Professor School of Environmental Science and Engineering

Professor Yi Zheng received his Ph.D. degree in environmental science and management from University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Zheng joined the School of Environmental Science & Engineering (ESE) at SUSTech in January 2016. He is currently the Associate Dean of the School of ESE. Before he joined SUSTC, he was an associate professor and the Associate Director of the Department of Energy and Resources Engineering at Peking University. He is an Associate Director of the Young Scientists Committee of China Society of Natural Resources. He is a recipient of the Excellent Young Scholars Award from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

After he came back to China in 2007, his research has been supported by more than 10 nation-level grants, as well as several consulting projects. Dr. Zheng has achieved significant research progress in environmental modeling, decision-making, and uncertainty analysis. He has published more than 70 academic papers and book chapters, more than 40 of which are in SCI journals. He has seven papers published in Water Resources Research (WRR). Two WRR papers were given honors of cover paper, Editor’s Highlight and featured article. Other SCI papers were also published in well-recognized environmental and water resources journals like Journal of Hydrology, Environmental Modelling & Software, Advances in Water Resources, Environmental Pollution, Science of the Total Environment, Agricultural Water Management, Water Research etc.

Dr. Zheng has extensive experience of watershed management practice, both in the U.S. and in China. He held a water resources engineer position in an environmental consulting firm before he came back to China, and his tasks included watershed water quality modeling, and development and management application of decision-making systems. He participated in, as a key member, several water resources assessment and environmental planning projects contracted with state and local government agencies, including California Department of Transportation, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. These projects cover watersheds in both west and east coastal areas of the U.S. In China, his watershed work covered Heihe River Basin, Huaihe River Basin, Luanhe River Basin, Xiangjiang River Basin, and Chaohu Lake Basin, as well as urban watersheds in modern cities like Beijing and Qingdao.

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Professor Yi Zheng received his Ph.D. degree in environmental science and management from University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Zheng joined the School of Environmental Science & Engineering (ESE) at SUSTech in January 2016. He is currently the Associate Dean of the School of ESE. Before he joined SUSTC, he was an associate professor and the Associate Director of the Department of Energy and Resources Engineering at Peking University. He is an Associate Director of the Young Scientists Committee of China Society of Natural Resources. He is a recipient of the Excellent Young Scholars Award from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

 

After he came back to China in 2007, his research has been supported by more than 10 nation-level grants, as well as several consulting projects. Dr. Zheng has achieved significant research progress in environmental modeling, decision-making, and uncertainty analysis. He has published more than 70 academic papers and book chapters, more than 40 of which are in SCI journals. He has seven papers published in Water Resources Research (WRR). Two WRR papers were given honors of cover paper, Editor’s Highlight and featured article. Other SCI papers were also published in well-recognized environmental and water resources journals like Journal of Hydrology, Environmental Modelling & Software, Advances in Water Resources, Environmental Pollution, Science of the Total Environment, Agricultural Water Management, Water Research etc.

 

Dr. Zheng has extensive experience of watershed management practice, both in the U.S. and in China. He held a water resources engineer position in an environmental consulting firm before he came back to China, and his tasks included watershed water quality modeling, and development and management application of decision-making systems. He participated in, as a key member, several water resources assessment and environmental planning projects contracted with state and local government agencies, including California Department of Transportation, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. These projects cover watersheds in both west and east coastal areas of the U.S. In China, his watershed work covered Heihe River Basin, Huaihe River Basin, Luanhe River Basin, Xiangjiang River Basin, and Chaohu Lake Basin, as well as urban watersheds in modern cities like Beijing and Qingdao.

 

Education:

Peking University                                                      Environmental Science                                      B.Sc. 2000

Peking University                                                      Economics                                                          B.A. 2000

Peking University                                                      Environmental Science                                      M.Sc. 2002

University of California, Santa Barbara                    Environmental Science & Management            Ph.D. 2007

 

Professional Experience:

02/2018- present   Professor and Associate Dean, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

01/2016- 01/2018   Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

07/2007-12/2015.12   Associate Professor and Associate Director, Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China

01/2007-07/2007   Water Resources Engineer, Systech Engineering, Inc. (now Systech Water Resources, Inc.), San Ramon, California, USA

Services

  1. Associate Editor of Water Resources Research
  2. Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrologic Engineering-ASCE
  3. Vice Chair of Faculty Council, 2016- 2018.
  4. Associate Director of the Young Scientists Committee, China Society of Natural Resources
  5. Executive Chair of the 297th Young Scientists Forum of China Association for Science and Technology
  6. Member of the Young Scientists Committee, China Hydraulic Engineering Society
  7. Member of the Hydrogeography Committee, Geographical Society of China

Honors and Awards:

  1. Distinguished Teaching Award, Southern University of Science and Technology, 2017.
  2. Distinguished Service Award, Southern University of Science and Technology, 2018.
  3. NSFC Excellent Young Scholars Award (2016)
  4. Overseas High-Caliber Personnel (Level B),2017
  5. Peking University’s Excellent Teaching Award (2014)
  6. Peking University’s Fangzheng Award for excellent faculty (2011)
  7. Annual Excellent Paper Award by Journal of Agro-Environment Science (China) (2010)
  8. Second prize of the 6th Peking University’s Teaching Competition for Young Teachers (2008)
  9. University of California’s Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship (2006)
  10. University of California’s Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program Fellowship (2005)
  11. Bren School Keller Water Quality Management Award, University of California, Santa Barbara (2005)
  12. Dozier Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara (2002-2004)

Memberships:

  1. American Water Resources Association (AWRA), since 2003
  2. American Geophysical Union (AGU), since 2004
  3. The Association of American Geographers (AAG), since 2010
  4. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), since 2017

 

Research

1. Hydrology and water resources

2. Modeling complex environmental systems and its uncertainty analysis

3. Environmental and natural resources management

4. Environmental big data and environmental Internet of things


Teaching

1. Hydrology and water resources (undergraduate)

2. Water quality modeling (undergraduate and graduate)

3. Topics in watershed hydrological modeling (graduate)


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After Professor Yi Zheng came back to China in 2007, his research has been supported by more than 10 nation-level grants, as well as several consulting projects. Dr. Zheng has achieved significant research progress in environmental modeling, decision-making, and uncertainty analysis. He has published more than 80 academic papers and book chapters, more than 50 of which are in SCI journals. He has eight papers published in Water Resources Research (WRR). Two WRR papers were given honors of cover paper, Editor’s Highlight and featured article. And one papaer was reported by Research Spotlight of Eos. Other SCI papers were also published in well-recognized environmental and water resources journals like Journal of Hydrology, Environmental Modelling & Software, Advances in Water Resources, Environmental Pollution, Science of the Total Environment, Agricultural Water Management, Water Research etc.

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