Mayzonee Ligaray, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Educ. Background:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Water-Environmental Informatics Laboratory)
Ph.D. Environmental Science and Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (2017) 
M.S Environmental Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman (2013)
B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman (2011)
Head: HydroEcology Laboratory

Interests / ProjectsCourses Handled & Other InformationPublication


  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Fate and Transport Modeling of Pollutants and Bacteria
  • Artificial Intelligence and Hyperspectral Imagery Applications on Water Quality Sensing
  • Artificial Intelligence-based Hydrological/Water Quality Modeling
  • Watershed Management and Modeling


  • Env Sci 1 (Environment and Society)
  • Env Sci 201 (Fundamentals of Environmental Science I)
  • Env Sci 297 (Special Topics in Environmental Science)



    • Namhyeok Kim, Jeong-Sun Par, Koshal Kishor, Mayzonee Ligaray, Kyung Hwa Cho, Youngsik Kim. Compartmentalized desalination and salination by high energy density desalination seawater battery. Desalination. Accepted
    • JeongCheol Pyo, Hongtao Duan, Mayzonee Ligaray, Minjeong Kim, Sangsoo Baek, Yong Sung Kwon, Hyuk Lee, Taegu Kang, Kyunghyun Kim, YoonKyung Cha*, Kyung Hwa Cho. An integrative remote sensing application of stacked autoencoder for atmospheric correction and cyanobacteria estimation using hyperspectral imagery. Remote Sensing 12 (2020):1073
    • Mayzonee Ligaray, NamHyeok Kim, Sanghun Park, Jungsun Park, Jongkwan Park, Youngsik Kim*, Kyung Hwa Cho*. Energy projection of the seawater battery desalination system using the reverse osmosis system analysis model. Chemical Engineering Journal. 395 (2020): 125082.
    • Sang-soo Baek, Mayzonee Ligaray, Jongcheol Pyo, Jong-Pyo Park, Joo-Hyon Kang, Jong Ahn Chun, Kyung Hwa Cho. A novel water quality module of the SWIMM model for assessing low impact development (LID) in urban watersheds. Journal of Hydrology 586 (2020): 124886.
    • Ather Abbas, Sangsoo Baek, Minjeong Kim, Mayzonee Ligaray, Oliver Ribolzi, Norbert Silvera, Joong-Hyuk Min, Laurie Boithias*, Kyung Hwa Cho*. Surface and sub-surface flow estimation at high temporal resolution using deep neural networks. Journal of Hydrology 580 (2020):125370
    • SangSoo Baek, JongCheol Pyo, Yakov Pachepsky, Yongeun Park, Mayzonee Ligaray, Chi-Yong Ahn, Young-Hyo Kim, Jong Ahn Chun. Hyung Hwa Cho*. Identification and enumeration of cyanobacteria species using deep neural networks. Ecological Indicators 115 (2020):106395.
    • Liza Bautista-Patacsil*, Mayzonee Ligaray, John Paolo C. Sayao, Joule Renniel F. Belosillo, Ramon Christian P. Eusebio, Aileen H. Orbecido, Arnel B. Beltran. Fabrication of Forward Osmosis Membrane using Nata-de Coco as Raw Materials for Desalination. Taiwan Water Conservancy 68 no. 1 (2020) 1-8.


    • Jongkwan Park, Kyung Hwa Cho, Mayzonee Ligaray*, and Min-Jin Choi*. Organic matter composition of manure and its potential impact on plant growth. Sustainability 11, no. 8 (2019): 2346 
    • Mayzonee Ligaray*, Minjeong Kim. Jaegyu Shim, Jongkwan Park and Kyung Hwa Cho*. Performance evaluation of organic matter adsorption from actual graywater using GAC: Orbitap. Membrane Water Treatment 10, no. 6 (2019): 471-484
    • Jongkwan Park, Kwanho Jeong, Sangsoo Baek, Sanghun Park, Mayzonee Ligaray, Tzyy Haur Chong and Kyung Hwa Cho*. Modeling of NF/RO membrane fouling and flux decline using real-time observations. Journal of Membrane Science 576 (2019): 66-67.
    • Dong Jin Jeon, Mayzonee Ligaray, Minjeong Kim Gayoung Kim, Gil Lee, Yakoy A. Pachepsky, Dong-Hyun Cha*, Kyung Hwa Cho*. Evaluating the influence of climate change on the fate and transport of fecal coliform bacteria using the modifies SWAT model. Science of the Total Environment 658 (2019): 753-762.
    • Erika Alberto Ailey de Ocampo, Christopere Depasupil, Mayzonee Ligaray, Ramon Christian Eusebio, Aileen Orbecido, Arnel Beltran, Liza Bautista-Patacsil. Desalination performance of a forward osmosis membrane from acetylated nata de coco (bacterial cellulose). AIP Conference Proceedings 2124 no. 1 (2019): 020-025.


    • Yong Sung Kwon, Seung Ho Baek, Young Kyun Lim, JongCheol Pyo, Mayzonee Ligaray, Yongeun Park* and Kyung Hwa Cho*. Monitoring Coastal Chlorophyll-a Concentrations in Coastal Areas Using Machine Learning Models. Water 10 no. 8 (2018): 1020.
    • Jong Cheol Pyo, Mayzonee Ligaray, Yong Sung Kwon, Myoung-Hwan Ahn, Kyunghyun Kim, Hyuk Lee, Taegu Kang, Seong Been Cho, Yongeun Park*, and Kyung Hwa Cho*. High-Spatial Resolution Monitoring of Phycocyanin and Chlorophyll-a Using Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery. Remote Sensing 10, no. 8 (2018): 1180.


    • Mayzonee Ligaray, Cybelle M. Funtalan, Mark Daniel de Luna, Meng-Wei Wan*. Removal of chemical oxygen demand from thin-film transistr liquid-crystal display wastewater using chitosan-coated bentonite: Isotherm, kinetics and optimization studies. Journal of Cleaner Production, 177 (2017), 145-154.
    • Mayzonee Ligaray, Minjeong Kim, Sang Soo Baek, Jin-Sung Ra, Jong ahn Chun. Yeonguen Park, Kyung Hwa Cho*. Modeling the fate and transport of malathion in Pagsanjan-Lumban Basin, Philippunes. Water, 9 no. 7 (2017), 451.
    • Sangsoo Baek, Mayzonee Ligaray, Jeong-Pyo Park, Hyun-Suk Shin, Yongsung Kwon, Joseph Brascher, Kyung Hwa Cho*. Developing a hydrological simulation tool to design bioretention in a watershed. Environmental Modelling & Software, 112 (2017): 104074.


    • Mayzonee Ligray, Sang-soo Baek, Hye-Ok Kwon, Sung-Deuk Choi*, Kyung Hwa Cho*. Watershed-scale modeling on the Fate and Transport of Polyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). Journal of Hazardous Materials, 320 (2016): 442-457.


    • Mayzonee Ligaray, Hanna Kim, Suthipong Sthiannopkao, Seung Won Lee, Kyung Hwa Cho*, Joon Ha Kim*. Assessment on Hyydrologic Response by Climate Change in Chao Phraya River Basin, Thailand. Water. 7 no. 1212 (2015): 6892-6909.
    • Minjeong Kim, Sangsoo Baek, Mayzonee Ligaray, JongCheol Pyo, Minji Park, Kyung Hwa Cho*. Comparative Studies on Different Imputation Methods for recovering Streamflow Observation. Water 7 no. 12 (2015): 6847-6860.
    • Yongeun Park, Mayzonee Ligaray, Young Mo Kim, Joon Ha Kim and Kyung Hwa Cho*, Suthipong Sthiannopkao*. Development of enhanced groundwater Arsenic prediction model using machine learning approaches in Southeast Asian Countries. Desalination and Water Treatment, (2015) 
    • Jong-Oh Kim, Kyung Hwa Cho, Mayzonee Ligaray, Hyun Min Jang, eokkoo Kang, Young Mo Kim. Monitoring influential environmental conditions affecting comminities of denitrifying and nitrifying bacteria in a combined anoxic-oxic activated sludge system. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation (2015), 100, 1-6.
    • Dios Marie M. Aguila and Mayzonee V. Ligaray. Adsorption of Eriochrome Black T on MnO2-Coated Zeolite. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, (2015), 6(11), 824-827.