Name: Khang Huynh (Huỳnh Vĩnh Khang)
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
o B.S (2002-2006): Nong Lam University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
o M.S (2009-2011): Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
Major: Environmental Studies
o PhD (2013-2018): Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA.
Major: Biosystems Engineering
Hobbies: reading and all sorts of outdoor activities
Research focus: Having been trained in plant biotechnology and environmental sciences, I am interested in studying the interaction of plants and pollutants in soil-water environment. My current research focus on uptake, accumulation and phytometabolism of antimicrobial agents in pharmaceuticals and personal care products, such as triclosan and triclocarban, by vegetable species. Human exposure to these emerging contaminants through consuming contaminated food crops is also of my research interest.
Year in program: second year
Career goal: university professor
Huynh Vinh Khang, Masayoshi Hatayama, Chihiro Inoue, 2012. Arsenic accumulation by aquatic macrophyte coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum L.) exposed to arsenite, and the effect of iron on the uptake of arsenite and arsenate. Environmental and Experimental Botany 83, pp. 47-52. (PDF)
Khang Huynh, Emily Banach, Dawn Reinhold, 2015. Accumulation and metabolism of triclocarban by hydroponically grown pepper (Capsicum annuum). American Ecological Engineering Society Conference, Oklahoma, USA.
Khang Huynh, Girish Kasat, Dawn Reinhold, 2014. Uptake and evidence of phytometabolism of triclocarban by the Jalapeno pepper (Capsicum annuum). American Ecological Engineering Society Conference, South Carolina, USA.
Huynh Vinh Khang, Masayoshi Hatayama, Chihiro Inoue, 2011. Investigating the ability of coontail Ceratophyllum demersum for removing arsenic from arsenic-contaminated water. The 45th Annual Conference of Japan Society on Water Environment, Hokkaido, Japan.