Chemical Engineering

Dong-Shik Kim


Dong-Shik Kim 
Professor and Undergraduate Director
Phone: +1 (419) 530-8084
Fax: +1 (419) 530-8086

The University of Toledo
Chemical Engineering (MS 305)
3051 Nitschke Hall
1650 N Westwood Ave
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390






Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
M.S in Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


Research Interests

In situ bioremediation: Use of microbial metabolism and metabolic byproducts for degradation of toxic chemicals, metals and radionuclides, and mitigation of propagation of these contaminants.

Biological filtration: Improving the efficacy of biological water treatment systems for reducing humic acids and toxic heavy metals.

Recombinant DNA technique for biofilm formation mechanisms: The recombinant DNA fused with the reporter gene is used to investigate the biofilm formation mechanism at a molecular level. The mechanism study has been performed as a part of the new project to develop a novel material that prevents biofilm formation.

Metabolic pathway control: Nano-scale investigation of metabolic pathways in fermentation reactions in order to selectively increase the reaction yield of a target byproduct.

Biopolymer property control: Studying biopolymer gelation mechanisms and kinetics to determine more efficient methods for establishing a stable biologically active zone in in situ bioremediation and biological filtration, and to control biofilms in industrial and medical systems.


Selected Publications

"Modeling of Biomass Plug Development and Propagation in Porous Media," Biotech. Bioeng., with Terri Stewart.

"Effects of pH and Trace Minerals on Long-Term Starvation of Leuconostoc mesenteroides," Appl. Envir. Microbiol. 66(3):976-981 (2000), with H. Scott Fogler.

"Biomass Evolution in Porous Media and Its Effects on Permeability under Starvation Conditions," Biotech. Bioeng. 69(1):47-56 (2000), with H. Scott Fogler.

"The Effects of Biopolymers on Bacterial Morphology and Culturability during Starvation," Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 52(6):839-844 (1999), with H. Scott Fogler.

"Convective Instability in Packed Beds with Internal Heat Sources and Throughflow," Korean J. Chem. Eng. 15(3):341-344 (1998), with D.Y. Yoon and C.K. Choi.

"Rates and Mechanisms for Modeling Microbial Transport for Bioremediation Systems," Proceedings of In-Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Conference 4(4):553-558 (1997), with D. Maurer and H. Scott Fogler.

"Removal of Trihalomethanes Using Granular Activated Carbon," J. Korean Soc. Envir. Eng. 16(3):371-379 (1994), with J.J. Lim and Y.S. Cho.

"An Experimental Study on Fluid Flow Characteristics of Superposed Porous and Fluid Layers, Korean J. Chem. Eng. 11(3):190-197 (1994), with C.K. Choi.

Last Updated: 7/17/18