Kaimin Shih

Kaimin Shih

Kaimin Shih
Department of Civil Engineering
Hong Kong University, Hong Kong


Dr. Kaimin Shih is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering and Science from Stanford University at US. Dr. Shih’s research work is mainly to engineer and employ material properties for innovative waste and water treatment applications. He is particularly interested in exploring pollutant behavior on material surfaces and extensively conducts research projects related to hazardous metals, emerging pollutants, pesticides, membrane materials, soil remediation, and sludge/ash management. Dr. Shih also provides substantial services to professional communities, and he currently serves as executive committee members in 4 environmental associations and as editorial board members in 5 peer-review scientific journals.

Research Interest

Solid waste management;
Waste-to-resource technologies
Metal recovery
Ceramic and inorganic materials
Quantitative X-Ray diffraction
Material crystal structure
Material leachability
Pollutant behavior at water-mineral interfaces.