Email: sangchul.hwang@upr.edu
Education

PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH – May 2002
MSCE, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea, 1994
BSCE, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea, 1990

Academic Experience
  • Professor Dept of Civil Engineering & Surveying, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (UPRM), Jul. 2014-present
  • Associate Professor (Tenured Jan. 2010), Dept of Civil Engineering & Surveying, UPRM, Jul. 2008-Jun. 2014
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering & Surveying, UPRM, Jan. 2005-Jun. 2008
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, US National Research Council (NRC), worked at US EPA Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center, Ada, OK, Oct. 2003– Dec. 2004.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, MD, assigned to work at US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Vicksburg, MS, Feb 2002–Sep 2003.
Non-Academic Experience
  • Evaluation of Water Disinfection by Sodium Hypochlorite Generator (under Construction Specifications & Cost Estimating for PRASA Projects by Dr. Lluch), Mar 31- Apr 3, 2005.
  • Identificación de posibles iniciativas a corto y largo plazo para innovar y comercializar agregado manufacturado, July 1 – July 29, 2006.
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding Professor of Civil Engineering, 2012-2013: College of Engineering, UPRM, May 2014
  • Distinguished Researcher, College of Engineering, UPRM, May 2013
    2012 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (STAA), US EPA
  • Outstanding Professor of Civil Engineering, 2009-2010: College of Engineering, UPRM, May 2011
  • Outstanding Professor of Civil Engineering, 2007-2008: College of Engineering, UPRM, May 2009
  • Outstanding Professor of Civil Engineering, 2005-2006: College of Engineering, UPRM Apr. 2007
  • Coal Combustion Products Partnership (C2P2) Award, US EPA, Oct. 2006
  • Research Associateship Award, National Research Council, USA, Oct. 2003
Publications
  • López-Carrasquillo V., Hwang S. (2017) “Comparative assessment of pervious concrete mixtures containing fly ash and nanomaterials for compressive strength, physical durability, permeability, water quality performance and production cost.” Construction & Building Materials, 139: 148-158.
  • Hwang V., Masters A., Arocho M., Hwang S. (2017) “Fly ash-amended pervious concrete pavement followed by bamboo bioretention basin with Dracaena sanderiana for urban stormwater runoff control.” Construction & Building Materials, 132: 161-169.
  • Soto-Pérez L., Hwang S. (2016) “Mix design and pollution control potential of pervious concrete with non-compliant waste fly ash”, Journal of Environmental Management, 176: 112-118.
  • Soto-Pérez L., Lopez V., Hwang S. (2015) “Response Surface Methodology to optimize the cement paste mix design: Time-dependent contribution of fly ash and nano-iron oxide as admixtures”, Materials & Design, 86: 22-29.
  • Jo M., Soto L., Arocho M., St John J., Hwang S. (2015) “Optimum mix design of fly ash geopolymer paste and its use in pervious concrete for removal of fecal coliforms and phosphorus in water”, Construction & Building Materials, 93: 1097-1104.
  • Vázquez-Rivera N., Soto-Pérez L., St John J., Molina-Bas O., Hwang S. (2015) “Optimization of pervious concrete containing fly ash and iron oxide nanoparticles and its application for phosphorus removal”, Construction & Building Materials, 93: 22-28.
  • Hossain F., Perales-Perez O.J., Hwang S., Román F. (2014) “Antimicrobial nanomaterials as water disinfectant: Applications, limitations and future perspectives”. Science of the Total Environment, 466-467: 1047-1059.

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