Institute of Environmental Engineering

Organization profile

organization profile

History
The Institute of Environmental Engineering was established in 1990 to cope with the national need for environmental protection. The Master’s degree program was offered at the beginning and the PhD degree program was subsequently added in 1994. The Institute was originally located at Bo-Ai campus. In order to provide better teaching and research environment, the Institute moved into a new Environmental Engineering Building at Kuang-Fu campus in 2009. In addition to Taiwanese students, the Institute started to recruit international students in 2007. The Institute has cultivated more than 600 master or Ph.D. graduates with advanced environmental science and engineering training.

Current Situation
The Institute has 8 full-time faculty members (including 2 Chair Professors and 2 Distinguished Professors), 2 administrative assistants, and 1 technician. It recruits about 25 Taiwanese master students and several PhD students annually. In addition, it receives many international applications seeking graduate degrees. The number of international students has now reached around 20% of total enrolled students. About 50% of the courses are taught in English and the rest are in Chinese.

Educational Objectives
To equip students with the following abilities:
1. Problem analysis and solving ability for both regional and global environmental issues.
2. Independent innovative thinking, planning and project execution ability.
3. Leadership in planning, decision-making and inter-disciplinary coordination for solving environmental problems.
4. Global vision and international collaboration.

Research Fields and Achievement
Researches of the Institute focus on the four fields: nanotechnology, biotechnology, transport and monitoring, and sustainable technology. Approximately 43 papers are published every year, and over 60% of the papers are published in the top 20% SCI journals. In addition, there has been over 100 patents granted and 36 technology transferred. Four out of the 8 professors have received the Outstanding Research Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan.

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    Projects

    High Performance LED-UV Based Advanced Oxidation Processes:Development And Mechanistic Study

    Chuang, Y.

    1/08/2031/07/21

    Project: Government MinistryMinistry of Science and Technology

    DIY綠花園-7月臺南市立龍崎國民中學

    Kao, J.

    1/08/2031/12/20

    Project: Government MinistryOther Government Ministry Institute

    Development And Design of Circular-Environmental Friendly-DIY Urban Farm By Reusing Recycled Bottles, Tires And Food Scraps

    Kao, J.

    1/08/2031/07/21

    Project: Government MinistryMinistry of Science and Technology

    Research Output

    Theoretical and field evaluation of a PM2.5 high-volume impactor inlet design

    Patel, P., Aggarwal, S. G., Tsai, C. J. & Okuda, T., 1 Jan 2021, In : Atmospheric Environment. 244, 117811.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A detailed numerical study on the evolution of droplet size distribution of dibutyl phthalate in a laminar flow diffusion chamber

    Jia, F., Li, Z. Y., Pui, D. Y. H. & Tsai, C. J., Mar 2020, In : Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering. 37, 3, p. 423-433 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 8 Invited talk
    • 4 Editorial work

    Aerosol Conference (International, USA, Europe and Asia)

    Chuen-Tinn Tsai (Speaker)

    2 Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers (Event)

    Su-Min Chang (Member of editorial board)

    1 Jan 20171 Sep 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

    Asian Aerosol Conference

    Chuen-Tinn Tsai (Speaker)

    2 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk