CHEN J. Paul



Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Postal Address: Department of Civil and
  Environmental Engineering,
  National University of Singapore
  1 Engineering Drive 2, E1A 07-03
  Singapore 117576
Tel: (65) 6516 8092
Email: ceecjp@nus.edu.sg
Office: E1-05-13


Biography

Dr J. Paul Chen is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in National University of Singapore (NUS). He joined the NUS in 1998 after he obtained his PhD degree from Georgia Tech, USA. His teaching experiences include: Water Pollution Control Technology, Industrial Effluent Treatment, and Environmental Chemistry. His research interests are physicochemical treatment of water and wastewater and mathematical modeling of chemical and environmental processes. His current research activities are treatment of toxic metal ions by functionalized membranes and sorbents, ballast water management system, electrochemical technologies for organic and metal waste treatment, and instrumental and modeling analysis of environmental processes.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 1997.
  • M.Eng. Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 1990.
  • B.Eng. Chemical Engineering, National Hua Chiao University, China, 1988.
  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER, USA.

Career History

  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore - NUS (September 2007-present).
  • Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Science & Engineering, National University of Singapore - NUS (2006-September 2007).
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental Science & Engineering (2004-2005), Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore - NUS (1998-2004).
  • Academic member, Graduate Program in Bioengineering, National University of Singapore -NUS (2002 to present).
  • Process Engineer, Shantou Wastewater Treatment Plant, Shantou, China (1991-1993).

Honours & Awards

  • Second Prize, Environmental Design Competition, United Arab Emirates, 2006.
  • Guest Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 1999-present.
  • Mr. Yuh-Jie Lee Scholarship, Sun Yat-Sen Culture and Education Foundation, 1997.

Professional Activities

  • Director, Overseas Chinese Environmental Engineering and Scientist Association (OCEESA), 2004.
  • International Water Association (IWA),
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),
  • American Chemical Society (ACS),
  • Editor, Handbook of Environmental Engineering Series, Springer/Humana Press, USA.
  • Editorial broad member, Chinese Journal of Environmental Engineering, China.

Teaching Areas

  • Environmental Engineering 2 (ESE 5003)
  • Environmental Processes (ESE 2001l)
  • Water Pollution Control Technology (EV 5102)
  • Industrial Effluent Treatment (EV 3101)
  • Water Pollution: Impact, Treatment and Control Strategies (EV 3111)
  • Environmental Separation Processes (EV 3112)
  • Chemical Plant Safety and Reliability

Research Interests

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment.
  • Metal Waste treatment and Resource Recovery.
  • Electrochemical Technologies.
  • Water Quality Modeling.
  • Ballast Water Treatment.

Selected Publications - Books

  1. Chen, J. P. "Decontamination of Heavy Metals: Processes, Mechanisms, and Applications", CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group, 2012.
  2. Wang, L. K. P., Chen, J. P., Hung, Y. T. and Shammas, N. K. eds., "Membrane and Desalination Technologies", Springer, 2011,ISBN: 978-1-58829-940-6.
  3. Wang, L. K. P., Chen, J. P. Hung, Y. T. and Shammas, N. K. eds., "Heavy Metals in the Environment", CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group, 2009, ISBN-10: 1420073168, ISBN-13: 9781420073164.

Selected Publications - Journal papers

  1. Hou, Y.N., Liu, H.J., Zhao, X., Qu, J.H., and Chen, J.P. "Combination of electro-reduction with biosorption for enhancement for removal of hexavalent chromium", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 385, Issue 1, pp. 147-153, 2012.
  2. Nanayakkara, K.G.N., Zheng, Y.M., Khorshed, A.K.M., and Chen, J. P. "A low energy intensive electrochemical system for disinfection of E. coli in ballast water: process development, disinfection chemistry, and kinetics modeling", Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 64, Issue 6, pp. 1238-1245, 2012.
  3. Zheng, Y.M., Yunus, R., Nanayakkara, K.G.N., and Chen, J. P. "Electrochemical Decoloration of Synthetic Wastewater Containing Rhodamine 6G: Behaviors and Mechanism", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Volume 51, Issue 17, pp. 5953-5960, 2012.
  4. Zheng, Y.M., Yu, L., and Chen, J. P. "Removal of methylated arsenic using a nanostructured zirconia-based sorbent: Process performance and adsorption chemistry," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science., Volume 367, pp. 362-369, 2012.
  5. Nanayakkara, K.G.N., Zheng, Y.M., Khorshed, A.K.M., Zou, S.W., and Chen, J. P. "Electrochemical disinfection for ballast water management: Technology development and risk", Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 63, Issues 5-12, pp. 119-123, 2011.
  6. Wei, Y.T., Zheng, Y.M., and Chen, J.P. "Functionalization of regenerated cellulose membrane via surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization for boron removal from aqueous solution", Langmuir, Volume 27, pp. 6018-6025, 2011.
  7. Zheng, Y.M., Zou, S.W., Nanayakkara , K.G.N., Matsuura, T., and Chen, J.P. "Adsorptive removal of arsenic from aqueous solution by a PVDF/Zirconia blend flat-sheet membrane", Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 374, Issues 1-2, pp. 1-11, 2011.
  8. Zheng, Y.M., Liu, T., Jiang, J.W., Yang, L., Fan, Y.P., Wee, A.T.S., Chen, J.P. "Characterization of hexavalent chromium interaction with Sargassum by X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum chemistry calculation", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 356, Issue 2, pp. 741-748, 2011.
  9. Wei, Y.T., Zheng, Y.M., and Chen, J.P. "Design and fabrication of an innovative and environmental friendly adsorbent for boron removal", Water Research, Volume 45, Issue 6, pp. 2297-2305, 2011.
  10. Wei, Y.T., Zheng, Y.M., and Chen, J.P. "Uptake of methylated arsenic using a polymeric sorbent: process performance and adsorption chemistry", Water Research, Volume 45, Issue 6, pp. 2290-2296, 2011.
  11. Wei, Y.T., Zheng, Y.M., and Chen, J.P. "Enhanced efficiency of adsorption of arsenate onto a natural polymer-based sorbent by surface atom transfer radical polymerization", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 356, Issue 1, pp. 234-239, 2011
  12. Yang, F. Liu, H.J., Qu, J.H., and Chen, J.P. "Preparation and characterization of chitosan encapsulated Sargassum sp. biosorbent for nickel ions sorption", Bioresource Technology, Volume 101, Issue 3, pp. 2821-2828, 2011.
  13. Ma, Y., Zheng, Y. M.; and Chen, J. P. "A zirconium nanoparticle for significantly enhanced sorption of arsenate: synthesis, characterization, measurement of performances, and mechanism study," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 354, Issue 2, pp. 785-792, 2011.
  14. Kang, J., Liu, H.J., Zheng, Y.M.; Qu, J.H. and Chen, J.P. "Application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and UV-Visible Spectroscopy for Investigation of Adsorption of Tetracycline onto Zeolite beta," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 354, Issue 1, pp. 261-267, 2011.
  15. Liu, H.J., Yang, F. Zheng, Y.M., Kang, J., Qu, J.H., and Chen, J. P. "Improvement of Metal Adsorption onto Chitosan/Sargassum sp. Composite Sorbent by an innovative ion-imprint technology," Water Research, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp. 145-154, 2011.
  16. Kang, J., Liu, H.J., Zheng, Y.M., Qu, J.H., Chen, J.P. "Systematic study of synergistic and antagonistic effects on adsorption of tetracycline and copper onto chitosan," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 344, Issue 1, pp. 117-125, 2010, 2010.
  17. Zhang, S.J., Li, X.Y., and Chen, J.P. "An XPS study for mechanisms of arsenate adsorption onto a magnetite doped activated carbon fiber," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 343, Issue 1, pp. 232-238, 2010.
  18. Zhang, S.J., Li, X.Y., and Chen, J.P. "Preparation and evaluation of a magnetite doped activated carbon fiber for enhanced arsenic removal," Volume 48, pp. 60-67, Carbon, 20010.
  19. Yunus, R., Zheng, Y.M., Nanayakkara, N.K.G., and Chen, J.P. "Electrochemical Removal of Rhodamine 6G by Using RuO2 Coated Ti DSA", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Volume 48, No. 16, pp. 7466-7473, 2009.
  20. Zhao, W., Zheng, Y.M., Zou, S.W., Ting, Y.P., and Chen, J.P. "Effect of Hexavalent Chromium on Performance of Membrane Bioreactor in Wastewater Treatment", Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Volume 135, No. 9, pp. 796-805, September 2009.
  21. Zheng, Y.M., Lim, S.F., and Chen, J.P. "Preparation and characterization of zirconium based magnetic sorbent for arsenate removal", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 338, No. 1, pp. 22-29, 2009.
  22. Sun, X.F., Wang, S.G., Zhang, X.M., Chen, J. P., Li, X.M., Gao, B.Y. and Ma, Y. "Spectroscopic study of Zn2+ and Co2+ binding to extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) from aerobic granules", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 335, No. 1, pp. 11-17, 2009.
  23. Lim, S.F., Zheng, Y.M., Chen, J.P. "Organic Arsenic adsorption onto a Magnetic Sorbent", Volume 25, No. 9, pp. 4973-4978, Langmuir, 2009
  24. Lim, S.F., Zheng, Y.M., Zou, S.W., Chen, J.P. "Uptake of arsenate by an alginate-encapsulated magnetic sorbent: Process performance and characterization of adsorption chemistry", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 333, No. 1, pp. 33-39, 2009.
  25. Ren, Y.R., Zhang, B.P., Hai, B.Z., Chen, J.P., Cheng, D. and Zhang, X.Y. "Treatment of black liquor of paper-making by combined process of acid-producing white rot fungus - anaerobic hydrolysis - contact oxidation - internal electrolysis", International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Volume 38, No. 1/2, pp. 56-68, 2009.
  26. Zhao, D.Q., Ong, S.M., Yue, Z.L., Jiang, Z.Y., Toh. Y.C., Majad, K., Shi, J.H., Tan, C.H., Chen, J.P., and Yu, H. "Dendrimer Hydrazides as Multivalent Transient Inter-Cellular Linkers", Biomaterials, Volume 29, No. 27, pp. 3693-3702, 2008.
  27. Lim, S.F., Zheng, Y.M., Zou, S.W., Chen, J.P. "Characterization of copper adsorption onto an alginate encapsulated magnetic sorbent by a combined FT-IR, XPS, and mathematical modeling study," Environmental Science & Technology, Volume 42, No. 7, pp. 2551-2556, 2008.
  28. Sheng, P.X., Wee, K. H., Ting, Y.P., and Chen, J.P. "Biosorption of copper by immobilized marine algal biomass," Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 136, pp. 156-163, 2008.
  29. Yang, L., and Chen, J.P. "Biosorption of hexavalent chromium onto raw and chemically modified Sargassum sp.", Bioresource Technology, Volume 99, No. 2, pp. 297-307, 2008.

Last Updated on 27 March 2013 by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering