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Chamteut Oh

Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences
Office Black Hall 406 Lab Black Hall 109, 111, 403, 405, and 407 Work Phone: 352-294-3918 Website: Google Site Website: Google Scholar


Chamteut Oh received his B.S. and M.S. degree from Seoul National University, followed by a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He worked as an environmental engineer for two years and conducted research at the Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources for six years. With an interdisciplinary background in environmental microbiology and geochemistry, his research interests lie in protecting public health and the economy from microbial threats in the environment.

Research Interests

Environmental microbiology, pathogens, water quality, and public health


Bachelor’s Rural Systems Engineering, 2009, Seoul National University
Master’s Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2011, Seoul National University
Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2023, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Awards & Distinctions

– Engelbrecht Fellowship, 2023, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

– Abel Wolman Fellowship, 2022, American Water Works Association

– Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship, 2022, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

– Kwanjeong Study Abroad Scholarship, 2018, Kwanjeong Educational Foundation

– Best Research Paper Award (Bronze), 2017, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

– National Science and Engineering Scholarship, 2005, Korea Student Aid Foundation