Jaehong Kim

Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Room / Office: Mason 301
Office Address:
9 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208286
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


  • Environmental implication and application of carbonaceous nano materials
  • Development of upconversion phosphor technology for environmental application
  • Ozone and UV disinfection process optimization and design
  • High-pressure membrane process evaluation and simulation

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • 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:

  • Snow, S.D.; Lee, J.S.; Kim, J.H. (2012). "Photochemical and Photophysical Properties of Sequentially Functionalized Fullerenes in the Aqueous Phase." Environmental Science & Technology, 46, 13227-13234
  • Gandhi, V.; Roberts, P.J.W.; Kim, J.H. (2012). "Visualizing and Quantifying Dose Distribution in a UV Reactor Using Three-Dimensional Laser-Induced Fluorescence." Environmental Science & Technology, 46, 13220-13226
  • Cates, E.L.; Chinnapongse, S.L.; Kim, J.; Kim, J.H. (2012). "Engineering Light: Advances in Wavelength Conversion Materials for Energy and Environmental Technologies." Environmental Science & Technology, 46, 12316-12328
  • Kim, J.; Kim, J. H. (2012). "Encapsulated TTA-Based Upconversion in the Aqueous Phase for Sub-Bandgap Semiconductor Photocatalysis." Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 17478-17481
  • Cates, E.L.; Wilkinson, A.P.; Kim, J.H. (2012). "Delineating Mechanisms of Upconversion Enhancement by Li+ Codoping in Y2SiO5:Pr3+." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, 12772-12778
  • Kim, J.; Deng, F.; Castellano, F.N.; Kim, J.H. (2012). "High Efficiency Low-Power Upconverting Soft Materials." Chemistry of Materials, 24, 2250-2252
  • Lee, J.; Hong, S.; Mackeyev, Y.; Lee, C.; Wilson, L.J.; Kim, J.H.; Alvarez, P.J.J. (2011). "Photosensitized Oxidation of Organic Pollutants by Tetrakis C60 Aminofullerene Derivatized Silica under Visible Light Irradiation." Environmental Science & Technology, 45, 10598-10604
  • Cho, M.; Snow, S.; Hughes, J.B.; Kim, J.H. (2011). "Escherichia coli Inactivation by UVC-Irradiated C60: Kinetics and Mechanisms." Environmental Science & Technology, 45, 9627-9633
  • Cates, E.L.; Cho, M.; Kim, J.H. (2011) "Converting Visible Light into UVC: Microbial Inactivation by Pr3+-Activated Upconversion Materials." Environmental Science & Technology, 45, 3680-3686 (2011 Top Environmental Technology Paper Award from Environmental Science & Technology).

Keynote Speeches and Honorable Talks:

  • 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.