water/wastewater treatment and management using environmental nanotechnology and biotechnology. He is a registered professional engineer. He has been an Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Fellow at the Naval Surface Warfare Center–Carderock Division. He currently serves as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Board of Scientific Counselors Social and Community Science Subcommittee. 

  • Sensors for detecting water contaminants
  • Renewable bioenergy production from wastes
  • Biofilm and corrosion in drinking water
  • Environmental electrochemistry
  • Advanced water and wastewater treatment
  • Kim, K., Stoll, S., Singh, R., Lee, W.H. and Hwang, J.H.* (2023), Sensor-based illicit drug monitoring and detection technology in water and wastewater, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 168, 117295 (IF=13.1)
  • Munshi, F.M., Hwang, J-H., Park, J., Sadmani, A., Khan, M.A., Jeon, B-H., and Lee, W.H.*, (2023) Electric field forward osmosis (EFFO) fouling mitigation in algae harvesting, Separation and Purification Technology, 124868 (IF=8.6)
  • J., Joo, J.C., Kang, I., and Lee, W.H.* (2023) The use of explainable artificial intelligence for interpreting the effect of flow phase and hysteresis on turbidity prediction, Environmental Earth Sciences, 82:375 (IF=3.119)
  • Lee, W. H., Wahman, D.G.*, Lytle, D.A., Pressman, J.G., and Chung, J. (2023) Microelectrode evaluation of in situ oxidant reactivity and pH variability at new ductile iron and copper coupon surfaces, Water Research, 243, 120352 (IF=13.4)
  • Kwon, J-H., Ji, M-K., Kumar, R., Islam, M., Khan, M.A., Park, K-Y., Yadav, K.K., Vaziri, R., Hwang, J-H., Lee, W.H., Ahn, Y-T., and Jeon B-H.* (2023) Recent advancement in enhanced soil flushing for remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soil: A state-of-the-art review, Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology, (IF=14.284)
  • Munshi, F.M., Hwang, J-H., Stoll, S., and Lee, W.H.* (2023) Reverse salt flux effect on dewatering Chlorella vulgaris in a forward osmosis system. Water, 15(8), 1462; (IF=3.530)
  • Stoll, S., Hwang, J-H., Fox, D.W., Kim, K.T,, Zhai, L., and Lee, W.H.* (2022) Cost-effective screen-printed carbon electrode biosensors for rapid detection of Microcystin-LR in surface waters for early warning of harmful algal blooms, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, (IF=5.190)
  • Lee, W.H.*, Park, C.Y., Diaz, D., Rodriguez, K.L., Chung, J., Church, J., Willner, M.R., Lundin, J.G., Paynter, D.M. (2022) Predicting bilgewater emulsion stability by oil separation using image processing and machine learning, Water Research, 223, 118977, (IF=13.400)
  • ONR Summer Faculty Fellowship, Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Research Program, Naval Surface Warfare Center–Carderock Division (NSWCCD), ONR, 2014–2018, and 2023 *8-12 assistant/associate/full professors are appointed for summer faculty at NSWCCD each year.
  • 12th (Phase I), 14th (Phase I and II), 15th (Phase I and II), 17th (Phase I), and 19th (Phase I) Annual P3 Award: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2023 *only 3 awards for Phase II per year
  • Finalist in The Water Council’s Fall 2022 Tech Challenge
  • 2022 SERDP Project of the Year for Weapons Systems and Platforms, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (WP18-1114), SERDP/ESTCP, Department of Defense, 2022 *only 1 award each program area (total 4 program areas)
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award, UCF, May 2020
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA), 2008 – Present
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), 2009 – Present
  • Water Environmental Federation (WEF), 2008 − Present
  • American Chemical Society, 2008 – present
  • Algal Biomass Organization, 2019
  • American Society for Engineering Education, 2019 – present
  • Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, 2013 –Present
  • EES 4111C: Biological Process Control
  • EES 4202C: Chemical Process Control
  • ENV 3001: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • ENV 4531: Environmental Engineering Operations and Processes
  • ENV 4561: Advanced Environmental Engineering Operations and Processes
  • ENV 6030: Environmental Biotechnology
  • ENV 6533: Smart Water and Wastewater Management