Bonjun Koo, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science

Office Phone: (951) 343-4621
E-mail: bjkoo@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Mission Hall, 105
Office Hours: SP18 - MWF 8:00-9:20a.m. & TR 8:00-10:20a.m.; By appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Soil and Water Science/ Environmental Biogeochemistry University of California, Riverside 2001
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry and Pesticide Konkuk University, Seoul, S. Korea 1993
B.Sc. Agricultural Chemistry Konkuk University, Seoul, S. Korea 1989
  • Courses Taught

    Biology Capstone (BIO499);
    Internship in Biology (BIO491);
    Senior Research in Biology (BIO490);
    Conservation Biology with Laboratory (BIO412/BIO412L);
    Independent Study (BIO399);
    Developmental Biology with Laboratory (BIO324);
    Ecology with Laboratory (BIO302);
    General Biology I with Laboratory (BIO146);
    Principles of Biology Laboratory (BIO143L);
    Principles of Biology (BIO143);
    General Botany with Laboratory (BIO114);
    Biodiversity (BIOL146);
    Conservation Biology (BIOL117);
    Topics in Biology with Laboratory (BIOL115);
    Special Topics in Chemistry (CHE400);
    Environmental Chemistry with Laboratory (CHE370);
    General Chemistry Laboratory (CHE125L);
    Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHE102);
    Research in Environmental Science (ENV490);
    Advanced Environmental Science with Laboratory (ENV470);
    Advanced Geosciences with Lab (ENV451/ENV451L);
    Environmental Organic Chemistry with Laboratory (ENV450);
    Topics in Environmental Science with Laboratory (ENV400/ENV400L);
    Environmental Science Seminar (ENV380);
    Introduction to Environmental Science with Laboratory (ENV110);
    Introduction to the Geosciences (ENV151);
    Introduction to the Geosciences Laboratory (ENV151L);
    The Teaching Assistant (GST099)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Environmental biogeochemistry of trace elements/organic pollutants/radionuclides;
    Rhizosphere biogeochemistry (plant-soil-microbe relationship);
    Carbon sequestration;
    Environmental Sciences; Soil and water chemistry
    Applications of industrial ecology to coal combustion/fly ash;
    Soil remediation/phytoremediation/natural remediation/monitored natural attenuation;
    Radioecology/Ecological and environmental effects of chronic, low-level of exposures to radiation;
    GIS

  • Teaching Experience

    Adjunct Associate Faculty, Department of Natural Sciences, Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee, CA (2009-present);
    Instructor, Copernicus Project Community College Internships, Riverside, CA (2006-2009);
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (2004-2005);
    Instructor, Savannah River Environmental Sciences Field Station, Aiken, SC (2003-2006);
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, South Carolina State University (2003-2004);
    Instructor, Lexington Korean Language Institution, Lexington, KY (2004-2005);
    Research Associate, Advanced Analytical Center for Environmental Sciences and Radioecology, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia, Aiken, SC (2001-2004);
    Adjunct Assistant Faculty, Department of Biology and Natural Science, Georgia Military College, Augusta, GA (2001-2002);
    Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA (2001);
    Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Konkuk University, Seoul, S. Korea (1992-1993);

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    PUBLICATIONS;

    Won-Pyo Park, Kong-Man Chang, Bon-Jun Koo, and Hae-Nam Hyun. 2017. Cation exchange capacity in Korean Soils determine by the Copper(II) acetate spectrophotometry method. Korean J. Soil Sci. Fert. Vol. 50 No. 6, 2017: 653-662
    Koo, Bon-Jun. 2017. Final Report for 2016-2017 CBU Micro-grant. 48 pages. California Baptist University, Riverside, CA.
    Won-Pyo Park, Bon-Jun Koo, A. C. Chang, T. E. Ferko, J. R. Parker, T. H. Ward, S. V. Lara, and C. M. Nguyen. 2016. Dissolution of metals from biosolid-treated soils by organic acid mixture. Applied and Environmental Soil Science. Volume 2016:1-14.
    Koo, Bon-Jun. 2016. Final Report for 2015-2016 CBU Micro-grant. 30 pages. California Baptist University, Riverside, CA.
    Koo, Bon-Jun. 2015. Final Report for 2014-2015 CBU Micro-grant. 30 pages. California Baptist University, Riverside, CA.
    Koo, Bon-Jun. 2014. Final Report for 2013-2014 CBU Micro-grant. 18 pages. California Baptist University, Riverside, CA.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, A.C. Chang, D.E. Crowley, A.L. Page, and A. Taylor. 2013. Availability and plant uptake of biosolid-borne metals. Applied and Environmental Soil Science. Volume 2013:1-10.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, C. Weiping, A.C. Chang, A.L. Page, T.C. Granato, and R.H. Dowdy. 2011. A root exudates based approach to assess the long-term phytoavailability of metals in biosolids-amended soils. Environmental Pollution. 158: 2582-2588.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, D.E. Fletcher, T.G. Hinton, C.D. Barton, M.R. Matsumoto, A.M. Teune, and D.I. Kaplan. 2010. Assessment of stream fish mortality from short-term exposure to illite clays used as an in situ method for remediating 137Cs-contaminated wetlands. International Journal of Soil, Sediments, and Water. 3(2): 1–15.
    Chen, W., A.C. Chang, L. Wu, A.L. Page, and Bon-Jun, Koo. 2010. Trace Elements in Biosolids-Amended Soils. p. 113-129. In Hooda, P.S. (ed.) Trace Elements in Soils. Wiley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, D.E. Fletcher, T.G. Hinton, C.D. Barton, M.R. Matsumoto, A.M. Teune, and D.I. Kaplan. 2009. Assessment of stream fish mortality from short-term exposure to illite clays used as an in situ method for remediating 137Cs-contaminated wetlands. Contaminated Soils Vol. 14. In the conference proceedings of 24th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, and Water, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.A. October 20-23, 2009.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, W. Chen, T.C. Granato, R.H. Dowdy, A.L. Page, and A.C. Chang. 2008. A new approach to assess plant-availability of soil-borne heavy metals. p. 668-676. Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. November 16 – 23, 2008.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, A.C. Chang, A.L. Page, T.C. Granato, and R.H. Dowdy. 2008. Assessing long-term plant availability of biosolids-borne heavy metals accumulated in cropland soils. p. 57-76. Residuals and Biosolids 2008, Water Environmental Federation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 30 – April 2, 2008.
    Graves, D.H., C.D. Barton, R. Sweigard, R. Warner, C. Agouridis, Bon-Jun Koo, et al. 2007. Carbon sequestration on Surface Mine Lands. DOE Final Report No. DE-FC26-02NT41624. Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. p 149.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, A.C. Chang, D.E. Crowley and A.L. Page. 2006. Characterization of organic acids recovered from rhizosphere of corn grown on biosolids-treated medium. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 37:871-887.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, C.D. Barton, and D.C. Adriano. 2006. Evaluation of bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum) as a vegetative cover for a landfill containing coal combustion waste. p. 225-231. In K.S. Sajwan et al. (eds.) Coal Combustion Byproducts and Environmental Issues. Springer, New York, NY.
    Hinton, T.G., D.I. Kaplan, A. Knox, D.P. Coughlin, R.V. Nascimento, S.I. Watson, D.E. Fletcher, and Bon-Jun Koo. 2006. Use of illite clay for in situ remediation of 137Cs-contaminated water bodies: field demonstration of reduced biological uptake. Environ. Sci. Tech. 40:4500-4505.
    Maharaj, S., C.D. Barton, Bon-Jun Koo, and L.A. Newman. 2006. Phytoavailability of trace elements from a landfill containing coal combustion waste. p. 195-201. In K.S. Sajwan et al. (eds.) Coal Combustion Byproducts and Environmental Issues. Springer, New York, NY.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, D.C. Adriano, N.S. Bolan, C.D. Barton. 2005. Soil biology: root exudates and microorganisms. p. 421-428. In D. Hillel (ed.) Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, Vol. 3. Elsevier Ltd., Oxford, U.K.
    Barton, C.D., D. Marx, D.C. Adriano, Bon-Jun Koo, L.A. Newman, S. Czapka, and J. Blake. 2005. Phytostabilization of a Landfill Containing Coal Combustion Waste. Environ. Geosci. 12(4): 251-265.
    Graves, D.H., C.D. Barton, Bon-Jun Koo, R. Sweigard, and R. Warner. 2005. Carbon Sequestration on Surface Mine Lands. DOE Report No. DE-FC26-02BT41624. Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. p 23.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, T.G. Hinton, S.I. Watson, D.E. Fletcher, D.P. Coughlin, M.M. Standora, and D.I. Kaplan. 2004. Short-term Environmental Impacts of Illite Clays When Used as an In Situ Method for remediating 137Cs-contaminated Wetlands (U). Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC. 60 p.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, A.C. Chang, and A.L. Page. 2003. Organic acids in rhizosphere of corn grown on biosolids-treated medium: Effects of growing periods and biosolids sources. p. 156-157. Seventh International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Slu, Uppsala, Sweden. June 15 – 19, 2003.
    Chang, A.C., Bon-Jun Koo, A.L. Page, and D.E. Crowley. 2003. Model for assessing available metals in contaminated soils. p. 136-137. Seventh International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Slu, Uppsala, Sweden. June 15 – 19, 2003.
    Danker, R.M., D.C. Adriano, Bon-Jun Koo, C.D. Barton, and T. Punshon. 2003. Soil amendments promote vegetation establishment and control acidity in coal combustion waste. p. 235-257. In K.S. Sajwan et al. (eds.) Chemistry of Trace Elements in Fly Ash. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press. New York, NY.
    Barton, C.D., D. Marx, J. Blake, D.C. Adriano, Bon-Jun Koo, and S. Czapka. 2003. 488-D Ash Basin Vegetative Cover Treatability Study: Final Report FY02. Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC.
    Bolan, N.S., D.C. Adriano, R. Natesan, and Bon-Jun Koo. 2003. Effects of organic amendments on the reduction and phytoavailability of chromate in mineral soil. J. Environ. Qual. 32:120-126.
    Barton, C.D., D. Marx, J. Blake, D.C. Adriano, and Bon-Jun Koo. 2003. 488-D Ash Basin Vegetative Cover Treatability Study: Status Report FY02. Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, D.Y. Chung, and J.E. Yang. 2002. Distribution patterns of native sulfate displaced by respective pore volumes of oxalic acid in Cecil Bt soil. Kor. J. Environ. Agric. 21(4):291-296.
    Chang, A.C., A.L. Page, Bon-Jun Koo, D.E. Crowley, and M.R. Matsumoto. 2002. Assessing bioavailability of metals in biosolid-amended soils: Root exudates and their effects on solubility of metals. p. 227-234. In Irradiated Sewage Sludge for Application on Cropland. IAEA-TECDOC-1317. Joint FAO-IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria. October, 2002. 238pp.
    Adriano, D.C., N.S. Bolan, Bon-Jun Koo, R. Naidu, D. van der Lelie, J. Vangronsveld, and W.W. Wenzel. 2002. Natural remediation processes – bioavailability interactions in contaminated soils. p. 501-1 ~ 501-12. The 17th World Congress of Soil Science. Bangkok, Thailand. 14-21 Aug. 2002.
    Chang, A.C., A.L. Page, and Bon-Jun Koo. 2002. Biogeochemistry of phosphorus, iron, and trace elements on soils as influenced by soil-plant-microbial interactions. p. 43-57. In A. Violante et al. (eds.) Soil mineral-organic matter-microorganism interactions and ecosystem health. Developments in Soil Science, Vol. 28B, Elsevier, New York, NY.
    Adriano, D.C., J. Weber, N.S. Bolan, S. Paramasivam, Bon-Jun Koo, and K.S. Sajwan. 2002. Effect of high rates of coal fly ash on soil, turfgrass, and groundwater quality. Water Air Soil Pollut. 139(1-4):365-385.
    Koo, Bon-Jun, A.C. Chang, A.L. Page, D.E. Crowley. 2001. Organic acids in root exudates and their effects on plant uptake of biosolids-borne metals. p. GP 318-561. Sixth International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. July 29 - Aug. 2, 2001.
    Koo, Bon-Jun. 2001. Assessing Bioavailability of Metals in Biosolid-treated Soils: Root Exudates and Their Effects on Solubility of Metals. Ph.D. diss. University of California, Riverside.
    Hyun, Hae-Nam, Sang-Sil Oh, Bon-Jun Koo, and Ho-Jun Kang. 2000. Spectrophotometric determination of soil chemical properties using Soiltek KA-P spectrophotometer. Kor. J. Soil Sci. & Fert. 33(2):127-138.
    Chang, A.C., A.L. Page, Bon-Jun Koo, D.E. Crowley, and M.R. Matsumoto. 1999. Assessing phyto-availability of metals in biosolids-amended soils: Root exudates and their effects on solubility of metals. Workshop 116 – Recent Advances in Biosolids Research: Conditioning, Dewatering and Beneficial Use. WEFTEC 99. New Orleans, Louisiana, October 10, 1999.
    Koo, Bon-Jun. 1993. A Study on the Synthesis and Addition Reaction of ο-Anisyltitanium Compounds to Carbonyl Compounds. M.S. thesis. Konkuk University, Seoul, S. Korea.


    INVITED SEMINARS;

    2017 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2017. The science of saving species. STEM Seminar: Applied Animal Ecology, Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA. November 18, 2017.
    2015 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2015. Carbon sequestration on surface mine lands and its impact on global climate change. Remediation Technology Summit, Westminster, CO. March 2-4, 2015.
    2014 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2014. Bioavailability of metals in polluted ecosystems using rhizosphere biogeochemistry. The 20th WCSS International Conference, Jeju, Korea. June 8-13, 2014.
    2014 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2014. Carbon Sequestration on surface mine lands and its impact on global climate change. 9th International Conference on Climate Change. Las Vegas, NV. July 7-9, 2014.
    2013 Alexandria Taylor and Bon-Jun Koo. 2013. Assessing bioavailability of metals in polluted ecosystems using rhizosphere biogeochemistry. February 9, 2013.
    2012 Koo, Bon-Jun, B. Bernard, and A. Taylor 2012. Availability and plant uptake of biosolid-borne metals. The 37th West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. April 21. 2012.
    2011 Koo, Bon-Jun and A.C. Chang 2011. Assessing phytoavailability of heavy metals in biosolids-treated soils. The 1st World Congress of Environmental Biotechnology – 2011 (WECB): Healthier, Safer, and Environment Friendly, Dilian, China, October 19-22, 2011
    2010 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2010. Assessing long-term plant availability of biosolids-borne heavy metals in biosolid-treated soils. The 20th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy. Mission Valley Marriott, San Diego, CA. March 15-18, 2010.
    2009 Koo, Bon-Jun and T. Ferko. 2009. Use of plants to remediate polluted soil. Faculty Meeting, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. October 5, 2009.
    2009 Koo, Bon-Jun, A.C. Chang, A.L. Page, T.C. Granato, and R.H. Dowdy. 2009. Assessing long-term plant availability of biosolids-borne heavy metals accumulated in cropland soils. The 10th ICOBTE Congress, Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico. July 2009.
    2008 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2008. Biogeochemistry, Bioavailability, and Risks of Heavy Metals. College of Agricultural Life Sciences, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea. July 4, 2008.
    2008 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2008. Model for Assessing Available Metals in Contaminated Soils. School of Biological and Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, Korea. July 2, 2008.
    2008 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2008. Carbon Sequestration. Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Research Division of Seoul National University for Energy Resources, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. July 1, 2008.
    2008 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2008. Biogeochemistry, Bioavailability, and Risks of Heavy Metals. College of Applied Life Sciences, Cheju National University, Cheju, Korea. June 30, 2008
    2008. Koo, Bon-Jun. 2008. Model for Assessing Available Metals in Contaminated Soils. Department of Applied Bio-sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. June 24, 2008.
    2008 Koo, Bon-Jun, C.D. Barton, and D. H. Graves. 2008. Carbon Sequestration on Reforested Minelands in Appalachia. Korean Society of Agriculture and Environment 2008 International Workshop, Seoul, Korea. June 17-18, 2008.
    2007 Bon-Jun Koo. College Guidance for Parents: California Baptist University. Korean Women’s Missions Conference, Los Angeles Korean Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA. March 16-17, 2007
    2006 Barton, C.D., Bon-Jun Koo, S. Maharaj, and D. H. Graves. 2006. Soil carbon accumulation rates on minelands in Appalachia. Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration. Alexandria, VA. May 8-11, 2006
    2005 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2005. Remediation of Inorganic and Radionuclide Pollutants: Field Studies. Department of Biology. University of Kentucky, KY. May 5, 2005
    2005 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2005. Biogeochemistry, Bioavailability, and Risk of Metals. Department of Chemistry, Whittier College, CA. February 21, 2005.
    2004 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2004. Overview of Trace Elements in Environment. Department of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky, KY. December 21, 2004.
    2003 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2003. Trace elements in environmental and human health. Department of Physical Sciences, Chapman University, CA. December 1, 2003.
    2003 Koo, Bon-Jun, A.C. Chang, and A.L. Page. 2003. Organic acids in rhizosphere of corn grown on biosolids–treated medium: Effects of growing periods and biosolids sources. Seventh International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Uppsala, Sweden. June 15–19, 2003.
    2003 Chang, A.C., Bon-Jun Koo, A. L. Page, and D. E. Crowley. Model for assessing available metals in contaminated soils. Seventh International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Uppsala, Sweden. June 15–19, 2003.
    2003 Danker, R.M., D.C. Adriano, and Bon-Jun Koo. Effects of soil amendments on plant growth and geochemistry of heavy metals in coal combustion. Seventh International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Uppsala, Sweden. June 15–19, 2003.
    2002 Chang, A.C., A.L. Page, Bon-Jun Koo, D.E. Crowley, and M.R. Matsumoto (Invited presentation). 2002. Assessing bioavailability of metals in biosolid-amended soils: Root exudates and their effects on solubility of metals. Joint FAO-IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria. October, 2002.
    2002 Koo, Bon-Jun (Invited Seminar). 2002. Role of root exudates on metal bioavailability: Is it an alternative for bioremediation? Departmental Seminar, Department of Biology and Geology, University of South Carolina-Aiken. SC. September 27, 2002.
    2001 Koo, Bon-Jun (Invited Seminar). 2001. Assessing phytoavailability of metals in biosolid-amended soils: Role of root exudates on solubility of biosolid-borne metals. Departmental Seminar, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia. GA. November 15, 2001.
    2000 Chang, A.C., A.L. Page, and Bon-Jun Koo. (Invited) 2000. Biogeochemistry of phosphorus, iron, and trace elements in soils as influenced by soil-plant-microbial interactions. Soil Mineral-Organic Matter-Microorganism Interactions and Ecosystem Health, Third International Symposium of the Working Group MO of the International Union of Soil Sciences. Naples-Capri, Italy. May 22–26, 2000.


    ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS / SYMPOSIUM / CONFERENCE;

    2017 Presented – Distinguishing and quantifying “new carbon” from “old carbon” on reclaimed coal mine sites. The 42nd Annual West Costal Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. April 22, 2017
    2017 Presented – Distribution of sequential silicon extraction from volcanic ash soils in Jeju Island, South Korea. 9th Annual Natural & Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 18, 2017
    2017 Presented – Distinguishing and quantifying “new carbon” from “old carbon” on reclaimed coal mine sites. 9th Annual Natural & Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 18, 2017
    2016 Presented – Dissolution of biosolid-borne metals of soils. The 41st Annual West Costal Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Point Loma Nazarene University, CA. April 9, 2016
    2016 Presented – CBU campus soil properties and reactions of organic acid with biosolid treated soil. The 41st Annual West Costal Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Point Loma Nazarene University, CA. April 9, 2016
    2016 Presented – CBU campus soil properties and reactions of organic acid with biosolid treated soil. 8th Annual Natural & Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 20, 2016
    2016 Presented – Weathering and silicon mobility of volcanic ash soils in Jeju Island, South Korea. 8th Annual Natural & Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 20, 2016
    2015 Presented – Seedling Response and Spoil Characteristics on Surface Minelands – Carbon Sequestration. The 40th Annual West Costal Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Point Loma Nazarene University, CA. April 25, 2015
    2015 Presented – Seedling Response and Spoil Characteristics on Surface Minelands. 7th Annual Natural & Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 21, 2015
    2014 Organized – The 6th NMS Annual Research Seminar hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 22, 2014
    2014 Presented – Garrett Batten and Bon-Jun Koo. 2013. An Imperfect Solution – Biofuels. 6th Annual Natural & Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 22, 2014
    2014 Presented – Andrew Stewart, Giselle Cuellar and Bon-Jun Koo. Carbon sequestration on surface mine lands. 6th Annual Natural & Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 22, 2014
    2014 Presented – Samantha Wiza, Desiree Lyons-Howard and Bon-Jun Koo. 2014. Assessment of stream fish mortality from short-term exposure to illite clays as an in situ method for remediating 130-Cs contaminated wetland. 6th Annual Natural and Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 22, 2014
    2014 Attended – The 2014 ASA/CSSA/SSSA International Annual Meeting. Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA. November 2-5, 2014
    2014 Attended – Ready for the Shakeout Workshop. San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino, CA. October 11, 2014
    2014 Attended – 9th International Conference on Climate Change. Las Vegas, NV. July 7-9, 2014
    2014 Attended – The 20th World Congress of Soil Science. Juju Convention Center, Jeju, Korea. June 8-13, 2014
    2014 Attended – The 100th Anniversary of University of California Cooperative Extension: Day of Science and Service. University of California, Riverside, CA. May 8, 2014
    2014 Attended – 2014 OHOMOS Tribal Conference: One Heart, One Mind, One Spirit Conference, San Manuel Education Department, San Manuel, CA. April 26, 2014
    2014 Attended – The 24th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air. Mission Valley Marriott, San Diego, CA. March 17-20, 2014
    2014 Attended – STEM Pre-Professional Advising Workshop, Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee, CA. March 6, 2014
    2014 Attended – 6th Annual Natural and Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar. California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 22, 2014
    2014 Attended – 2014 Loma Linda University Pre-professional Advisor Workshop. Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. January 23, 2014
    2014 Attended – The 2nd Annual Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Conference. California State University, San Bernardino, CA. January 18, 2014
    2013 Attended – The Entrusted Christians and Environmental Care. Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. April 26-27, 2014
    2013 Attended – The 23rd Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air. Mission Valley Marriott, San Diego, CA. March 18-21, 2014
    2013 Attended – Remediation Technology Summit – The Future of Remediation Technology. Westminster, CO. March 4-6, 2014
    2013 Organized – The 5th NMS Annual Research Seminar hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 9, 2013
    2013 Presented - Alexandria Taylor and Bon-Jun Koo. 2013. Assessing bioavailability of metals in polluted ecosystems using rhizosphere biogeochemistry. February 9, 2013
    2013 Attended – 2013 Southern California Private School Pre-Professional Advisor Workshop, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA January 17, 2013
    2012 Attended - Environmental conservation in our community. 2012 Environmental Conservation Conference. Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee, CA. November 15, 2012.
    2012 Attended - Place Matters - The Healthy Community by Design 2012 Summit, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. October 10, 2012.
    2012 Attended - The 2012 American Chemical Society National Exposition. San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. March 25-27, 2012.
    2012 Attended - The 22nd Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air & the Association for Environmental Health and Society (AEHS) Annual Meeting, Mission Valley Marriott, San Diego, CA. March 19-22, 2012.
    2012 Attended - The Green Leadership Summit. California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 1, 2012.
    2012 Organized and attended - The 4th NMS Annual Research Seminar hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA February 12, 2012.
    2011 Presented – Koo, Bon-Jun and A.C. Chang 2011. Assessing phytoavailability of heavy metals in biosolids-treated soils. The 1st World Congress of Environmental Biotechnology – 2011 (WECB): Healthier, Safer, and Environment Friendly, Dilian, China, October 19-22, 2011
    2011 Attended – Southern California World Water Forum, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, MWD Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 2011
    2011 Attended - the 2011 Oxbridge: C.S. Lewis Summer Institute: Paradigms of Hope: Transcending Chaos and Transforming Culture. Oxford (Keble College) and Cambridge (Robinson College) University, London, England. July 26 – August 3, 2011
    2011 Attended – the 188th Cell Church Seminar, Podowon Baptist Church, Carson, CA June 16-19, 2011
    2011 Attended – the 21st annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air & the Association for Environmental Health and Society (AEHS) Annual Meeting, Mission Valley Marriott, San Diego, CA, March 14-17, 2011.
    2011 Organized and attended – the 3rd NMS Annual Research Seminar jointly hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department and the Career Services Office, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 7, 2011.
    2010 Attended – the 1st Far East Forum: Energy Diplomacy, University of Southern California Town and Gown Hall, Los Angeles, CA. August 4, 2010.
    2010 Attended – the Genomics in Education of iPlant Collaborative: Faculty Workshop, MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. May 26, 2010
    2010 Organized and attended – the 2nd NMS Annual Research Seminar jointly hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department and the Career Services Office, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 8, 2010.
    2010 Attended – the 11th Annual Conference of the Mathematics of Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA. January 29 – 30, 2010.
    2009 Koo, Bon-Jun and T. Ferko. 2009. Use of plants to remediate polluted soil. Faculty Meeting, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. October 5, 2009. calbaptist.edu/nms
    2009 Attended – the 64th American Scientific Affiliation Annual Meeting/Workshop, Baylor University, Waco, TX. July 31 – August 3, 2009.
    2009 Koo, Bon-Jun, A.C. Chang, A.L. Page, T.C. Granato, and R.H. Dowdy. 2009. Assessing long-term plant availability of biosolids-borne heavy metals accumulated in cropland soils. The 10th ICOBTE Congress, Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico. July 2009.
    2009 Organized and attended - the 1st NMS Annual Research Seminar jointly hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department and the Career Services Office, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 12, 2009.
    2008 Koo, Bon-Jun, W. Chen, T.C. Granato, R.H. Dowdy, A.L. Page, and A.C. Chang. 2008. A new approach to assess plant-availability of soil-borne heavy metals. The 14th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. November 16-23, 2008.
    2008 Koo, Bon-Jun, C.D. Barton, T.G. Hinton, D.E. Fletcher, M.M. Standora, D.P. Coughlin, and D.I. Kaplan. 2008. Assessment of stream fish mortality from short-term exposure to illite clays used as an in situ method for remediating 137Cs-contaminated wetlands. Contaminated Soils Vol. 14. In the conference proceedings of 24th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, and Water, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.A. October 20-23, 2008.
    2008 Barton, C.D., Bon-Jun Koo, S. Maharaj, and D. Graves. Carbon sequestration on reforested mind lands in the Appalachian Region of the United State. International Conference on phytotechnology. Nanjing, China. October 22-25, 2008
    2008 Koo, Bon-Jun, C.D. Barton, and D. H. Graves. 2008. Carbon sequestration on reforested minelands in Appalachia. Korean Society of Agriculture and Environment 2008 International Workshop, Seoul, Korea. June 17-18, 2008.
    2008 Koo, Bon-Jun, A.C. Chang, A.L. Page, T.C. Granato, and R.H. Dowdy. 2008. Assessing long-term plant availability of biosolids-borne heavy metals accumulated in cropland soils. Residuals and Biosolids 2008, Water Environmental Federation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 30 – April 2, 2008.
    2008 Attended - 2008 KAEDC Economic Forum. Oxford Palace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. March 7, 2008.
    2008 Attended - the15th Annual Creation Science Symposium. The Master’s College, Santa Clarita, CA. February 23, 2008.
    2008 Attended - the 2nd Annual Science Education Summit hosted by the Copernicus Project, University of California, Riverside, CA. February 20, 2008.
    2007 Bon-Jun Koo. 2007. “College Guidance for Parents: California Baptist University.” Korean Women’s Missions Conference, Los Angeles Korean Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA. March 16-17, 2007
    2007 Bon-Jun Koo. 2007 “Partnering for Success in Science and Technology Education,” The Copernicus Project Science Education Summit, The Mission Inn, Riverside, CA. February 20, 2007.
    2006 Bon-Jun Koo. 2006. California Baptist University and Its History. 2006 Council of Korean Southern Baptist Church Meeting, Wheaton College, Chicago, IL. June 19-22, 2006
    2006 Barton, C.D., Bon-Jun Koo, S. Maharaj, and D. H. Graves. 2006. Soil carbon accumulation rates on minelands in Appalachia. Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration. Alexandria, VA. May 8-11, 2006
    2006 Barton, C.D., Bon-Jun Koo, S. Maharaj, and D.H. Graves. 2006. Carbon sequestration on reforested minelands in Appalachia. 2006 National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, and the 7th ICARD, St. Louis, MO. March 26-29, 2006.
    2006 Koo, Bon-Jun. 2006. Legacy and Vision. The First National Korean American Economic Conference. Wilshire Grand Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. Jan. 26–28, 2006.
    2005 Koo, Bon-Jun, T.G. Hinton, and C.D. Barton. 2005. Assessment of stream fish mortality from short-term exposure to illite clays used as an in situ method for Remediating 137Cs contaminated wetlands. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. Nov. 6–10, 2005.
    2005 Barton, C.D., Bon-Jun Koo, and D.H. Graves. 2005. Carbon sequestration on surface mine lands. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. Nov. 6–10, 2005.
    2003 Koo, Bon-Jun, D.C. Adriano, C.D. Barton, and L.A. Newman. 2003. Biogeochemistry of heavy metals in the rhizosphere of pine seedlings (Pinus taeda L.) grown on amended coal combustion waste. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Nov. 2–6, 2003.
    2003 Koo, Bon-Jun, D.C. Adriano, C.D. Barton, and R.M. Danker. 2003. Use of trees to remediate coal combustion waste sites: plant growth, bioavailability of heavy metals, and water quality. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Nov. 2–6, 2003.
    2003 Barton, C.D., and Bon-Jun Koo. 2003. Field evaluation of TDR and FDR water content sensors under extreme environmental conditions. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Nov. 2–6, 2003.
    2003 Barton, C.D., D. Marx, D.C. Adriano, Bon-Jun Koo, and L.A. Newman. 2003. Establishment of a forest to control hydrology and acid generation on a landfill containing coal combustion waste. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Nov. 2–6, 2003.
    2003 Watson, S.I., T.G. Hinton, and Bon-Jun Koo. 2003. Assessing the environmental impacts of illite clay applied for the remediation of 137Cs-contaminated wetlands. Undergraduate Seminar, SREL, Aiken, SC. July 29, 2003.
    2003 Koo, Bon-Jun, A.C. Chang, and A.L. Page. 2003. Organic Acids in Rhizosphere of Corn Grown on Biosolids–treated Medium: Effects of Growing Periods and Biosolids Sources. Seventh International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Uppsala, Sweden. June 15–19, 2003.
    2003 Chang, A.C., Bon-Jun Koo, A. L. Page, and D. E. Crowley. Model for assessing available metals in contaminated soils. Seventh International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Uppsala, Sweden. June 15–19, 2003.
    2003 Danker, R.M., D.C. Adriano, and Bon-Jun Koo. Effects of soil amendments on plant growth and geochemistry of heavy metals in coal combustion. Seventh International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Uppsala, Sweden. June 15–19, 2003.
    2002 Adriano, D.C., N.S. Bolan, Bon-Jun Koo, R. Naidu, D. van der Lelie, J. Vangronsveld, and W.W. Wenzel (Invited Congress). 2002. Natural remediation processes – bioavailability interactions in contaminated soils. 17th World Congress of Soil Science, Bangkok, Thailand. August 14–21, 2002.
    2002 Adriano, D.C., Bon-Jun Koo, N.S. Bolan, L.A. Newman, W.W. Wenzel, and R.Naidu. 2002. Role of rhizosphere processes on natural remediation in contaminated soils. Bouyoucos Conference, Athens, Greece. June 23–28, 2002.
    2002 Koo, Bon-Jun, D.C. Adriano, C.D. Barton, and R.M. Danker. 2002. Revegetation of an acidic reject coal basin. American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation, Lexington, KY. June 9–13, 2002.
    2001 Bolan, N.S., R. Natesan, D.C. Adriano, and Bon-Jun Koo. 2001. Sequestration and bioavailability of hexavalent chromium in soils. Symposium on Natural Remediation Processes, Aiken, SC. Oct. 4, 2001.
    2001 Koo, Bon-Jun, A.C. Chang, A.L. Page, D.E. Crowley. 2001. Organic acids in root exudates and their effects on plant uptake of biosolids-borne metals. Sixth International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. July 29–Aug. 2, 2001.
    2000 Koo, Bon-Jun, A.C. Chang, A.L. Page, D.E. Crowley. 2000. Organic acids in root exudates of corn grown in biosolid-treated media. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Nov. 5–9, 2000.
    1999 Chang, A.C., A.L. Page, Bon-Jun Koo, D.E. Crowley, and M.R. Matsumoto. 1999. Assessing phyto-availability of metals in biosolids-amended soils: Root exudates and their effects on solubility of metals. In: D. Silva ed., Reaction of Toxic Pollutants in Soil System. 1996–2001 Annual Report for Water Environmental Research Foundation. p. 15-28.
    1993 Kyoung, Suk-Hyun, Bon-Jun Koo, and Dae-Han Park. 1993. A synthesis and addition reaction of o-anisyltitanium compounds with carbonyl compounds. 50th Korean Society of Soil Science & Fertilizer Conference. Cheju, S. Korea. June, 1993.


    GRANTS FUNDED;

    2017 Micro-grant. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $5000.00. January 10, 2017
    2017 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $876.89. April, 2017
    2017 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $832.23. March, 2017
    2017 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $351.38. January, 2017
    2016 Micro-grant. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $5000.00. November 18, 2015
    2015 Micro-grant. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $5000.00. January 27, 2015
    2014 Micro-grant. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $5000.00. March 21, 2014
    2014 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $1208.63. October 22, 2014
    2014 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $969.01. June 3, 2014
    2014 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $3000.00. May 7, 2014
    2013 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $1,003.81. February 4, 2013
    2012 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA.
    $ 1,100.00 October 30, 2012
    2011 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $1,250.00. October 24, 2011
    2011 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $1019.10, February 10, 2011
    2009 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $823.00, November, 2009
    2009 Scholarship. Funded by American Scientific Affiliation, $500.00 The 64th American Scientific Affiliation Annual Meeting, Baylor University, Waco, TX, July 31 – August 3, 2009.
    2009 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $644.00, April, 2009
    2008 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $1,106.00, October, 2008
    2008 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $1,686.00, June, 2008
    2008 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $644.00, April, 2008.
    2008 Assessing Bioavailability of Metals in Polluted Ecosystems Using Rhizosphere Biogeochemistry: I. Pilot-scale Experiment. Working with Co-PI: Thomas Ferko. Funded by California Baptist University. May, 2008.
    2007 The House/Senate Omnibus Appropriations Funds. Funded by Department of Education (FIPSE), $351,000.00, December 19, 2007
    2006 Faulty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $1,500.00, October, 2006
    2006 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. $930.00, April, 2006
    2005 Major Research Equipment Grant. Funded by University of Kentucky. January 2005, $3,231
    2004 Assessment of Monitored Natural Attenuation for Environmental Restoration at the Savannah River Site. Working with Co-PIs: Anoruo, A., J. Payne, W. Simpson, J. Williams, and C.D. Barton. Funded by U.S. DOE Environmental Restoration. February 2004, $250,310 for 1 year.


    GRANTS SUBMITTED;

    2017 Micro-grant. Submitted to California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. A budget of $5000.00
    2017 Research Fund. Submitted to Rose Foundation – California Watershed Protection Fund. A budget of $200,000. September, 2017
    2017 Research Fund. Submitted to USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions – Education Grants Program. A budget of $100,000.March, 2017
    2017 Faculty Development Funds. Submitted to California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. budget of $876.89
    2017 Faculty Development Funds. Submitted to California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. budget of $832.23
    2017 Faculty Development Funds. Submitted to California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. budget of $351.38
    2016 Micro-grant. Submitted to California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. A budget of $5000.00
    2016 Research Fund. Submitted to Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant Program – Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area. A budget of $200,000. August 17, 2016
    2015 Micro-grant. Submitted to California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. A budget of $5000.00
    2014 Research Fund. Submitted to 2014 CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship. A budget of $5000.00. October 17, 2014
    2014 Research fund. Submitted to the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation’s Research and Development Excellence Program. A budget of $10,000.00. December 15, 2014
    2014 Micro-grant. Submitted to California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. A budget of $5000.00.
    2014 Faculty Development Funds. Submitted to California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. budget of $1208.63.
    2014 Faculty Development Funds. Submitted to California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. A budget of $969.01.
    2014 Faculty Development Funds. Submitted to California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. A budget of $3000.00.
    2013 Faculty Development Funds. Submitted to California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. A budget of $1,003.81
    2012 NSF REU Site: WRITE@UCR – Water Research and Innovation for Transformative Engagement. Principle Investigator: Dr. Mark R. Matsumoto: Bonjun-Koo. Submitted.
    2012 Faculty Development Funds. Funded by California Baptist University for a budget of $1,100.00
    2011 Faculty Development Funds. Submitted to California Baptist University for a budget of $1,250.00
    2011 Faculty Development Funds. Submitted to California Baptist University for a budget of $1019.10
    2009 Faculty Development Funds. Submitted to California Baptist University for a budget of $823.00
    2009 Faculty Development Funds. Submitted to California Baptist University for a budget of $644.00
    2008 Faculty Development Funds. Bonjun Koo. Submitted to California Baptist University for a budget of $ 1,106.00
    2008 Faulty Development Funds. Bonjun Koo. Submitted to California Baptist University for a budget of $1,686.00
    2008 Assessing Bioavailability of Metals in Polluted Ecosystems Using Rhizosphere Biogeochemistry: I. Pilot-scale Experiment. Submitted to California Baptist University.
    2007 The House/Senate Omnibus Appropriations Funds. Working with Dr. Arthur Cleveland. Submitted to Department of Education (FIPSE) for a budget of $351,000.00
    2006 Faulty Development Funds. Bonjun Koo. Submitted to California Baptist University for a budget of $1,500.00
    2006 Faculty Development Funds. Bonjun Koo. Submitted to California Baptist University for a budget of $ 930.00
    2005 Establishing Short Rotation Woody Crops on Surface Mine Lands of Appalachia as Feedstocks for Energy Production. Working with Co-PI: Christopher Barton, Don Graves, Jeff Stringer, James Ringe, and Rowe Warner. Submitted to USDA and DOE, Biomass Research and Development Initiative Agreement #67-3A75-5-22 for an initial budget of $2,000,000 for 3 years
    2005 Capture of Heavy Metals from Highway Runoff Using a Geomat with High Surface Charge Clays: Column Experiment and Pilot Study. Working with Co-PI: Christopher Barton. Submitted to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS 2005 Competitive Grants Program for Water Resources) for an initial budget of $42,138 for 1 year
    2005 Major Research Equipment Grant: HP-500 Plus Vessel Starter Set. Working with Co-PI: Christopher Barton. Submitted to Executive Vice President for Research, University of Kentucky for a budget of $3,231
    2004 Analysis of Biocomplexity in Polluted Sediment Ecosystems Undergoing Restoration in the Aspects of Functional Genomics and Biogeochemistry. Working with Co-PIs: Sung-Cheol Koh, Jae-Seong So, and Jong-Seol Kim. Submitted to Korea Research Foundation for an initial budget of $125,000 for 3 years (Status: rejected)
    2003 The Effects of Wild Hog Rooting Behavior on the Bioavailability of Co-contaminants on the SRS: A Study of Interactions between Microbial Communities and the Rhizosphere. Working with Co-PIs: Zhang, C., and K.F. Gaines. Submitted to the Environmental Restoration/DOE for an initial budget of $64,915.20 for 1 year (Status: accepted)
    2003 An Innovative in Situ Remediation Technology for 137Cs-contaminated Wetlands. Working with Co-PIs: Hinton, T.G., and D.I. Kaplan. Submitted to the Environmental Restoration/DOE for an initial budget of $89,947 for 1 year. (Status: accepted)
    2003 Nickel and Uranium Dynamics in Soil Regulated by Rhizosphere Processes. Working with Co-PIs: Adriano, D.C., C.D. Barton, C. Zhang, and D.I. Kaplan. Submitted to the U.S. DOE Office of Science Financial Assistance Program Notice 03–04 in the Joint Interagency Program on Phytoremediation Research for an initial budget of $373,524.00 for 3 years. (Status: rejected)
    2003 Assessing Bioavailability to Reduce Trophic Transfer of Metals in Ash Basin Sites. Working with Co-PIs: Gaines, K.F., and C.D. Barton. Submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF), International Science and Engineering (INT) for Cooperative Research Project for two years, October 15, 2002. (Status: rejected)
    2002 Assessing Bioavailability of Trace Elements in the 488-D Area Ash Basin. Working with Co-PIs: Barton, C.D., L.A. Newman, and D.C. Adriano. Submitted to the DOE Environmental Management Science Program for an initial budget of $80,000 for two years, July 15, 2002. (Status: rejected)
    2002 Study of Root and Mycorrhizal Exudates in the Rhizosphere of Poplar and Maize. Working with Co-PIs: Adriano, D.C., L.A. Newman, G.E. Mills, and C.D. Barton. Submitted to the Genome to Life for an initial budget of $2,000,000 for four years, March 12, 2002. (Status: rejected).
    2002 Reducing Bioavailability and Phytotoxicity of Metals in the 488-D Area Ash Basin. Working with Co-PIs: Adriano, D.C., L.A. Newman, and C. Barton. Submitted to the DOE Environmental Management Science Program for an initial budget of $100,000 for two years, February 28, 2002. (Status: rejected).

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Member of Riverside Korean Baptist Church (Riverside, CA - SBC);

    2016-present Serving as the EM/Youth Group director for Riverside Korean Baptist Church, Riverside, CA
    2015-present Serving as the treasurer/chief of financial committee for Riverside Korean Baptist Church, Riverside, CA
    2008-present Cell group leader – Hansarang Cell for Riverside Korean Baptist Church, Riverside, CA
    2005-present Riverside Korean Baptist Church, Riverside, CA; ordain deacon; bible teacher, a Cell Group Organization member, a Finance Committee member, serving/served as a chairperson/member for various committees.
    2011 Members of Education Committee, Mission Committee, and Fellowship Committee.
    2009-2011 Riverside Korean Baptist Church, Riverside, CA; chairperson of the Finance Committee and School Management Committee.
    2005-2010 Riverside Korean Baptist Church, Riverside, CA; chairperson of the Education Committee and Secretary (Clerk)
    2004-2005 Lexington Korean Presbyterian Church, Lexington, KY; member of man mission committee; adult choir member.
    2001-2004 Augusta Korean Baptist Church, Augusta, GA; ordain deacon; chair of ordain deacon committee; chair of treasurer committee; chair of the man mission committee; a choirmaster; a bible teacher.
    1993-2001 Riverside Korean Baptist Church, Riverside, CA; deacon member; the manager of the deacon council; served as a shepherd, a bible teacher, a cell group leader, the director of the multimedia committee, and a chanter.
    1986-1993 Yeouido Full Gospel Church, Seoul, S. Korea.
    1983-1986 Hyaerim Presbyterian Church, Daegu, S. Korea; faith in Lord, Jesus Christ, as my savor; received baptism by immersion; manager and president of the youth group; adult choir member.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES;

    American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS (2011 ~ present)
    American Chemical Society, ACS (2006 ~ present)
    American Scientific Affiliation, ASA (2009 ~ present)
    American Society of Agronomy, ASA (2001~ present)
    Crop Science Society of America, CSSA (2001 ~ present)
    International Congress of Ecology, INTECOL (2002 ~ present)
    Korean Association of Agricultural Scientists in North America, KAASA (2001~ present)
    Science & the Public, SSP (2014 ~ present)
    Soil Science Society of America, SSSA (2001~ present)
    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, AASHE (2013 ~ present)


    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS;

    2014-present Editor (Editorial Board Member), International Chemistry Review;
    2005-present Reviewer, International Journal of Phytoremediation;
    2003-present Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Restoration;
    2006-2009 Instructor, Copernicus Project Community College Internship, Riverside, CA;
    2003-2006 Instructor, Savannah River Environmental Sciences Field Station, Aiken, SC;
    2003-2006 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC;
    2001-June 2002 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Natural Science, Georgia Military College, Augusta, GA;


    AWARDS AND HONORS;

    2017 Was named in the 2017 Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America. Based on the reference value of outstanding achievements and record of success. Marquis Who’s Who Publication. New Providence, NJ, USA
    2016 Was named in the 2016 Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering. Based on the reference value of outstanding achievements and record of success. Marquis Who’s Who Publication. New Providence, NJ, USA
    2015 Was named in the 2015 Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America. Based on the reference value of outstanding achievements and record of success. Marquis Who’s Who Publication. New Providence, NJ, USA
    2014 Was named in the 2014 Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in Engineering and Science. Based on the reference value of outstanding achievements and record of success. Marquis Who’s Who Publication. New Providence, NJ, USA
    2013 Was named in the 2013 Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. Based on the reference value of outstanding achievements and record of success. Marquis Who’s Who Publication. New Providence, NJ, USA
    2012 Faculty Member of the Year Award by the Association Students of California Baptist University. April 20, 2012.
    2012 Was named in the 2012 Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. Based on the reference value of outstanding achievements and record of success. Marquis Who’s Who Publication. New Providence, NJ, USA
    2011 Was a Delegate member of CBU – the 2011 Oxbridge: C.S. Lewis Summer Institute: Paradigms of Hope: Transcending Chaos and Transforming Culture. Oxford (Keble College) and Cambridge (Robinson College) University London, England. July 26 – August 3, 2011
    2011 Was the coordinator of the 3rd NMS Annual Research Seminar that was being jointly hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department and the Career Services Office held on February 7, 2011
    2011 Was named in the 2011 Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in America. Based on the reference value of outstanding achievements and record of success. Marquis Who’s Who Publication. New Providence, NJ, USA
    2010 Was named in the 2010 Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in America. Based on the reference value of outstanding achievements and record of success. Marquis Who’s Who Publication. New Providence, NJ, USA
    2010 Was the coordinator of the 2nd NMS Annual Research Seminar that was being jointly hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department and the Career Services Office held on Thursday, February 8, 2010
    2009 Selected for being a scholarship recipient for the American Scientific Affiliation Annual Meeting/Workshop on July 31 – August 3, 2009 at Baylor University, Waco, TX.
    2009 Was the coordinator of the 1st NMS Annual Research Seminar that was being jointly hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department and the Career Services Office of CBU held on Thursday, February 12, 2009
    2008-present Nominated and participate in the City of Riverside Clean & Green Advisory Committee (GAP).
    2008 Nominated and featured in the Who’s Who in America
    2008 Was named the 2008 Trustees Distinguished Scholar of the Year, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA.
    2008 Nominated by the students as a nominee for the 2007-2008 Faculty Member of the Year
    2007-2010 Secretary and a Board member of Promise Preschool and Afterschool
    2006-present Secretary of a foundation for a scholarship fund for California Baptist University-Yanbian University of Science and Technology students (Foundation for Yanbian Students in Riverside, California)
    2005- present A board member of trustees; Director of the International Relationship Committee; Co-chairperson of the sister cities relationship between the city of Riverside, CA and Gang-Nam, Seoul, Korea for the Inland Korean American Association, CA.
    2004-June 2005 Postdoctoral Scholarship, Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
    2004-June 2004 Faculty Assistant Fellowship ($24,000), Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia, Aiken, SC.
    2003-Jan. 2004 Research Associate Fellowship, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia, Aiken, SC.
    2001-present Secretary and Treasurer, Korean Association of Agricultural Scientists in North America (KAASA).
    2001 – 2003 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia, Aiken, SC.
    1996 – 2001 Graduate Research Assistantship, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA.
    2000 F.T. Bingham Fellowship ($1,000). Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA.
    2000 Graduate Student Association Mini-Grant. University of California, Riverside, CA
    1998 Scholarship Honor Recipient ($1,000). Korean-American Scholarship Fund in Southern California, INC. CA.
    1997 Scholarship Honor Recipient ($500). Arrowhead Inland golf club, CA.
    1994 – 1996 Excellent Teaching Recognition, Southern California Korean Institution, CA.
    1991 – 1993 Teaching and Research Assistantship. Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Konkuk University, Seoul, S. Korea.
    1989 First rank in class of agricultural chemistry, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Konkuk University, Seoul, S. Korea.
    1988 – 1989 Scholarship Honor Recipients ($3,000). Republic of Korea, Army, S. Korea.
    1985 – 1989 Scholarship Honor Recipient for 4 years ($5000). Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Konkuk University, Seoul, S. Korea.


    UNIVERSITY;

    2016-present Serving as a member of Park Family Scholarship Committee for California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2014-present Serving as a member of Tree Campus USA Committee for California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2014-present Serving as the faculty advisor of Environmental Science Club for California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2011-present Serving as a member of the Green Sustainability Committee for California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2009-present Currently serving as a member of the Pre-Medical Advising Committee for the Natural and Mathematical Science Department at California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2008-present Currently serving as the Faculty Development Committee member for California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2006-present Serving as the secretary of the Foundation for Yanbian Students in Riverside, CA
    2005-present Serving as a search committee member or chair for Biology and Environmental Sciences faculty positions for Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2005-present Supervising and teaching Lab Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Reader/Graders, and Lab Workers for Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2005-present Serving as the organization advisor of the Korea Associated Students (KAS) for California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2005-present Participating in CBU Freshmen Step Ahead, CBU24, and other CBU activities for California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2009-2014 Serving as the coordinator of the NMS Annual Research Seminar that was being jointly hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department and the Career Services Office.
    2009-2014 Served as the faculty advisor of Biology Club for California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2013-2014 Served as a member of General Education Task Force Committee, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2011-2014 Served as the advisor of the ASCBU Sophomore Class of 2014, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2013 Served as the co-advisor of Pre-Dent Club for California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    2012 Participated in making a new Master program for School of Education – Master of Arts in Education specialization in Science Education.
    2012 Participated in making a new major for the NMS Department of California Baptist University – Global Community Science Major and Minor.
    2011 Served as a committee member of NMS Faculty Search Committee (2011): For Biology and Chemistry faculty positions.
    2011 Helped in developing the new Environmental Science Major and Minor; developed five new courses syllabi, Major/Minor requirements, etc.
    2011 Served as the coordinator of the 3rd NMS Annual Research Seminar that was being jointly hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department and the Career Services Office held on February 7, 2011
    2010 Was the coordinator of the 2nd NMS Annual Research Seminar that was being jointly hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department and the Career Services Office held on Thursday, February 8, 2010
    2010 Served as the Interim Chair of the Faculty Development Committee in fall, 2010 for the Sabbatical Requests.
    2010 Served on the Faculty Search Committee for Biology and Chemistry faculty positions for the Natural and Mathematical Science Department at California Baptist University.
    2009 Organized and attended - the 1st NMS Annual Research Seminar jointly hosted by the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Department and the Career Services Office, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. February 12, 2009.
    2009 Served three faculty committees (research review, student serves and faculty development) for California Baptist University.
    2009 Translated the updated International Center Home Page and the international related web pages of the CBU website in 2009.
    2009 Helped and translated the visit of delegates (Office of General Affairs, Office of Strategic Affairs, Library, and Office of President) from Seoul Theological University on June 17, 2009.
    2008 Helped the visit of the president and a dean from Seoul Theological University on May 9, 2008.
    2008 Helped and translated (to Korean) the Finance Department of California Baptist University at the Royal Rose Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2008
    2007 Helped the International Center host the delegation from Handong Global University on October 11 and 12, 2007.
    2007 Presented CBU and recruited Korean-American students and international students at the 26th Korean Churches Meeting of Southern Baptist Convention, Houston, TX. June 18-21, 2007.
    2007 Attended the Los Angeles Asian College Fair to recruit students on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Los Angeles Korean Church in Los Angeles, California; 300 people visited, 70 of them filled the response cards.
    2007 On May 17, 2007, three CBU-YUST students and I were interviewed by Ms. Eunmi Lee who hosts a 30-minute radio show (11:00am ~ 11:30am) six day a week on the Korean Gospel Broadcasting Company (AM 1190 MHz) in Los Angeles. The topic for the talk show was our personal testimonies. In addition, we talked about CBU to all the Korean-American listeners.
    2007 Serving as the organization advisor of the Korea Associated Students (KAS) for California Baptist University (2 activities/semester; monthly meeting).
    2007 Translated a preaching given by Dr. Ellis to Riverside Korean Baptist Church on the service to open the Promise Center (Education and multi-purpose Gymnasium) dedication, ordination and retirement of the deacons, and the 30th anniversary of the Riverside Koran Baptist Church, Riverside, CA on March 18, 2007.
    2007 Attended the 2007 Korean Women’s Missions Conference to present CBU and to recruit students from March 16 to March 17, 2007.
    2007 Attended the 14th Annual Creation Science Symposium titled “Creation and the Character of God featuring Dr. John Morris” on February 24, 2007. Master’s College, Santa Clarita, CA.
    2007 Serving as the Secretary of the Inland Korean Scholarship Foundation: fundraise for the CBU-YUST students and attend the regular meetings.
    2006 Presented CBU and recruited international students at the 14th Korea TESOL International Conference: Advancing ELT: Empowering Teachers, Empowering Learners. Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea. Oct. 28-29, 2006.
    2006 Translated a preaching “Identifying Your Marketplace” given by Dr. Ellis to Riverside Korean Baptist Church, Riverside, CA on April 23, 2006.
    2006 Served and helped with Campus Day as a faculty judge on April 21, 2006
    2006 Ms. Sonya Lim who is the host of the “Live Together in A Society” interviewed me for a live broadcast from 2:00 – 2:30pm on the Korean Gospel Broadcasting Company (AM 1190MHz) in Los Angeles On April 6, 2006; the program was to introduce CBU to Korean-Americans.
    2006 Organized a visit to CBU by the Inland Korean-American Association and the Foundation for Yanbian Student in Riverside, California on April 5, 2006.
    2006 Interviewed by Ms. Young-Hye Sohn, host of the “Renew Me in Christ (one-hour radio program from 10:00 to 11:00am),” six days a week on the Korean Gospel Broadcasting Company (AM 1190MHz) in Los Angeles on March 22, 2006; It was about my personal testimony. In addition, I mentioned CBU and our relationships with Handong Global University, Korean Baptist Theological University/Seminary, and Yanbian University of Science and Technology.
    2006 Interviewed by Ms. Eun-Mi Lee who is the host of the ‘This Is My Testimony (one-hour program; 10-11am)” on the Korean Christian Broadcasting Network (AM 1650KHz/FM 91.5MHz, SCA); the topic for the program was my personal testimony and I introduced CBU to Korean-American listeners. On March 15, 2006
    2006 Organized the Korean Associated Students Club for the “New Korean Student Welcome Reception” on January 17, 2006.
    2006 Accompanied the CBU-YUST students for the YUST Night in Los Angeles on January 16, 2006
    2006 Bon-Jun. 2006. Legacy and Vision. The First National Korean American
    Economic Conference. Wilshire Grand Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. Jan. 26–28, 2006.
    2006 Helped and participated with all of the arrangements for a visit to CBU by the President and Mrs. Kim, Dr. and Mrs. Lee, and Professor Yang from the Yanbian University of Science and Technology on January 10, 2006.
    Oct. 2005 Helped to establish relationships and made a trip to Korea (Korea Baptist Theological Seminary/University, KBTUS and Handong Global University, HGU) and China (Yanbian University of Science and Technology, YUST) as a CBU delegation member to have MOU singings and to recruit students with Drs. Ellis, Parker, and Wyatt and Darla Cupery. October 17~27, 2005.
    Oct. 2005 Translated a special lecture (“Transformation of Christian Education in the United States: 1955-2005) given by Dr. Parker to the Department of Christian Education of KBTUS. October 20, 2005.
    July 2005 Helped the International Center hosted for the delegation of Handong Global University. July, 2005
    2001-2004 Chemical Coordinator at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, SC.
    2001-2004 Provided evaluation letters for post-promotion review, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA.
    2001 Student Search Committee for Faculty Members, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA.


    COMMUNITY;

    2008-present A member of the City of Riverside Clean & Green Advisory Committee (GAP).;
    2006-present Secretary of a foundation for a scholarship fund for California Baptist University-Yanbian University of Science and Technology students (Foundation for Yanbian Students in Riverside, California) and also serving as a board member of the Inland Korean-American Association, CA;
    2007-2010 Secretary and a Board member of Promise Preschool and Afterschool;
    2006- present Secretary of a foundation for a scholarship fund for California Baptist University-Yanbian University of Science and Technology students (Foundation for Yanbian Students in Riverside, California) and also serving as a board member of the Inland Korean-American Association.;
    2005- 2010 Served as the director of the International Relationship Committee; Co-chairperson of the sister cities relationship between the city of Riverside, CA and Gang-Nam, Seoul, Korea for the Inland Korean American Association, CA.;
    2000 – 2001 Secretary of Korean-American Inland Empire Association, CA.;
    1996 – 1999 Division chair of Education, Sports, and Youth committee in Korean-American Inland Empire Association, CA.;

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Teaching, Research, Church, and Family / Soccer, Movie, and Music / Ecotour - Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand / Spouse: Taeun Kim, Daughter: Joanna Koo, Son: Timothy Koo.

  • Personal Philosophy

    I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

    - Galatians 2:20, NASB