Name Hyun-Suk Oh
Position professor
Tel +82-2-970-6624
Fax 02-971-5776
E-mail hyunsukoh@seoultech.ac.kr
Biography
2005.02 School of Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University, B.S.

2013.02 School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Ph.D.
Careers
2013.04 – 2013.11 Institute of Chemical Processes, Seoul National University, Postdoctoral Researcher

2013.11 – 2018.2 Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) / Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), Postdoctoral Researcher

2018.03 – Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Department of Environmental Engineering, Assistant Professor

2022.04 – Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Department of Environmental Engineering, Associate Professor
Research Areas
● Characterization and control of membrane fouling in water and wastewater treatment processes
● Inhibition of biofilm formation by quorum quenching
● The mechanism of cell-to-cell communication in biofilm and water environment
● The application of nitric oxide-mediated biofilm dispersal in water engineering
● Development and efficiency enhancement of various biological wastewater treatment processes
● Removal of microplastics from water environment
Teaching
Wastewater Treatment Engineering
Water Quality Management
Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Introduction to Environmental Engineering Design
Multi-grade project based learning
Capstone Design
(Graduate) Advanced Wastewater Treatment
(Graduate) Membrane Separation and Desalination
(Graduate) Microplastic removal technologies
Selected Publications
(2019)
J. Lee, Y.J. Won, D.C. Choi, S. Lee, P.K Park, K.H. Choo, *H.S. Oh, *C.H. Lee, Micro-patterned membranes with enzymatic quorum quenching activity to control biofouling in an MBR for wastewater treatment, J Membr Sci (*Co-corresponding Author), 592, 117365, 2019
(2018)
H.S. Oh, C.H. Lee, Origin and evolution of quorum quenching technology for biofouling control in MBRs for wastewater treatment, J Membr Sci, 554:331-345, 2018
H.S. Oh, F. Constancias, C. Ramasamy, P.Y.P. Tang, M.O. Yee, A.G. Fane, D. McDougald, S.A. Rice, Biofouling control in reverse osmosis by nitric oxide treatment and its impact on the bacterial community, J Membr Sci, 550:313-321, 2018
X. Zhu, H.S. Oh, Y.C.B. Ng, P.Y.P. Tang, N. Barraud, S. Rice, Nitric oxide-mediated induction of dispersal in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms is inhibited by flavohemoglobin production and is enhanced by imidazole, Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 62(3):e01832-17, 2018
(2017)
H.S. Oh, C.H. Tan, J.H. Low, M. Rzechowicz, M.F. Siddiqui, H. Winters, S. Kjelleberg, A.G. Fane, S.A. Rice, Quorum quenching bacteria can be used to inhibit the biofouling of reverse osmosis membranes, Water Res, 112:29-37, 2017
(2016)
K. Lee, S. Lee, S.H. Lee, S.R. Kim, H.S. Oh, P.K. Park, K.H. Choo, Y.W. Kim, J.K. Lee, C.H. Lee, Fungal quorum quenching: a paradigm shift for energy savings in membrane bioreactor (MBR) for wastewater treatment, Environ Sci Technol, 50(20):10914-10922, 2016
S.H. Lee, S. Lee, K. Lee, C. Nahm, H. Kwon, H.S. Oh, Y.J. Won, K.H. Choo, C.H. Lee, P.K. Park, More efficient media design for enhanced biofouling control in MBR: quorum quenching bacteria entrapping hollow cylinder, Environ Sci Technol, 50(16):8596-8604, 2016
S. Lee, S.K. Park, H. Kwon, S.H. Lee, K. Lee, C.H. Nam, S.J. Jo, H.S. Oh, P.K. Park, K.H. Choo, C.H. Lee, T. Yi, Crossing the border between laboratory and field: bacterial quorum quenching for anti-biofouling strategy in an MBR, Environ Sci Technol, 50(4):1788-1795, 2016
(2015)
M.F. Siddiqui, H.S. Oh, M. Rzechowicz, H. Winters, T.H. Chong, A.G. Fane, Biofouling control potential of tannic acid, ellagic acid and epigallocatechin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and reverse osmosis membrane multispecies community, J Ind Eng Chem, 30:204-211, 2015
(2013)
H.S. Oh, S.R. Kim, W.S. Cheong, C.H. Lee, J.K. Lee, Biofouling inhibition in MBR by Rhodococcus sp. BH4 isolated from real MBR plant, Appl Microbiol Biotechnol, 97(23):10223-10231, 2013
H.W. Kim, H.S. Oh, S.R. Kim, K.B. Lee, K.M. Yeon, C.H. Lee, S. Kim, J.K. Lee, Microbial population dynamics and proteomics in membrane bioreactors with enzymatic quorum quenching, Appl Microbiol Biotechnol, 97(10):4665-4675, 2013
S.R. Kim, H.S. Oh, S.J. Jo, K.M. Yeon, C.H. Lee, D.J. Lim, C.H. Lee, J.K. Lee, Biofouling control with bead-entrapped quorum quenching bacteria in membrane bioreactors: physical and biological effects, Environ Sci Technol, 47(2):836-842, 2013
(2012)
D. Jahangir, H.S. Oh, S.R. Kim, P.K. Park, C.H. Lee, J.K. Lee, Specific location of encapsulated quorum quenching bacteria for biofouling control in an external submerged membrane bioreactor, J Membr Sci, 411-412:130-136, 2012
H.S. Oh, K.M. Yeon, C.S. Yang, S.R. Kim, C.H. Lee, S.Y. Park, J.Y. Han, J.K. Lee, Control of membrane biofouling in MBR for wastewater treatment by quorum quenching bacteria encapsulated in microporous membrane, Environ Sci Technol, 46(9):4877-4884, 2012
(2009)
K.M. Yeon, W.S. Cheong, H.S. Oh, W.N. Lee, B.K. Hwang, C.H. Lee, H. Beyenal, Z. Lewandowski, Quorum sensing : a new biofouling control paradigm in membrane bioreactor for advanced wastewater treatment, Environ Sci Technol, 43(2):380-385, 2009

Journal Papers
- Bacterial signaling and signal responses as key factors in water and wastewater treatment, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2021
- Development of a quorum quenching-column to control biofouling in reverse osmosis water treatment processes, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, vol.94 pp.188~194, 2021
- Convection and the Extracellular Matrix Dictate Inter- and Intra-Biofilm Quorum Sensing Communication in Environmental Systems, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, vol.54 No.11 pp.6730~6740, 2020
- Effects of quorum quenching on temporal succession of activated sludge microbial community in a membrane bioreactor, Journal of Applied Microbiology, vol.128 No.3 pp.907~918, 2020
- Micro-patterned membranes with enzymatic quorum quenching activity to control biofouling in an MBR for wastewater treatment, JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, vol.592 pp.117365~, 2019
- Remote control of biofouling by heating PDMS/MnZn ferrite nanocomposites with an alternating magnetic field, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, vol.94 No.8 pp.2713~2720, 2019
- Mesoscopic energy minimization drives Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm morphologies and consequent stratification of antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, vol.62 No.5 pp.e02544~17, 2018
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- Origin and evolution of quorum quenching technology for biofouling control in MBRs for wastewater treatment, JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, vol.554 pp.331~345, 2018
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- Nitric Oxide-Mediated Induction of Dispersal in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms Is Inhibited by Flavohemoglobin Production and Is Enhanced by Imidazole, ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, vol.62 No.3 pp.ㄷ01832~17, 2018
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- Biofouling control in reverse osmosis by nitric oxide treatment and its impact on the bacterial community, JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, vol.550 pp.313~321, 2018
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- Comparison of the effects and distribution of zinc oxide nanoparticles and zinc ions in activated sludge reactors, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART A-TOXIC/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, vol.52 No.11 pp.1073~1081, 2017
- Quorum quenching bacteria can be used to inhibit the biofouling of reverse osmosis membranes, WATER RESEARCH, vol.112 pp.29~37, 2017
- Comparison and distribution of copper oxide nanoparticles and copper ions in activated sludge reactors, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART A-TOXIC/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, vol.52 No.6 pp.507~514, 2017
- Effect of the Shape and Size of Quorum-Quenching Media on Biofouling Control in Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater TreatmentEffect of the Shape and Size of Quorum-Quenching Media on Biofouling Control in Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment, Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol.26 No.10 pp.1746~1754, 2016
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- Fungal Quorum Quenching: A Paradigm Shift for Energy Savings in Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) for Wastewater Treatment, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, vol.50 No.20 pp.10914~10922, 2016
- Effects of Quorum Quenching on the Microbial Community of Biofilm in an Anoxic/Oxic MBR for Wastewater Treatment, JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.26 No.9 pp.1593~1604, 2016
- More efficient media design for enhanced biofouling control in MBR: quorum quenching bacteria entrapping hollow cylinder, Environmental Science & Technology, vol.50 No.16 pp.8596~8604, 2016
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- Crossing the Border between Laboratory and Field: Bacterial Quorum Quenching for Anti-Biofouling Strategy in an MBR, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, vol.50 No.4 pp.1788~1795, 2016
Conference Papers
- Abdolvahed Noori, Hyeok Kim, Myung Hee Kim, Keumyong Kim, 오현석, Quorum quenching bacteria isolated from an MBR for industrial wastewater treatment to control membrane biofouling, Biotechnology for Resource Efficiency, Energy, Environment, Chemicals and Health (BREEECH-2021), Online, 2021
- 김성미·김철희·오현석, 정족수 감지 억제가 황산염환원균의 물질대사와 생물막 형성에 미치는 영향, 2021 대한환경공학회 국내학술대회, 제주 신화월드, 2021
- 응웬탕타우 · 안부라잔 · 프로힘 · 김성미 · 오현석, 연속 반응기 시스템에서의 혐기성 바이오 수소 생산에 정족수 감지 분자가 미치는 영향, 2021 대한환경공학회 국내학술대회, 제주 신화월드, 2021
- 프로힘 · 안부라잔 · 김성미 · 응웬탕타우 · 오현석, 외인성 아실호모세린 락톤이 혐기성 소화의 처리 효율 및 메탄 생성에 미치는 영향, 2021 대한환경공학회 국내학술대회, 제주 신화월드, 2021
- 쳉드아유시·고제현·오현석, 미세플라스틱의 다양한 종류에 따른 생물막 형성 특성 분석, 2021 대한환경공학회 국내학술대회, 제주 신화월드, 2021
- 고제현 · 최고은 · 오현석, 미세플라스틱의 크기와 밀도가 분리막 생물반응기의 막오염에 미치는 영향, 2021 대한환경공학회 국내학술대회, 제주 신화월드, 2021
- 차한솔 · 고제현 · 김경 · 오현석, 폴리에틸렌 미세플라스틱을 분해할 수 있는 박테리아 종의 분리, 2021 대한환경공학회 국내학술대회, 제주 신화월드, 2021
- 차한솔, 고제현, 김경, 오현석, 매립지에서 분리된 토착세균에 의한 폴리에틸렌 미세플라스틱의 생분해, 제6회 대한환경공학회 전문가그룹 학술대회, 온라인, 2021
- 고제현, 김혁, 분리막 생물반응기의 막오염에 대한 미세 플라스틱의 영향, 2021 한국막학회 춘계 총회 및 학술발표회, 연세대학교, 2021
- 김혁, 오현석, 미생물 신호 전달 조절에 의한 하수처리 용 분리막 생물반응기의 생물막오염 억제, 2021 한국막학회 춘계 총회 및 학술발표회, 연세대학교, 2021
- Anburajan P, Sungmi Kim, Hyeok Kim, Hyuntae Kim, Yoonseo Cho, 오현석, Effect of N-acyl homoserine lactone, a quorum-sensing signalling molecule, on the growth and metabolism of methanogenic bacteria (Methanosarcina mazei S-6), International Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Health (BSAEH-2021), Online, 2021
- S. Lee, T.H. Chong, S.A. Rice, 오현석, Mitigation of biofouling in reverse osmosis by quorum quenching column, 12th International Congress on Membranes & Membrane Processes, Online (London), 2020
- 압돌바헤드 누리 · 차한솔 · 오현석, Isolation of Novel Quorum Quenching Bacteria for the Control of Biofouling in Membrane Bioreactor, 2020 대한환경공학회 국내학술대회, 제주 신화월드, 2020
- 김성미·조윤서·김현태·정지나·오현석, 정족수 감지 신호분자 N-acyl homoserine lactone 이 메탄생성균과 황산염환원균의 생장과 물질대사에 미치는 영향, 2020 대한환경공학회 국내학술대회, 제주 신화월드, 2020
- 고제현, 쳉드 아유시, 오현석, 미세 플라스틱이 분리막 생물반응기의 막오염에 미치는 영향, 2020 대한환경공학회 국내학술대회, 제주 신화월드, 2020
- 김혁·박희재·윤현욱·오현석, 바이오센서 고정화 비드를 사용한 아실호모세린락톤의 고감도 및 신속한 검출, 2020 대한환경공학회 국내학술대회, 제주 신화월드, 2020
- You-Kyoung KIM, Pul-Eip LEE, Tae-Jin LEE, Hyun-Suk OH, Multi-Stage Inflow in Internal-Circulation Sequencing Batch Reactor (IC-SBR) for Improved Nitrogen Treatment Efficiency, IEEC & BWR 2019, BEXCO, Busan, 2019
- You-Kyoung KIM, Pul-Eip LEE, Tae-Jin LEE, Hyun-Suk OH, Multi-Stage Inflow in Internal-Circulation Sequencing Batch Reactor for Improved Nutrient Removal, The 2nd conference of green technologies for sustainable water 2019, Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh city, 2019
- Seonki Lee, Tzyy Haur Chong, Scott A. Rice, and Hyun-Suk Oh, Control of Membrane Biofouling in Reverse Osmosis for Wastewater Reuse by Quorum Quenching Column, The 2nd conference of green technologies for sustainable water 2019, Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh city, 2019
- 이선기, Tzyy Haur Chong, Scott A. Rice, and 오현석, Mitigation of Membrane Biofouling by Controlling Microbial Signaling, 2019 한국막학회 추계 총회 및 학술발표회, 한국화학연구원 울산 바이오화학실용화센터, 2019
- Seonki LEE, Tzyy Haur CHONG, Scott A. RICE, Hyun-Suk OH, Quorum Quenching Column for Biofouling Control in Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Process, 제7회 부산국제물포럼, 부산 BEXCO, 2019
- You-Kyoung Kim, Pul-Eip Lee, Tae-Jin Lee, Hyun-Suk Oh, Internal-Circulation Sequencing Batch Reactor (IC-SBR) with Multi-Stage Inflow for Improved Nitrogen Treatment Efficiency, 5th International water industry conference 2019, EXCO, Daegu, 2019
- Hyun-Suk Oh, Biofouling Control in Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Process by Quorum Quenching, The 9th International water association (IWA) membrane technology conference & exhibition for water and wastewater treatment and reuse, Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis, Toulouse, 2019
- 오현석, 미생물의 시그널링 교란을 이용한 생물막오염 제어, 가치증대를 위한 분리막공정 미래기술, 한국과학기술원 정근모 컨퍼런스홀, 2019
Books
- V. Ravishankar Rai, Jamuna A Bai, Bacterial quorum sensing in multispecies communities: The presence, functions and applications, 저서, 9780429274817, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
Projects
- 대산임해산업지역 공업용수도(해수담수화)사업 건설공사 입찰(기본) 설계용역(Lab test(UF효율분석)), (주)건화, 2019.08.~2019.12.
- 정족수감지 신호 분자 분석을 위한 비드 바이오센서 개발, 산학협력단, 2019.03.~2020.02.
- IC-SBR반응조 재해석을 통한 처리효율의 고도화, (주)에이치앤텍, 2019.02.~2020.02.
- 정수 및 폐수처리 공정의 핵심 요소인 박테리아 신호 전달의 역할에 대한 연구, 산학협력단, 2018.09.~2019.08.
- 박테리아 신호전달 메커니즘 기반 분리막 수처리 시스템 생물막오염 저감 기술, 한국연구재단, 2018.09.~2020.08.
- Computational Thinking 맞춤형 교안 개발, 산학협력단, 2018.09.~2019.01.
수상
- 2019학년도 교육분야 우수교육상, 2019학년도 교육분야 우수교육상, 서울과학기술대학교, 2020