Jeonghwan Park has joined the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as an assistant professor of aquaculture.
He will be working on engineering designs for refining the split-pond systems, both for catfish and for other species as well as production techniques for baitfish, bass and species with potential to be commercially important in Arkansas.
Park will teach an undergraduate course in aquaculture, a graduate course in advanced aquaculture and two aquacultural engineering courses. He will also mentor and advise students about careers in aquaculture.
Park graduated from Pukyong National University in Busan, South Korea with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in fisheries and aquaculture.
Previously, he worked as a research scholar/research associate in the Department of Biology at North Carolina State University. He has also served as an adjunct professor/lecturer at Gangwon Provincial College in Gangwon, South Korea.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Park join the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center,” said Carole Engle, director/chair of the UAPB aquaculture/fisheries center. “His engineering background will be of great assistance in our efforts to develop new production systems, and his experience culturing a wide variety of species will be useful in efforts to identify new species that may have potential for commercial production in Arkansas.”