Jaehong Kim

Professor and Chair of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Room / Office: Room 525
Office Address:
17 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208263
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 432-4386
Fax: (203) 432-4387
Email: jaehong.kim@yale.edu
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Seoul National University
  • B.S., Seoul National University


  • Application of nanomaterials for water treatment
  • Development of upconversion technology for environmental application
  • Photochemical and photothermal disinfection
  • Development of self-healing membranes

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Elected Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (2016)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) (2015)
  • Barton L. Weller Endowed Professorship, Yale University (2013)
  • Bill Schultz Junior Faculty Teaching Award, School of CEE, Georgia Tech (2013)
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2013)
  • Georgia Power Distinguished Endowed Professorship, Georgia Tech (2012)
  • Environmental Science & Technology 2011 Top Environmental Technology Paper Award (2012)
  • Environmental Engineering Faculty Award, AEES at Georgia Tech (2010)
  • Carlton S. Wilder Endowed Professorship, Georgia Tech (2009)
  • Paul L. Busch Award, Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) (2009)
  • Excellence in Review Award, Environmental Science & Technology (2009)
  • Excellence in Research Award, School of CEE, Georgia Tech (2009)
  • CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Georgia Tech (2007)
  • Editor's Award, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering (2004)

Selected Publications:

  • Kim, S.R.; Getachew, B.; Park, S.J.; Kwon, O.S.; Ryu, W.H.; Taylor, A.D.; Bae, J.W.; Kim, J.H. (2016). "Toward Microcapsule-Embedded Self-Healing Membranes." Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 3, 216-221 (ACS Editors' Choice)
  • Loeb, S.; Hofmann, R.; Kim, J.H. (2016). "Beyond the Pipeline: Assessing the Efficiency Limits of Advanced Technologies for Solar Water Disinfection." Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 3, 73-80
  • Kim, H.I.; Kwon, O.S.; Kim, S.J.; Choi, W.Y.; Kim. J.H. (2016). "Harnessing low energy photons (635 nm) for the production of H2O2 using upconversion nanohybrid photocatalysts." Energy and Environmental Science, 9, 1063 - 1073
  • Kwon, O.S.; Song, H.S.; Conde, J.; Kim, H.I.; Artzi, N.; Kim, J.H. (2016). "Dual-Color Emissive Upconversion Nanocapsules for Differential Cancer Bioimaging in vivo." ACS Nano, 10(1), 1512-1521
  • Moor, K.; Cates, E.L.; Kim, J.H. (2016). "Porous Silicon's Photoactivity in Water: Insights into Environmental Fate." Environmental Science & Technology, 50, 756-764
  • Lee, S.J.; Getachew, B.; Kim, J.H. (2016). "Restoring Virus Removal Capability of Damaged Hollow Fiber Membranes via Chitosan-Based In-Situ Healing." Journal of Membrane Science, 497, 387-393
  • Moor, K.J.; Snow, S.; Kim, J.H. (2015). "The Differential Photoactivity of Aqueous [C60] and [C70] Fullerene Aggregates. Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 5990-5998
  • Moor, K.J.; Valle, D.; Li, C.; Kim, J.H. (2015). "Improving the Visible Light Photoactivity of Supported Fullerene Photocatalysts through the Use of [C70] Fullerene." Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 6190-6197
  • Kim, J.; Kim, J.H. (2015). "Triplet Emulsion Microcapsules for Highly Efficient Multispectral Upconversion in the Aqueous Phase." ACS Photonics, 2, 633-638
  • Snow, S.; Kim, K.C.; Moor, K.J.; Jang,S.S.; Kim, J.H. (2015). "Functionalized Fullerenes in Water: A Closer Look." Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 2147–2155
  • Choi, J.I.; Snow, S.; Kim, J.H.; Jang. S.S. (2015). "Interaction of C60 with Water: First-Principles Modeling." Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (3), 1529–1536
  • Li, C.; Koenigsmann, C.; Ding, W.; Rudshteyn, B.; Yang, K.R.; Regan, K.P.; Konezny, S.J.; Batista, V.S.; Brudvig, G.W.; Schmuttenmaer, C.A.; Kim, J.H. (2015). "Facet-Dependent Photoelectrochemical Performance of TiO2 Nanostructures: An Experimental and Computational Study." Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137, 1520–1529
  • Kwon, O.S.; Kim, J.; Cho, J.K.; Kim, J.H. (2015). "Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion in CdS-Decorated SiO2 Nanocapsules for Sub-Bandgap Photocatalysis." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 318-325

Keynote Speeches and Honorable Talks:

  • Plenary Speech, 2015 International Environmental Engineering Conference, October 2015, Busan, Korea
  • Keynote Speech, 1st International Water Nexus Conference, October 2015, Daegu, Korea
  • Invited Speech, UV Research Frontiers Conference, International Ultraviolet Association, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, May 2015
  • Invited Speech, ULTRA (Universal Linkage for Top Research Advisor) Program, The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies, San Francisco, CA, August 2014
  • Keynote Speech, Materials for Water Sustainability Session, American Chemical Society Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012
  • Invited Speech, Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Sciences: Water, Holderness, NH, June 2012
  • Keynote Speech, Environmental Implication and Application of Nanotechnology session, American Chemical Society Annual Conference, Boston, MA, August 2010
  • Invited Speech, Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology, Waterville Valley, NH, June 2011