Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Clarkson University

Research projects

2016, Principal Investigator, “Prediction of Sediment Remobilized by Removal of an Aged Dam in the Hudson River Watershed,” sponsored by New York State Water Resources Institute (WRI) at Cornell University and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Hudson River Estuary Program.

2015-2018, Co-Principal Investigator, “Development and Application of Sediment Transport Formula in Taiwan’s Rivers,” sponsored by Water Resources Planning Institute, Water Resources Agency, Taiwan. (PI: Keh-Chia Yeh).

2015-2018, Co-Principal Investigator, “Advanced Hybrid Simulation for Storm Surge Loads,” sponsored by U.S. National Science Foundation. (PI: Narutoshi Nakata)

2015-2017, Principal Investigator, “Implementation of Physically-Based Simulation Algorithms for USACE’s Next-Generation Dam/Levee/Barrier Breach Models,” sponsored by ERDC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

2015, Principal Investigator, “Assessment of Sediment Properties in the Impoundment of an Aged Dam in the Hudson River Watershed,” sponsored by New York State Water Resources Institute (WRI) at Cornell University and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Hudson River Estuary Program.

2014-2015, Principal Investigator, “Laboratory Experiments on Erosion of Mixed Cohesive/Non-cohesive Sediments,” sponsored by ERDC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

2011-2013, Principal Investigator, “Development of Advanced Sediment Transport Models for Coastal Inlets Research Program,” sponsored by ERDC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

2009-2012, Principal Investigator, “Investigation of Surge and Wave Reduction by Vegetation (Phase I and II),” sponsored by Southeast Region Research Initiative.

2008-2011, Principal Investigator, “Implementation of Advanced Modeling Technologies in Coastal Inlets Research Program’s CMS2D/3D Models,” sponsored by ERDC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

2008–2010, Co-Principal Investigator, “Development of an Integrated Simulation Tool for Predicting Disastrous Flooding, Water Contamination, Sediment Transport and Their Impacts on Environment,” sponsored by Southeast Region Research Initiative (PI: Yafei Jia).

2007-2009, Co-Investigator, “Implement and Application Study of NCCHE’s River Migration Models,” sponsored by Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.

2006-2007, Co-Investigator, “Basic Researches in Support of the Arkansas River Navigation Study(ARNS) and Arkansas/White River Studies,” Sponsored by US Army Corps of Engineers (PI: Yafei Jia).

2006–2007, Co-Investigator, “Incorporation of Advanced Numerical Modeling Techniques and Representation of Physical Processes in Coastal Inlets Research Program Predictive Technology,” sponsored by ERDC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

2006–2007, Co-Principal Investigator, “River Mechanics Tools with National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering,” sponsored by Maricopa County Flood Control District, Arizona.

2006, Co-Investigator, “Sediment Transport and Morphodynamics in Lower Paute River,” sponsored by HydroPaute S.A., Cuenca, Ecuador.

2005–2007, Principal Investigator, “Development of Interdisciplinary Working Group on Water Resources/Water Quality/Aquatic Ecosystems,” sponsored by University of Mississippi.

1997–2013, Key Developer, “Improving Erosion and Sediment Transport Models and Development in Support of USDA Agencies,” through a Specific Cooperative Agreement between the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering of the University of Mississippi and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Research projects accomplished include: Numerical-Empirical Modeling of Headcut Migration; Movable Bed Roughness and Nonuniform Sediment Transport in Alluvial Rivers; 1-D and 2-D Non-equilibrium Transport Models for Nonuniform Sediment; 1-D Numerical Modeling of Flow and Sediment Transport in Channel Networks (CCHE1D); Developed the FVM-Based CCHE2D Model for Flow and Sediment Transport in Rivers; and developed a series of simplified, 1-D, 2-D and 3-D physically-based dam/levee breaching models. 

1995–1997, Research Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, “3-D Calculations of Turbulent Flow and Sediment Transport in Rivers,” sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany and the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

1994–1995, Principal Investigator, “Mathematical Models of Water-Sediment Two-Phase Turbulent Flow,” sponsored by the Natural Science Foundation of China.