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Andrew Kim

RELP Cohort: 2022
School: Engineering

Andrew Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Stanford University. He is a member of the Criddle Group, where his research focuses on novel technologies that facilitate resource recovery from urban water systems. Specifically, he is interested in membrane-aerated biofilm reactors to sustainably manage dissolved methane, sulfide and nitrogen in anaerobically treated domestic wastewaters. Andrew is also interested in the recovery of struvite from wastewater streams for novel fire retardant applications to mitigate wildfires. His work additionally aims to quantify greenhouse gas impacts associated with novel wastewater treatment trains that utilize anaerobic treatment and direct potable reuse.

Andrew received his undergraduate degree in environmental engineering with honors, and graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University in 2017. There, Andrew was an active member of AguaClara and has worked on sustainable drinking water and wastewater projects in Honduras. At Stanford, he is currently a Wells Family Stanford Graduate Fellow and National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellow. He is an active member of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt), where he serves as the diversity liaison officer. Andrew also currently works as a technical writing coach in the School of Engineering’s Technical Communication Program.