Jae K. (Jim) Park

Jae K. (Jim) Park

Dr. Park is a professor of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Yonsei University in 1977 and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering at Seoul National University in 1979.  He worked as a consulting engineer in Korea and Australia for two years after serving two and a half years of military service.  He received a Ph.D. in Public Health Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom in 1985. He worked as a research engineer at the Sanitary and Environmental Health Research Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley from 1985 to 1988.

Since he joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988, he has taught environmental engineering courses such as water treatment plant design, wastewater treatment plant design, biological treatment, physical/chemical treatment, hazardous waste management, solids, and hazardous waste engineering, industrial water pollution control, etc. He has published one book and over 100 journal articles. He has been a consultant to many governments, institutions, utilities, and companies from all over the world.

Research Interest: artificial intelligence application to wastewater treatment plant operation, prediction of pipe breakage and other environmental issues; sustainable recycling of tire-derived aggregate to contaminant removal; upcycling of waste; water quality management and river restoration; biological treatment of toxic organic compounds; biological nutrient removal, hazardous waste treatment; mass transport in the environment; fate of organic compounds in water and wastewater treatment processes; computer-aided design of water and wastewater treatment plants; and reuse of scrap vehicle tires as a contaminant sorbent.

Email: jkpark@wisc.edu