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Urban Environment Research Group

Arizona State University

 

 

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Dr. Zhihua Wang is an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE), the Co-Director for Climate System Research at National Center of Excellence (NCE) on SMART Innovations, and a senior sustainability scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) at Arizona State University. Dr. Wang obtained the B.Eng and M.Eng degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He obtained M.A. and Ph.D. in the Departmental of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University. His Ph.D. dissertation titled Surface exchange of energy and water budgets in urban canopies, was advised by Prof. Elie Bou-Zeid and Prof. James Smith.

Prior to his appointment in ASU, Dr. Wang was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Wang works as a research project officer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. Dr. Wang is an active member of American Meteorological Society (AMS), American Physical Society (APS), American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Society of Civil Engineers (ACSE) and International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC).

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Ph.D. dissertation: Surface exchange of energy and water budgets in urban canopies.

 

 

Chenghao Wang

 

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Chenghao Wang joined SEBE as a Ph.D. student in Fall 2015. He obtained the B.Eng in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering at China Three Gorges University in China. Before he joined SSEBE, he has done research and participated in many research projects in Engineering Research Center of Eco-environment in Three Gorges Reservoir Region, Ministry of Education and Hubei Provincial Collaborative Innovation Center for Water Resources Security for about three years, mainly focused on environmental geology, biogeochemistry and hydrologic modeling based on climate models. He also went to Ohio State University as a visit student in 2013 sponsored by Hubei Provincial Department of Education. He joined Urban Climate Research Group at ASU as a graduate research associate in August 2015. His research will focus on stochastic modeling of atmospheric diffusion and its application to urban air quality issues.

Chenghao loves traditional Chinese music and he is good at playing Guzheng. He always has a passion for sport, like volleyball and Taekwondo. He also loves traveling and hiking.

 

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Peiyuan Li

 

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Peiyuan Li joined Urban Environment Research Group as a Ph.D. student in Fall 2017. Before studying in the US, he studied at Department of Hydrology and Water Resources in Hohai University, Nanjing during 2010 to 2014 and obtained his Bachelor degree. After his undergraduate years, Peiyuan pursed his M.S. study at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Environmental Engineering. Currently, Peiyuan is working on the land surface transport processes (energy, vapor, and scalars), with applications to the built environment.

Apart from academic interests, Peiyuan is also keen on outdoor and landscape photography. Traveling a lot, he has visited 22 National Parks in the US and photoed plenty of unique landscapes along with unusual weathers. Hes also quite familiar with all kinds of photo gears from film to digital and even aerial equipment. While keep posting his photography on his Instagram(ipercy), he is running a personal website. Welcome to visit his photography portfolio at ipercy.net.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Xueli Yang

 

 Xueli Yang joined SEBE as a Ph.D. student in Fall 2019. She obtained her Bachelor degree in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering at Tianjin Agricultural University, and Master in Hydraulic Engineering from China Agricultural University. During her graduate study in China Agricultural University, she got the Scholarship from China Scholarship Council to study in University of California, Riverside, where she conducted her research on modeling of soil water movement. What she did before is the temporal and spatial variation in soil moisture, and water movement and solute transport in salty area. She joined Urban Climate Research Group at ASU as a graduate research assistant in August, 2019. Her Ph.D. research will focus on system-based urban environmental modeling.

Xueli loves outdoor sports like swimming and jogging, she took in a short marathon in 2016 held in Long Beach, California. She regards jogging as a good way to relax herself. Also she enjoys music and literature. What her dream is to travel around the world in the future.

 

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Professor Fang Zhang

 

 Dr. Fang Zhang is a visiting professor in the group since summer 2019. She obtained her M.S. degree in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System, and Ph.D. in Physical Geography at Xinjiang University, China. Dr. Fang Zhang is also an associate professor at the College of Resources & Environment Science at Xinjiang University now, and her research focus on the climate change and carbon sequestration in drylands in recent years.

Fang Zhang loves fishing, hiking and traveling, and very keen to participate in environmental protection activities.  

 

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Former Students

Jiachuan Yang

Ph.D. student, graduated in December 2016. Now Assistant Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Ph.D. dissertation: Urban Green Infrastructure: Modeling and Implications to Environmental Sustainability

M.S. student, graduated in December 2012.

M.S. thesis: Relative efficiency of surface energy budgets over different land covers

 

Jiyun Song

Ph.D. student, graduated in December 2016. Now Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong.

Ph.D. dissertation: Urban Microclimate Response to Landscape Changes via Land-Atmosphere Interactions

 

Ruby Upreti

M.S. student, graduated in July 2017.

M.S. thesis: Impact of land use land cover change on urban hydroclimate of Colorado river basin

 

Previous Members & Visitors:

Fan Huang

Rachel von Gnechten

Visiting Ph.D. student (2016-2017), Nanjing University

Undergraduate Honors thesis advisee (2016-2017)

Honors thesis: The future of Phoenix metropolitan area: An analysis of social economic implications of desert, green, or expanded cities

 

Qi Li

Visiting Ph.D. student (2015 summer), Princeton University

Hannah Housenga

Undergraduate Honors thesis advisee (2014-2015), co-advised with Prof. Kaloush

Chengping Zhao

Visiting professor (2013-2014), Sichuan University

Xiaoxi Zhao

Visiting student (2014 Fall), China Three Gorges University

Zheng Zeng

MSE student (2014 spring), now Ph.D. student at University of North Carolina

David Little

Summer undergraduate researcher (2012-2013)

Tina Pourshams-Manzouri

M.S. student (graduated 2013 spring), co-advised with Prof. Kamil Kaloush