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Professor Hong Seungkwan
Seungkwan (SK) Hong is a professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at Korea University. He obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from University of California, Irvine and a Ph.D. degree in Civil engineering from University of California, Los Angeles in 1996. Before joining Korea University in 2003, he served as an assistant professor of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Central Florida (UCF), USA (1997~2003). His primary research involves the development of membrane technologies for drinking water treatment, seawater desalination, water reuse, and industrial processes such as ultrawater production and shale oil/gas produced water treatment. He has (co)authored more than 170 academic papers published in internationally renowned journals (h-index: 52(Google) and 48 (Scopus) with more than 12,700 and 9,400 citations). With the broad experiences in the related field, he is currently a director of Korean Optimized Reverse osmosis membrane-based desalination integrated with Advanced Energy saving (KORAE) research project (Korean governmental research fund: 25 million US dollar). In addition to his research work, he has actively participated in various academic societies. Professor Hong is a representative of IWA Korean National Committee, a vice president of KSWE (Korean Society of Environmental Engineers) and KMS (Korean Membrane Society). He also serves as an Editor of Journal of Membrane Science, Associate Editors of Desalination and Water Treatment, and a member of Editorial Board of Journal Desalination.