Delete search term


Quick navigation

Main navigation

Dr. Jae Wook Chung

Dr. Jae Wook Chung

Dr. Jae Wook Chung

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Institute of Natural Resource Sciences

+41 (0) 58 934 58 09

Personal profile

Expertise and research interests

Realtime Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for virus quantification, point-of-use (POU) technologies for less developed communities - sanitation, water treatment, wastewater treatment

Educational background

1. 02/01/2011-30/10/2015: Ph.D. Environmental Technology, UNESCO-IHE / Wageningen University, The Netherlands
2. 01/10/2014-31/12/2014: Guest researcher at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) / Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ), Leipzig, Germany
3. 01/09/2008-17/10/2010: M.Sc. Environmental Sanitation, Ghent University, Belgium, Diploma with distinction, promoter
4. 02/03/1999-14/02/2007: B.Eng. Environmental Engineering, Kyunghee University, Yong-In, Republic of Korea

Professional milestones

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship - 01/09/2020-31/08/2022,
FEET - Freom Excreta to Energy, Transformation): developing low-cost hydrothermal carbonization technology for faecal waste treament in less developed communities



Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

1. Chung, J. W., J. W. Foppen & P. N. L. Lens, (2013) Development of low cost two-step reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction assays for rotavirus detection in foul surface water drains. Food and environmental virology 5: 126-133

2. Katukiza, A. Y., H. Temanu, J. W. Chung, J. W. A. Foppen & P. N. L. Lens, (2013) Genomic copy concentrations of selected waterborne viruses in a slum environment in Kampala, Uganda. Journal of Water and Health 11: 358-370

3. Chung, J.W., Foppen, J.W., Izquierdo, M. and Lens, P.N.L. (2014) Removal of Escherichia coli from Saturated Sand Columns Supplemented with Hydrochar Produced from Maize. Journal of Environmental Quality 43(6), 2096-2103

4. Chung, J. W., G. Gerner, J. W. Foppen, R. Krebs & P. N. L. Lens, (2015) Removal of Rotavirus and Adenovirus using hydrochar derived from hydrothermal carbonization of sewage sludge. Journal of Applied Microbiology 119:876-884

5. Chung, J. W., J. W. Foppen & P. N. L. Lens, (2016) Simultaneous removal of Rotavirus and Adenovirus using sand columns supplemented with hydrochar derived from swine manure. Journal of Water and Health; DOI: 10.2166/wh.2016.010

6. Spataru, A., R. Jain, J. W. Chung, G. Gerner, R. Krebs & P. N. L. Lens, (2016) Enhanced adsorption of orthophosphate and copper onto hydrochar derived from sewage sludge by KOH activation. RSC Adv. 6:101827-101834

7. Chung, J.W., O. Edewi, J.W. Foppen, G. Gerner, R. Krebs & P. N. L. Lens (2017) Removal of Escherichia coli by Intermittent Operation of Saturated Sand Columns Supplemented with Hydrochar Derived from Sewage Sludge. Applied Sciences 7:839