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College of Engineering professor receives prestigious National Science Foundation research award

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Albert Kim, (808) 956-3718
College fof Engineering
Posted: Mar 3, 2005

UH Manoa Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Albert Kim has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation‘s Faculty Early Career Development Program. It is considered by NSF to be the organization‘s most prestigious awards program for new faculty members.

Kim‘s grant is to further his work in membrane filtration to improve water quality over the next five years. The research involves interdisciplinary work in engineering, physics, chemistry and extensive parallel programming. An education component begins in the second year and through the end of the project will involve undergraduate courses as well as a high school program.

The NSF program recognizes and supports early career-development activities "of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century."

This is the first NSF award of its kind for the UHM Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Kim has been at UH Manoa since 2001. He holds a BS in physics from Kyung Hee University in Korea, a master‘s in physics from Yonsei University in Korea, and a master‘s and doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UCLA.