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.  Dr. Huang received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and B.S. degree in Chemistry from National Taiwan University. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California-Berkeley prior to joining Georgia Tech faculty in 2000.

Dr. Huang's research and teaching interests are in the area of environmental chemistry, advanced analytical chemistry, emerging contaminant transformation kinetics and mechanisms, innovative water/wastewater treatment technology, sustainable water reuse, waste remediation and resource recovery. Dr. Huang has directed many research projects funded by federal and state agencies and industrilal sponsors on water treatment and contaminants issues. She has extensive research experience on emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors, nitrogenous disinfection by-products and heavy metals in natural and engineered water systems, as well as on the development of innovative treatment technologies for pollution mitigation. Dr. Huang has published more than 160 peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters and conference proceeding papers on the above topics and is a frequent invited speaker at many international conferences and universities. Dr. Huang is the Associate Editor of ACS ES&T Water and Science of the Total Environment, and the Editorial Advisory Board member of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental International. The research by Dr. Huang and her students has received multiple honors from the American Chemical Society and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

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 and resource recovery

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2017, Association of Environmental Engineering Students (AEES) Outstanding Faculty Award, Georgia Tech
  • 2017, Distinguished Visiting Professor Fellowship, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 2016, Distinguished Service Award, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
  • 2014, Distinguished Service Award, Association of Chinese-American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Sciences (CAPEES)
  • 2014, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America Chemist Award
  • 2013, CEE Senior Faculty Teaching Award
  • 2012, Service award to the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Environmental Chemistry
  • 2012, Faculty Sabbatical Fellowship, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • 2012 & 2016, Visiting Professor Fellowship, Tongji University, China
  • 2009 & 2012, Visiting Professor Fellowship, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • 2020, Advisor, Georgia Tech AEES Outstanding Doctoral Student Award (C. Luo)
  • 2020, Advisor, ACS Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award (C. Luo)
  • 2018, Advisor, American Chemical Society Best Student Presentation (C. Luo)
  • 2015, Advisor, Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award (P. Sun)
  • 2014, Advisor, ACS Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Best Paper Award (P.Z. Sun)
  • 2014, Advisor, Georgia Tech AEES Outstanding Doctoral Student Award (P.Z. Sun)
  • 2014, Advisor, ACS Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award (P.Z. Sun)
  • 2012, Advisor, American Chemical Society Best Student Presentation (L. Padhye)
  • 2010, Advisor, ACS Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award (L. Padhye)
  • 2010, Advisor, Georgia Tech AEES Outstanding Doctoral Student Award (L. Padhye)
  • 2005, Advisor, Georgia Tech CEE Best Ph.D. Thesis Award (H. Zhang)
  • 2003, Advisor, Georgia Tech CEE Best M.S. Thesis Award (M. Dodd)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • Zhang, T.; †Huang, C.-H. 2020. Simultaneous Quantification of Peracetic Acid and Hydrogen Peroxide in Different Water Matrices using HPLC-UV, Chemosphere, in press (published on-line)
  • Zhang, T.; †Huang, C.-H. 2020. Modeling the Kinetics of UV/Peracetic Acid Advanced Oxidation Process, Environmental Science & Technology, ASAP article published on-line.
  • Pan, B.; Feng, M.; McDonald, T. J.; Wang, C.; †Huang, C.-H.; †Sharma, V. K.; 2020. Enhanced Ferrate(VI) Oxidation of Micropollutants in Water by Carbonaceous Materials: Elucidating Surface Functionality, Chemical Engineering Journal, in press (published on-line)
  • Kim, J.; Du, P.; Liu, W.; Luo, C.; He, Z.; †Huang, C.-H. 2020. Cobalt/Peracetic Acid: Advanced Oxidation of Aromatic Organic Compounds by Acetylperoxyl Radical, Environmental Science & Technology, 54, 5268-5278.
  • Li, J.; Zhao, L.; Huang, C.-H.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, R.; Elahi, S.; †Sun, P. 2020. Significant Effect of Evaporation Process on the Reaction of Sulfamethoxazole with Manganese Oxide, Environmental Science & Technology, 54, 4856-4864.
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, 2016 Global Waste Management Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, January 31-February 3, 2016.
  • Renew, J. E.; Ellison, K.; Huang, C.-H.; Hendershot; K.; Corey, T. Impact of Chloride Salts on Meta Leaching from a Bituminous Coal Fly Ash, 2016 Global Waste Management Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, January 31-February 3, 2016.
  • Zhang, W.; Oswal, H.; Renew, J. E.; Ellison, K.; Huang, C.-H. Optimization of Iron Reduction in Coupling with Solidification/Stabilization to Immobilize Heavy Metals in Concentrated Flue Gas Desulfurization Brines, 2016 Global Waste Management Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, January 31-February 3, 2016.
  • Renew, J. E.; Ellison, K. M.; Hendershot, K.; Huang, C.-H.; Rajterowski, J. Impact of Salt on Metal Leaching from Coal Fly Ash, 2015 World of Coal Ash Conference, Nashville, TN, May 4-7, 2015.
  • 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.
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.