Kyounglim KANG

University of Vienna
PhD student
Althanstrasse 14
A-1090 Vienna
Phone: +43-1-4277-53150

Research interests

Fe acquisition mechanisms, Fate of trace metal contaminants, redox chemistry

Current project: Synergistic effect of redox processes and ligand controlled dissolution of iron oxide phases

Curriculum Vitae


2014: Master of Engineering, Korea University, South Korea (Major: Environmental Engineering)

2012: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Chung-Ang University, South Korea (Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Minor: Journalism)

Job experience:

Since 2014  Research assistant (Ph.D student ), University of Vienna, Austria, Department of Environmental Geosciences, Environmental Geochemistry group

2012 - 2014 Research assistant (Master program), Korea University, Republic of Korea, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering



Susan C. Borowski, Jagannath Biswakarma, Kyounglim Kang, Walter D.C. Schenkeveld, Janet G. Hering, James D. Kubicki, Stephan M. Kraemer, Stephan J. Hug (2018) Structured and reactivity of oxalate surface complexes on lepidocrocite derived from infrared spectroscopy, DFT-calculations, adsorption, dissolution and photochemical experiments. Geochimica et Cosmechimica Acta, 226, 244-262.

Kyounglim Kang, Min Jang, Mingcan Cui, Pengpeng Qiu, Beomguk Park, Shane Snyder, Jeehyeong Khim (2014) Preparation and characterization of magnetic-core titanium dioxide: Implications for photocatalytic removal of ibuprofen. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 390, 178-186.

Pengpeng Qiu, Mingcan Cui, Kyounglim Kang, Beomguk Park, Yonggu Son, Eunkyung Khim, Min Jang, Jeehyeong Khim (2014) Application of Box-Behnken design with response surface methodology for modeling and optimizing ultrasonic oxidation of arsenite with H2O2. Central European Journal of Chemistry, 12, 164-172.

Pengpeng Qiu, Li Wei, Kyounglim Kang, Beomguk Park, Luo Wei, Dongyuan Zhao, Jeehyeong Khim (2014) Ordered mesoporous C/TiO2 composites as advanced sonocatalysts. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, 16452-16458.

Pengpeng Qiu, Kyounglim Kang, Kyungho Kim, Li Wei, Mingcan Cui, Jeehyeong Khim (2015) Facile synthesis of uniform yolk-shell structured magnetic mesoporous silica as an advanced photo-Fention-like catalyst for degrading rhodamine B. RSC Advances, 5, 96201-96204.

Kyounglim Kang, Min Jang, Mingcan Cui, Pengpeng Qiu, Seungmin Na, Yonggu Son, Jeehyong Khim (2015) Enhanced sonocatalytic treatment of ibuprofen by mechanical mixing and reusable magnetic core titanium dioxide. Chemical Engineering Journal, 264, 522-530. 

Mingcan Cui, Min Jang, Kyounglim Kang, Dukmin Kim, Shane Snyder, Jeehyeong Khim (2016) A novel sequential process for remediating rare-earth wastewater. Chemosphere, 144, 2081-2090.


Manuscript in submission:

Kyounglim Kang, Walter D.C. Schenkeveld, Jagannath, Biswakarma, Susan C. Borowski, Stephan J. Hug, Janet G. Hering, Stephan M. Kraemer. The catalytic role of low Fe(II) concentrations in ligand-controlled dissolution of Fe(III)(hydr)oxides. Submitted to Environ.Sci.Technol. 2018

Jagannath, Biswakarma, Kyounglim Kang, Susan C. Borowski, Walter D.C. Schenkeveld, Stephan M. Kraemer, Janet G. Hering, Stephan J. Hug. Fe(II)-catalyzed ligand-controlled dissolution of iron(hydr)oxides. Submitted to Environ.Sci.Technol. 2018