Chemical Engineering researcher Tae-Won Kang, Ph.D. from the Kongju National University located in the Republic of Korea hasrecently begun a year-long sabbatical in the laboratory of Atmospheric and Environmental Chemist, Eric Betterton, Ph.D., University of Arizona Superfund Basic Research Program (UA SBRP) PI.Dr. Kang was drawn to the UA due to his interest in UA SBRP Project 6, “New Technologies for the Remediation of Halogenated Organics”. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University-Stillwater. His current research studies include, but are not limited to; microwave applications in chemical reactions, recycling of waste plastics and petroleum cokes, microwave–induced solvent extraction to recover useful components of natural plants, and developing treatment systems for diesel engine exhaust gases. Dr. Kang is also an active member of the Korean Chemical Engineering, Recycling Research and Process Control Societies. Please join the UA SBRP in welcoming Dr. Kang.