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Namil Um Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Waste Management

Dr. Um is highly regarded in his industry for his impactful work



He has published 42 papers and holds eight patents related to waste treatment and recycling, hydrometallurgy, mineral processing, and waste management policy.

    INCHEON, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, January 26, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Namil Um has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the field, Dr. Um has been a public researcher for the National Institute of Environmental Research, where he specializes in waste management engineering and contributes to building a new policy framework with strategic environmental assessment for effective waste management in Korea, since 2013. Prior to that, he was with the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources as an assistant scientist from 2005 to 2009, and as an associate scientist from 2009 to 2013. His work on a number of national projects included development of recycling technology of wastes for civil engineering and construction material by integrated management system.

Dr. Um began his career studying Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering at Inha University, obtaining a BS in 2003 and an MS in 2005. He then traveled to Japan to earn a PhD in Energy Science and Technology from Kyoto University in 2012, which he graduated with honors. His thesis described a new method of separating the rare earth element from the waste using main application of acid leaching with devised τ-T diagram. The method is currently in use at industrial sites across the country. He has published 42 papers and holds eight patents related to waste treatment and recycling, hydrometallurgy, mineral processing, and waste management policy. He is a member of the Korea Society of Waste Management and the Korea Institute of Resources Recycling.

In recognition of his contributions, Dr. Um received Excellent Research Awards from the Minister of Environment and the Korea Society of Waste Management. Additionally, he was the recipient of two scholarship awards from the Alumni Association of Inha University and the Rotary International Scholarship Foundation.

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