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Soryong Chae

Title: Asst Professor
Office: 736 Engineering Research Cntr
Tel: 513-556-4353
Email: soryong.chae@uc.edu

Education

  • B.S., INHA University, 1998 (Environmental Engineering).
  • M.S., KAIST, 2000 (Civil and Environmental Engineering).
  • Ph.D., KAIST, 2004 (Civil and Environmental Engineering).

Research Information

Research Support

  • (PI), Chae, Soryong, Design of pre-treatment technologies for bioenergy production from bio-oil wastewater, UC's University Research Council. (URC Faculty Awards AY2015-16), $6,000.00. 05/01/2016 to 04/30/2017. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Chae, Soryong; Sorial, George, Prevention of harmful algal blooms through nutrient zero wastewater treatment using a vertical membrane bioreactor with food waste , U.S. Geological Survey. (OSU SUB 60054084 (WRRI-OWDA PRIME)), $31,956.00. 03/01/2016 to 02/28/2017. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), Chae, Soryong, Development of high performance and anti-fouling graphene nanofiber membranes for clean energy production by reverse electrodialysis, Korea Institute of Energy Research. (2015 - 2016 Contract Research Agreement), $84,745.00. 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2016. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Chae, Soryong; Dionysiou, Dionysios, Optimization of carbon barriers for effective removal of the dissolved cyanotoxins from Ohio's fresh water, Ohio Department of Higher Education. (OSU Ohio Sea Grant sub ODHE), $104,949.00. 04/01/2016 to 06/30/2018. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), Chae, Soryong; Dionysiou, Dionysios, Kinetic Models for Oxidative Destruction of Cyanotoxins in Raw Drinking Water, Ohio Department of Higher Education. (OSU 60054636 sub ODHE Ohio Sea Grant), $108,949.00. 07/07/2016 to 06/30/2018. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Chae, Soryong, Effects of pH and natural organic matter on degradation kinetics of extracellular cyanotoxins by ultrasound assisted advanced oxidation technologies, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (OSU 60057039 sub NOAA NA14OAR4170067), $9,941.00. 09/15/2016 to 09/14/2017. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Chae, Soryong, Design of a self-cleaning membrane assisted bioreactor for enhanced removal of nutrients from wastewater, Ohio Water Resources Center. (OSU Sub 60059316 / OWDA 6300), $31,424.00. 03/01/2017 to 02/28/2018. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), Chae, Soryong, Efficient Control of Legionella using a Self-Cleaning Carbon Nanotube Membrane for Health Care Water Systems, UC's University Research Council. (URC Interdisciplinary AY 2016-17), $49,949.00. 03/28/2017 to 06/30/2018. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Chae, Soryong, Development and optimization of redox-couples and carbon nanofiber electrodes in reverse electrodialysis for clean energy production, Korea Institute of Energy Research. (2017 Contract Research Agmt), $62,500.00. 05/23/2017 to 12/31/2017. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Su-Yoon Lee, Ye-Jin Jeong, So-Ryong Chae, Kyeong-Ho Yeon, Yunkyu Lee, Chan-Soo Kim, Nam-Jo Jeong, Jin-Soo Park (2016). (In Press). Porous carbon-coated graphite electrodes for energy production from salinity gradient using reverse electrodialysis. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 91, 34-40.
  • Jieun Lee, Yun Ye, Antony J. Ward, Cuifeng Zhou, Vicki Chen, Andrew I. Minett, Sanghyup Lee, Zongwen Liu, So-Ryong Chae, and Jeffery Shi (2016). (In Press). High flux and high selectivity carbon nanotube composite membrane for natural organic matter removal. Separation and Purification Technology, 163, 109-119.
  • Prabhsharan Kaur, Mun-Sik Shin, So-Ryong Chae, Moon-Sung Kang, Jin-Soo Park, Satpal Singh Sekhon (2015). (In Press). Functionalization of multiwall carbon nanotubes with nitrogen containing polyelectrolyte by a simple method. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 85, 155-159.
  • Farideh Heidarpour, Jeffrey Shi, and So-Ryong Chae (2015). (In Press). Recycling of coal seam gas-associated water using vacuum membrane distillation. Water Science and Technology, 72 (6), 908-916.
  • Jinwook Chung, Minseok Kim, So-Ryong Chae, Jong-Oh Kim (2015). (In Press). Treatment and reuse of electronic wastewater using activated carbon based solid-phase advanced oxidation process. Desalination and Water Treatment, 54 (4-5), 1038-1043.
  • T. Noeiaghaei, J. H. Yun, S. W. Nam, K. D. Zoh, V. G. Gomes, J. O. Kim, S. R. Chae (2015). (In Press). The influence of geometrical characteristics on the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanotube arrays for degradation of refractory organic pollutants in wastewater. Water Science and Technology, 71 (9), 1301-1309.
  • Hyun-Chul Kim, Jin Hyung Noh, So-Ryong Chae, Jaewon Choi, Yunho Lee, Sung-Kyu Maeng (2015). (In Press). A multi-parametric approach assessing microbial viability and organic matter characteristics during managed aquifer recharge. Science of the Total Environment, 524-525, 290-299.
  • S. R. Chae, J. H. Chung, Y. R. Heo, S. T. Kang, S. M. Lee, and H. S. Shin (2015). (In Press). Full-scale implementation of a vertical membrane bioreactor for simultaneous removal of organic and nutrients from municipal wastewater. Water, 7 (3), 1164-1172.
  • Seoktae Kang, So-Ryong Chae, Am Jang, Jong-Oh Kim (2015). (In Press). Modeling of a monopolar ion-exchange membrane for nutrient salts removal. Desalination and Water Treatment, 53 (10), 2825-2830.
  • Prabhsharan Kaur, Mun-Sik Shin, Neha Sharma, Namarta Kaur, Anjali Joshi, So-Ryong Chae, Jin-Soo Park, Moon-Sung Kang, Satpal Singh Sekhon (2015). (In Press). Non-covalent functionalization of graphene with poly(diallyl dimethylammonium) chloride: Effect of a non-ionic surfactant. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40 (3), 1541-1547.
  • So-Ryong Chae, Tahereh Noeiaghaei, Hee-Chan Jang, Soleyman Sahebi, David Jassby, Ho-Kyong Shon, Pyung-Kyu Park, Jong-Oh Kim, and Jin-Soo Park (2015). (In Press). Effects of natural organic matter on separation of the hydroxylated fullerene nanoparticles by cross-flow ultrafiltration membranes from water. Separation and Purification Technology, 140, 61-68.
  • Zhongbo Zhou, Fangang Meng, Xiang He, So-Ryong Chae, Yujia An, and Xiaoshan Jia (2015). (In Press). Metaproteomic analysis of biocake proteins to understand membrane fouling in a submerged membrane bioreactor. Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (2), 1068-1077.
  • Tahereh Noeiaghaei, Jong-Oh Kim, and So-Ryong Chae (2014). (In Press). Recent advances in nano-hybrid membranes for advanced water treatment. Current Organic Chemistry, 18 (18), 2381-2404.
  • So-Ryong Chae, Dana E. Hunt, Kaoru Ikuma, Sungwoo Yang, Jinhyun Cho, Claudia K. Gunsch, Jie Liu, and Mark R. Wiesner (2014). (In Press). Aging of C60 Fullerene Nanoparticles in Water. Water Research, 65, 282-289.
  • Emma Jeong, Wan-Tack Im, Dong-Hoon Kim, Mi-Sun Kim, Seoktae Kang, Hang-Sik Shin and So-Ryong Chae (2014). (In Press). Different susceptibilities of bacterial community to silver nanoparticles in wastewater treatment systems. Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A, 49, 687-695.
  • S. R. Chae, E. M. Hotze, A. R. Badireddy, S. Lin, J. O. Kim, M. R. Wiesner (2013). (In Press). Environmental Implications and Applications of Carbon Nanomaterials in Water Treatment. Water Science and Technology, 67 (11), 2582-2586.
  • Xiaoshuang Yang, Jieun Lee, Lixiang Yuan, So-Ryong Chae, Vanessa K. Peterson, Andrew I. Minett, Yongbai Yin, Andrew T. Harris (2013). (In Press). Removal of natural organic matters in water using functionalised carbon nanotube buckypaper. Carbon, 59, 160-166.
  • S. R. Chae, Y. Xiao, S. Lin, T. Noeiaghaei, J. O. Kim, M. R. Wiesner (2012). (In Press). Effects of humic acid and electrolytes on photocatalytic reactivity and transport of carbon nanoparticle aggregates in water. Water Research, 46 (13), 4053-4062.
  • Liwei Zhang, So-Ryong Chae, Zachary Hendren, Jin-Soo Park, and Mark R. Wiesner (2012). (In Press). Recent advances in proton exchange membranes for fuel cell applications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 204-206, 87-97.
  • Zhongbo Zhou, Fangang Meng, So-Ryong Chae, Guocheng Huang, Wenjie Fu, Xiaoshan Jia, Shiyu Li, and Guang-Hao Chen (2012). (In Press). Microbial Transformation of Biomacromolecules in a Membrane Bioreactor: Implications for Membrane Fouling Investigation. PLoS ONE, 7 (8).
  • Benjamin Espinasse, So-Ryong Chae, Cyril Marconnet, Claire Coulombel, Claire Mizutani, Malik Djafer, Veronique Heim, and Mark R. Wiesner (2012). (In Press). Comparison of chemical cleaning reagents and characterization of foulants of nanofiltration membranes used in surface water treatment. Desalination, 296, 1-6.
  • Fangang Meng, So-Ryong Chae, Hang-Sik Shin, Fenglin Yang, and Zhongbo Zhou (2012). (In Press). Recent advances in membrane bioreactors: Configuration development, pollutant elimination, and sludge reduction. Environmental Engineering Science, 29 (3), 139-160.
  • Liwei Zhang, So-Ryong Chae, Shihong Lin, and Mark R. Wiesner (2012). (In Press). Proton-conducting composite membranes derived from ferroxane-polyvinyl alcohol complex. Environmental Engineering Science, 29 (2), 124-132.
  • Gregory V. Lowry, Benjamin P. Espinasse, Appala Raju Badireddy, Curtis J. Richardson, Brian C. Reinsch, Lee D. Bryant, Audrey Bone, Amrika Deonarine, So-Ryong Chae, Mathieu Therezien, Benjamin P. Colman, Heileen Hsu-Kim, Emily S. Bernhardt, Cole W. Matson, Mark R. Wiesner (2012). (In Press). Long-Term Transformation and Fate of Manufactured Ag Nanoparticles in a Simulated Large Scale Freshwater Emergent Wetland. Environmental Science & Technology, 46 (13), 7027-7036.
  • E. Jeong, S. R. Chae, S. T. Kang, H. S. Shin (2012). (In Press). Effects of silver nanoparticles on biological nitrogen removal processes. Water Science & Technology, 65 (7), 1298-1303.
  • S. R. Chae, M. Therezien, J. F. Budarz, L. Wessel, S. Lin, Y. Xiao, and M. R. Wiesner (2011). (In Press). Comparison of the photosensitivity and bacterial toxicity of spherical and tubular fullerenes of variables aggregate size. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13, 5121-5127.
  • Yao Xiao, So-Ryong Chae, Mark R. Wiesner (2011). (In Press). Quantification of fullerene (C60) in aqueous samples and use of C70 as surrogate standard. Chemical Engineering Journal, 170, 555-561.
  • H. A. Shawky, S. R. Chae, S. Lin, M. R. Wiesner (2011). (In Press). Synthesis and characterization of a carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposite membrane for water treatment. Desalination, 272 (1-3), 46-50.
  • S. R. Chae, Y. Watanabe, M. R. Wiesner (2011). (In Press). Comparative photochemical reactivity of spherical and tubular fullerene nanoparticles in water under ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. Water Research, 45 (1), 308-314.
  • S. R. Chae, A. R. Badireddy, S. Lin, Y. Xiao, J. F. Budarz, M. Therezien, M. R. Wiesner (2010). (In Press). Heterogeneities in fullerene nanoparticle aggregates affecting reactivity, bioactivity, and transport. ACS Nano, 4 (9), 5011-5018.
  • S. R. Chae, E. M. Hotze, Y. Xiao, J. Rose, M. R. Wiesner (2010). (In Press). Comparison of methods for fullerene detection and measurements of reactive oxygen production in cosmetic products. Environmental Engineering Science, 27 (9), 797-804.
  • D. Jassby, S. R. Chae, Z. Hendren, M. R. Wiesner (2010). (In Press). Membrane filtration of fullerene nanoparticle suspensions: Effects of derivatization, pressure and electrolyte concentration. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 346 (2), 296-302.
  • S. R. Chae, E. M. Hotze, M. R. Wiesner (2009). (In Press). Evaluation of the oxidation of organic compounds by aqueous suspensions of photosensitized hydroxylated-C60 fullerene aggregates. Environmental Science & Technology, 43 (16), 6208-6213.
  • S. R. Chae, H. Yamamura, B. Choi, Y. Watanabe (2009). (In Press). Fouling characteristics of pressurized and submerged PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) microfiltrration membranes in a pilot-scale drinking water production system under low and high turbidity conditions. Desalination, 244, 215-226.
  • F. Meng, S. R. Chae, A. Drews, M. Kraume, H. S. Shin, F. Yang (2009). (In Press). Recent advances in membrane bioreactors (MBRs): Membrane fouling and membrane material. Water Research, 43, 1489-1512.
  • S. R. Chae, S. Wang, Z. Hendren, M. R. Wiesner, Y. Watanabe, C. K. Gunsch (2009). (In Press). Effects of fullerene nanoparticles on Escherichia coli K12 respiratory activity in aqueous suspension and potential use for membrane biofouling control. Journal of Membrane Science, 329, 68-74.
  • S. R. Chae, H. Yamamura, K. Ikeda, Y. Watanabe (2008). (In Press). Comparison of fouling characteristics of two different poly-vinylidene fluoride microfiltration membranes in a pilot-scale drinking water treatment system using pre-coagulation/sedimentation, sand filtration and chlorination. Water Research, 42, 2029-2042.
  • S. R. Chae, S. T. Kang, S. M. Lee, E. S. Lee, S. E. Oh, Y. Watanabe, H. S. Shin (2007). (In Press). High reuse potential of effluent from an innovative vertical membrane bioreactor treating municipal wastewater. Desalination, 202 (1-3), 83-89.
  • Y. T. Ahn, S.T. Kang, S. R. Chae, C. Y. Lee, B. U. Bae, H. S. Shin (2007). (In Press). Simultaneous High-Strength Organic and Nitrogen Removal with combined Anaerobic Upflow Bed Filter and Aerobic Membrane Bio-reactor (UBF-MBR). Desalination, 202 (1-3), 114-121.
  • S. T. Kang, W.T. Lee, S. R. Chae, H. S. Shin (2007). (In Press). Positive roles of biofilm during the operation of membrane bioreactor for water reuse. Desalination, 202 (1-3), 129-134.
  • S. R. Chae and H. S. Shin (2007). (In Press). Effect of condensate of food waste (CFW) on nutrient removal and behaviours of intercellular materials in a vertical submerged membrane bioreactor (VSMBR). . Bioresource Technology, 98 (2), 373-379.
  • S. R. Chae and H. S. Shin (2007). (In Press). Characteristics of simultaneous organic and nutrient removal in a pilot-scale vertical submerged membrane bioreactor (VSMBR) treating municipal wastewater at various temperatures. Process Biochemistry, 42 (2), 193-198.
  • H. Yamamura, S. R. Chae, K. Kimura, Y. Watanabe (2007). (In Press). Transition in fouling mechanism in microfiltration of a surface water. Water Research, 41, 3812-3822.
  • S. R. Chae and Y. Watanabe (2007). (In Press). Fouling characteristics of PVDF microfiltration membranes in a pilot-scale drinking water production system after a coagulation/sedimentation using PSI (polysilicato-iron) and PACl (polyaluminium chloride). . Journal of Water and Environment Technology, 5 (2), 45-48.
  • S. R. Chae, H. Yamamura, K. Ikeda, G. Ozawa, Y. Watanabe (2007). (In Press). Effect of pre-treatment on membrane fouling of PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride) microfiltration membrane with different structures in a pilot-scale drinking water production system. Journal of Water and Environment Technology, 5 (2), 79-85.
  • S. R. Chae, E. J. Hwang, H. S. Shin (2006). (In Press). Single cell protein production of Euglena gracilis and carbon dioxide fixation in an innovative photo-bioreactor. Bioresource Technology, 97 (2), 322-329.
  • Y. T. Ahn, Y. K. Choi, H. S. Jeong, S. R. Chae, H. S. Shin (2006). (In Press). Modeling of extracellular polymeric substances and soluble microbial products production in a submerged membrane bioreactor at various SRTs. Water Science and Technology, 53 (7), 209-216.
  • S. R. Chae, S. T. Kang, Y. Watanabe, H. S. Shin (2006). (In Press). Development of an innovative vertical submerged membrane bioreactor (VSMBR) for simultaneous removal of organic matter and nutrients. Water Research, 40 (11), 2161-2167.
  • S. R. Chae, Y. T. Ahn, S.T. Kang, H. S. Shin (2006). (In Press). Mitigated membrane fouling in a vertical submerged membrane bioreactor (VSMBR). . Journal of Membrane Science, 280 (1-2), 572-581.
  • S. R. Chae and H. S. Shin (2006). (In Press). Kinetic estimation of low excess sludge yield and extracellular polymeric substance accumulation in a vertical submerged membrane bioreactor (VSMBR). Water Practice and Technology, 1 (3).
  • Y. T. Ahn, S.T. Kang, S. R. Chae, J. L. Lim, S. H. Lee, H. S. Shin (2005). (In Press). Effect of internal recycle rate on high-strength nitrogen wastewater treatment in the combined UBF/MBR system. Water Science and Technology, 51 (10), 241-248.
  • S. R. Chae, S. H. Lee, J. O. Kim, B. C. Paik, Y. C. Song, H. S. Park, H. S. Shin (2004). (In Press). Simultaneous removal of organic and strong nitrogen from sewage in a pilot-scale BNR process supplemented with food waste. Water Science and Technology, 49 (5-6), 257-264.
  • S. R. Chae, H. S. Jeong, J. L. Lim, S. T. Kang, H. S. Shin, B. C. Paik, J. H. Yoon (2004). (In Press). Behaviors of intercellular materials and nutrients in biological nutrient removal process supplied with domestic wastewater and food waste. Water Environment Research, 76 (3), 272-279.
  • C. Y. Lee, H. S. Shin, S. R. Chae, S. Y. Nam, B. C. Paik (2003). (In Press). Nutrient removal using anaerobically fermented leachate of food waste in the BNR process. Water Science and Technology, 47 (1), 159-165.

Book Chapters

  • So-Ryong Chae, Ernest M. Hotze, and Mark R. Wiesner (2014). (In Press). Possible applications of fullerene nanomaterials in water treatment and reuse. Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water New York, U.S.A: William Andrew Publishing.
  • So-Ryong Chae, Yong-tae Ahn, Yuhoon Hwang, Duksoo Jang, Fangang Meng, Jeffrey Shi, Sang-Hyup Lee, and Hang-Sik Shin (2014). (In Press). Advanced Wastewater Treatment using MBRs: Nutrient Removal and Disinfection . In Faisal I. Hai, Kazuo Yamamoto, Chung-Hak Lee (Eds.), Membrane Biological Reactors: Theory, Modelling, Design, Management and Applications to Wastewater Reuse London, UK : IWA Publishing.
  • S. R. Chae, E. M. Hotze, M. R. Wiesner (2009). (In Press). Possible applications of fullerene nanomaterials in water treatment and reuse. Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water New York, U.S.A: William Andrew Publishing.
  • S. R. Chae, Y. T. Ahn, C. W. Suh, H. S. Shin (2006). (In Press). Characteristics of nutrient removal and behaviors of intercellular materials and population dynamics of microorganisms in a vertical submerged membrane bioreactor . In Edwin C. Hearns (Eds.), Trends in Biotechnology Research New York, U.S.A: NOVA Science Publisher.

Honors & Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation, Division of Environmental Chemistry, ACS, 2016.
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology, University of Sydney, 2014.
  • Best Paper Presentation Award, Korea Society of Environmental Engineers, 2013.
  • Certificate of Merit, Division of Environmental Chemistry, ACS, 2010.
  • Outstanding Poster Award, Particle Separation 2005, International Water Association, 2005.
  • Best Paper Presentation Award, Korea Society of Environmental Engineers, 2003.
  • Best Paper Presentation Award, Korea Society of Environmental Engineers, 2001.
  • Valedictorian, Department of Environmental Engineering, INHA University, 1998.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2015 to Present, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati .
  • 2010 to 2014, Lecturer, University of Sydney .
  • 2007 to 2010, Research Associate, Duke University.
  • 2004 to 2006, Post-doctoral Fellow, Hokkaido University.

Patents And Inventions

  • Patent Number: KR2012046838-A and KR1276499-B1. Apparatus, useful for treating water, comprises a settling tank for precipitating aggregate or solid material in the condensed water in which the flocculation process is completed, and a separating tank comprising two-stage filter membrane. CHAE S R, KIM S J, KIM K T. Awarded: 2012.
  • Patent Number: KR2012045326-A and KR1210205-B1. Separation membrane cleaning device, has blocking plate provided with variable plate that is formed with acid hole, and sealing space part adhered with fixing plate corresponding to acid hole. KIM S J, AHN C H, YIM S K, KIM K T, KANG M S, CHAE K J, CHAE S R. Awarded: 2012.
  • Patent Number: KR2012044598-A and KR1172198-B1. Inclined plate type settling basin for improving efficiency of liquid and solid separation, has flux that is reduced when residence time of flowed raw water is increased between raw water inlet and slope precipitate module. CHAE S R, KANG M S, KIM K T. Awarded: 2012.
  • Patent Number: KR2011049726-A and KR1169877-B1. Determination of condition of advanced oxidation process involves adjusting oxidation condition to make measured final process concentration of p-chlorobenzoic acid similar to final calculation concentration of p-chlorobenzoic acid. CHAE S R, YIM S K, MOON J H, CHO M, KIM J H, RYONG C S, GYUN I S, HUI M J, HONG K J. Awarded: 2011.
  • Patent Number: KR2005081766-A and KR622992-B1. Continuous photo bioreactor for carbon dioxide removal to inhibit global warming and mass-production of microalgae. SHIN H S, CHAE S R. Awarded: 2005.
  • Patent Number: KR2005048045-A and KR540549-B1. Advanced wastewater treatment apparatus of which size can be reduced by vertically constructing structure of membrane bio-reactor such that anoxic tank and aeration tank are vertically arranged. CHAE S R, CHUNG J H, HEO Y R, KANG S T, LEE E S, LEE S M, SHIN H S. Awarded: 2005.
  • Patent Number: KR2004072385-A. Condensate water containing organic acid derived from organic waste and using method thereof. CHAE S R, MIN B U, SHIN H S, YOUN J H. Awarded: 2004.