SUSTech Professor wins CSNR Outstanding Science and Technology Award


On September 21st, the China Society for Natural Resources (CSNR) held its 2019 Academic Annual Meeting at Ningxia University. Professor Zheng Yi from the School of Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) won this year’s “Outstanding Science and Technology Award.”


The CSNR Outstanding Science and Technology Award was established in 2013 to recognize and reward scientific and technological talents who have made outstanding contributions in resource science and technology. The award seeks to promote innovation, collaboration and dedication to the cultivation of high-level scientific and technological talents that serve social and economic development. It is awarded every two years and Professor Zheng Yi is one of 20 recipients this year.


Professor Zheng Yi received his Ph.D. degree in environmental science and management from University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Zheng joined ESE in January 2016. He is a recipient of the Excellent Young Scholars Award from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).


Dr. Zheng serves as an Associate Editor-in-Chief of Water Resources Researcha key international journal in water resources with high academic influence. He is also the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering-ASCE.


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 was a key member in several water resources assessment and environmental planning projects contracted with state and local government agencies, including California Department of TransportationLos Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.


Dr. Zheng was the correspondent author for a paper that used security cameras to advance our understanding of hydrology that was published in Water Resources Research and was later reported as a Research Spotlight on the website of Earth & Space Science News.