Kyoung-Yeol Kim

Kyoung-Yeol Kim

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
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M.S./Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea. 2014

B.S. in Environmental Engineering (minor: Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering), Kyungpook National University, South Korea. 2008

Kyoung-Yeol Kim

Dr. Kyoung-Yeol Kim joined the University at Albany in Fall 2018 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental & Sustainable Engineering. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Kim worked at the Pennsylvania State University as a post-doc research fellow. Dr. Kim is interested in doing everything he can to resolve current energy and environmental issues; however, his research group focuses on developing environmental-friendly technologies for sustainability. His areas of expertise include microbial electrochemical technologies (METs) to convert wastes to valuable resources (such as electricity, hydrogen and chemical compounds) and membrane integrated wastewater treatment processes to produce high quality effluent with less energy input. 


Research Interests

Dr. Kim’s research interests include energy recovery from wastewater, microbial electrochemical technologies for resource recovery, developing energy-efficient wastewater treatment process, and membrane technology for wastewater treatment.

Read more about his research, teaching and publications on Dr. Kim's Research Group page.



Selected publications:

Kim, K.-Y., W. Yang and B.E. Logan (2018). Regenerable nickel-functionalized activated carbon cathodes enhanced by metal adsorption to improve hydrogen production in microbial electrolysis cells. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(12):7131-7137.

Kim, K.-Y., E. Zikmund and B.E. Logan (2017). Impact of catholyte recirculation on different 3-dimensional stainless steel cathodes in microbial electrolysis cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 42:29708-29715.

Yang, W., K.-Y. Kim, P.E. Saikaly and B.E. Logan (2017). The impact of new cathode materials relative to baseline performance of microbial fuel cells all with the same architecture and solution chemistry. Energy & Environmental Science, 10:1025-1033.

McAnulty, M.J., V.G. Poosarla, K.-Y. Kim, R. Jasso-Chavez, B.E. Logan and T.K. Wood (2017). Electricity from methane by reversing methanogenesis. Nature Communications, 8:15419.

Kim, K.-Y., W. Yang, P.J. Evans and B.E. Logan (2016). Continuous treatment of high strength wastewaters using air-cathode microbial fuel cells. Bioresource Technology, 221:96-101.

Kim, K.-Y., W. Yang, Y. Ye, N. LaBarge and B.E. Logan (2016). Performance of anaerobic fluidized membrane bioreactors using effluents of microbial fuel cells treating domestic wastewater. Bioresource Technology, 208:58-63.

Kim, K.-Y., W. Yang and B.E. Logan (2015). Impact of electrode configurations on retention time and domestic wastewater treatment efficiency using microbial fuel cells. Water Research, 80:41-46.