Jaehong Kim

Henry P. Becton Sr. 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
  • Advanced Materials-Based Approaches toward Solar Water Disinfection (photochemical and photothermal)
  • Light Upconversion for Environmental and Energy Applications
  • Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Peroxide Production for Environmental and Energy Applications
  • Developing Self-Healing Membranes and In-situ Healing Processes

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Ackerman Award for Teaching and Mentoring, Yale University (2017)
  • 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:

  • Getachew, B.A.; Kim, S.R.; Kim, J.H. (2017). "Self-Healing Hydrogel Pore-Filled Water Treatment Membranes." Environmental Science & Technology, 51, 905-913
  • Hagstrom, A.L.; Deng, F.; Kim, J.H. (2017). "Enhanced Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion in Dual-Sensitizer Systems: Translating Broadband Light Absorption to Practical Solid-State Materials." ACS Photonics, 4, 127-137
  • Moor, K.J.; Osuji, C.O.; Kim, J.H. (2016). "Dual-Functionality Fullerene and Ag NP Antimicrobial Composites via Block Copolymers Templates." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(49), 33583-33591
  • Kim, H.I.; Weon, S.H.; Kang, H.M.; Hagstrom, A.; Kwon, O.S.; Lee, Y.S.; Choi, W.; Kim, J.H. (2016). "Plasmon-Enhanced Sub-Bandgap Photocatalysis via Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion for Volatile Organic Compound Degradation." Environmental Science & Technology, 50, 11184-11192
  • Lee, H.S.; Kim, H.I.; Weon, S.H.; Choi, W.; Hwang, Y.S.; Seo, J.W.; Lee, C.; Kim, J.H. (2016). "Activation of Persulfates by Graphitized Nanodiamonds for Removal of Organic Compounds." Environmental Science & Technology, 50, 10134-10142
  • Li, C.; Koenigsmann, C.; Deng, F.; Hagstrom, A.; Schmuttenmaer, C.A.; Kim, J.H. (2016). "Photocurrent Enhancement from Solid-State Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion of Low-Intensity, Low-Energy Photons." ACS Photonics, 3, 784-790
  • 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

Recent Keynote Speeches and Honorable Talks:

  • Keynote Speech, Luminescent Materials for Photon Upconversion Symposium, Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 2017
  • Plenary Speech, Basic Research Needs for the Energy-Water Nexus Workshop, Department of Energy, Washington DC, January 2017
  • Keynote Speech, Innovative Materials & Technologies for Environmental Sustainability Session, American Chemical Society Annual Conference, Philadelphia, August 2016

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