Research assistant professor School of Environmental Science and Engineering   Research Group

Erhu Du earned his PhD in Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 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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1) Agent-based models for water resources management

2) Emergency management and social computation during natural disasters

3) Machine learning for environmental data analysis

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Erhu Du, Yong Tian, Ximing Cai, Yi Zheng, Feng Han, Xin Li, Mohan Zhao, Yi Yang, and Chunmiao Zheng*, “Evaluating Distributed Policies for Conjunctive Surface Water‐groundwater Management in Large River Basins: Water Uses versus Hydrological Impacts”, Water Resources Research, 58 (2022), e2021WR031352 

Yulong Gao, Erhu Du, Shuping Yi*, Yu Han, and Chunmiao Zheng, “An Improved Numerical Model for Groundwater Flow Simulation with MPFA Method on Arbitrary Polygon Grids”, Journal of Hydrology, 606 (2021), 127399 

Erhu Du, Ximing Cai, Feng Wu, Timothy Foster, and Chunmiao Zheng*. 2021.  “Exploring the impacts of the inequality of water permit allocation and farmers’ behaviors on the performance of an agricultural water market”, Journal of Hydrology 599:126303

Shiwei Yuan, Xin Li*Erhu Du*. 2021. “Effects of farmers’ behavioral characteristics on crop choices and responses to water management policies”. Agricultural Water Management  247:106693

Erhu Du, Eddie Chen, Ji Liu, and Chunmiao Zheng*. 2020. “How do social media and individual behaviors affect epidemic transmission and control?” Science of the Total Environment 761:144114 

Erhu Du, Yong Tian*, Ximing Cai, Yi Zheng, Xin Li, and Chunmiao Zheng*. 2020. “Exploring Spatial Heterogeneity and Temporal Dynamics of Human-Hydrological Interactions in Large River Basins with Intensive Agriculture: A Tightly Coupled, Fully Integrated Modeling Approach.” Journal of Hydrology 591: 125313. 

Yi Zheng, Yong Tian*Erhu Du, Feng Han, Yajie Wu, Chunmiao Zheng, and Xin Li. 2020. “Addressing the Water Conflict between Agriculture and Ecosystems under Environmental Flow Regulation: An Integrated Modeling Study.” Environmental Modelling & Software 134: 104874.

Haiyun Shi*Erhu Du, Suning Liu, and Kwok-wing Chau. 2020. “Advances in Flood Early Warning: Ensemble Forecast, Information Dissemination and Decision-Support Systems.” Hydrology 7 (3): 56.

Ji Liu*, Philip Pare, Erhu Du, and Zhiyong Sun. 2019. “A Networked SIS Disease Dynamics Model with a Waterborne Pathogen.” IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2735–40.  

Erhu Du*, 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 (11): 9164–80.

Erhu Du*, 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.

Erhu Du*, Samuel Rivera, Ximing Cai, Laura Myers, Andrew Ernest, and Barbara Minsker. 2017. “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. 

原世伟,李新*,杜二虎. (2021). “多主体建模在水资源管理中的应用:进展与展望”. 地球科学进展,36(9), 899-910.

闫猛, 杜二虎, 王宗志, 张倩, 吴锋*. (2018). “行为经济与自然过程耦合视角下的水资源复杂系统建模研究”. 水资源与水工程学报, 29(6), 53–60.  

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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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