Prof. Kwang-Ho Choo
Prof. Kwang-Ho Choo
Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea

Title of the speech: Bacterial Battle: Unleashing Nature's Mediators to Combat Biofouling

Dr. Choo is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Advanced Institute of Water Industry at Kyungpook National University, Korea. He received his Ph.D. from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1996 and has worked on membrane technology for water and wastewater treatment, pursuing breakthrough innovations for novel membranes and membrane processes. His recent research interests include quorum quenching membrane bioreactors, electrochemical membrane filtration, and iron oxide-coated media filtration. He is keen to find synergistic strategies for the best separation, treatment, abatement, and recovery practices in managing water and wastewater streams. He has been an active member of several academic societies, such as the Korean Society of Environmental Engineers, the Membrane Society of Korea, the International Water Association, and the World Filtration Congress.


Professional Experiences

Chair, Department of Water & IT Engineering, Kyungpook National University, 2022-present

Director, CentRE for smArt infrastructure (CREATE), Kyungpook National University, 2019-present

Chair, School of Architectural, Civil, Environmental & Energy Engineering (ACE3), Kyungpook National University, 2019-present

Visiting Scholar, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2017-2018

Director, Advanced Institute of Water Industry, Kyungpook National University, 2012-present

Visiting Associate, Department of Environmental Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2008-2009

Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Kyungpook National University, 2004-present

Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Daegu University, 2000-2004

Post-Doc, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, 1997-1998

Research Fellow, Research Institute of Engineering Science, Seoul National University, 1996-2000