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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,
                             ktam@engr.ucr.edu, (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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