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Dr Un-Jung Kim

[Dr Un-Jung Kim]

Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Science
Last Updated: July 28, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
[Research Interests]
My research centers on environmental chemicals and persistent toxic substances. Major interests are in the development of sampling/analytical methods, monitoring of priority environmental contaminants in human, wildlife, environmental compartments, consumer products and delineating various exposure sources, pathways and impact of chemicals on receptors.

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
environmental chemical, analytical chemistry, environmental engineering

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
[Teaching Interests]
Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Management of Hazardous Pollutants (Environmental Problem, Regulation & Policy)
Environmental Instrument Analysis (Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry)
Environmental Pollution Research Methodology (Field and Lab Skills)
Global Environment and Human Health
Trending Environmental Toxicological Tools

Biography

Biography

Dr. Kim has developed her career in South Korea and the U.S. with multidisciplinary approaches in the fields of environmental analytical chemistry, engineering and toxicology. Before joining in UTA, she worked as a research scientist at Korea Institute of Toxicology, Daejeon and as a postdoctoral researcher at Wadsworth Center, NYS Department of Health, Albany. She holds B.S. in urban engineering and B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Pusan National University, South Korea. Her research centers on environmental chemicals and persistent toxic substances. The ideal goal of her research is to seek prospective solutions to prevent social damages caused by these chemicals of concerns, and to protect human health, ecosystem and the environment by understanding the occurrence, fate, interaction mechanism and associated risks of environmental chemicals.

Education

Education

    • 2014 PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Pusan National University
    • 2011 MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Pusan National University
    • 2009 BS in Chemical Engineering
      Pusan National University

Appointments

Appointments

    • Dec 2019 to Present Assistant Professor
      Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • Feb 2018 to Nov 2018 Research Scientist
      Innovative Toxicological Research Division, Korea Institue of Toxicology (Daejeon, Korea, Republic of)
      Major roles served
      Supervising toxicological studies for environmental chemicals in animal models as an environmental chemist
      Exposure and risk assessment data profiling and interpretation based on literature review
    • Mar 2016 to Feb 2018 Post-doctoral researcher
      Organic Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Biggs Laboratory, Wadsworth center, New York State Department of Health (Albany, NY, United States)
      Major roles served

      Development of analytical method for emerging chemicals and persistent organic pollutants from various types of human specimens, wildlife and environmental samples and conduct associated human exposure assessment

      Participate and perform nationwide Proficiency Testing program for iodide in human urine from CDC (EQUIP program)
    • Sept 2014 to Feb 2016 Post-doctoral researcher
      Center for Environment, Health and Welfare Research, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) (Seoul, Korea, Republic of)
      Major roles served

      Developing molecular capturing agent for identifying hazardous priority environmental chemicals and biomolecules

Memberships

    • Apr 2020 to Present Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
      Member
      Made up of professors in academic programs throughout the world who provide education in the sciences and technologies of environmental protection.
      Founded in 1963 as a private nonprofit organization, AEESP has grown to more than 700 members in universities throughout the world. The Association assists its members in improving education and research programs, encourages graduate education, and serves the profession by providing information to government agencies and the public, and provides direct benefits to its members.
    • Feb 2018 to Present American Chemical Society
      Member, Technical Division of Environmental Chemistry
      Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, we are one of the world’s largest scientific organizations with more than 152,000 members in 130+ countries. Our mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Our vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.
    • 2014 to Present Korean Society of Environmental Health and Toxicology
      Member, Future Generation Committee
    • 2012 to Present The Korea Society for Environmental Analysis
    • 2010 to Present Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
      Member
      Not-for-profit, worldwide professional organization composed of about 5,300 individuals and institution in more than 90 countries dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development and environmental education. In addition, the society has more than 20,000 followers worldwide.
    • 2019 to 2021 Environmental Analysis Health and Toxicology
      Editorial Board Member
      open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that receives manuscripts on the fields of research, policy, and teaching of environmental analysis health and toxicology. Formerly known as Environmental Health and Toxicology (2011-2019) and Korean Journal of Environmental Toxicology (1986-2010) and has a 34 year history of publication in the field of environmental analysis, health and toxicology with peer review process.
      EAHT is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, ScienceCentral, KoreaMed, KoMCI, Directory of Open Access Journals, and Google Scholar.

Awards and Honors

    • Jun  2020 Honorable recognition sponsored by NIH HHEAR program
    •  2018 The Best Poster Award sponsored by Korean Society of Environmental Health and Toxicology
    •  2016 Excellence in Review sponsored by Chemosphere (Elsevier Journal)
    •  2016 Outstanding Reviewer Recognition sponsored by Environmental Pollution (Elsevier Journal)
    •  2015 The Best Poster Award sponsored by Korean Society of Environmental Health and Toxicology
    •  2014 Superior Research Performance sponsored by National Research Foundation, South Korea
    •  2014 Young Scientist Awards sponsored by Korean Society of Environmental Health and Toxicology
    •  2013 Future Scientist Awards sponsored by Foundation of Busan Science and Technology, South Korea
    •  2011 The Best Master Thesis Award sponsored by Pusan National University, South Korea

News Articles

News Articles

    • Oct 2018 Reuters
      Have media coverage on coauthored paper (Young et al., 2018) in 28 daily news/journals from 7 different countries including Times, Reuters, Health, Daily Mail which were over 590,000 times shared world-wide.

      A. Young, J. Allen, U.J. Kim, S. Seller, T.F. Webster, K. Kannan, D. Ceballos, “Phthalate and organophosphate plasticizers in nail polish: evaluation of labels and ingredients”, Environmental Science & Technology, (Press released, Open Access), 52(21), 12841-12850, 2018

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

Publications


      2020
      • Book Chapter
        Environmental occurrence and behaviour of BFR structural analogues and metabolites
        Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. 88, 253--301. "Elsevier".

      2020
      • Journal Article
        Solid‐phase microextraction for the human biomonitoring of environmental chemicals: Current applications and future perspectives
        Review 2021
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Rajendiran, KArthikraj]. Journal of Separation Science. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/jssc.202000830
      • Journal Article
        Occurrence, distribution and dynamics of perchlorate in soil, water, fertilizers, vegetables and fruits and associated human exposure in Chile
        [Calderon, R., Palma, P., Arancibia-Miranda, N., Kim, Un-Jung, Silva-Moreno, E., Kannan, K.]. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-020-00680-6
      • Journal Article
        The Joint Role of Iodine Status and Thyroid Function on Risk for Preeclampsia in Finnish Women: a Population-Based Nested Case-Control Study
        [Reische, ElijahC., Mannisto, Tuija, Purdue-Smithe, Alexandra, Kannan, Kurunthachalam, Kim, Un-Jung, Suvanto, Eila, Surcel, Helja-Marja, Gissler, Mika, Mills, JamesL.]. Biological Trace Element Research. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12011-020-02341-2
      • Journal Article
        Probabilistic cancer risk assessment for dietary intake of seven nitrosamine chemicals in Korea
        [Jung, Jae-Woong, Kim, Un-Jung, Yu, Wook-Joon, Park, June-Woo, Jeong, EunJu]. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10807039.2020.1749027
      • Journal Article
        Sources and fates of perchlorate in soils in Chile: A case study of perchlorate dynamics in soil-crop systems using lettuce (Lactuca sativa) fields.
        [Calderon, R, Rajendiran, Karthikraj, Un-Jung, Kim, Palma, P, Arancibia-Miranda, N, Silva-Moreno, E, Corradini, F]. Environmental Pollution. 114682. "Elsevier".
      • Journal Article
        Occurrence and distribution of organophosphate esters in sediment from northern Chinese coastal waters
        [Liao, Chunyang, Kim, Un-Jung, Kannan, Kurunthachalam]. The Science of the Total Environment. 704, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135328

      2019
      • Journal Article
        The Joint Role of Thyroid Function and Iodine Status on Risk of Preterm Birth and Small for Gestational Age: A Population-Based Nested Case-Control Study of Finnish Women
        [Purdue-Smithe, AlexandraC., Mannisto, Tuija, Bell, GriffithA., Mumford, SunniL., Liu, Aiyi, Kannan, Kurunthachalam, Kim, Un-Jung, Suvanto, Eila, Surcel, Helja-Marja, Gissler, Mika, Mills, JamesL.]. Nutrients. 11(11), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu11112573
      • Journal Article
        Titanium dioxide nanoparticles oral exposure to pregnant rats and its distribution
        [Lee, Jinsoo, Jeong, Ji-Seong, Kim, SangYun, Park, Min-Kyu, Choi, Sung-Deuk, Kim, Un-Jung, Park, Kwangsik, Jeong, EunJu, Nam, Sang-Yoon, Yu, Wook-Joon]. Particle and fibre toxicology. 16, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12989-019-0313-5
      • Journal Article
        Occurrence of and human exposure to organophosphate flame retardants/plasticizers in indoor air and dust from various microenvironments in the United States
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Wang, Yu, Li, Wenhui, Kannan, Kurunthachalam]. Environment International. 125, 342-349. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.01.065
      • Journal Article
        The joint role of thyroid function and iodine concentration on gestational diabetes risk in a population-based study
        [Bell, GriffithA., Mannisto, Tuija, Liu, Aiyi, Kannan, Kurunthachalam, Yeung, EdwinaH., Kim, Un-Jung, Suvanto, Eila, Surcel, Helja-Marja, Gissler, Mika, Mills, JamesL.]. Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica. 98(4), 500-506. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aogs.13523
      • Journal Article
        Simultaneous quantitative analysis of four isothiazolinones and 3-iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamate in hygienic consumer products
        [Heo, JinJu, Kim, Un-Jung, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Environmental Engineering Research. 24(1), 137-143. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4491/eer.2018.144

      2018
      • Journal Article
        A review of environmental occurrence, fate, exposure, and toxicity of benzothiazoles
        [Liao, Chunyang, Kim, Un-Jung, Kannan, Kurunthachalam]. Environmental Science and Technology. 52(9), 5007--5026. "American Chemical Society".
      • Journal Article
        Inhalation developmental toxicity of methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT) and methylisothiazolinone (MIT) mixture in rats
        [Lee, Jinsoo, Yu, Wook-Joon, Jeong, Ji-Seong, Lee, Kyuhong, Choi, Seong-Jin, Lee, Sang-Hyub, Kim, Un-Jung, Kim, SangYun]. Reproductive Toxicology. 80, 27. "Pergamon".
      • Journal Article
        Mass-flow-based removal and transformation potentials for TBBPA, HBCDs and PBDEs during wastewater treatment processes
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 355, 82-88. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.04.011
      • Journal Article
        Method for the Determination of Iodide in Dried Blood Spots from Newborns by High Performance Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Kannan, Kurunthachalam]. Analytical Chemistry. 90(5), 3291-3298. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.7b04827
      • Journal Article
        Occurrence and Distribution of Organophosphate Flame Retardants/Plasticizers in Surface Waters, Tap Water, and Rainwater: Implications for Human Exposure
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Kannan, Kurunthachalam]. Environmental Science and Technology. 52(10), 5625-5633. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b00727
      • Journal Article
        PBDEs and their structural analogues in marine environments: Fate and expected formation mechanisms compared with diverse environments
        [Choo, Gyojin, Kim, Da-Hye, Kim, Un-Jung, Lee, In-Seok, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 343, 116-124. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.09.026
      • Journal Article
        Phthalate and organophosphate plasticizers in nail polish: evaluation of labels and ingredients
        [Young, AnnaS, Allen, JosephG, Kim, Un-Jung, Seller, Stephanie, Webster, ThomasF, Kannan, Kurunthachalam, Ceballos, DianaM]. Environmental Science and Technology. 52(21), 12841--12850. "American Chemical Society".

      2017
      • Journal Article
        A colorimetric assay for detection of 6-OH-BDE-47 using 6-OH-BDE-47-specific aptamers and gold nanoparticles
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Kim, ByoungChan]. Sensors and Actuators. B, Chemical. 248, 298-304. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2017.03.139
      • Journal Article
        Occurrence, Removal, and Environmental Emission of Organophosphate Flame Retardants/Plasticizers in a Wastewater Treatment Plant in New York State
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Oh, JungKeun, Kannan, Kurunthachalam]. Environmental Science and Technology. 51(14), 7872-7880. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b02035

      2016
      • Journal Article
        Distribution and seasonal occurrence of UV filters in rivers and wastewater treatment plants in Korea
        [Ekpeghere, KaluIbe, Kim, Un-Jung, Sung-Hee, O., Kim, Hee-Young, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. The Science of the Total Environment. 542, 121-128. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.10.033
      • Journal Article
        DNA aptamers for selective identification and separation of flame retardant chemicals
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Kim, ByoungChan]. Analytica Chimica Acta. 936, 208-215. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2016.06.040
      • Journal Article
        Occurrence, removal and release characteristics of dissolved brominated flame retardants and their potential metabolites in various kinds of wastewater
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Lee, In-Seok, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Environmental Pollution. 218, 551-557. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.07.037
      • Journal Article
        Perfluoroalkyl substances in serum from South Korean infants with congenital hypothyroidism and healthy infants--Its relationship with thyroid hormones
        [Kim, Da-Hye, Kim, Un-Jung, Kim, Hee-Young, Choi, Sung-Deuk, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Environmental Research. 147, 399--404. "Academic Press".

      2015
      • Journal Article
        Application assessment of passive sampling to monitor polybrominated diphenyl ethers in water environment as alternative sampling method for grab sampling
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Seo, ChangDong, Im, Tae-Hyo, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Journal of Korean Society of Environmental Engineers. 37(1), 45--51. "Korean Society of Environmental Engineers".
      • Journal Article
        Assessment of organotin and tin-free antifouling paints contamination in the Korean coastal area
        [Lee, Mi-Ri-Nae, Kim, Un-Jung, Lee, In-Seok, Choi, Minkyu, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 99(1-2), 157-165. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.07.038
      • Journal Article
        Brominated flame retardants in Korean river sediments, including changes in polybrominated diphenyl ether concentrations between 2006 and 2009
        [Lee, In-Seok, Kang, Hee-Hyung, Kim, Un-Jung, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Chemosphere. 126, 18-24. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.01.004
      • Journal Article
        Investigation of bioaccumulation and biotransformation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, hydroxylated and methoxylated derivatives in varying trophic level freshwater fishes
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Jo, Hyunbin, Lee, In-Seok, Joo, Gea-Jae, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Chemosphere. 137, 108-114. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.05.104

      2014
      • Journal Article
        Comprehensive monitoring of synthetic musk compounds from freshwater to coastal environments in Korea: with consideration of ecological concerns and bioaccumulation
        [Lee, In-Seok, Kim, Un-Jung, Oh, Jeong-Eun, Choi, Minkyu, Hwang, Dong-Woon]. The Science of the Total Environment. 470, 1502--1508. "Elsevier".
      • Journal Article
        Hydroxylated, methoxylated, and parent polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the inland environment, Korea, and potential OH-and MeO-BDE source
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Yen, NguyenThi Hoang, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Environmental Science and Technology. 48(13), 7245--7253. "ACS Publications".
      • Journal Article
        Tetrabromobisphenol A and hexabromocyclododecane flame retardants in infant--mother paired serum samples, and their relationships with thyroid hormones and environmental factors
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Environmental Pollution. 184, 193--200. "Elsevier".
      • Journal Article
        Using SPMDs for monitoring hydrophobic organic compounds in urban river water in Korea compared with using conventional water grab samples
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Kim, HeeYoung, Alvarez, David, Lee, In-Seok, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. The Science of the Total Environment. 470, 1537--1544. "Elsevier".

      2012
      • Journal Article
        Assessment of Impact of Internal Exposure to PBDEs on Human Thyroid Function - Comparison between Congenital Hypothyroidism and Normal Paired Blood
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Kim, Min-Young, Hong, Yong-Hee, Lee, Dong-Hwan, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Environmental Science and Technology. 46(11), 6261--6268. "American Chemical Society".

      2011
      • Journal Article
        Monitoring of PBDEs concentration in umbilical cord blood and breast milk from Korean population and estimating the effects of various parameters on accumulation in humans
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Lee, In-Seok, Kim, HyungSik, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Chemosphere. 85(3), 487--493. "Pergamon".

      2010
      • Journal Article
        Occurrence of synthetic musks in Korean sewage sludges
        [Guo, Rui, Lee, In-Seok, Kim, Un-Jung, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. The Science of the Total Environment. 408(7), 1634--1639. "Elsevier".

      2018
      • Conference Proceeding
        Analysis of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Deciduous Teeth
        ISEE Conference Abstracts
        [Ghassabian, Akhgar, Bell, ErinM, Yeung, Edwina, Kim, Un-Jung, Buck Louis, Germaine, Trasande, Leonardo, Kannan, Kurunthachalam]. 2018(1),

      2013
      • Conference Proceeding
        Investigation of distribution characteristics and relative contribution of PBDEs and their structural analogues
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Joo, Gea-Jae, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. ????. 606--606.
      • Conference Proceeding
        PBDEs, HBCDs, TBBPA in infant-mother paired serum: focusing on investigating impact on thyroid hormone, relative proportion and relationship with environmental factors
        Proceedings of the 6th international symposium on brominated flame retardants
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Hong, Yong-Hee, Lee, Dong-Hwan, Sim, Won-Jin, Oh, Jeong-Eun]. 7--10.

      2015
      • Other
        Hydroxylated, Methoxylated, and Parent Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in the Inland Environment, Korea and Potential OH- and MeO-BDE Source (vol 48, pg 7245, 2014)
        [Kim, Un-Jung, Yen, Nguyen T. H., Oh, Jeong-Eun]. Environmental Science and Technology. 49(19), 11990-11990. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b04237

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Linnea Standard, (Earth and Environmental Science)
    • Present
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Christopher Jimenez, (Earth and Environmental Science)
    • Present
      Supervisory Committee Member
      Emmanuel Higa, (Earth and Environmental Science)
    • Nov 2020
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Upasana Dhar, (Earth and Environmental Science)
    • Aug 2020
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Kyunghoon Kim, (Earth and Environmental Science)
    • Mar 2020
      Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Kyunghoon Kim, (Earth and Environmental Science)
    • Mar 2020
      Doctoral Diagnostic Committee Member
      Jiwon Oh, (Earth and Environmental Science)

Courses

      • ENVR 3387-001 ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD METHODS
        (Course Id: 113689)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ENVR 3387-001 ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD METHODS
        (Course Id: 113689)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2021
      • ENVR 4189-009 RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIE
        (Course Id: 112477)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • GEOL 4189-001 RESEARCH IN GEOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108124)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • EVSE 6100-001 SEMINAR ENVR & EARTH SCIENCES
        (Course Id: 108911)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • GEOL 5199-001 TECHNICAL SESSIONS
        (Course Id: 108185)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ENVR 2414-001 THE ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
        (Course Id: 112473)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ENVR 2414-011 THE ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
        (Course Id: 112473)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • ENVR 2414-012 THE ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
        (Course Id: 112473)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • ENVR 4313-001 ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION
        (Course Id: 113807)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EVSE 5313-001 ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION
        (Course Id: 113715)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • GEOL 4189-001 RESEARCH IN GEOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108124)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EVSE 6100-001 SEMINAR ENVR & EARTH SCIENCES
        (Course Id: 108911)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • GEOL 5199-001 TECHNICAL SESSIONS
        (Course Id: 108185)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ENVR 3487-001 ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD METHODS
        (Course Id: 113277)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2020 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Dec 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      EES DEI Initiative Diversity Faculty Search Committee
      Review application materials (CV, cover letter, Statements of research and teaching, recommendation letters) of eight faculty candidates for Skype interview
      Conduct 30 min Skype interview and 1 hr research seminar talk interview virtual meeting (Teams platform) with candidates for shortlisting evaluation
      Vote for selection of the final candidate for a faculty hire
    • Nov 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Initiatives (DEI): Development of College of Science Initiative
      Represent EES department in the college level
    • Sept 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      EES Graduate Studies Committee
    • Mar 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      EES scholarship committee
      1. Checking and deciding annual expenditure for awardees based on the budget capacity of 8 endowment scholarship program
      2. Selection for student awardees based on application and parameters per each scholarship program
    • Jan 2020 to  Feb 2020 Committee Member
      EES Faculty Search Committee
      Review application materials (CV, cover letter, Statements of research and teaching, recommendation letters) of six faculty candidates who screened after Skype interview
      Conduct One-on-one meeting with candidates and attended for research talk for evaluation
      Vote for selection of the final candidate for a faculty hire

Service to the Profession

    • 2019 to  2021
      Editorial Review Board MemberSouth Korea)
      Environmental Analysis Health and Toxicology (EAHT)
      EAHT is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that receives manuscripts on the fields of research, policy, and teaching of environmental analysis health and toxicology. The journal is published online and includes original articles, reviews, meeting reports, brief reports, case reports, investigation reports, special topics, editorials, and letters.
      EAHT is formerly known as Environmental Health and Toxicology (2011-2019) and Korean Journal of Environmental Toxicology (1986-2010) and has a 34 year history of publication in the field of environmental analysis, health and toxicology with peer review process. EAHT is an official international journal of The Korean Society of Environmental Health and Toxicology/Korea Society for Environmental Analysis (KOSEHT) and the Korean Society for Environmental Analysis (KSFEA). It is also supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) Grant funded by the Korean Government.
      EAHT has multidisciplinary areas of environmental analysis, health and toxicology, including chemical and biological analysis of environmental contamination, ecotoxicology and risk assessment, environmental chemistry, human toxicology and risk assessment, environmental epidemiology, and environmental exposure assessment.
    • June 2020 to  Apr 2021
      Special Issue Guest Editor
      International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)
      International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601; CODEN: IJERGQ; ISSN 1661-7827 for printed edition; Impact Factor=3.127) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open-access journal published semimonthly online by MDPI. It covers Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Public Health, Environmental Health, Occupational Hygiene, Health Economic and Global Health Research, etc.

      Organize special issue: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/Emerging_Flame_Retardants
    • Past to  Dec 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Water Research
    • Past to  Oct 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Water Research
    • Past to  June 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Science of the Total Environment
    • Past to  June 2020
      Reviewer, Grant ProposalTX, US)
      2020 ConTex Collaborative Research Grants Competition
      Reviewed submitted research grant proposal in 2020 ConTex Collaborative Research Grants Competition “46_Identification of volatile biomarkers for rapid cancer diagnosis through noninvasive real-time chemistry measurements”
    • Past to  May 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Water
    • Past to  Apr 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Environmental Pollution
    • Past to  Mar 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Separation Science