Kyungnan Min is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UMASS where her current research is titled, “Membrane bioreactor (MBR) for VOC emission reduction and wastewater reuse in the chemical manufacturing industry.” She received both her bachelors and masters degrees in environmental engineering from Ajou University in Suwon, Korea.
Her research interests include biological treatment processes and membrane technologies for water and air treatment. Specific research interests and experiences are: Liquid-solid separation membrane bioreactor (MBR); Water reuse systems; Gas transfer in MBRs; Membrane aeration or ozonation; The activated sludge process; Biological nutrient removal; and Biosensor controlled biological processes.
Prior to her arrival at UMASS in January 2001, Kyungnan Min worked as a chief process engineer with AquaTech Co. Ltd. At AquaTech, Kyungnan was involved with the design of MBR processes to treat a variety of wastewaters. She also acted as a consultant in mitigating operational problems that arise in the MBR process.