Keynote Speakers

5th International Conference on Environmental Pollution, Treatment and Protection (ICEPTP’20)



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Dr. Jim Park

Dr. Jim Park
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Park is a professor of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1988. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Yonsei University in 1977 and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering at Seoul National University in 1979. He worked as a consulting engineer in Korea and Australia for two years after serving two and a half years of military service. He received a Ph.D. in Public Health Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom in 1985. He worked as a research associate at the Sanitary and Environmental Health Research Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, from 1985 to 1988.
Since he joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988, he has taught various environmental engineering courses such as water treatment plant design, wastewater treatment plant design, biological treatment, physical/chemical treatment, hazardous waste management, solids and hazardous waste engineering, industrial water pollution control, etc. His research is in the areas of water quality management and river restoration; biological treatment; hazardous waste treatment; mass transport in the environment; the fate of organic compounds in water and wastewater treatment processes; computer-aided design of water and wastewater treatment plants; and reuse of scrap vehicle tires as a contaminant sorbent. His research was supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, municipalities, private industries, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and various research institutes. He has served as the consultant of various governments, research institutes, utilities, universities, and industries all over the world.

Topic of Keynote: Sustainable Upcycling of Scrap Tires for Civil Engineering Projects
Keynote Abstract