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KAWAI TAM Lecturer and Post-doctoral Scholar in Chemical and Environmental Engineering Bourns College of Engineering A203 Bourns Hall, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0425, email@example.com, (951) 827-2498 Education: 2002 Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Thesis Title: Removal of multiple substrates in a mixed microbial culture process for the treatment of brewery wastewater. 1994 M. Eng. in Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Thesis Title: Neutralization of an acidic effluent using magnesium hydroxide. 1992 B. Eng. in Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Emphasis of studies in waste treatment and pollution control. 2007 Legislative and Scientific Issues Influencing Future Ground Water Management Options in California American Ground Water Trust Education Program, Ontario, CA 2006 Fundamentals of Process Safety American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2006 California Ground Water Institute for Teachers American Ground Water Trust Education Program, Riverside, CA 2005 ACS-PRF Summer School on Sustainability, Science and Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA Work Experience: Lecturer University of California-Riverside (UCR), Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Jan. 2002- Courses taught: Green Engineering / Intro to CEE and Bioengineering / Unit Operations and Processes in Environ. Engineering / Process Dynamics and Control / Chemical Process Design / Senior Design Project / Heat Transfer / Solid Waste Management / CEE Laboratory / Engineering Modeling and Analysis Mentorship of design teams: Multiple awards won in 2005, 2007-2010 Environmental Protection Agency P3 student design competition Waste-Management, Energy and Research Consortium (WERC) Southern California World Water Forum Post-doctoral scholar UCR, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering July 2004- Research and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of Steam hydrogasification of coal, algae, wood and food waste Environmental and dental biofilm systems Piezoelectric and impedance spectroscopy techniques Protein separation using nanotechnology Biological production of selenium nanoparticles of controlled size Lecturer and Research Assistant UCR, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering 1997-1998 Courses taught: Kinetics / Thermodynamics / Air Pollution Control / Heat Transfer / Separation Processes / Mass Transfer / Water Quality / Unit Operations Research focus: Biological wastewater treatment and incorporation of molecular and traditional microbiological techniques for the monitoring of microbial interactions. Lab support for the air pollution division of the College of Engineering - Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT). Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, Department of Biosystems Engineering 1994-1996 Research focus: Biological wastewater treatment and characterization Courses taught: Food Engineering / Mechanics Consultant Corona Technologies Inc., Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada, 1994-1995 Project: Evaluation of an innovative corona based air purification system to extend the shelf-life and to maintain the quality of table grapes. Experimental research was conducted at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Professional Membership: 2003-2007 Member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) 1994-1996 Member of the Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering (CSAE) Member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineering (ASAE) 1992-1996 Member of Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers (CSChE) Member of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) 1991- Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Professional Activities: Peer Reviewer: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Biotechnology Progress Outreach Programs: Organized and presented a Global Climate Change Workshop for the Riverside Unified School District at CE-CERT, Oct. 15-29, 2009 and coordinated outreach and collaboration between high school students and faculty at UCR for Science Fair Projects. Science Fair Judge for reviewing projects at Magnolia Elementary School, Jan. 2009 Was an invited guest on the radio broadcast of the Green Power Report hosted by the Riverside Public Utilities on KTIE 590 AM. Topic on Educating Riverside Students at All Levels was broadcast on 11/17/2008. Event was filmed for Local News Channel 3 to be aired on 12/01/2008. Was an invited guest for the Society of Women Engineers’ (SWE) ‘Woman Engineers Panel’ during Engineering week in years of 2004, 2005, and 2007 Organized and hosted a 2-day educational seminar on the simulation software called SuperPro in conjunction with the company, Intelligen. Attended by industrial representatives and open for UCR students (June 2005 and 2007) Coordinated the Chemical and Environmental Engineering segment of the Summer Fridays Series at the College of Engineering at UCR, 2004-2005 Scholarship and Awards: Western Municipal Water District Travel Awards, 2009 / 2010 Western Municipal Water District Water Educator of the Year Award, 2007 UCR Instructional Support in Undergraduate Education Award, Winter 2007 UCR Faculty Minigrant Award, Spring 2006 UCR Non-Senate Faculty (NSF) Professional Development Fund Award, 2005-06 / 2006-07 / 2008-09/ 2009-10 The Marlan & Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering Outstanding Lecturer Award, 2004- 2005 ACS PRF scholarship for training on Sustainability Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, August 7 – 13, 2005 Publications and Presentations: K.Tam, C.T. Ho, J-H. Lee, M. Lai, C. H. Chang, Y. Rheem, W. Chen, H-G. Hur, N. V. Myung, “Growth mechanism of amorphous selenium nanoparticles synthesized by Shewanella sp. HN- 41”, Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 74(4), 696-700, 2010. K. Tam, “Sustainability – An Overview”, Global Climate Change Workshop, College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), Riverside, CA, Oct. 2009. K. Tam, N. Kinsinger, P. Ayala, F. Qi, W. Shi, N. V. Myung, ”Real-time monitoring of Streptococcus mutans biofilm formation using quartz crystal microbalance”, Caries Research, 41, 474-483, 2007. K. Tam, P. Ayala, N. Kinsinger, N. V. Myung, ”Real-time monitoring of Streptococcus mutans biofilm formation using quartz crystal microbalance”, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2005 Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, Nov. 2005 P. Ayala, K. Tam, N. Kinsinger, F. Qi and N. V. Myung, ”Piezoelectric QCM for dental biofilm monitoring”, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNS) National conference, Denver, CO, Sept. 2005 K. Tam, M. R. Matsumoto, J. D. Sheppard, “A kinetic model for suspended and attached growth of a defined mixed culture”, Biotechnology Progress, 21(3), 720 – 727, 2005. K. Tam, C.H. Yang, D. E. Crowley, M. R. Matsumoto, J.D. Sheppard, “Comparison of PCR- DGGE and selective plating methods for monitoring the dynamics of a mixed culture population in synthetic brewery wastewater”, Biotechnology Progress, 21(3), 712 – 719, 2005. P. Ayala, K. Tam, N. Kinsinger, F. Qi, N. V. Myung, “ Piezoelectric QCM for dental biofilm monitoring“ American Society of Microbiology (ASM), 7th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers, Victoria, BC, Canada, May 2005. J. Kreth, E. Hagerman, K. Tam, J. Merritt, B. M. Wu, N. V. Myung, W. Shi, F. Qi, ''Quantitative analyses of Streptococcus mutans biofilms with quartz crystal microbalance, microjet impingement, and confocal microscopy,'' Biofilms, 1, 277-284, 2004. K. Tam, M.R. Matsumoto, J.D. Sheppard, “The use PCR-DGGE for monitoring population dynamics in a mixed culture treatment system”, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2000 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, November 2000. K. Tam, J.D. Sheppard, M.R. Matsumoto, “Mixed culture behavior in a brewery wastewater bioremediation process”, AIChE 1997 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, November 1997 K. Tam, J.D. Sheppard, "Brewery wastewater treatment using a Self-Cycling Fermentation process”, 46th Annual Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, October 1996. D. Mulligan, K. Tam, D. Berk, "A study of supported molybdenum catalysts for the reduction of SO2 with CH4 - effect of sulphidation method", Can. J. Chem. Eng., 73, 351-356, 1995.
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