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MENTORING

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Inspire middle school students from science projects

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HIGH SCHOOL

Introduce high school students to the world of science

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UNDERGRADUATE

Train undergraduate students with science and engineering projects

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MASTER'S

As a Graduate Chair of Biological Engineering program, I advise Master's student for their courses, thesis research and publication

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DOCTORATE

Work with Ph.D. student on funded research projects and prepare them for future career

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VISITING SCHOLAR

Collaborate with visiting scholars from universities around the world

For prospective students

Trophies

AWARD TO ADVISEE

 

AWARD TO ADVISEE: DUC NGUYEN

People’s Choice Award in CTAHR 3-Minute Elevator Pitch Competition (2018)

AWARD TO ADVISEE: DUC NGUYEN

30th Anniversary Best Ph.D. Student Oral Presentation in the 30th College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Student Research Symposium (2018)

AWARD TO ADVISEE: FERNANDA R. OLIVIERA

Gamma Sigma Delta PhD Student Oral Presentation in the 30th College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Student Research Symposium (2018)

AWARD TO MENTEES: GOWOON JUNG, KACIE NIIMOTO, MARISSA KUWABARA AND SARA LIN

Senior design project Design of Small-Scale Water Treatment Systems for the Ala Wai Canal, 1st Place in American Water Works Association (AWWA) "Fresh Ideas" Contest (2018)

AWARD TO ADVISEES: DUC NGUYEN, SHILVA SHRESTHA AND NANSHI DONG

Outstanding Poster Award (2017) at 15th International Water Association’s World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion.
(Total of 20 posters selected from over 600 posters presented in the congress)

AWARD TO ADVISEE: BRENT WAKIZAWA

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Symposium, MBBE Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation Award in (2017).

AWARD TO ADVISEES, SREELAKSHMI KUTTY AND ARIANA KIM

High School Intern, St. Andrew’s Priory High School, Honolulu, HI. Second place in environment category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), Phoenix, Arizona (May 8-13, 2016).

AWARD TO ADVISEES, SREELAKSHMI KUTTY AND ARIANA KIM

High School Intern, St. Andrew’s Priory High School, Honolulu, HI. Selected to represent the State of Hawaii in the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) National Competition, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC (Jun 17-18, 2016)

AWARD TO ADVISEE, SUMETH WONKIEW (PH.D. STUDENT)

MBBE Best Ph.D. Student Poster Presentation in the 28th College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Symposium (2016).

AWARD TO ADVISEE, FERNANDA R. OLIVERIA (PH.D. STUDENT)

CTAHR Ph.D. Student Poster Presentation Award of Merit in the 28th College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Symposium (2016).

AWARD TO ADVISEES, ZACKERY MORRISON AND NOELOIKEAU CHARLOT (UG. STUDENTS)

MBBE Best Undergraduate Student Oral Presentation in the 28th College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Symposium (2016).

AWARD TO ADVISEE, SURENDRA K.C. (PH.D. STUDENT)

DAAD Short-term Research Fellowship, Bonn, Germany to conduct anaerobic digestion research at Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany (Jan to May 2016).

NSF CONFERENCE GRANT TO FOUR ADVISEES

Edward Drielak (M.S. Candidate); Shilva Shrestha (M.S. student); Chayanon Sawatdeenarunat (Ph.D. Student); and Duc Nguyen (Ph.D. Student) to attend/present at S1041: The Science and Engineering for a Bio-based Industry and Economy Annual Meeting and Symposium in Wooster, Ohio (Aug 11-12, 2015).

AWARD TO ADVISEES, SREELAKSHMI KUTTY AND ARIANA KIM

High School Intern, St. Andrew’s Priory High School, Honolulu, HI. Utilization of Invasive Macro-algae for High-value Products, Third Place in Chemistry Category at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), Pittsburgh, PA, USA (May 10- 15, 2015).

AWARD TO ADVISEES, SREELAKSHMI KUTTY AND ARIANA KIM

High School Intern, St. Andrew’s Priory High School, Honolulu, HI.  Algal-biofuel, First Place in Energy and Environment Category in the State of Hawaii (2015).

AWARD TO ADVISEE, SHILVA SHRESTHA

3rd place, CTAHR M.S. Oral Award of Merit in the 27th College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Symposium (2015).

AWARD TO ADVISEE, LAURA MARTINEZ

Gamma Sigma Delta Undergraduate Poster Presentation. 26th College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Symposium (2015).

AWARD TO ADVISEE: PRADEEP MUNASINGHE

Best Poster Award at the Third International Conference on Materials, Energy and Environment (ICMEE2014), Honolulu, Hawaii (Jul 2014).

AWARD TO ADVISEE: SAOHARIT NITAYAVARDHANA

Best Student Oral Presentation Award at the International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE-2012), Melbourne, Australia (Sep 9-13, 2012)

AWARD TO ADVISEE: DEVIN TAKARA

Ka Hana Po’okela Service Award, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Symposium, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2012).

AWARD TO ADVISEE: DEVIN TAKARA

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Symposium, MBBE Best Ph.D. Oral Presentation Award (2012).

AWARD TO ADVISEES: SARAH TAMASHIRO AND LINDSAY FUJIMOTO (HIGH SCHOOL INTERNS, ST. ANDREW’S PRIORY SCHOOL, HONOLULU, HI)

High school students selected to represent Hawaii in International Science Fair for three years in a row. Hawaii Academy of Science (HAS) (2009, 2010 and 2011).

AWARD TO ADVISEE: SREELAKSHMI KUTTY (MIDDLE SCHOOL INTERN, ST. ANDREW’S PRIORY HIGH SCHOOL, HONOLULU, HI)

Anaerobic digestion of green grass, First Place in Junior Division (2011).

HELEN JONES FARRAR AWARD IN BIOENGINEERING TO ADVISEE: DEVIN TAKARA (PH.D. STUDENT)

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation (2010).

AWARD TO ADVISEES

Outstanding Poster Awards in Ph.D. Category (1st and 3rd among 50 posters) in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Symposium (2010)