News

Participating Events

  • AIChE 2018 annual meeting
  • North American Membrane Society Meeting, 2018

Lab News

  • [December 5,2016] Dr. Linyan Li, whom I serve as a Ph.D. committee, got a part-time teaching position in LCC.
  • [Novermber 20-26, 2018] Dr. Kim had an invited talk in Changwon National University and visited Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology in S. Korea.
  • [November 19, 2018] Mr. Joshua Lelemia Irvine successfully finished his impressive defense. Congratulations, Dr. Irvine.
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  • [November 9, 2018] Coupled transport phenomena during initial storm-induced runoff in a biofiltration swale process: a CFD study using OpenFOAM, Desalination and Water Treatment, accepted.
  • [October 28, 2018] Tetrahedron interpolation routines are posted on git.hub website: https://github.com/enphysoft/tetrahedron-linear-algebra
  • [October 26, 2018] Dr. Kim’s new media article came out:  The Ultimate Solution For Global Water Scarcity, Civil Beat, Hawaii
  • [October 26, 2018] Our new OpenFOAM solver for the bioswale research is posted on git.hub website: https://github.com/enphysoft/interPhaseDiffusionFoam
  • [September 12, 2018] Lelemia’s first full paper, “Understanding bioswale as a small water and wastewater treatment plant: A theoretical review”, has been accepted in Desalination and Water Treatment  (Impact Factor, scimagojr,  ranked 98th in Water Science and Technology and 45th in Ocean Engineering)
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  • [August 16, 2018] Koh, Myung Jin joined CEPL as a fresh Ph.D. student from Jeju National University, Korea.
  • [April 22, 2018] On our way back from Kumukahi and Hilo, with Governor Ige.
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  • [April 12, 2018] A forward osmosis paper is published in Desalination.
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  • [April 10, 2018] What If The Planet’s Day Began In Hilo? (My most provocative idea for socio-economic future for Hawaii) in Civil Beat. 
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  • [March 21, 2018] Tyler’s (late) birthday dinner
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  • [March 15, 2016] Lelemia simulated stormwater runoff from the rail guide-way to the ground level 
  • [February 28, 2018] CEPL research on “Study uses 3D modeling to explore storm inundation risk” appears in UH News and CEE News.oahu_wl_flood_geo2
  • [Feb. 7-8, 2018] AWWA Hawaii section, Hawaii Water Environment Association (HWEA) conference. (2018_Abstracts_Form, due September 29, 2017). Links:  https://www.hiawwa.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/AWWAHI
  • [February 2018] Pacific Water Conference and American Water Works Association (AWWA) conference.
  • [February 20, 2018] A paper” Sewer chamber design under critical conditions using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)” by Tyler Tsuchida, Joshua Lelemia Irvine, Siufung Tang, Jamie Nishikawa, Leighton Lum, Albert S. Kim is accepted in Desalination and Water Treatment.
  • [Nov. 15 – 17, 2017] (Tentative ) International Environmental Engineering Conference. IEEC 2017 (http://www.ieec2017.org/).
  • [September 2017] Lelemia Irvine received “Honorable Mention Award” for his poster presentation, entitled “A review of applying bioswale technologies for stormwater reduction and depollution”, National Conference of The American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Denver, CO.
  • [August 30, 2017] My book chapter, “Membrane Thermodynamics for Osmotic Phenomena”, is permanently published. Link to the PDF.
  • [August 27-28, 2017] “Review of Basics Reverse Osmosis Process Modeling: A new combined fouling index proposed” is accepted in Membrane Journal. Preprint
  • [August 25, 2017] “Self-adjusting, combined diffusion in direct contact and vacuum membrane distillation” is accepted in Journal of Membrane Science.
  • [August 22, 2017] The Kohala Center awards two Hawaiian Scholars Doctoral Fellowships
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  • [August 7, 2017] Lelemia appeared in Hawaii Magazine
  • [August 1, 2017] Shelby Fillinger joined CEPL.
  • [July 30 – August 4, 2017] Attending ICOM2017 at San Francisco.
  • [August 1, 2017] Shelby Fillinger joined the CEPL group as a MS student.
  • [July, 2017] Joshua Lelemia Irvine joined the CEPL group as a PhD student.
  • [May 14, 2017] “Origin of structural parameter inconsistency in forward osmosis models: a pore-scale CFD study” is accepted in Desalination.
  • [April 12, 2017] InTech book chapter, “Dissipative Dynamics of Granular Materials” in book “Granular Materials” is approved.
  • [Apr.  6, 2017] Dr. Kim will receive the 2017 University of Hawaii Board of Regent’s Excellence in Teaching Award (to be updated soon) after his research award in 2006 from UH BoR and NSF CAREER in 2005. The ceremony will be on May 1st.
  • [Mar. 08, 2017] InTech book chapter, “Membrane Thermodynamics” is officially approved.
  • [Jan. 2, 2017] Noelle Chen joined CEPL.
  • [Nov. 28, 2016] Man Hin Leung received “Research Experience for Undergraduate” award.  Project: 3D Visualization of Granular Materials Using Open-Source Software.
  • [Oct. 24, 2016] Tyler Tsuchida joined CEPL.
  • [Oct. 4, 2016] Siufung Tang joined CEPL.
  • [Nov. 13 – 18] Attended AIChE meeting in San Francisco.
  • [Aug. 30] Particle visualization scripts generated using vpython.
  • [July 15 – 24] Dr. Kim visited Fiji and Kiribati for the educational workshop of renewable desalination.
  • [Thr July 14 2016] Hollow fiber direct contact membrane distillation program is up at AlgorithmHub.com. Click Here.
  • [Mon July 11, 2016] An OpenFOAM solver for forward osmosis is developed in a collaboration with KIST researchers.
  • [Fri May 13 HST 2016] Prof. Kim introduced the Outstanding Graduating Senior, Kelsie Sasabe in 2016 College of Engineering Convocation.
  • [Thu May 11 HST 2016] The total publications reached 1,000 citations.
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  • Albert S. Kim , Ho-Saeng Lee , Deok-Soo Moon, Hyeon-Ju Kim,
    Performance control modeling on adsorption desalination using initial time lag (ITL) of individual beds, accepted in Desalination (5/5/2016). Working paper in RG.