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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research

Research Medal Award Winner

Albert Kim, headshot

Albert Kim
Civil and environmental engineering

UH Manoa Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Albert Kim’s achievements is considered groundbreaking by his peers.

His research includes identifying effects of particle interactions on membrane filtration performance, the first development of a complete analytic solution for membrane filtration in a simple shear flow, investigation of dynamic aggregation process and scavenging using Stokesian dynamics, and the first theoretical development of aggregate-enhanced membrane filtration.

Since 2002, 10 of Kim’s scientific papers have been published or accepted in significant journals. He also received the National Science Foundation’s competitive and prestigious five-year CAREER award.

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching.

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Current awardees and links to archives.


Milton Garces, headshot
Milton Garces
Geophysics and planetology
Albert Kim, headshot
Albert Kim
Civil and environmental engineering
Tobias Owen, headshot
Tobias Owen


Bruce Chorpita, headshot
Bruce Chorpita
Ho-min Sohn, headshot
Ho-min Sohn
Korean language
Paul Lucey, headshot
Paul Lucey
Geophysics and planetology


Alexander Krot, headshot
Alexander Krot
Geophysics and planetology
John L. Tonry, headshot
John L. Tonry


Andrew Harris, headshot
Andrew Harris
Laurence N. Kolonel, headshot
Laurence N. Kolonel
Cancer epidemiology
James B. Nation, headshot
James B. Nation


Margaret McFall-Ngai, headshot
Margaret McFall-Ngai
Marine organisms
Stephen Olsen, headshot
Stephen Olsen
High energy physics
 Edward Ruby, headshot
Edward Ruby
Marine organisms