Research Fellow School of Environmental Science and Engineering   Research Group

Erhu Du earned his PhD in Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently works as a Research Fellow at School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology. His research interest includes river basin management, agricultural water resources, opinion dynamics during natural disasters, and machine learning for environmental data analysis.

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Research

1) Agent-based models for water resources management

2) Collective evacuation processes during natural disasters

3) Opinion dynamics driven by social media

4) Machine learning for environmental data analysis


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1. Du, Erhu, Ximing Cai, Nicholas Brozović, and Barbara Minsker. 2017. Evaluating the Impacts of Farmers’ Behaviors on a Hypothetical Agricultural Water Market Based on Double Auction. Water Resources Research 53 (5): 4053–72. doi:10.1002/2016WR020287.

2. Du, Erhu, Ximing Cai, Zhiyong Sun, and Barbara Minsker. 2017. Exploring the Role of Social Media and Individual Behaviors in Flood Evacuation Processes: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach. Water Resources Research 53. doi:10.1002/2017WR021192.

3. Du, Erhu, Samuel Rivera, Ximing Cai, Laura Myers, Andrew Ernest, and Barbara Minsker. 2016. Impacts of Human Behavioral Heterogeneity on the Benefits of Probabilistic Flood Warnings: An Agent-Based Modeling Framework. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 53 (2): 316–32. doi:10.1111/1752-1688.12475.

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    Nowadays, international water security is a major challenge facing humanity, causing environmental, economic, social, and cultural issues. Ensuring water security, hence, plays a key role in achieving the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) in different countries around the world. This week, the International Symposium on Water Security and Climate Change was held at the […]

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  • Postgraduate students from Water Security Center of UEA visited SUSTech

    Professor Dabo Guan, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Social Sciences in UK, and 5 master students from the Water Security Center of the University of East Anglia (UEA) has visited the School of Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) between April 10 and 17. Vice Provost […]

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    Professor Chunmiao Zheng from the School of Environmental Science and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), according to its official announcement on August 15. Among the 2019 class of AGU Fellows are 62 distinguished earth and space scientists from around the […]

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Spurred by China’s strategic needs for better environmental protection, Southern University of Science and Technology established the School of Environmental Science and Engineering (“School of Environment”) in May 2015. Professor Chunmiao Zheng, an internationally renowned expert in the field of groundwater research,  is the founding Dean of the School. The School’s faculty conduct cutting-edge research on water resources and water quality, soil science and remediation, air pollution control, industrial ecology, global environmental change and related areas. The School also aims to develop advanced technologies to meet urgent societal needs, such as novel wastewater treatment and desalination technologies, energy-saving and emission reduction technologies, and environmental remote sensing technologies.

I. Development Objectives

A leading school for training and cultivating future talents and the next generation of leaders in the field of environmental science and engineering;

A world-class environmental research center of excellence;

A national platform for development and industrialization of advanced environmental technologies.

II. Faculty

The School is recruiting an outstanding faculty globally. Currently, the School has 26 full-time faculty members and six visiting faculty members. Among the full-time faculty members, 10 are professors, 6 associate professors, and 9 assistant professors. The faculty have received numerous honors and distinctions. Among them, one is fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), two recipients of the Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), one recipient of the State Council Special Allowance, one recipient of the National High-level Personnel of Special Support Program, two recipients of the Outstanding Young Investigator (junior level) Award from NSFC. All faculty members have prior experiences studying and/or working abroad.

III. Education

Educational Goals: To cultivate environmental research and management talents with innovative spirit, global perspective and multidisciplinary academic training.

Undergraduate Programs: The School has two undergraduate degree programs officially approved by the Ministry of Education: Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) and Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (HWR). The undergraduate education at the School is characterized by its emphasis on solid academic preparation and innovation of engineering and science. The two degree programs have their unique features as well. ESE emphasizes the nexus of resources, environment and socio-economic development, as well as the development of new environmental industries, products and services. HWR emphasizes integrated surface water-groundwater research and management, as well as water science from molecular to global scales. The first class of about 40 students have joined the ESE program since September 2016. About 60 students are expected to join the two degree programs in September 2017.

IV. Research

The School’s research priorities include hydrology and water resources, environmental biogeochemistry, water pollution and treatment, soil and groundwater remediation, solid waste disposal and utilization, atmospheric chemistry and pollution control, ecological system assessment, environmental remote sensing, and global environmental change. We welcome talented faculty and students in these fields from all over the world to join the School, work with us to build a world-class multi-disciplinary environmental research center of excellence, and contribute to the solution of global environmental problems.

Engineering Technology Innovation Center (Beijing)

With its reliance on Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering of SUSTech and close studies of the current conditions of China’s environmental protection and the industry’s features, SUSTech Engineering Technology Innovation Center (Beijing) is dedicated to bridging the gap between scientific results and their industrial applications and to benefiting social development, creating work opportunities both for teachers and students as well as generating profits for enterprises. By bringing the scientific results into social, industrial and open applications effectively through working jointly with the academic circle and the industrial circle, we will make the innovation center an international innovative platform for environment protection. 

The work scope of the center: to develop key environment protection technologies and promote their engineering development and systematic integration as well as their demonstrative application and industrialization; to participate in the formulation of environment protection policies, standards and technological guidelines in China and provide technical support and services for national environment management, supervision and decision making; to offer professional training for students, professionals and key technicians of companies and to build a platform for international cooperation in environment protection-related researches, study and applications.

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