Yale’s Jaehong Kim leads groundbreaking nanotechnology research in water reclamation for developing nations

Jaehong Kim, the Henry P. Becton Sr. Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at Yale’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environmental nanotechnology and water quality engineering.

Kim,  pictured at left in the photo above along with fellow SEAS faculty members, is one of a team of Yale resarchers at the forefront of efforts to develop sustainable and culturally appropriate technologies for low quality source water reclamation in the developing world. His research interests include the application of nanomaterials and single atom catalysts for water treatment, advanced material-based approaches to solar water disinfection, and photocatalytic and electrochemical processes for environmental and energy application. His latest research focuses on developing a solar water disinfection window unit that could provide clean drinking water and safe disinfectant products like hydrogen peroxide to people who otherwise lack safe access to both.

Kim received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical and biological engineering from Seoul National University in Korea in 1995 and 1997, respectively, and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002. At Yale, Kim also serves as chair of the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He continues to collaborate with eleven of his advisees in South Korea among other researchers and partners. 

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