Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Jim Park is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Yonsei University in 1977 and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering at Seoul National University in 1979. He worked as a civil engineer in Korea and Australia for two years. He received a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 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 University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988, he has taught water and wastewater treatment plant design, biological treatment, hazardous waste management, solids and hazardous waste engineering, industrial water pollution control, and etc. at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Professor Park has published over 80 technical articles in referred journals, has given over 140 technical presentations in national or international conferences, and has written over 80 technical reports.
His research is in the areas of water quality management and river restoration; biological treatment; hazardous waste treatment; mass transport in geomembranes, plastic pipes, and landfill earthen liners; 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 was the consultant of various governments, research institutes, utilities, universities, and industries all over the world. 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.