B.S., Inha University – Korea, Biological Engineering, 1992
M.S., Pohang University of Science and Technology – Korea, Chemical Engineering, 1995
Ph.D., University of California – Riverside, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 2005
U.S. National Research Council Research Associateship Award (National Research Council and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2006-2008)
“Outstanding research projects in 2008” at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Distinguished Chancellor Fellowship (University of California at Riverside, USA, 2000-2005)
Production of biofuels, bioproducts and biomaterials from dairy and agricultural wastes
Removal of contaminants (i.e., nitrogen, phosphorus, antibiotics) from dairy and agricultural wastewater
Reuse of wastewater for agricultural irrigation and energy production
Capture and conversion of greenhouse gases to valuable products
Kim JH, Park S, Kim H, Kim HJ, Yang Y, Kim YH, Jung S, Kan E, Lee S. 2017. Alginate/bacterial cellulose nanocomposite beads prepared using Gluconacetobacter xylinus and their application in lipase immobilization. Carbohydrate Polymers, 157: 137–145.
Kim JR, Kan E. 2016. Heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of sulfamethoxazole in water using a biochar-supported TiO2 photocatalyst. Journal of Environmental Management, 180: 94–101.
Watson SK, Han Z, Su WW, Deshusses MA, Kan E. 2016. Carbon dioxide capture using Escherichia coli expressing carbonic anhydrase in a foam bioreactor. Environmental Technology 37: 3186-3192.
Hoh DH, Watson SK, Kan E. 2016. Algal biofilm reactors for integrated wastewater treatment and biofuel production: a review. Chemical Engineering Journal, 287: 466 – 473.
Kim HJ, Park S, Kim SH, Kim JH, Yu H, Kim HJ, Yang Y, Kan E, Kim YH, Lee SH. 2015. Biocompatible cellulose nanocrystals as supports to immobilize lipase. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 122: 170-178.
Kim JR, Huling SG, Kan E. 2015. Effects of temperature on adsorption and oxidative degradation of bisphenol A in a surface modified iron-amended granular activated carbon. Chemical Engineering Journal, 262: 1260-1267.
Kim JR, Kan E. 2015. Heterogeneous photo-Fenton oxidation of methylene blue using CdS-carbon nanotube/TiO2 under visible light. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. 21: 644-652.
Kan E. 2013. Effects of pretreatment of anaerobic sludge and culture conditions on hydrogen productivity in dark anaerobic fermentation. Renewable Energy, 49: 227–231.
Huling SG, Kan E, Wingo C, Park SH. 2012. Pilot study of Fenton-driven regeneration of MTBE-spent granular activated carbon. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 205/206: 55-62.
Kan E, Huling SG. 2009. Effects of temperature and acidic pre-treatment on Fenton-driven oxidation of MTBE-spent granular activated carbon. Environmental Science and Technology, 43 (5): 1493-1499.
Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2009. Modeling of the foamed emulsion bioreactor for air pollution control. II. Process and parametric sensitivity studies. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 102: 708-713.
Choi D, Fung A, Moon H, Ho D, Chen Y, Kan E, Rheem Y, Yoo B, Myung N. 2007. Transport of living cells with magnetically assembled nanowires. Biomedical microdevices, 9(2): 143-148.
Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2006. Cometabolic degradation of TCE vapors in a foamed emulsion bioreactor. Environmental Science and Technology, 40: 1022 -1028.
Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2005. Continuous operation of foamed emulsion bioreactors treating toluene vapors. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 92: 364-371.
Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2003. Development of foamed emulsion bioreactor for air pollution control. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 84:240-244.