대학원Graduate

생태환경복원실험실 실험실 (Ecological Restoration Lab.)

Dr. Ok is a Full Professor and Research Director (Global) of Korea University in Seoul, Korea. His academic background covers waste management, bioavailability of emerging contaminants, and bioenergy and value-added products such as biochar. Professor Ok also has experience in fundamental soil science and remediation of various contaminants in soils and sediments. Together with graduate students and colleagues, Professor Ok has published over 600 research papers, 47 of which were ranked as Web of Science ESI top papers (44 nominated as "Highly Cited Papers" and 3 nominated as "Hot Papers") since 2009. Professor Ok has been a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher (HCR) since 2018. In 2019, Professor Ok became the first Korean to be selected as a Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Environment and Ecology. His HCP selection rate is 8.15%, making him the world's leading scholar in the environment field in both quantity and quality. He maintains a worldwide professional network through his service as a Co-Editor in Chief of Journal of Hazardous Materials, Co-Editor for Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology and as Associate Editor for Environmental Pollution and Bioresource Technology, and as a member of the editorial boards of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Chemical Engineering Journal, Chemosphere, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, and several other top journals. Professor Ok has served in a number of positions worldwide, including honorary professor at the University of Queensland, Australia, visiting professor at the Tsinghua University, China, adjunct professor at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, and guest professor at the Ghent University, Belgium. He currently serves as the Director for the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Sustainable Waste Management Program. Professor Ok has served as chairman of numerous major conferences such as Engineering Sustainable Development 2019 organized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Institute for Sustainability and the APRU.

학술논문- SCI ( Sceience Citation Index )
  • Sonne, C., Alstrup, A.K.O., Ok, Y.S., Dietz, R., Kanstrup, N.  2019  Time to ban lead hunting ammunition  Science (IF 41.037)  366 (6468): 961-962
  • Hou, D., O’Connor, D., Sonne, C., Ok, Y.S*  2019  Trade war threatens sustainability  Science (IF 41.037)  364 (6447): 1242-1243 (*Corresponding Author)
  • Hou, D. and Ok, Y.S*  2019  Soil pollution — speed up global mapping  Nature (IF 43.070)  566: 455 (*Corresponding Author)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Ahmad, M., Rajapaksha, A.U., Lim, J.E., Zhang, M., Bolan, N., Mohan, D., Vithanage, M., Lee, S.S. and Ok, Y.S.*  2014  Biochar as a sorbent for contaminant management in soil and water: A review  Chemosphere  99: 19-33 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 1683)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Mohan, D., Sarswat, A., Ok, Y.S. and Pittman, C.U.  2014  Organic and inorganic contaminants removal from water with biochar, a renewable, low cost and sustainable adsorbent-A critical review  Bioresource Technology  160: 191-202 (Times cited: 1043)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Ahmad, M., Lee, S.S., Dou, X., Mohan, D., Sung, J.K., Yang, J.E. and Ok, Y.S.*  2012  Effects of pyrolysis temperature on soybean stover- and peanut shell-derived biochar properties and TCE adsorption in water  Bioresource Technology  118: 536-544 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 564)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Inyang, M.I., Gao, B., Yao, Y., Xue, Y., Zimmerman, A., Mosa, A., Pullammanappallil, P., Ok, Y.S. and Cao, X.  2016  A review of biochar as a low-cost adsorbent for aqueous heavy metal removal  Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology  46(4): 406-433 (Times cited: 371)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Rajapaksha, A.U., Chen, S.S., Tsang, D.C.W., Zhang, M., Vithanage, M., Mandal, S., Gao, B., Bolan, N.S. and Ok, Y.S.*  2016  Engineered/designer biochar for contaminant removal/immobilization from soil and water: Potential and implication of biochar modification  Chemosphere  148: 276-291 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 339)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Yang, Y., Ok, Y.S., Kim, K.H., Kwon, E.E., Tsang, Y.F.  2017  Occurrences and removal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP) in drinking water and water/sewage treatment plants: A Review  Science of The Total Environment  596: 303-320 (Times cited: 321)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Stefaniuk, M., Oleszczuk, P. and Ok, Y.S.  2016  Review on nano zerovalent iron (nZVI): From synthesis to environmental applications  Chemical Engineering Journal  287: 618-632 (Times cited: 280)
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  • (Highly Cited Paper) Park, J.H., Ok, Y.S., Kim, S.H., Cho, J.S., Heo, J.S., Delaune, R.D. and Seo, D.C.  2016  Competitive adsorption of heavy metals onto sesame straw biochar in aqueous solutions  Chemosphere  142: 77-83 (Times cited: 232)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Lu, K., Yang, X., Gielen, G., Bolan, N., Ok, Y.S., Niazi, N.K., Xu, S., Yuan, G., Chen, X., Zhang, X., Liu, D., Song, Z., Liu, X. and Wang, H.  2017  Effect of bamboo and rice straw biochars on the mobility and redistribution of heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn) in contaminated soil  Journal of Environmental Management  186(2): 285-292 (Times cited: 203)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Antoniadis, V., Levizou, E., Shaheen, S.M.,;Ok, Y.S., Sebastian, A., Baum, C., Prasad, M.N.V., Wenzel, W.W., Rinklebe, J.  2017  Trace Elements In The Soil-Plant Interface: Phytoavailability, Translocation, And Phytoremediation-A Review  Earth Science Reviews  171: 621-645 (Times cited: 153)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Rizwan, M., Ali, S., Abbas, T., Zia-ur-Rehman, M., Hannan, F., Keller, C., Al-Wabel, M.I. and Ok, Y.S.  2016  Cadmium minimization in wheat: A critical review  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety  130: 43-53 (Times cited: 145)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Choppala, G., Saifullah, Bolan, N., Bibi, S., Iqbal, M., Rengel, Z., Kunhikrishnan, A., Ashwath, N. and Ok, Y.S.  2014  Cellular mechanisms in higher plants governing tolerance to cadmium toxicity  Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences  33: 374-391 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 131)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Rajapaksha, A.U., Vithanage, M., Ahmad, M., Seo, D.C., Cho, J.S., Lee, S.E., Lee, S.S. and Ok, Y.S.*  2015  Enhanced sulfamethazine removal by steam-activated invasive plant-derived biochar  Journal of Hazardous Materials  290: 43-50 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 131)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Rizwan, M., Ali, S., Qayyum, M.F., Ok, Y.S., Adrees, M., Ibrahim, M, Zia-ur-Rehman, M., Farid, M. and Abbas, F.  2017  Effect of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles on growth and physiology of globally important food crops: A critical review  Journal of Hazardous Materials  322: 2-16 (Times cited: 129)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Hussain, M., Farooq, M., Nawaz, A., Al-Sadi, A.M., Solaiman, Z.M., Alghamdi, S.S., Ammara, U., Ok, Y.S. and Siddique, K.H.M.  2017  Biochar for crop production: Potential benefits and risks  Journal of Soils and Sediments  17: 685-716 (Times cited: 128)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Abbas, T., Rizwan, M., Ali, S., Zia-ur-Rehman, M., Qayyum, M.F., Abbas, F., Hannan, F., Rinklebe, J. and Ok, Y.S.  2017  Effect of biochar on cadmium bioavailability and uptake in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grown in a soil with aged contamination  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety  140: 37-47 (Times cited: 125)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Rizwan, M., Ali, S., Adrees, M., Ibrahim, M., Tsang, D.C.W., Zia-ur-Rehman, M., Zahir, Z.A., Rinklebe, J., Tack, F.M.G. and Ok, Y.S.*  2017  A critical review on effects, tolerance mechanisms and management of cadmium in vegetables  Chemosphere  182: 90-105 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 114)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Xiong, X., Yu, I.K.M., Cao, L., Tsang, D.C.W., Zhang, S. and Ok, Y.S.  2017  A review of biochar-based catalysts for chemical synthesis, biofuel production, and pollution control  Bioresource Technology  46(4) 406-433 (Times cited: 101)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Ali, S., Rizwan, M., Qayyum, M.F., Ok, Y.S., Ibrahim, M., Riaz, M., Arif, M.S., Hafeez, F., Al-Wabel, M.I. and Shahzad, A.N.  2017  Biochar soil amendment on alleviation of drought and salt stress in plants: a critical review  Environmental Science and Pollution Research  24(14): 12700-12712 (Times cited: 104)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Fang, J., Zhan, L., Ok, Y.S. and Gao, B.  2017  Minireview of potential applications of hydrochar derived from hydrothermal carbonization of biomass.  Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry  57: 15-21 (Times cited: 95)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Ahmad M., Lee, S.S., Lee, S.E., Al-Wabel, M.I., Tsang, D.C.W. and Ok, Y.S.*  2017  Biochar-induced changes in soil properties affected immobilization/mobilization of metals/metalloids in contaminated soils  Journal of Soils and Sediments  17: 717-730 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 90)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Beiyuan, J., Awad, Y.M., Beckers, F., Tsang, D.C.W., Ok, Y.S. and Rinklebe, J.  2017  Mobility and phytoavailability of As and Pb in a contaminated soil using pine sawdust biochar under systematic change of redox conditions  Chemosphere  178: 110-118 (Times cited: 70)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Igalavithana, A.D., Lee, S.E., Lee, Y.H., Tsang, D.C., Rinklebe, J., Kwon, E.E. and Ok, Y.S.*  2017  Heavy metal immobilization and microbial community abundance by vegetable waste and pine cone biochar of agricultural soils  Chemosphere  174: 593-603 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 84)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Ahmad, M., Ok, Y.S.*, Rajapaksha, A.U., Lim, J.E., Kim, B.Y., Ahn, J.H., Lee, Y.H., Al-Wabel, M.I., Lee, S.E. and Lee, S.S.  2016  Lead and copper immobilization in a shooting range soil using soybean stover- and pine needle-derived biochars: Chemical, microbial and spectroscopic assessments.  Journal of Hazardous Materials  301: 179-186 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 80)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Chen, S.S., Maneerung, T., Tsang, D.C.W., Ok, Y.S and Wang, C.H.  2017  Valorization of biomass to hydroxymethylfurfural, levulinic acid, and fatty acid methyl ester by heterogeneous catalysts  Chemical Engineering Journal  328: 246-273 (Times cited: 78)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Niazi, N.K., Bibi, I., Shahid, M., Ok, Y.S., Burton, E.D., Wang, H.I., Shaheen, S.M., Rinklebe, J., Luttge, A.  2018  Arsenic Removal By Perilla Leaf Biochar In Aqueous Solutions And Groundwater: An Integrated Spectroscopic And Microscopic Examination.  Environmental Pollution  232: 31-41 (Times cited: 77)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Lee, J., Yang, X., Cho, S.H., Kim, J.K., Lee, S.S., Tsang, D.C.W., Ok, Y.S.* and Kwon, E.E.  2017  Pyrolysis process of agricultural waste using CO2 for waste management, energy recovery, and biochar fabrication  Applied Energy  185: 214-222 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 70)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Sarkar, B., Mandal, S., Tsang, Y.F., Kumar, P., Kim, K.H. and Ok, Y.S.*  2018  Designer carbon nanotubes for contaminant removal in water and wastewater: A critical review  Science of The Total Environment  612: 561-581 (Times cited: 66)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Vikrant, K., Kim, K.H., Ok, Y.S.*, Tsang, D.C.W., Tsang, Y.F., Giri, B.S. and Singh, R.S.  2017  Engineered/designer biochar for the removal of phosphate in water and wastewater  Science of The Total Environment  616: 1242-1260 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 65)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) El-Naggar, A’, Lee, S.S., Rinklebe, J., Farooq, M., Song, H., Sarmah, A.K., Zimmerman, A.R., Ahmad, M., Shaheen, S.M. and Ok, Y.S.*  2019  Biochar application to low fertility soils: A review of current status, and future prospects  Geoderma  337: 536-554 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 58)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) El-Naggar, Ali, Shaheen, S.M., Ok, Y.S.* and Rinklebe, J.  2018  Biochar affects the dissolved and colloidal concentrations of Cd, Cu, Ni, and Zn and their phytoavailability and potential mobility in a mining soil under dynamic redox-conditions  Science of The Total Environment  624: 1059-1071 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 284)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Yang, X., Wan, Y., Zheng, Y., He, F., Yu, Z., Huang, J., Wang, H., Ok, Y., Jiang, Y. and Gao, B.  2019  Surface functional groups of carbon-based adsorbents and their roles in the removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions: A critical review  Chemical Engineering Journal  366: 608-621 (Times cited: 56)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Shaheen, S.M., Niazi, N.K., Hassan, N.E., Bibi, I., Wang, H., Tsang, D.C., Ok, Y.S., Bolan, N. and Rinklebe, J.,  2018  Wood-based biochar for the removal of potentially toxic elements in water and wastewater: a critical review.  International Materials Reviews  64 (4): 216-247 (Times cited: 52)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Niazi, N.K., Bibi, I., Shahid, M., Ok, Y.S., Shaheen, S.M., Rinklebe, J., Wang, H., Murtaza, B., Islam, E., Nawaz, M.F. and Lüttge, A.  2017  Arsenic removal by Japanese oak wood biochar in aqueous solutions and well water: Investigating arsenic fate using integrated spectroscopic and microscopic techniques  Science of The Total Environment  232: 31-41 (Times cited: 51)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Rizwan, M., Ali, S., ur Rehman, M.Z., Rinklebe, J., Tsang, D.C., Bashir, A., Maqbool, A., Tack, F.M.G. and Ok, Y.S.*  2018  Cadmium phytoremediation potential of Brassica crop species: A review  Science of The Total Environment  631-632: 1175-1191 (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 48)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Nie, C.R., Yang, X., Niazi, N.K., Xu, X.Y., Wen, Y.H., Rinklebe, J., Ok, Y.S., Xu, S., Wang, H.L.  2018  Impact of sugarcane bagasse-derived biochar on heavy metal availability and microbial activity: A field study  Chemosphere  200: 274-282 (Times cited: 45)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Wang, L., Cho, D.-W., Tsang, D.C.W., Cao, X., Hou, D., Shen, Z., Alessi, D.S., Ok, Y.S., Poon, C.S.  2019  Green remediation of As and Pb contaminated soil using cement-free clay-based stabilization/solidification  Environment International  126: 336-345 (Times cited: 44)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Yu, I.K.M., Xiong, X., Tsang, D.C.W., Wang, L., Hunt, A.J., Song, H., Shang, J., Ok, Y.S. and Poon, C.S.  2018  Aluminium-Biochar Composites as Sustainable Heterogeneous Catalysts for Glucose Isomerisation in a Biorefinery  Green Chemistry  21: 1267-1281 (Times cited: 41)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) El-Naggar, A., Leed, S.S., Awad, Y.M., Yang, X., Ryu, C., Rizwang, M., Rinklebeh, J., Tsangj, D.C.W., Ok, Y.S.*  2018  Influence of soil properties and feedstocks on biochar potential for carbon mineralization and improvement of infertile soils  Geoderma  332: 100-108. (*Corresponding Author) (Times cited: 36)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) O’Connor, D., Hou, D., Ok, Y. S., Song, Y.N., Sarmah, A.K., Li, X.R., Tack, F.M.G.  2018  Sustainable in situ remediation of recalcitrant organic pollutants in groundwater with controlled release materials: A review  Journal of Controlled Release  283: 200-213 (Times cited: 36)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Poucke, R.V., Ainsworth, J., Maeseele, M., Ok, Y.S., Meers, E. and Tack, F.M.G.  2017  Chemical stabilization of Cd-contaminated soil using biochar  Applied Geochemistry  88: 122-130. (Times cited: 25)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Jin, Y., O'Connor, D., Ok, Y.S., Tsang, D.C.W., Liu, A. and Hou, D.  2019  Assessment of sources of heavy metals in soil and dust at children's playgrounds in Beijing using GIS and multivariate statistical analysis  Environment International  124: 320-328. (Times cited: 23)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) Cao, L. Yu, I.K.M., Cho, D-W., Tsang, D.C.W., Zhang, S., Ding, S., Wang, L., Ok, Y.S.  2019  Microwave-assisted low-temperature hydrothermal treatment of red seaweed (Gracilaria lemaneiformis) for production of levulinic acid and algae hydrochar  Bioresource Technology  273: 251-258. (Times cited: 15)
  • (Highly Cited Paper) El-Naggar, A., Shaheen, S.M., Hseu Z.Y., Wang, S., Ok, Y.S.* and Rinklebe, J.  2019  Release dynamics of As, Co, and Mo in a biochar treated soil under pre-definite redox conditions  Science of the Total Environment  657: 686–695. (*Corresponding author) (Times cited: 10)