Albert S. Kim
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: Post 203C
Phone: (808) 956-3718
Fax: (808) 956-5014
Links: Research Gate; Google Scholar; ORCID

Areas of Specialty and Research Interest

  • Environmental Soft Matter Physics: Theory and Simulations
  • Computational Environmental Engineering
  • Membrane Separation Processes
  • Hydrodynamics of Colloids and Nanoparticles


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997
  • M.S., Physics, Yonsei University, Korea, 1994
  • B.S., Physics, Kyung Hee University, Korea, 1991


  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, August 2006-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, August 2001- July 2006
  • Post Doctoral Researcher, Institute of the Environment, University of California, Los Angeles (April 2000 – June 2001).

Courses Taught (in the last five years)

  • CEE696: Selected Topics in Civil Engr (S’17)
  • CEE691: Graduate Seminar (S’17)
  • CEE648: Membrane Separations in Aquatic Systems (S’14, S’16)
  • CEE635: Environmental Chemistry
  • CEE633: Physical and Chemical Treatment in Water and wastewater (F’15, F’16, F’18)
  • CEE618: Parallel Computing for Engineers
  • CEE617: Introduction to Finite Element Methods and Finite Difference Methods in Engineering
  • CEE491: Computational Methods for Civil Engineers
  • CEE431: Water and Wastewater Engineering (F’17)
  • CEE305: Probability and statistics
  • CEE271: Applied Mechanics II (Dynamics) (F’15, F’16, F’17, S’18, F’18, S’19)
  • CEE270: Applied Mechanics I (Statics)

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Advisory Board for Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering
  • Editorial Board for Computer Applications in Engineering Education
  • Editorial Board for Journal of Environmental Engineering & Ecological Science
  • Editorial Board for Journal of Computational Material Science
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
  • Member, American Geographic Union (AGU)
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists
  • Member, North American Membrane Society (NAMS)

Awards and Honors

  • University of Hawaii Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching (2017)
  • Visiting Professor, Seawater Plant and Utilization Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (May–Dec., 2014)
  • Invited professor, Chemical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, South Korea (2009 – 2013)
  • 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (2010 – Present)
  • Nature’s Reader Panelist (2008 – 2011)
  • Listed in Strathmore’s WHO’S WHO (2002 – Present)
  • Researcher of the Month from High Performance Computing at University of Hawaii (March 2007)
  • University of Hawaii Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research (2006)
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2005 – 2010)
  • Certificate of Merit Award for Oral Presentation at the 228th National Conference of American Chemical Society (ACS), Division of Environmental Chemistry (2004)
  • Outstanding service award for the annual conference of North American Membrane Society (NAMS), June 26 -30, 2004, Honolulu, HI.

Recent Publications

Journals  (full list)