Jimmy (C. M.) Kao serves as a Distinguished Professor with the Institute of Environmental Engineering at National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil and environmental engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, in 1989 and 1993, respectively. Prof. Kao has twenty years of experience as a researcher and environmental engineer in water quality modeling, watershed management, soil and groundwater remediation, site characterization, wastewater treatment, disaster investigation, and risk assessment. Prof. Kao is active in many professional organizations. He is a Fellow Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Fellow Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Registered Professional Engineer in the branch of Civil Engineering, a Certified Ground Water Professional, and a Professional Hydrologist in the United States. He is also a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Diplomate of American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. He serves as an Executive Committee Member of the Taiwan Association of Soil and Groundwater Environmental Protection, Taiwan Environmental Engineering Association, Taiwan Water Resources Association, Taiwan Water Supply Association, Save River Alliance, and Taiwan Wetland Protection Association, and so forth. Prof. Kao also serves as an Executive Committee Member of many governmental agencies including Environmental Impact Assessment Committee of several local governments, Professor Promotion Evaluation Group of Ministry of Education, Engineering Project Auditing and Assessment Office of Taiwan EPA, and Soil and Groundwater Remediation Fund, and so forth. Prof. Kao received the Distinguished Researcher Award from Taiwan National Science Council in January 2012, which is the most important research award in Taiwan. He is also the receiver of the Distinguished Engineer Professor Award from Chinese Institute of Engineers in 2012.
Biography Updated on 2 November 2012