Faculty Profile

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ph.D.,Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1997.
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993.
  • B.S.,Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1990.

Dr. Ching-Hua Huang is a Full Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.  She received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from National Taiwan University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.  She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California-Berkeley for two years before joining Georgia Tech faculty in 2000.

Dr. Huang's research and teaching interests are in the area of environmental chemistry, advanced analytical chemistry, contaminant transformation kinetics and mechanisms, innovative water/wastewater treatment technology, remediation of energy product wastes, and sustainable water reuse.  Dr. Huang has more than seventeen years of research experience on emerging contaminants such as endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals, nitrogenous disinfection by-products and nanomaterials in natural and engineered water systems.  She has published more than eighty high impact journal papers and conference proceedings on the above topics and is a frequent invited speaker at many international conferences.  The research by Dr. Huang and her students has received many awards from organizations such as the American Chemical Society.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Environmental chemistry
  • Advanced analytical chemistry
  • Contaminant transformation kinetics and mechanisms
  • Innovative water/wastewater treatment technology
  • Fate of emerging contaminants in natural and built systems
  • Formation and control of emerging disinfection by-products
  • Remediation of energy production wastes
  • Sustainable water reuse.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2014, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America Chemist Award
  • 2014, Advisor, Georgia Tech AEES Outstanding Doctoral Student Award (P.Z. Sun)
  • 2014, Advisor, ACS Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Best Paper Award (P.Z. Sun)
  • 2014, Advisor, ACS Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award (P.Z. Sun)
  • 2013, CEE Senior Faculty Teaching Award
  • 2012, Faculty Sabbatical Fellowship, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • 2012, Visiting Professor Fellowship, Tongji University, China
  • 2012, Visiting Professor Fellowship, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • 2012, “Thank a Teacher” Award by Georgia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)
  • 2012, Invited Speaker, the Disinfection By-Products Gordon Research Conference
  • 2012, Advisor, American Chemical Society Best Student Presentation (L. Padhye)
  • 2012, Advisor, Georgia Tech President Undergraduate Research Award (J. Singh)
  • 2011, Advisor, Georgia Tech President Undergraduate Research Award (J. Callura)
  • 2010, Advisor, ACS Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award (L. Padhye)
  • 2010, Advisor, Georgia Tech AEES Outstanding Doctoral Student Award (L. Padhye)
  • 2009, Visiting Professor Fellowship, National Science Council, Taiwan
  • 2008, “Thank a Teacher” Award by Georgia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)
  • 2005, Advisor, Georgia Tech CEE Best Ph.D. Thesis Award (H. Zhang)
  • 2004, Invited Speaker, the Environmental Sciences Water Gordon Conference
  • 2003, Advisor, Georgia Tech CEE Best M.S. Thesis Award (M. C. Dodd)
  • 2003, Advisor, Georgia Tech President Undergraduate Research Award (A. Tartaglia)
  • 2002, Advisor, American Chemical Society Certificate of Merit (H. Zhang)
  • 1997, First Author, the American Chemical Society (ACS) Graduate Student Research Paper Award, Division of Environmental Chemistry

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • Zhang, R.; Sun, P.; Boyer, T. H.; Zhao, L.; †Huang, C.-H. 2015. Degradation of Pharmaceuticals and Metabolite in Synthetic Human Urine by UV, UV/H2O2 and UV/PDS, Environmental Science & Technology, accepted (published on-line).
  • Wang, H.; †Yao, H.; Sun, P.; Pei, J.; Huang, C.-H. 2015. Oxidation of Tetracycline Antibiotics Induced by Fe(III) Ions without Light Irradiation, Chemosphere, 119, 1255-1261.
  • Park, S. H.; Padhye, L. P.; Wang, P.; Cho, M.; Kim, J.-H.; †Huang, C.-H. 2015. N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Formation Potential of Amine-based Water Treatment Polymers: Effects of In-Situ Chloramination, Breakpoint Chlorination, and Pre-Oxidation, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 282, 133-140.
  • †Landry, K. A.; Sun, P.; Huang, C.-H.; Boyer, T. H. 2015. Ion-Exchange Selectivity of Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Ketoprofen, and Naproxen in Ureolyzed Human Urine, Water Research, 68, 510-521.
  • Sun, P.; Pavlostathis, S. G.; †Huang, C.-H. 2014. Photodegradation of Veterinary Ionophore Antibiotics under UV and Solar Irradiation, Environmental Science & Technology, 48(22), 13188-13196.
BOOKS
  • Huang, C.-H., Padhye, L. P.; Wang, Y.-L. 2013. Catalytic Impact of Activated Carbon on the Formation of Nitrosamines from Different Amine Precursors, book chapter in the “Interactions of Nanomaterials with Emerging Environmental Contaminants”, ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1150, p. 79-100.
  • Huang, C.-H.; Dodd, M. C.; Shah, A. D. 2008. Reaction and Transformation of Antibacterial Agents with Aqueous Chlorine under Water Treatment Relevant Conditions. In Fate of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment and in Water Treatment Systems, edited by D. Aga, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Books, Boca Raton, FL, p. 261-290.
  • Sedlak, D. L.; Huang, C.-H.; Pinkston, K. 2004. Strategies for Selecting Pharmaceuticals to Assess Attenuation during Indirect Potable Water Reuse. In Pharmaceuticals in the Environment - Sources, Fate, Effects and Risks, 2nd Edition; Editor: Klaus Kümmerer, Springer Verlag, p. 107-118.
PROCEEDINGS
  • Renew, J. E.; Huang, C.-H.; Burns, S. E.; Carrasquillo, M.; Ellison, K. Immobilization of Heavy Metals by Solidification/Stabilization in Co-Disposed Coal Fly Ash and Concentrated FGD Wastewater Brines, 2014 Global Waste Management Symposium, Orlando, FL, June 22-25, 2014.
  • Renew, J. E.; Huang, C.-H.; Burns, S. E.; Carrasquillo, M.; Ellison, K. Immobilization of Heavy Metals by Solidification/Stabilization in Co-Disposed Coal Fly Ash and Concentrated FGD Wastewater Brines, International Water Conference (IWC), Orlando, FL, November 17-21, 2013.
  • Padhye, L. P.; Huang, C.-H. Occurrence and Removal of PPCPs in Urban Wastewater, WEFTEC 2012, New Orleans, LA, October 2, 3012.
  • Huang, C.-H.; Padhye, L. P.; Park, S. H. PolyDADMAC and Dimethylamine as Precursors of N-Nitrosodimethylamine during Ozonation, Water Quality Technology Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, November 16, 2011.
  • Huang, C.-H. Nitrosamines Formation Potential of Cationic Polymer Coagulants: Reaction Mechanisms and Water Treatment Considerations. International Conference on Drinking Water Safety, Security and Sustainability, Hangzhou, China, October 9-11, 2011.
REPORTS
  • Huang, C.-H.; Hung, Y.-C. 2015. Development and Transfer of Disinfection By-Products into Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce and Impact on Disinfection Efficacy. 1st Annual Report, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (Project 2014-67017-21558).
  • Huang, C.-H.; Cabrera, M.; Pavlostathis, S. G.; Thompson, A.; Franklin, D. 2014. Fate of Antibiotics in Poultry Litter Before and After Application to Grasslands. Final Report, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (Project 2009-65102-05843).
  • Huang, C.-H. 2013. Final Report: Transformation of Amines to Nitrosamines on Activated Carbons: Implications for Nitrosamine Analysis and Water Purification, Water Research Foundation (Project 4343).
  • Huang, C.-H. 2010, 2011 and 2012. Fate of Antibiotics in Poultry Litter Before and After Application to Grasslands. Annual Reports, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (Project 2009-65102-05843).
  • Pavlostathis, S. G.; Huang, C.-H. 2008. SGER: Role of Anaerobic Digestion in N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Formation in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants: Source or Sink. National Science Foundation, Final Report (Award # 0610358).
PRESENTATIONS
  • Huang, C.-H. Analytical Monitoring of Emerging Contaminants and Assessment of Their Environmental Transformation, the 1st International Conference on All Materials Fluxes in River Eco-Systems (AMFR), Beijing, China, January 15-18, 2015. [Invited Keynote]
  • Huang, C.-H. Potential Fate of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Swimming Pool Water, 2014 World Aquatic Health Conference – Advanced Chemistry Symposium, Portland, OR, October 10, 2014.
  • Huang, C.-H. Occurrence and Fate of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Urban Wastewater and Surface Water. Health Care Meets the Environment: A Symposium on Managing Pharmaceutical Wastes, Georgia State University, College of Law, Atlanta, GA, September 19, 2014.
  • Renew, J. E.; Huang, C.-H.; Burns, S. E.; Carrasquillo, M.; Ellison, K. Immobilization of Heavy Metals by Solidification/Stabilization in Co-Disposed Coal Fly Ash and Concentrated FGD Wastewater Brines, 2014 Global Waste Management Symposium, Orlando, FL, June 22-25, 2014.
  • Ramachandra, S.; Huang, C.-H.; Debo, T. Sustainable Storm Water Management on an Urban University Campus – A case study from Georgia Tech, the 4th University of Florida Water Institute Symposium, Gainesville, FL, February 11-12, 2014.
PATENTS
  • Chen, Y.; Zhang, W.; Yao, Y.; Huang, C.-H. 2010. Direct Measurement of Metal-Based Nanoparticles by ICP-MS/OES or AAS without Digestion. Invention disclosure and provisional patent application.
  • Huang, C.-H.; Sandhage, K. H.; Shian, S. 2006. Chemically-Tailored Nanostructured Particles with Biologically-Derived Three-Dimensional Shapes for Catalytic and Adsorbence Applications, provisional patent application.