Ung Tae Kim (Ungtae Kim), Ph.D.
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 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Civil And Environmental Engineering
 Office: FH 118
 Phone: 216-687-2599
 Fax: 216-687-5395
 Email: u.kim@csuohio.edu
 Blog: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=htBNuXEAAAAJ
&hl=en
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 118, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Hydrology, Water Resources, Groundwater transport, Inverse modeling, Uncertainty analysis, Climate change, Watershed management, Numerical analysis, Optimization
 
Education:
Ph.D., Water Resources Engineering / Hydrology, Utah State University, Logan, UT, 2007
M.S., Water Resources Engineering / Hydrology, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 1999
B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 1997
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Ungtae Kim joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Cleveland State University in 2014 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Kim has worked at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as a Research Scientist and Research Assistant Professor since 2008 after obtaining his PhD degree of Water Resources Engineering/Hydrology at Utah State University. Kim finished his Bachelor's and Master's degree of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, from 1990 to 1999. In South Korea, he worked at a government research institute for 4 years and engineering consulting firms for 2 years. His research interest covers water resources engineering based on climate change, rainfall-runoff process, inverse modeling, and subsurface hydrology. His current research funded by US DoD focuses on developing a stochastic cost optimization toolkit to provide optimal decision variables in many engineering practices. He teaches hydrologic modeling, open channel hydraulics, groundwater hydrology, and related course works.
 
Honors and Awards:
o Merit Recognition Award, Cleveland State University (2017)
o Merit Increase, University of Tennessee (2012, 2013)
o Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi by nomination (April 2007- Present)
o PhD Fellowship, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2006)
o Subsurface Science Graduate Fellowship Award, U.S. Department of Energy / Inland Northwest Research Alliance (INRA) (2005 - 2007)
o Dean's Honor List, Utah State University, Logan, Utah (2004 - 2007)
o First Class Honor, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea (1995, 1996)
o Honors Scholarship, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea (1992, 1995, 1996)
 
Teaching Areas:
Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering, Open Channel Hydraulics, Stochastic Hydrology, Hydrologic Modeling, Water Resources System, Groundwater Hydrology, Statistics in Water Resources
 
Professional Affiliations:
1. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
2. American Geophysical Union (AGU)
3. Korea Water Resources Association (KWRA)
4. Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE)
 
Professional Service:
- Reviewer
o Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE), Hydrological  Processes, Environmental Modeling and Software, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Analysis, Journal of Hydro-environment Research, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of American Water Resources Association, Journal of Korean Society of Civil Engineers, Water, Water Policy, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Hydrology Research, Advances in Meteorology

- Grant Reviewer
o National Institutes for Water Resources, U.S. Geological Survey

- Military Service
o Military Engineer, Korea Army, South Korea (1992-1994)
 
Research Grants:
1. A Practical Approach for Remediation Performance Assessment and Optimization at DNAPL Sites for Early Identification and Correction of Problems Considering Uncertainty. US Department of Defense (DoD) / Strategic Environmental Research Development Program (SERDP) (co-PI: 2013-2017)
2. Long-term Evaluation of Norris Dam Operation Under Changing Climate. USGS TN State Water Resources Research Institute (PI: 2013-2014)
3. Assessing the Potential Consequences of Subsurface Bioremediation: Fe-oxide Bioreductive Processes and the Propensity for Contaminant-colloid co-transport and Media Structural Breakdown. US DoD / SERDP. Project ER-2130 (Performer: 2011-2014)
4. Practical Cost-Optimization of Characterization and Remediation Decisions at DNAPL Sites with Consideration of Prediction Uncertainty. US DoD / SERDP. Project ER-1611 (Performer: 2008-2011)