Room: Engr II 442-F
Phone: (407) 823-1375
E-mail: nchang@ucf.edu

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Dr. Ni-Bin Chang, P.E., FASCE, FIEEE, FSPIE,
FRSC, FAAAS, FEURASC, FNAI, LEED

Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering

Fellow, the International Society of Optics and Photonics (FSPIE)
Fellow, the Royal Society of Chemistry (the United Kingdom) (FRSC)
Fellow, the American Society of Civil Engineers (FASCE)
Fellow, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE)
Fellow, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (FAAAS)
Fellow, the European Academy of Sciences (FEURASC)
Fellow, the National Academy of Inventors (FNAI)
Director of Stormwater Management Academy

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering, 
Cornell University, 1991

M.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering, 
Cornell University , 1989.

B.S. in Civil Engineering, 
National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China , 1983

TEACHING

Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering
    (Fall 2005, Spring/Fall 2006, Spring 2007)
  • Hydraulics (Fall 2005, Spring/Fall 2006)
  • Engineering Fluid Mechanics (Fall 2006, Summer 2006)
  • Sustainable Resources Management (Fall 2017)

Graduate

  • Advanced Hydrology (Spring 2007)
  • Industrial Ecology (Summer 2007 and 2015)
  • Environmental and Water Resources Systems Analysis
    (Fall 2007 and 2014)
  • Groundwater Hydrology (Fall 2010)
  • Environmental Informatics and Remote Sensing (Spring 2011)
  • Groundwater Modeling (Spring 2012)
  • Ecological Engineering – Receiving Water Impact (2015)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Sustainable Engineering and Sustainability Science

  • System Analysis for Coupled Engineering Infrastructure and Natural System
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Urban Food-Energy-Water Nexus Analysis with Interdisciplinary Sustainability Solutions
  • Environmental Informatics and Remote Sensing
    * Environmental Informatics and Decision Making
    * Environmental Cyberinfrastructure
    * Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Health Engineering
    * Health Informatics and Decision Making
    * Multimedia Pollutant Fate and Transport Modeling
    * Exposure Assessment and Risk Analysis

Resilient Infrastructure Systems

  • Decision Making for Sustainable Infrastructure Management
  • Reliability Assessment Incorporating Sensor and Information Technologies
  • Minimization of Operational Disruption of Infrastructure Systems due to Human Activities and Natural Disasters
  • Post-disaster Recovery Planning
  • Hazard Analysis and Mitigation
  • Engineering Process Optimization and Control

Dr. Ni-Bin Chang is Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering having held this post in the US since 2002. He is a Professional Engineer in the United States with almost 30 years’ experience in research, teaching, and outreach/community services. Chang’s research lies at the intersection of sustainability science and sustainable engineering with a highly interdisciplinary nature. He has been seeking for interdisciplinary sustainability solutions for three decades to discover synergistic knowledge with the aid of convergence science. These findings are deeply rooted among intertwined issues in industrial ecology, ecological engineering, hydrological science, environmental engineering, earth science, computer science, operation research, system engineering, food-energy-water nexus, remote sensing, and spatial informatics. He strived to tackle cross-linked issues in water availability and quality, air quality, waste flows, urban growth, and urban food-energy-water nexus at varying scales. Research advancements led to further explore various urban metabolisms, urban ecology, and earth system processes in the coupled natural systems and the built environment. His inventions with different green sorption media for removal of nutrients, heavy metals, E. Coli, algal toxins, and fluorinated surfactants from stormwater runoff, agricultural discharge, and wastewater effluent have led to 10 more patented technologies in the nexus of food-energy-water-environment and his patents have been licensed to industry after acquiring $20 million industrial investment and affected some government regulations/policies. His research efforts not only help the minimization of operational disruption of infrastructure systems due to human activities and natural disasters, but also promote sustainable infrastructure management, green production, and community resilience. All his multi-faceted efforts led to provide risk-informed, forward-looking, cost-effective, and environmentally benign solutions for sustainable development at varying scales. Chang has been invited for presentations worldwide, published over 275 peered review journal articles and 3 books, and provided journal leaderships of Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and Board Members affiliated with over 20 journals relevant to sustainable development. His academic leadership as a program director in the Hydrologic Sciences Program and the Cyber-Innovation Sustainability Science and Engineering Program at the National Science Foundation from 2012 to 2014 had produced a national impact on the academic community. These activities have a significant influence on research policy, technology advancement, and the direction for a broad spectrum of sustainability science and engineering as well as environmental stewardship and resource management toward sustainable development goals. He has received 40 honor/awards since 1987, including the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2010, the Bridging the Gaps Award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the United Kingdom in 2012, the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering in the United Kingdom in 2014, and the Blaise Pascal Medal from the European Academy of Sciences in 2016. To date, he has involved in $18.66 million of research projects. According to Google Scholar, as of July 2020, his research publications have been cited up to 12,400 times in which his h-index is 58 and i10-index is 220. At UCF, he has been directing the Stormwater Management Academy (http://stormwater.ucf.edu/) since 2011. He is Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (FNAI), the American Society of Civil Engineers (FASCE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), the International Society of Optics and Photonics (FSPIE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (FAAAS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) in the United Kingdom, and the European Academy of Sciences (FEurASc) in European Union.

  • Xuan, Z. and Chang, N. B. (2014): Modeling the climate-induced changes of lake ecosystem structure under the cascade impacts of hurricanes and droughts. Ecological Modelling, 288, 79-93.
  • Lu, G. W., Chang, N. B., Liao, L., and Liao, M. Y. (2015): Smart and green urban waste collection systems: advances, challenges, and perspectives. IEEE Systems Journal, 99, 1-14.
  • Son, N. T., Chen, C. F., Chang, N. B., Chen, C. R., and Thanh, B. X. (2015): Mangrove mapping and change detection in Ca Mau Peninsula, Vietnam using Landsat data and object-based image analysis. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8(2), 530-510.
  • Bai, K., Chang, N. B., and Chen, C. F. (2015): Spectral information adaptation and synthesis scheme for merging cross-mission consistent ocean color reflectance observations from MODIS and VIIRS. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54(1), 311-329.
  • Crawford, A. J. and Chang, N. B. (2015): Developing the Groundwater Variability Probes (GVP) and wireless sensor networks for characterizing the subsurface low flow field. IEEE Sensors Journal, 99, 1-10.
  • Bai, K., Chang, N. B., Yu, H., and Gao, W. (2016): Statistical bias corrections for creating coherent total ozone records with OMI and OMPS observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 182, 150–168.
  • Bai, K., Chang, N. B., and Gao, W. (2016): Quantification of relative contribution of Antarctic ozone depletion to increased austral extratropical precipitation during 1979-2013 period. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 121(4), 1459–1474.
  • Chang N. B., Lu, G. W., Chui, T. F., and Hartshorn, N. (2017): Comparative policy analysis of low impact development for stormwater management in global urban regions. Land Use Policy, 70, 368-383.
  • Joyce, J., Chang, N. B., Harji, R., Ruppert, T., and Singhofen, P. (2017): Cascade impact of hurricane movement, storm tidal surge, sea level rise, and precipitation variability on flood assessment in a coastal watershed. Climate Dynamics, 51(1), 383-409.
  • Joyce, J., Chang, N. B., Harji, R., and Ruppert, T. (2018): Coupling infrastructure resilience and flood risk assessment via copulas analyses for a coastal green-grey-blue drainage system under extreme weather events. Environmental Modelling and Software, 100, 82-103.
  • Chang, N. B., Wen, D., McKenna,, and Wanielista, M. (2018): The impact of carbon source as electron donor on composition and concentration of dissolved organic nitrogen in biosorption-activated media for stormwater and groundwater co-treatment. Environmental Science and Technology, 52(16), 9380–9390.
  • Chang, N. B. Wei, X., Mostafiz, C., Yang, J., Weiss, J., and Belavel, M. (2019): Reconstruction of Sea-land interactions between terrestrial vegetation cover and water quality constituents during a hurricane landfall, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 83, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2019.101929.
  • Chang, N. B., Wen, D., Colona, B., and Wanielista, M. P. (2019): Comparison of biological nutrient removal via two biosorption activated media between laboratory-scale and field-scale linear ditch for stormwater and groundwater co-treatment, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 230, 151. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-019-4193-y.
  • Wen, D., Valencia, A., Ordonez, D., Chang, N. B., and Wanielista, W. P. (2020): Comparative nitrogen removal via microbial ecology between soil and green sorption media in a rapid infiltration basin for co-disposal of stormwater and wastewater, Environmental Research, 184, 109338 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109338
  • Ordonez, D., Valencia, A., Chang, N. B., and Wanielista, M. P. (2020): Synergistic effects of aluminum/iron oxides and clay minerals on nutrient removal and recovery in water filtration media, Journal of Cleaner Production, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122728.
  • Valencia, A. Ordonez, D., Wen, D., McKenna, A., Chang, N. B., and Wanielista, M. P (2020): The interaction of dissolved organic nitrogen removal and microbial abundance in iron-filings based green environmental media for stormwater treatment. Environmental Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109815.
  • Wei, X., Chang, N. B., Bai. K., and Gao, W. (2020): Satellite remote sensing of aerosol optical depth: Advances, challenges and perspectives. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 50(16), 1640-1725. 10.1080/10643389.2019.1665944.
  • Chang, N. B., Hossain, M. U., Valencia, A., Qiu, J., Zheng, Q., Gu, L., Chen, M., Lu, J. W., Pires, A., Kaandorp, C., Abraham, E., ten Veldhuis, M. C., van de Giesen, N., Molle, B., Tomas, S., Mouheb, N. A., Dotta, D., Declercq, R., Perrin, M., Conradi, L., and Molle, G. (2020). Integrative technology hubs for urban food-energy-water nexuses and cost-benefit-risk trade-offs (I): Global trend and technology metrics. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2020.1759328.
  • Chang, N. B., Hossain, M. U., Valencia, A., Qiu, J., Zheng, Q., Gu, L., Chen, M., Lu, J. W., Pires, A., Kaandorp, C., Abraham, E., ten Veldhuis, M. C., van de Giesen, N., Molle, B., Tomas, S., Mouheb, N. A., Dotta, D., Declercq, R., Perrin, M., Conradi, L., and Molle, G. (2020). Integrative technology hubs for urban food-energy-water nexuses and cost-benefit-risk trade-offs (II): Design strategies for urban sustainability. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2020.1761088.
  • Zhang, W., Valencia, A., Gu, L., Zheng, Q., and Chang, N. B. (2020): Integrating Emerging and Existing Renewable Energy Technologies for a Community-scale Microgrid in an Energy-Water Nexus for Resilience Improvement. Applied Energy, in press.

  1. Passive Nutrient Removal Material Mixes. US Patent 7824551, issued on Nov. 2, 2010, Martin P. Wanielista, Ni-Bin Chang.
  2. Passive Nutrient Removal Material Mixes (DIV). US Patent 8002985, issued on August 23, 2011, Martin P. Wanielista, Ni-Bin Chang.
  3. Retention/Detention Pond Stormwater Treatment System. US Patent 8153005, issued on April 10, 2012, Martin P. Wanielista, Ni-Bin Chang.
  4. Retention/Detention Pond and Green Roof Passive Nutrient Removal Material Mixes.US Patent 7897047, issued on March 1, 2011, Martin P. Wanielista, Ni-Bin Chang.
  5. Passive Underground Drainfield for Septic Tank Nutrient Removal Using Special Functionalized Green Filtration Media. US Patent 7927484, issued on April 19, 2011, Martin P. Wanielista, Ni-Bin Chang, Ammarin Makkeasorn.
  6. Functionalized Green Filtration for Passive Underground Drainfield for Septic Tank Nutrient Removal. US Patent 7955507 issued on June 7, 2011, Martin P. Wanielista, Ni-Bin Chang, Ammarin Makkeasorn.
  7. On-Site Wastewater Treatment Using a Functionalized Green Filtration Media Sorption Field. US Patent 8101079, issued on Jan. 24, 2012, Martin P. Wanielista, Ni-Bin Chang, Ammarin Makkeasorn.
  8. Green Sorption Media for Water Treatment. US Patent 8002984, issued on August 23, 2011, Martin P. Wanielista, Ni-Bin Chang.
  9. Subsurface Upflow Wetland System for Nutrient and Pathogen Removal in Wastewater Treatment Systems. US Patent 8252182, issued on August 28, 2012, Ni-Bin Chang, Martin P. Wanielista.
  10. Automatic Pulse Tracer Velocimeter (APTV), US Patent 10612952, issued on April 7, 2020, A. James Crawford, Ni-Bin Chang.
  11. Water Treatment Using an Iron and Clay-Based Sorption Media, US Patent 10,696,567, issued on July 31, 2020, Ni-Bin Chang, Martin P. Wanielista
  12. Synergistic Iron and Clay-Based Green Environmental Media for Nutrient Removal, pending for approval, July 31, 2020, Ni-Bin Chang, Martin P. Wanielista.
  13. Iron Filings-Based Green Environmental Media For Nutrient Removal And Methods of Use, UCF-34241, filed on March 18, 2020, pending for approval.
  14. Synergistic Aluminum-based Green Sorption Media for Nutrient Removal and Recovery, UCF-34382, filed on May 18, 2020, pending for approval.

Dr. Ni-Bin Chang Textbooks/Reference books

Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing

1. Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing
by Ni-Bin Chang and Kaixu Bai

ISBN 9781498774338
Page: 508
Publication date: March 2018
Publisher: CRC Press

2. Proceedings of SPIE Remote Sensing and Modeling for Ecosystem of Sustainability
by Wei Gao (Editor)
Ni-Bin Chang (Editor)

ISBN: 9781628417760
Page: 520
Publication date: Dec., 2015
Publisher: SPIE

3. Sustainable Solid Waste Management: A Systems Engineering Approach.
by Ni-Bin Chang and Ana Pires

ISBN: 978-1-118-45691-0
Page: 820
Publication Date: Feb., 2015
Publisher: John Wiley/IEEE (IEEE Book Series on Systems Science and Engineering), New York,

4. Proceedings of SPIE Remote Sensing and Modeling for Ecosystem of Sustainability
by Wei Gao (Editor)
Ni-Bin Chang (Editor)
Jinnian Wang (Editor)

ISBN: 9781628412482
Page: 280
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2014
Publisher: SPIE

5. Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands, Volume 26 (Developments in Environmental Modelling) 
by Sven Erik Jørgensen (Editor)
Ni-Bin Chang (Editor)
Fu-Liu Xu (Editor)

ISBN-13: 978-0444632494
Page: 720
Publication date: May 1 2014
Publisher: Elsevier

6. Multiscale Hydrologic Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications 
by Ni-Bin Chang (Editor)
Yang Hong (Editor)

ISBN-13: 978-1439877456
Page: 568
Publication date: March 2012
Publisher: CRC Press

7. Environmental Remote Sensing and Systems Analysis 
by Ni-Bin Chang (Editor)

ISBN-13: 978-1439877432
Page: 520
Publication date: March 2012
Publisher: CRC Press

8. Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering 
by Ni-Bin Chang (Author)

ISBN-13: 978-0071630054
Page: 704
Publication date: Jan. 2011
Publisher: McGraw Hill

9. Effects of Urbanization on Groundwater: An Engineering Case-Based Approach for Sustainable Development
by Ni-Bin Chang (Editor)

Page: 410
Publication date: Jan. 2010
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers