Hojae SHIM沈虎宰
Associate Professor

Academic Qualifications | Working Experience | Teaching | Research | Selected Publications | Services | Professional Affiliations | Contact Details


Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science Engineering, Ohio State University, U.S.A.
  • M.S. in Environmental Microbiology, Ohio State University, U.S.A.
  • B.S. in Environmental Biology, Seoul National University, Korea

Working Experience

07/2005-present Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau
01/2019-05/2019 Visiting Scholar
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
02/2003-07/2005 Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Macau
02/2000-01/2003 Contract Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea
01/1999-01/2000 University Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, U.S.A.
07/1997-12/1998 Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Chemical Engineering
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

Teaching

B.Sc. Courses

  1. Environmental Engineering I (CIVL3002)
  2. Environmental Engineering II (CIVL3003)
  3. Essentials to Environmental Biotechnology (CIVL4017)
  4. Wastewater Treatment Engineering (CIVL4018)
  5. Final Year Project (CIVL4000, 4001)

M.Sc. Courses

  1. Special Topics in Environmental Engineering I: Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater (CIVL7040)
  2. Special Topics in Environmental Engineering III: Environmental Biotechnology (CIVL7042)
  3. Thesis Work (CIVL7996, 7999)

Ph.D. Courses

  1. Doctoral Thesis (CIVL8999)
  2. Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering (CIVL8001)

Supervision/M.S. Students

  • 20 (7, excellent; 12, very good; 1, good) completed
  • Currently supervising 4 (2 full-time, 2 part-time)

Supervision/Ph.D. Students

  • 5 completed
  • Currently supervising 3

Research

  • 3rd prize award, Macau Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT), Science and Technology/Natural Science Award, 2016
  • Renewable Energy (international refereed journal; SCIE; impact factor, 5.439) Reviewer Award 2016

Research Interests

  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Biological Wastewater Treatment and Effluent Reuse
  • Generation of Renewable Energy (Biogas/Biodiesel) from Waste/Wastewater
  • Bioremediation of Contaminated Environments
  • Bioremoval of New Emerging Micropollutants from Environment
  • Biodegradation/Biotransformation

Recent Research Projects (Since 2004)

  • Simultaneous wastewater treatment and biodiesel production using airlift bioreactor containing oleaginous microorganisms – Effects of operational parameters, funded by MYRG, January 1, 2019-December 31, 2021, Principal Investigator (PI); MYRG2018-00108-FST
  • Development of Biological Technologies for the Effect of Microelements on the Removal of Micropollutants from Contaminated Water, funded by Macau Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT), September 15, 2017-November 14, 2020, PI; Prof. J-D. Gu, CI, Department of Biology, University of Hong Kong; FDCT115/2016/A3
  • A new combined technology for advanced treatment of and resource recovery from domestic wastewater, funded by FDCT (Joint project with Prof. B. Pan, Nanjing University, funded by NSFC), December 28, 2017-December 27, 2020, PI; FDCT044/2017/AFJ
  • Reutilization of Waste Materials to Enhance the Bioremediation of Volatile Organic Compounds and Heavy Metals in Contaminated Soil and Water, funded by MYRG, September 1, 2017-August 31, 2020, Principal Investigator (PI); Prof. J-D. Gu, CI, University of Hong Kong; MYRG2017-00181-FST
  • Bioremediation of BTEX, Chlorinated Solvents, MTBE/Lead Co-contaminated Subsurface Environment, funded by the Macau Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT), December 31, 2013-December 30, 2016, PI
  • Microbial Biodiesel/Biogas Production by Enhanced Wastewater Treatment, funded by the FDCT, December 31, 2013-December 30, 2016, PI
  • Combined Remediation of BTEX/Chlorinated Solvents/MTBE/Lead-Contaminated Environment, funded by the Multi-Year Research Grant (MYRG), April 1, 2014-March 31, 2017, PI
  • Combined Remediation of Environment Contaminated with Mixed Wastes, funded by the MYRG, June 1, 2011-May 31, 2015, PI
  • Enhanced Biological Wastewater Treatment and Effluent Reuse, funded by the University of Macau Research Committee (faculty-level project), January 2010-December 2012, PI
  • Interactions among petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbons during their bio-removal under different environmental conditions, funded by the University of Macau Research Committee (faculty-level project), January 2009-December 2010, PI
  • Improved biological nutrient removal from wastewater and effluent reuse, funded by the University of Macau Research Committee (university-level project), January 2008-December 2008, PI
  • Bioremediation technology for soil and groundwater contaminated with petroleum and/or chlorinated hydrocarbons, funded by the University of Macau Research Committee (faculty-level project), January 2007-December 2008, PI
  • Cleanup of contaminated subsurface environment, funded by the FDCT, January 2007-December 2008, PI
  • More efficient advanced biological wastewater treatment and effluent reuse, funded by the University of Macau Research Committee, January 2006-December 2007, PI
  • Bio-remediation technology for soil and groundwater contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, funded by the University of Macau Research Committee, January 2005-December 2006, PI
  • Advanced biological wastewater treatment technology, funded by the University of Macau Research Committee, January 2004-December 2005, PI

Selected Publications

Book/Chapter Contributions (Since 2010 only)

  • De Toledo, R.A., Li, X., Wong, K.I., & Shim, H. (2018). Biological removal of naproxen from non-sterile synthetic wastewater using Phanerochaete chrysosporium. In: Naproxen: Chemistry, Clinical Aspects and Effects. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Chapter 4. pp.101-129. ISBN: 978-1-53614-129-0
  • De Toledo, R.A., Xu, J., Chao, U.H., & Shim, H. (2017). EFFECTS OF MANGANESE AND FERRIC IONS ON THE DEGRADATION OF DI-2-ETHYLHEXYL PHTHALATE (DEHP) BY ACINETOBACTER sp. SN13. In Micropollutants: Sources, Ecotoxicological Effects and Control Strategies. Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc. Chapter 2, pp.45-68. ISBN: 978-1-53612-067-7
  • Li, X., Lau, W.C., de Toledo, R.A., & Shim, H. (2017). EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT REACTOR CONFIGURATIONS IMMOBILIZED WITH PHANEROCHAETE CHRYSOSPORIUM ON THE LONG-TERM CARBAMAZEPINE REMOVAL FROM NON-STERILE SYNTHETIC WASTEWATER. In Carbamazepine: Indications, Contraindications and Adverse Effects. Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc. Chapter 4. pp.91-121. ISBN: 978-1-53611-954-1
  • Li, J., Zhang, L., Lu, Y., Jia, C., & Shim, H. (2017). Rice food security in the Pearl River Delta, China: A case study.In Food Security: Threat Factors, Policies and Challenges. J. Webb (ed.). Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Chapter 5. pp.97-113. ISBN: 978-1-53612-248-0
  • Ling, J., de Toledo, R.A., & Shim, H. (2016). Biodiesel production from wastewater using oleaginous yeast and microalga. In Environmental Materials and Waste – Resource Recovery and Pollution Prevention [EMW – RR and PP].  M.N.V. Prasad and K. Shih (eds). Publisher, Elsevier USA. Chapter 8, pp.180-213.
  • Li, J. & Shim, H. (2012). Distribution of heavy metals and total petroleum hydrocarbons in soils near a petrochemical complex in Guangzhou, China. In Heavy Metal Sediments.L.H. Sanz (ed.). Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Ch. 1, pp.1-34.
  • Chan, K.H., Sun, J., & Shim, H.(2010). Potential reuse of wastewater effluent in Macau.InSustainability in Food and Water: An Asian Perspective. K. Fukushi, K.M. Hassan, R. Honda, and A. Sumi (eds). AGS (Alliance for Global Sustainability) Bookseries by Springer / University of Tokyo.Vol. 18, Part 2, pp.85-92.
  • Lei, C.K., Li, J., Dong, S.S., & Shim, H. (2010). Bioremediation of water contaminated with BTEX, TPH and TCE under different environmental conditions. In Advances in Environmental Geotechnics. Y. Chen, L. Zhan, and X. Tang (eds). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp.772-776.

Journal Papers (Since 2005 only)

  • Yang, Y., M. Li, Z. Hu, H. Shim, J-G. Lin, X-Y. Li, and J-D. Gu. 2020. Deep insights into green N removal by anammox in four full-scale WWTPs treating landfill leachate based on 16S rRNA gene and transcripts by 16S rRNA high-throughput sequencing. Journal of Cleaner Production. SCIE; IF, 7.246. In press (accepted).
  • Ahmad, Q-A., M. Manzoor, A. Chaudhary, S-T. Yang, H. Shim, and J.I. Qazi. 2020. Bench-scale Fermentation for Second Generation Ethanol and Hydrogen Production by Clostridium thermocellum DSMZ 1313 from Sugarcane Bagasse. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy. SCI; IF, 1.989. 2020. e13516. DOI: 10.1002/ep.13516
  • Zhong, H., Y. Cheng, Z. Ahmad, Y. Shao, H. Zhang, Q. Lu, and H. Shim. 2020. Solid-phase denitrification for water remediation: processes, limitations, and new aspects. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. 40. 1805720. SCI; IF, 8.108. doi: 10.1080/07388551.2020.1805720
  • Lu, Q., Z. Yu, L. Wang, Z. Liang, H. Li, L. Sun, H. Shim, R. Qiu, and S. Wang. 2020. Effects of sludge pre-treatments on performance and microbiome in methanogenic sludge digesters by releasing different sludge organic matter. Bioresource Technology. 316. 123909. SCI; IF, 7.539. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2020.123909
  • Li, J., C. Wu, S-H. Chen, Q. Lu, H. Shim, X. Huang, C. Jia, and S. Wang. 2020. Enriching indigenous microbial consortia as a promising strategy for xenobiotics’ cleanup. Journal of Cleaner Production. 261. 121234. SCIE; IF, 7.246.
  • Lu, Q., X. Zou, J. Liu, Z. Liang, H. Shim, R. Qiu, and S. Wang. 2020. Inhibitory effects of heavy metal ions on reductive dechlorination of polychlorinated biphenyls and perchloroethene in distinct organohalide-respiring bacteria. Environment International. 135. 105373. SCI; IF, 7.943. doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.105373
  • Li, J., Y. Du, T. Bao, J. Dong, M. Lin, H. Shim, and S-T. Yang. 2019. n-Butanol production from lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysates without detoxification by Clostridium tyrobutyricum ΔackadhE2 in a fibrous-bed bioreactor. Bioresource Technology. 289. 121749. SCI; IF, 7.539. 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.121749
  • Chan, P.C., Q. Lu, R.A. de Toledo, J-D. Gu, and H. Shim. 2019. Improved anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and domestic wastewater by copper supplementation – microbial community identification and effluent quality analysis. Science of the Total Environment. 670:337-344. SCI; IF, 5.589.
  • Lu, Q., L. Qiu, L. Yu, S. Zhang, R.A. de Toledo, H. Shim, and S. Wang. 2019. Microbial transformation of chiral organohalides: Distribution, microorganisms and mechanisms. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 368:849-861. SCI; IF, 9.038.
  • Lao, W.C., R.A. de Toledo, Q. Lu, and H. Shim. 2019. Degradation of scrap tyre by Bacillus sp. – Kinetic aspects of major environmental parameters and identification of potential growth substrates. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 137:95-101. SCIE; IF, 3.824.
  • Zhou, Z., B. Liang, L-Y. Wang, J-F. Liu, B-Z. Mu, H. Shim, and J-D. Gu. 2019. Identify the core bacterial microbiome of hydrocarbon degradation and a shift of dominant methanogenesis pathways in the oil and aqueous phases of petroleum reservoirs of different temperatures from China. Biogeosciences. 16:4229-4241. SCIE; IF, 3.951.
  • De Toledo, R.A., U.H. Chao, T.T. Shen, Q. Lu, X. Li, and H. Shim. 2018. Development of hybrid processes for the removal of volatile organic compounds, plasticizer, and pharmaceutically active compound using sewage sludge, waste scrap tires, and wood chips as sorbents and microbial immobilization matrices. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 26(12):11591-11604. SCI; IF, 2.914. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-018-2877-2.
  • Chan, P.C.., R.A. de Toledo, H.I. Iu, and H. Shim. 2018. Effect of zinc supplementation on biogas production and short/long chain fatty acids accumulation during anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and domestic wastewater. Waste and Biomass Valorization. 10(12):3885-3895. SCIE; IF, 2.358. 10.1007/s12649-018-0323-9.
  • Lao, W.C., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2018. Optimization of major environmental parameters to degrade scrap tyres by Bacillus sp. Energy Procedia. 153:226-230. IF, 2.262.
  • Chao, U.H., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2018. Enhanced hybrid removal of DEHP from contaminated water using Acinetobacter sp. immobilized on scrap tyres. Energy Procedia. 153:221-225. IF, 2.262.
  • Chan, P.C., R.A. de Toledo, H.I. Iu, and H. Shim. 2018. Co-digestion of food waste and domestic wastewater – copper supplementation to enhance biogas production. Energy Procedia. 153:237-241. IF, 2.262.
  • Li, G., M-Z. Zheng, J.F. Tang, H. Shim, and C. Cai. 2018. Effects of silicon on arsenic concentration and speciation in different rice tissues. Pedosphere: An International Journal. 28(3):511-520. SCI; IF, 1.734.
  • Chan, P.C., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2017. Anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and domestic wastewater – Effect of intermittent feeding on short and long chain fatty acids accumulation. Renewable Energy. 124:129-135. SCIE; IF, 5.439.
  • Lu, Q., R.A. de Toledo, F. Xie, J. Li, and H. Shim. 2017. Reutilization of waste scrap tyre as the immobilization matrix for the enhanced bioremoval of a monoaromatic hydrocarbons, methyl tert-butyl ether, and chlorinated ethenes mixture from water. Science of the Total Environment. 583:88-96 (on line). SCI; IF, 5.589.
  • Xu, J., Q. Lu, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2017. Degradation of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) by an indigenous isolate Acinetobacter sp. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 117:205-214. SCIE; IF, 3.824.
  • Li, J., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2017. Multivariate optimization for the simultaneous bioremoval of BTEX and chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons by Pseudomonas plecoglossicida. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 321:238-246. SCI; IF, 9.038. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.09.020.
  • Ling, J., R.A. de Toledo, Y. Tian, and H. Shim. 2017. Cost reduction for the lipid production from distillery and domestic mixed wastewater by Rhodosporidium toruloides via the reutilization of spent seed culture medium. Energy. 136:135-141. SCI; IF, 5.537. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2016.04.008
  • Li, X., J. Xu, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2016. Enhanced carbamazepine removal by immobilized Phanerochaete chrysosporium in a novel rotating suspension cartridge reactor under non-sterile condition. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 115:102-109. SCIE; IF, 3.824.
  • Xie, F., Q. Lu, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2016. Enhanced simultaneous removal of MTBE and TCE mixture by Paracoccus sp. immobilized on waste silica gel. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 114:222-227. SCIE; IF, 3.824.
  • Ling, J., S. Nip, R.A. de Toledo, Y. Tian, and H. Shim. 2016. Evaluation of specific lipid production and nutrients removal from wastewater by Rhodosporidium toruloides and biodiesel production from wet biomass via microwave irradiation. Energy. 108:185-194. SCI; IF, 5.537.
  • Bae, W., D. Han, E. Kim, R.A. de Toledo, K. Kwon, and H. Shim. 2016. Enhanced Bioremoval of Refractory Compounds from Dyeing Wastewater Using Optimized Sequential Anaerobic/Aerobic Process. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 13(7):1675-1684. SCI; IF, 2.344.
  • Kwon, K., H. Shim, W. Bae, J. Oh, and J. Bae. 2016. Simultaneous Biodegradation of Carbon Tetrachloride and Trichloroethylene in a Coupled Anaerobic/Aerobic Biobarrier. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 313:60-67. SCI; IF, 9.038.
  • Castanho, G.M., R.A. de Toledo, H. Shim, Q. Lu, and C.M.P. Vaz. 2016. Electroanalytical procedure and sorption studies for imazaquin in different soils. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry. 96(6):530-541. SCI; IF, 1.295. DOI: 10.1080/03067319.2016.1172217
  • Li, J., C. Jia, Y. Lu, and H. Shim. 2016. Using Phosphorus and Zeolite to Immobilize Lead in Two Contrasting Contaminated Urban Soils. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies. 25(4):1589-1594. SCIE; IF, 0.871.
  • Lu, Q., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2016. Effect of COD/TP ratio on biological nutrient removal between A2O and SBR process coupled with microfiltration and effluent reuse potential. Environmental Technology. 37(12):1461-1466. SCI; IF, 1.560.
  • Xie, F., Q. Lu, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2016. Combined Removal of an MTBE and BTEX Mixture Using Indigenous Microbe Immobilized on Waste Silica Gel. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development. 7(4):244-247.
  • Hwang, B., Q. Lu, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2015. Enhanced nitrogen removal from sludge reject water by methanol addition using sequencing batch biofilm reactor. Desalination and Water Treatment. 57(19):8730-8738. SCIE; IF, 1.27.
  • Li, X., J. Xu, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2015. Enhanced removal of naproxen and carbamazepine from wastewater through a novel countercurrent seepage bioreactor immobilized with Phaenerochaete chrysosporium under non-sterile conditions. Bioresource Technology. 197:465-474. SCI; IF, 6.669.
  • Lu, Q., R.A. de Toledo, F. Xie, J. Li, and H. Shim. 2015. Enhanced removal of BTEX/TCE/cis-DCE mixture using waste scrap tires immobilized with indigenous Pseudomonas sp. International Journal of Waste Resources. In press (accepted). IF, 1.95.
  • Ling, J., R.A. de Toledo, Y. Tian, and H. Shim. 2015. Cost reduction for biodiesel production from distillery/domestic mixed wastewater by Rhodosporidium toruloides. International Journal of Waste Resources. In press (accepted). IF, 1.95.
  • de Toledo, R.A., M.C. Santos, H. Shim, and L.H. Mazo. 2015. Electroanalytical determination of imipramine in reconstituted sérum using a grafite-polyurethane composite electrode. International Journal of Electrochemical Science. 10:6975-6985. SCIE; IF, 1.986
  • Lu, Q., R.A. de Toledo, F. Xie, J. Li, and H. Shim. 2015. Combined removal of a BTEX, TCE, and cis-DCE mixture using Pseudomonas sp. immobilized on scrap tyres. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22:14043-14049. SCI; IF, 2.914.
  • Li, J., Q. Lu, R.A. de Toledo, Y. Lu, and H. Shim. 2015. Effects of toluene concentration and hydrogen peroxide on Pseudomonas plecoglassicida cometabolizing mixture of cis-DCE and TCE in soil slurry. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 37:985-995. SCI; IF, 3.252.
  • Li, J., C. Jia, Y. Lu, S. Tang, and H. Shim. 2015. Multivariate analysis of heavy metal leaching from urban soils following simulated acid rain. Microchemical Journal. 122:89-95. SCIE; IF, 3.583.
  • Bae, W., H. Won, B. Hwang, R.A. de Toledo, J. Chung, K. Kwon, and H. Shim. 2015. Characterization of Refractory Matters in Dyeing Wastewater during a Full-Scale Fenton Process following Pure-Oxygen Activated Sludge Treatment. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 287:421-428. SCI; IF, 9.038.
  • Ling, J., R.A. de Toledo, Y. Tian, and H. Shim. 2015. Economic cost analysis for biodiesel production from food industry wastewater by oleaginous yeast via direct transesterification. Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal. 13:1-6.
  • Li, X., R.A. de Toledo, S. Wang, and H. Shim. 2015. Removal of carbamazepine and naproxen by immobilized Phaenerochaete chrysosporium under non-sterile condition. New Biotechnology. 32(2):282-289. SCI; IF, 3.733.
  • De Paula, C.G., R.A. de Toledo, C.M.P. Vaz, P.J.M. Cordeiro, J.P. Batistuti, I.A. Pastre, H. Shim, and F.L. Fertonani. 2015. A solid film electrode of intermetallic Ag2Hg3.02 for the direct determination of folic acid in fresh and processed fruit juices. Electroanalysis. 27:450-456. SCI; IF, 2.82.
  • Lu, Q. and H. Shim. 2015. Comparison of chloride effect between A2O and SBR processes treating domestic wastewater. Desalination and Water Treatment. 53(9):2549-2554. SCIE; IF, 1.27.
  • Kwon, K., W. Bae, J. Oh, and H. Shim. 2015. Enhancing Bioregeneration of TCE-sorbed Biological Powdered Activated Carbon by Dosing Toluene as Primary Substrate and Competitive Adsorbate. Korean Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Civil Engineering. 19(3):550-557. In English. SCIE; IF, 0.600.
  • Li, J., F. Dong, Y. Lu, Q. Yan, and H. Shim. 2014. Mechanisms controlling arsenic uptake in rice grown in mining impacted regions in South China. PLoS ONE. 9(9). e108300. SCIE; IF, 3.73.
  • Ling, J., S. Nip, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2014. Optimization of Initial Cell Density and Usage Efficiency of Seed Culture Medium During Lipid Production from Distillery Wastewater by Rhodosporidium toruloides. Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal. 1(12):130-134.
  • Li, J., R.A. de Toledo, J. Chung, and H. Shim. 2014. Removal of mixture of cis-1,2-dichloroethylene/trichloroethylene/benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes from contaminated soil by Pseudomonas plecoglassicida. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 89(12):1934-1940. SCI; IF, 2.504.
  • Ling, J., S. Nip, W.L. Cheok, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2014. Lipid production by a mixed culture of oleaginous yeast and microalga from distillery and domestic mixed wastewater. Bioresource Technology. 173:132-139. SCI; IF, 7.539.
  • Almeida, M.O., V.G. Maltarollo, R.A. de Toledo, H. Shim, M.C. dos Santos, and K.M. Honorio. 2014. Medicinal Electrochemistry: Integration of Electrochemistry, Medicinal and Computational Chemistry. Current Medicinal Chemistry. 21:2266-2275. SCIE; IF, 3.853.
  • Hu, X., L. Xie, H. Shim, S. Zhang, and D. Yang. 2014. Biological Nutrient Removal in a Full-Scale Anoxic/Anaerobic/Aerobic/Pre-anoxic-MBR Plant for Low C/N Ratio Municipal Wastewater Treatment. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering. In English. 22(4):447-454. SCIE; IF, 0.920. Certified by the Chinese MOST as the most cited.
  • Li, X.Q., R. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2013. Establishment and Optimization of a White-rot fungus Phaenerochaete chrysosporium Reaction System for the Removal of Naproxen and Carbamazepine from Wastewater. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. 17:65-69. SCIE; IF, 0.636
  • Ling, J., S. Nip, and H. Shim. 2013. Enhancement of Lipid Productivity of Rhodosporidium toruloides in Distillery Wastewater by Increasing Cell Density. Bioresource Technology. 146:301-309. SCI; IF, 7.539.
  • Dong, S., J. Li, and H. Shim. 2013. Bioremoval of Trichloroethylene/Toluene Mixture by Burkholderia vietnamiensis G4 from Water. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. 17(9):32-37. SCIE; IF, 0.636
  • Zheng, M-Z., G. Li, G-X. Sun, H. Shim, and C. Cai. 2013. Differential toxicity and accumulation of inorganic and methylated arsenic in rice. Plant and Soil. 365(1-2):227-238. SCI; IF, 3.306.
  • Li, J., S. Dong, and H. Shim. 2013. Cometabolism of CAHs while growing on BTEX in soil slurry. Advanced Materials Research. 807-809:1662-1665. EI
  • Cui, X., L. Xie, Y. Bi, S. Zhang, D. Yang, and H. Shim. 2012. Performance of Nitrogen Removal of Low C/N Ratio Municipal Wastewater Treated by Inverted A2/O-MBR Process. Water Supply and Drainage (In Chinese; abstract in English). In press.
  • Lee, M., J. Ahn, J. Lee, W. Bae, and H. Shim. 2012. Nitrogen removal from a mixed industrial wastewater using food-waste leachate and sugar liquid waste as external carbon source: full-scale experiment. Journal of Korean Society on Water Environment. 28:663-668. Best paper award.
  • Hu, X., L. Xie, B. Chen, H. Shim, and Q. Zhou. 2012. Application of PLC-based automatic control system in a pilot-scale anoxic/anaerobic/aerobic/pre-anoxic –MBR plant. Advanced Materials Research. 524-527:2092-2096. EI
  • Zhang, X., D. Xu, G. Yang, H. Zhang, J. Li, and H. Shim. 2012. Isolation and characterization of rhamnolipid producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains from waste edible oils. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 6(7):1466-1471. SCI; IF, 0.540
  • Li, J., J. Zhang, Y. Lu, Y. Chen, S. Dong, and H. Shim. 2012. Determination of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in agricultural soils near a petrochemical complex in Guangzhou, China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 184(1):281-287. SCIE; IF, 1.436
  • Guo, L., Q. Lu, W. Xie, and H. Shim. 2011. Comparison of A2O and SBR processes for the advanced biological wastewater treatment. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. 15(2):629-632. SCIE; 0.636
  • Li, J., C. Lei, S. Dong, and H. Shim. 2011. Bioremediation of mixed wastes (BTEX, TPH, TCE, and cis-DCE) contaminated water. ASCE’s Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste. 15(3):160-165.
  • Luo, G., L. Xie, Z. Zou, W. Wang, Q. Zhou, and H. Shim. 2010. Anaerobic treatment of cassava stillage for hydrogen and methane production in continuously stirred tank reactor (CSTR) under high organic loading rate (OLR). International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 35:11733-11737. SCI; IF, 4.229.
  • Zhuang, X., Z. Han, Z. Bai, G. Zhuang, and H. Shim. 2010. Progress in decontamination by halophilic microorganisms in saline wastewater and soil. Environmental Pollution.158:1119-1126. SCI; IF, 5.714.
  • Li, J., Y. Lu, H. Shim, X. Deng, J. Lian, Z. Jia, and J. Li. 2010. Use of the BCR sequential extraction procedure for the study of metal availability to plants. Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 12:466-471. SCIE; IF, 2.225
  • Bi, Y., L. Xie, Q. Zhou, and H. Shim. 2010. Study progress in combination of biological nutrient removal systems with membrane bioreactor (BNR-MBR) for municipal wastewater treatment. Water & Wastewater Engineering (In Chinese; abstract in English). 36(9):132-137.
  • Zhang, H-B., S. Liu, M. Qiao, L. Feng, H. Shim, and A.J. Lin. 2010. Isolation, identification of pyrene degrading strains and the degrading characteristics research.Chinese Journal of Environmental Science (In Chinese; abstract in English). 31(1):243-248.
  • Shim, H.,Ma, W., A.J. Lin, and K.C. Chan. 2009. Bio-removal of mixture of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene/total petroleum hydrocarbons/trichloroethylene from contaminated water.Journal of Environmental Sciences. 21(6):758-763. SCI; IF, 3.556.
  • Chung, J., M. Lee, J. Ahn, W. Bae, Y-W. Lee, and H. Shim. 2009. Effects of operational conditions on sludge degradation and organic acids formation in low-critical wet air oxidation. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 162:10-16. SCI; IF, 9.038.
  • Ma, Q., X-H. Zhang, A-J. Lin, W. Ma, H. Shim, and J-H. Jin. 2009. Phytotoxicity and biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in soil. Chinese Journal of Environmental Engineering (In Chinese; abstract in English). 3(3):544-548.
  • Lee, M., W. Bae, J. Chung, H.S. Jung, and H. Shim. 2008. Seasonal and spatial characteristics of seawater and sediment at Youngil bay, southeast coast of Korea. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 57:325-334. SCI; IF, 2.531
  • Ma, Q., A.J. Lin, E. Ma, D. Choi, H. Shim, and Y.G. Zhu. 2008 A review of micro-biological degradation and remediation of total petroleum hydrocarbon in soil. Asian Journal of Ecotoxicology (In Chinese; abstract in English). 3(1):1-8.
  • Hong, C.C., S.K. Chan, and H. Shim. 2007. Effect of chloride on biological nutrient removal from wastewater. Journal of Applied Sciences in Environmental Sanitation. 2(3):85-92. IF, 0.700
  • Zhuang, X., J. Chen, H. Shim, and Z. Bai. 2007. New advances in plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria for bioremediation. Environment International. 33:406-413. SCI; IF, 7.943.
  • Chung, J., Y. Kim, D.J. Lee, H. Shim, and J.O. Kim. 2006. Characteristics of denitrifying phosphate accumulating organisms in an anaerobic-intermittently aerobic process. Environmental Engineering Science. 23(6):977-989. SCI; IF, 1.481.
  • Lee, Y.W., J. Chung, Y.D. Jeong, H. Shim, and M-H. Kim. 2006. Backwash based methodology for the estimation of solids retention time in biological aerated filter. Environmental Technology. 27(7):777-787. SCI; IF, 1.410
  • Chung, J., H. Shim, S.J. Park, S.J. Kim, and W. Bae. 2006. Optimization of free ammonia concentration for nitrite accumulation in shortcut biological nitrogen removal process. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering. 28:275-282. SCI; IF, 1.810
  • Shim, H. and S.T. Yang. 2006. Kinetics of BTEX biodegradation by a coculture of Pseudomonas putida and Pseudomonas fluorescens. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management. 16(5):309-317.
  • Chung, J., H. Shim, Y.W. Lee, and W. Bae. 2005. Comparison of influence of free ammonia and dissolved oxygen on nitrite accumulation between suspended and attached cells. Environmental Technology. 26(1):21-33. SCI; IF, 1.410
  • Shim, H., B. Hwang, S.S. Lee, and S.H. Kong. 2005. Kinetics of BTEX biodegradation by a coculture of Pseudomonas putida and Pseudomonas fluorescens under hypoxic conditions. Biodegradation. 16(4):319-327. SCI; IF, 2.336.
  • Ryoo, D., H. Shim, K. Canada, P. Barbieri, and T.K. Wood. 2000. Aerobic degradation of tetrachloroethylene by toluene-o-xylene monooxygenase of Pseudomonas stutzeri OX1. Nature Biotechnology. 18:775-778. SCI; IF, 35.724.

Conference Papers (Since 2010 only)

  • Shim, H., P.C. Chan, H.I. Iu, N. Koirala, H. Zhong, and K.S. Lok. 2019. Enhanced biogas production and wastewater treatment during co-digestion of food waste and domestic wastewater via microelements supplementation. Green Technologies for Sustainable Water (GTSW) 2019. Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. December 1-5.
  • Shim, H., X. Li, H. Zhong, and K.S. Lok. 2019. Enhanced removal of pharmaceutically active compounds carbamazepine and naproxen by immobilized white-rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium. 3rd International Caparica Conference on Pollutant Toxic Ions and Molecules. Lisbon, Portugal. November 4-7.
  • Zhong, H., X.Q. Li, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2019. Novel bioreactors for removal of pharmaceutically active compounds by immobilized Phanerochaete chrysosporium under non-sterile condition. The 2019 Annual Conference of Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (CHES2019). Yichang, China. October 22-24.
  • Zhong, H., K.S. Lok, Q. Lu, and H. Shim. 2019. Effects of microelements (copper and zinc) on co-metabolism of trichloroethylene with toluene by Pseudomonas plecoglossicida. 2nd International Symposium on Water Pollution and Treatment. Bangkok, Thailand. October 17-18.
  • Zhong, H., X. Li, N. Koirala, K.S. Lok, and H. Shim. 2019. Degradation of pharmaceutically active compounds by immobilized Phanerochaete chrysosporium under non-sterile condition. 10th National Conference on Environmental Chemistry of China (NCEC2019). Tianjin, China. August 15-19.
  • Koirala, N., H. I. Iu, P.C. Chan, H. Zhong, C. Xu, K.S. Lok, and H. Shim. 2019. Effect of magnesium on co-digestion of food waste and domestic wastewater towards chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency and biogas production. 5th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE 2019). Macao University of Science and Technology, Macau SAR, China. July 16-19. Best presentation.
  • Lao, W.C., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2018. Optimization of major environmental parameters to degrade scrap tyres by Bacillus sp. 5th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research (ICEER 2018). Prague, Czech Republic. July 23-27. Best presentation.
  • Chao, U.H., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2018. Enhanced hybrid removal of DEHP from contaminated water using Acinetobacter sp. immobilized on scrap tyres. 5th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research (ICEER 2018). Prague, Czech Republic. July 23-27. Best presentation.
  • Chan, P.C., R.A. de Toledo, H.I. Iu, and H. Shim. 2018. Co-digestion of food waste and domestic wastewater – copper supplementation to enhance biogas production. 5th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research (ICEER 2018). Prague, Czech Republic. July 23-27.
  • R.A. de Toledo, T.T. Shen, and H. Shim. 2018. Sewage sludge derived biochar accelerates toluene removal by Pseudomonas plecoglossicida. 6th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management. Naxos Island, Greece. June 13-16.
  • Chan, P.C., R.A. de Toledo, H.I. Iu, and H. Shim. 2018. Enhanced anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and domestic wastewater by zinc supplementation and intermittent feed strategies. 5th International Conference on “Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change” – ESCC 2018. Mykonos, Greece. June 4-6.
  • Chan, P.C., R.A. de Toledo, H.I. Iu, and H. Shim. 2018. Effect of microelements (zinc and copper) supplementation on the anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and domestic wastewater. 11th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (SEEP2018). Paisley, Scotland. May 8-11. (Sessions chair)
  • Lao, W.C., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2017. Effects of major environmental factors on the growth of Bacillus sp., a tyre eating bacterium. International Conference on Biological, Chemical and Environmental Sciences. Tokyo, Japan. December 21-22.
  • Chan, P.C.., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2017. Biogas production from food wastewater using intermittent feeding. Environmental and Energy Resource Management Summit (EES-2017). Washington, D.C., U.S.A. November 9-11.
  • Chan, P.C.., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2017. Biogas production from food wastewater using upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor operated in intermittent feeding mode. The 1st International Symposium on BioEnergy and Environment (BEE2017). Tianjin, China. July 9-12. (Session chair/International Advisory Committee member/Invited speaker)
  • Tian, Y., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2016. Evaluation of biodiesel production and the associated removal of organics and nutrients from non-sterile distillery and domestic mixed wastewater by Rhodosporidium toruloides  – Effects of microelements. Asia-Pacific Conference on Biotechnology for Waste Conservation. Hong Kong SAR, China. December 6-8. (International Scientific Committee member; Invited speaker; Session chair)
  • Chan, P.C., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2016. ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF FOOD WASTE – OPTIMIZATION OF PROCESS PARAMETERS TO ENHANCE METHANE PRODUCTION. 6th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste. Venice, Italy. November 14-17.
  • Xu, J.M., X.Q. Li, Q.H. Lu, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2016. Degradation of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) by indigenous isolate Acinetobacter sp. 13th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems. Athens, Greece. September 14-17.
  • Li, J., X. Huang, Q. Lu, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2016. Biodegradation of BTEX and chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbon contamination by Pseudomonas plecoglossicida.16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology. Montreal, Canada. August 21-26. Poster.
  • Ling, J., Y. Tian, P.C. Chan, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2016. Evaluation of lipid productivity by Rhodosporidium toruloides under non-sterile condition from a mixture of distillery and domestic wastewaters. World Congress and Expo on Recycling. Berlin, Germany. July 25-27. (Organizing Committee Member)
  • Li, X., R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2016. Improved Carbamazepine Bioremoval Using A Rotating Basket Contactor Reactor Under Non-Sterile Conditions. 3rd International Conference on Civil, Biological and Environmental Engineering (CBEE-2016). Bali, Indonesia. February 4-5.
  • Ling, J., Y. Tian, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2015. Reutilization of seed culture medium (YPD) during lipid production from non-sterile distillery wastewater by Rhodosporidium toruloides. 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection (SEEP). Scotland, U.K. August 11-14.
  • Lu, Q., R.A. de Toledo, F. Xie, J. Li, and H. Shim. 2015. Enhanced removal of BTEX/TCE/cis-DCE mixture using waste scrap tires immobilized with indigenous Pseudomonas sp. World Congress and Expo on Recycling. Barcelona, Spain. July 20-22. (Session chair)
  • Ling, J., R.A. de Toledo, Y. Tian, and H. Shim. 2015. Cost reduction for biodiesel production from distillery/domestic mixed wastewater by Rhodosporidium toruloides. World Congress and Expo on Recycling. Barcelona, Spain. July 20-22. (Session chair)
  • Lu, Q., J. Li, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2015. Removal of petroleum and chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons mixture from contaminated water using microorganisms attached to scrap tires. 3rd Water Research Conference. Shenzhen, China. January 11-14.
  • Bae, W., D. Han, E. Kim, R.A. de Toledo, J. Chung, S. Kim, K. Kwon, and H. Shim. 2015. Improvement of refractory compounds bioremoval from dyeing wastewater using a sequential UASB/BAF process. 3rd Water Research Conference. Shenzhen, China. January 11-14.
  • Ling, J., S. Nip, R.A. de Toledo, Y. Tian, and H. Shim. 2014. Cost reduction for lipid production process by Rhodosporidium toruloides from distillery and domestic mixed wastewater by reutilization of spent seed culture medium (YPD). International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource, with a Focus on Food Waste. Hong Kong SAR, China. December 1-3.
  • Nip, S., R.A. de Toledo, J. Ling, and H. Shim. 2014. Lipid production simultaneously with nutrients removal from wastewater by Rhodosporidium toruloides. International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. November 23-25.
  • Ling, J., R.A. de Toledo, S. Nip, and H. Shim. 2014. Biodiesel production from wet biomass of Rhodosporidium toruloides grown in wastewater via microwave irradiation. International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. November 23-25.
  • Li, J., Y. Lu, and H. Shim. 2014. Effect of simulated acid rain on leaching and chemical fraction distribution of heavy metals in natural urban soils. CLEAR2014Conference (Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation). Chuncheon, Korea. October 5-8.
  • Lu, Q., R.A. de Toledo, F. Xie, J. Li, and H. Shim. 2014. Enhanced removal of BTEX, TCE, and cis-DCE mixture using Pseudomonas sp. Immobilized in scrap tires. CLEAR2014Conference (Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation). Chuncheon, Korea. October 5-8.
  • Li, J., Q. Lu, R.A. de Toledo, H. Shim, and Y. Lu. 2014. Pseudomonas sp. cometabolizing mixture of cis-DCE and TCE while growing on toluene in soil slurry. CLEAR2014Conference (Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation). Chuncheon, Korea. October 5-8. Best presentation.
  • Li, J., L. Zhang, Y. Lu, and H. Shim. 2014. Application of phosphorus and silicon reduces arsenic accumulation in brown rice. CLEAR2014Conference (Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation). Chuncheon, Korea. October 5-8.
  • Lu, Q., J. Li, R.A. de Toledo, F. Xie, X. Chen, and H. Shim. 2014. Enhanced removal of mixture of petroleum and chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons using microorganisms immobilized in scrap tires. 4th International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management. Chania/Crete, Greece. September 2-5. (Session chair)
  • Li, J., H. Shim, and Y. Lu. 2014. Combined remediation of pesticide contaminated soil via the application of biochar. 20th World Congress of Soil Science. Jeju, Korea. June 8-13.
  • Ling, J., S. Nip, R.A. de Toledo, and H. Shim. 2014. Optimization of Initial Cell Density and Usage Efficiency of Seed Culture Medium During Lipid Production from Distillery Wastewater by Rhodosporidium toruloides. International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’14). Cordoba, Spain. April 8-10. (Session chair)
  • Bae, J., W. Bae, K. Kwon, and H. Shim. 2013. Decomposition of TCE and carbon tetrachloride in PRB composed of biological active zone immobilized in matrix. Fall International Conference of Korean Society of Soil and Groundwater Environment. Kimpo, Korea. October 31-November 1.
  • Oh, Z., W. Bae, K. Kwon, and H. Shim. 2013. Bioregeneration of TCE-adsorbed activated carbon by Burkholderiavietnamiensis G4. The 6th Civil Engineering Conference in Asia Region. Jakarta, Indonesia. August 20-22.
  • Ling, J., S. Nip, and H. Shim. 2013. Production of microbial lipid from food industry wastewater by Rhodosporidiumtoruloides. International Conference on Material Science and Environmental Engineering. Wuhan, China. August 17-18. Best paper award.
  • Lu, Q. and H. Shim. 2013. Comparative study of salinity/chloride effect on domestic wastewater treatment by A2O/SBR processes. International Conference on Material Science and Environmental Engineering. Wuhan, China. August 17-18. Best paper award.
  • Li, J., S. Dong, and H. Shim. 2013. Cometabolism of CAHs while growing on BTEX in soil slurry. International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environmental Sciences. Guangzhou, China. July 30-31.
  • Li, X.Q. and H. Shim. 2013. Establishment and Optimization of a White-rot fungus Phaenerochaetechrysosporium Reaction System for the Removal of Naproxen and Carbamazepine from Wastewater. 6th International Congress of Chemistry and Environment (ICCE 2013). Antwerp, Belgium. July 8-10. Best paper award.
  • Dong, S., J. Li, and H. Shim. 2013. Bioremoval of Trichloroethylene/Toluene Mixture by Burkholderiavietnamiensis G4 from Water.  6th International Congress of Chemistry and Environment (ICCE 2013). Antwerp, Belgium. July 8-10. Best paper award.
  • Bae, J., W. Bae, K. Kwon, J. Oh, and H. Shim. 2013. Treatment of groundwater contaminated with TCE and carbon tetrachloride in the pilot-scale aquifer containing BAZ with immobilized media. KOSSGE Spring International Conference. Jeju, Korea. April 11-12.
  • Hu, X., L. Xie, Y. Bi, D. Yang, Q. Zhou, and H. Shim. 2012. Start-up and performance evaluation of an anoxic/anaerobic/aerobic – MBR biosystem for domestic wastewater treatment in China. IWA (International Water Association) World Water Congress & Exhibition. Busan, Korea. September 16-20.
  • Khan, H., C. Lee, H. Lee, J. Lee, H. Shim, and W. Bae. 2012. Nitritation process with low ammonia concentration by using nitrifying bacteria entrapped in gel carriers. Korean Society of Environmental Engineers Fall Conference. Changwon, Korea. August 22-24.
  • Park, P., H. Lee, J. Lee, H. Shim, and W. Bae. 2012. Deriving optimal operational parameters for aeration and pH in closed ammonia stripper/scrubber. Korean Society of Environmental Engineers Fall Conference. Changwon, Korea. August 22-24.
  • Chen, Y., J. Li, S. Dong, and H. Shim. 2012. Application of Central Composite Design and Response Surface Methodology to the Bioremoval of BTEX/TCE Mixture from Water at Different pHs and Temperatures. International Conference on Energy and Environmental Protection (ICEEP2012). Hohhot/Inner Mongolia, China. June 23-24.
  • Hu, X., L. Xie, B. Chen, H. Shim, and Q. Zhou. 2012. Application of PLC-based automatic control system in a pilot-scale anoxic/anaerobic/aerobic/pre-anoxic –MBR plant. International Conference on Energy and Environmental Protection (ICEEP2012). Hohhot/Inner Mongolia, China. June 23-24.
  • Mi, C., L.Xie, D. Yang, and H. Shim. 2012. Mathematical Simulation of AAO-MBR Process For Nutrients Removal from Municipal Wastewater. International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Public Health (EPPH). Shanghai, China. May 17-20.
  • Li, J., X. Zhang, Y. Chen, and H. Shim. 2011. Interactions and optimization for the aerobic bioremoval of BTEX / cis-DCE / TCE mixture from soil under different environmental conditions. Chinese 1st International Workshop on Environment and Health (1stintWOEH). Xiamen, China. December 14-16.
  • Shim, H., J. Li, Y. Chen, and S. Dong. 2011. Aerobic bioremoval of BTEX, cis-DCE, and TCE mixtures from the contaminated environment. 18th International Petroleum and BioFuels Environmental Conference. Houston, U.S.A. November 8-10.
  • Li, J., Y. Chen, S. Dong, and H. Shim. 2011. Optimization of nutrients and inocula concentrations toward the aerobic bioremoval of BTEX/CAHs mixture from soil. 5th International Congress of Chemistry and Environment. Port Dickson, Malaysia. May 27-29.
  • Guo, L., Q. Lu, W. Xie, and H. Shim. 2011. Comparison of A2O and SBR processes for the advanced biological wastewater treatment. 5th International Congress of Chemistry and Environment. Port Dickson, Malaysia. May 27-29.
  • Chen, Y., J. Li, C. Lei, and H. Shim. 2011. Interactions between BTEX, TPH, and TCE during their bio-removal from the artificially contaminated water. 2nd International Conference on Bioenvironment, Biodiversity and Renewable Energies (BIONATURE 2011). Venice/Mestre, Italy. May 22-27.
  • Lu, Q., W. Xie, J. Sun, and H. Shim. 2011. Wastewater treatment and reuse using A2O process coupled with microfiltration. 5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering. Wuhan, China. May 10-12.
  • Chen, Y., J. Li, C. Lei, and H. Shim. 2011. Effects of temperature, pH, and DO on the bioremoval of mixtures of BTEX/TPH/TCE from contaminated water. 5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering. Wuhan, China. May 10-12.
  • Xie, W., L. Guo, Q. Lu, and H. Shim. 2010. Coupling A2O/SBR process with membrane filtration: Comparison of biological nutrient removal performance and effluent reuse potential. 17th International Petroleum & Biofuels Environmental Conference. San Antonio, U.S.A. August 31-September 2.
  • Li, J., C. Lei, S. Dong, and H. Shim. 2010. Bioremediation of mixed wastes (BTEX, TPH, TCE, and cis-DCE) from contaminated water. BIT’s 1st Annual World Congress of Petroleum Microbiology (WCP). Dalian, China. July 24-27.

Services

Professional Services (Since 2002 – present)

Journals and Conferences:

Journal Editorial Board:

  • Regional Editor for ‘Journal of Applied Sciences in Environmental Sanitation
  • Editor for ‘SF Journal of Environmental and Earth Science
  • Editorial Board Member for ‘The Open Biotechnology Journal

Journal reviewer:

  • Reviewer for the following SCI(E) journals: over 45 including
    Environmental Pollution’; ‘Bioresource Technology’; ‘Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology’; ‘Journal of Hazardous Materials’; ‘International Journal of Hydrogen Energy’; ‘Chemical Engineering Journal’; ‘Biotechnology for Biofuels’; ‘Process Biochemistry’; ‘Chemosphere’; ‘Environmental Science and Pollution Research’; ‘PLoS ONE’; ‘Renewable Energy’; ‘Fuel’; ‘Journal of Environmental Management’; ‘Scientific Reports’; ‘Water Research’; ‘Biotechnology Reports’; ‘Biomass & Bioenergy’; ‘Waste Management’; ‘Science of the Total Environment’; ‘RSC Advances’; ‘Energy Conversion and Management’; ‘Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering’; ‘Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology’; ‘Journal of Applied Phycology

  • Certified (from Elsevier) as Outstanding Reviewer for the following high impact factored journals: ‘Science of the Total Environment’; ‘Process Biochemistry’; ‘Bioresource Technology’; ‘Journal of Environmental Management’; ‘Chemosphere’; ‘Renewable Energy’

Conference committee:

  • International Scientific Committee Distinguished Member for ‘International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’18). March 21-23, 2018. Salamanca/Spain.
  • International Advisory Committee Member. The 1st International Symposium on BioEnergy and Environment (BEE2017). July 9-12, 2017. Tianjin/China.
  • International Scientific Committee Distinguished Member for ‘International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’17). April 4-6, 2017. Malaga/Spain
  • Technical Program Committee Member for ‘International Conference on Environmental Protection and Human Health’. December 10-11, 2016, Wuhan/China
  • International Scientific Committee Member for ‘Asia-Pacific Conference on Biotechnology for Waste Conservation’. December 6-8, 2016. Hong Kong SAR/China
  • Honorable Organizing Committee member for ‘Recycling Expo-2016’. July 25-27, 2016. Berlin, Germany
  • International Scientific Committee Distinguished Member for ‘International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’16). May 4-6, 2016. Madrid/Spain
  • International Scientific Committee Distinguished Member for ‘International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality’ (ICREPQ’15). March 25-27, 2015. La Coruna, Spain
  • International Committee Member for ‘International Congress on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences’. August 8-10, 2013. Bali, Indonesia
  • Conference Committee Member for ‘International Congress on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences’. January 8-10, 2013. Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Committee Member for ‘International Conference on Civil, Transportation and Environmental Engineering’. November 17-18, 2012. Nanjing, China

Conference session chair:

  • Chaired sessions at the following international conferences:
    • 11th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (SEEP2018). Paisley, Scotland. May 8-11, 2018.
    • 1st International Symposium on BioEnergy and Environment (BEE2017). Tianjin, China. July 9-12, 2017.
    • Asia-Pacific Conference on Biotechnology for Waste Conservation. Hong Kong SAR, China. December 6-8, 2016.
    • World Congress and Expo on Recycling. Barcelona, Spain. July 20-22, 2015.
    • 4th International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management (CRETE2014). Chania, Crete, Greece. September 2-5, 2014.
    • International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’14). Cordoba, Spain. April 8-10, 2014.
    • 18th International Petroleum and BioFuels Environmental Conference. Houston, U.S.A. November 8-10, 2011.
    • Second International Conference on Bioenvironment, Biodiversity and Renewable Energies (BIONATURE 2011), Venice/Mestre, Italy, May 22-27, 2011.
    • First Annual World Congress of Petroleum Microbiology, Dalian, China. July 24-27, 2010.
    • International Symposium on Geoenvironmental Engineering, Hangzhou, China. September 8-10, 2009.
    • International Symposium on Environmental Science and Technology. Shanghai, China. June 2-5, 2009.
    • International Conference “Water for Future Generations”. Yangling, China. May 8-11, 2008.
    • Third International Conference on Contaminants in the Soil Environment in the Australasia-Pacific Region: Risk Based Land Management: a cost effective tool for contaminated land? Beijing, China. November 16-20, 2003.
    • First ASEM Conference on Bioremediation. Hanoi, Vietnam. September 24-27, 2002.

Seminars organized:

  • ‘Bioenergy and Bio-fertilizer from Food Waste’. August 30, 2015 [audience also invited from Macau Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA)] (speaker: Prof. Jonathan W.C. WONG from Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • (Departmental) ‘Energy Storage System Developments’. August 31, 2015 [audience also invited from Macau Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA)] (speaker: Prof. A-G. OLABI from University of the West of Scotland)
  • (with Prof. K.M. Mok) ‘Writing for Science Magazine’ by Richard Stone (Asia editor for Science Magazine), March 2009
  • (with Prof. L.M. Tam, IDQ) ‘Current IAQ Issues in Korea’ by Prof. Yoonshin Kim (Hanyang University, Korea; recipient of Asian Environmental Award in 2006), October 2007
  • (with Prof. K.M. Mok) Seminar on Current Technologies for Sewage/Wastewater Treatment and Effluent Reuse. April 2006 (speakers invited from Korean academics, industry, and government)

Invited Talks and Presentations:

  • Invited lecture. ‘Rhizoremediation of Subsurface Environment Contaminated with Mixture of Mono-Aromatic and Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons’. Nanjing University. Nanjing, China. September 15, 2014.
  • Invited lecture. ‘Enhanced remediation of soil environment contaminated with mixtures of mono-aromatic hydrocarbons and chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons’. South China Agricultural University. Guangzhou, China. November 21, 2013.
  • Invited lecture. ‘Rhizoremediation of environment contaminated with mixtures of BTEX and CAHs’. Yancheng Teachers University. Yancheng, China. October 22, 2011.
  • Invited lecture. ‘Enhanced wastewater treatment and effluent reuse potential in Macau’. International Symposium on Aquatic Ecosystem Health Enhancement. Daejeon, Korea. August 29-31, 2011.
  • Invited lecture. ‘More efficient biological treatment and effluent reuse possibilities for Macau wastewater’. Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences. Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, China. March 14, 2008.
  • Invited lecture. ‘Rhizoremediation (enhanced phytoremediation) of soil contaminated with chlorinated aliphatic compounds’. Department of Soil Environmental Science. Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences. Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, China. December 8, 2006.
  • Invited lecture. ‘Wastewater treatment and effluent reuse in Macau: present and future’. Thematic Seminar on Current Technologies for Sewage/Wastewater Treatment and Effluent Reuse. Macau SAR, China. April 7, 2006. (Related article featured on Macao Daily News)
  • Invited lecture. ‘BTEX removal from contaminated streams (liquid- and gas-phase) by a coculture of Pseudomonas putida and P. fluorescens immobilized in a fibrous-bed bioreactor’. Department of Soil Environmental Science. Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences. Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, China. 2005.

– Selected as a peer reviewer, based on field of study (Environmental Science Engineering), and joined survey for Thomson Reuters to be submitted to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and for QS World University Rankings

University Services (Since 2002 – present)

  • University level:  
    • Senate member (2003/2004)
    • Supported unit for General Education course development in Life Science, Health, and the Human Condition area (2009)
    • Research mentor for Honors College student
    • Frontline service and Personnel Office staff evaluation
    • Assessment panel for FBA academic staff promotion (2010)
    • Arranged and accompanied UM students’ (years 1-4; around 20; mostly from FST) academic/technical/field trip to some universities and facilities in Korea (December, 2017)
    • Serving as Environmental Protection Ambassador (EPA)
    • Mentor/affiliate for 4 students from Cheng Yu Tung Residential College (2015/2016-present)
    • 15-year service award (2018)
  • Faculty level:
    • Promotion assessment panel member (served for Chemistry Program and DCEE)
    • Academic staff recruitment panel interview member (served for ICMS)
    • Academic council member (2003-present)
    • Offering summer research program to undergraduate students
  • Department level:
    • Interview panel member for Recommended Direct Admission (for 2009/2010)
    • Assessment panel for new academic staff recruitment (2010; 2014; 2017)
    • Chairperson for selection panel for MS students’ recruitment (2013/2014)
    • Mentor/advisor for year 1/2/3/4 students
    • Exam committee member for MS and PhD students
    • Supervisor/examiner for FYP (Final Year Project) students
    • Member for Departmental Safety Committee
    • Member for Department Program Management Committee (area leader)
    • Area leader for HKIE accreditation
    • Advisor for 2 AP students

Community Services (Since 2002 – present)

  • Displayed four posters (related to the researches being done in Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory) at the Science and Technology Exhibition at Venetian on October 7-12, 2016, representing FST
  • Arranged academic/environmental/field trip to Korea for DCEE students (year 1-4) (August 10-15, 2014), including visits to Hanyang University (Ansan) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, world’s biggest tidal power station, incinerator, and recycling center
  • Arranged schedule for Macau people’s (including director and staffs from Macau Environmental Protection Bureau and high school teachers) environmental/field trip to Korea (October 15-19, 2012)
  • Volunteering translator (English/Korean) for Macau court
  • Volunteering translator for Macau East Asian Game for press (2005)
  • MacauMap project for mobile, PDA, and internet inclusion services with Korean version (with Dr. Biuk-Aghai)
  • Environmental consultant for Institute for Development and Quality (IDQ); Assessment of Macau wastewater

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • Korean Society of Environmental Engineers (KSEE)
  • Korean Society for Soil and Groundwater Environment (KoSSGE)

Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, E11
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China

Room: E11-3015
Telephone: (853) 8822-4374
Fax: (853) 8822-2426
Email: hjshim