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Dr. Ni-Bin Chang, P.E., BCEE, D. WRE, LEED, F. ASCE,
F. SPIE, F. RSC, F. AAAS, M.EURASC

Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering

Fellow, the International Society of Optics and Photonics
Fellow, the Royal Society of Chemistry (the United Kingdom)
Fellow, the American Society of Civil Engineers
Fellow, the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, the European Academy of Sciences
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

Undergradutate

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

Graduate

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

RESEARCH AREAS OF SPECIALTY

Environmental Sustainability

  • Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Systems
  • Ecological engineering
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Earth Systems Engineering
  • 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 t Human Activities and Natural Disasters
  • Post-disaster Recovery Planning
  • Hazard Analysis and Mitigation

Ni-Bin Chang is the Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering having held this post in the US since 2002. He is the director of the Stormwater Management Academy. He is a Professional Engineer in the US with over twenty years’ experience in research, teaching and consulting. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Optics and Photonics (F.SPIE), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (the United Kingdom) (F.RSC), Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (F.ASCE), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (F.AAAS), and Member of the European Academy of Sciences (M.EAS).

Prof. Chang has made contribution to the core area of Sustainable Engineering, Sustainability Science, Water Resources Management, Environmental Remote Sensing, and Systems Analysis with various socio-technical approaches. His research and teaching interests are in environmental systems analysis in general, and integrated sensing, monitoring and modelling for sustainability in particular. His recent work has focused on drinking water, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure management.

He served as Associate Editor of the AGU Journal of Water Resources Research and ASCE Journal of Hydrological Engineering. Prof Chang is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Environmental Informatics and the British Journal of Environment and Climate Change. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief for the SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. He chaired the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC) and the SPIE Symposium of Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability. Prof Chang has served on a number of national and international committees, including ASCE, SPIE, IEEE, ISEIS, IWA and IAHR committees. He is currently a board member of the Earth Science and Environmental Science Division, European Academy of Sciences.

Prof Chang has served on a number of professional and government positions. Prof. Chang served as the program director of the Hydrologic Sciences Program and Cyber-innovation Sustainability Science and Engineering Program at the National Science Foundation in the US from 2012 to 2014. He has served as an expert on different panels to review proposals and address research needs.

Prof Chang has authored and edited nine books, received eight US patents, and published over 210 papers in refereed journals. He has managed over $8 million worth of research contracts over the past 10 more years with clients including many of the US governmental agencies. Prof Chang has lectured extensively abroad and has given research presentations at many institutions on all continents. In additional to his active research work in the US, he has collaborative research activities in Asia, Central America and Europe. He has received many awards including the Blaise Pascal Medal in Earth and Environmental Sciences, European Academy of Science; Fulbright Scholar Award, Department of State, USA; Outstanding Achievement Award, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), ASCE; Distinguished Chair Professorship, National Science Council, Taiwan; Bridging the Gaps Award, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), United Kingdom; and Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), United Kingdom.

Experience

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Aug. 2012 – Aug. 2014 –
    Program Director, Hydrological Sciences Program
    and Cyber-innovated Sustainability Science and Engineering Program
    National Science Foundation,
    Washington D. C., USA
  • Sept. 2011 – present
    Director of Stormwater
    Management Academy

    University of Central Florida
    Orlando, FL, 32816, USA
  • Aug. 2005 – present
    Professor 
    Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
    University of Central Florida
    Orlando, FL, 32816, USA
  • Jan. 2002 – Aug. 2005
    Professor
    Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering
    Texas A&M University-Kingsville
    Kingsville, Texas, 78363, USA
    Graduate Coordinator (from March 2002 to Jan. 2003)
    Associate Director (from Jan. 2003 to Aug. 2003)
    Center for Research Excellence of Science and Technology (CREST) at TAMUK (National Science Foundation-funded Center)
  • Aug. 1997 – Jan. 2002
    Professor
    Dept. of Environmental Engineering
    National Cheng-Kung University
    Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
  • June 1999 – Aug., 2000
    Associate Director
    Research Institute of Resources Recycling and Management
    National Cheng-Kung University
    Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
  • June, 1999 – Sep., 1999
    Visiting Professor
    Department of Systems Engineering
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, USA
  • Aug. 1998 – Sep., 1998
    Visiting Professor
    Institute of Engineering Thermophysics
    Chinese Academy of Science
    Beijing, China
  • Jan. 2000 – June, 2000
    Adjunct Professor
    Graduate Institute of Environmental Science
    Tong-Hai University
    Taichun, Taiwan
  • Jan. 1998 – June, 1998
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering
    National Taiwan University
    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Aug. 1992 – Aug. 1997
    Associate Professor
    Dept. of Environmental Engineering
    National Cheng-Kung University
    Tainan, Taiwan, ROC

INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER
NON-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Feb. 1992 – July 1992
    Deputy Manager
    Division of Environmental Engineering
    Fichtner Pacific Engineers, Inc.
    (German-based Consultant Firm)
    Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Main Projects: Planning and Design for four Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators, System Planning of a Sanitary Landfill
  • Aug. 1991 – Feb. 1992
    Deputy Manager
    Ecology & Environment, Inc.
    Taiwan Branch Office
    (US-based Consultant Firm)
    Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Main Projects: Soil and Groundwater Remediation, Hazardous Waste Management, Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Jan. 1986 – Aug. 1987
    Environmental Engineer
    Dept. of Environmental Engineering
    Housing and Urban Development Bureau
    Taiwan Provincial Government
    Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Main Projects: Planning and Design of Several Sewer Collection Systems, Design of a Large-scale Wastewater Treatment Plant (ranked the fifth in terms of treatment capacity in the world)
  • Aug. 1985 – Jan. 1986
    Environmental Engineer
    Bureau of Environmental Protection
    Kaohsiung City Government
    Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
    Main Projects: Water Quality Management in River and Coastal Region
  • Oct. 1983 – Aug. 1985
    Junior Lieutenant, the Navy of Taiwan
    Main Projects: Drainage System Design and Maintenance, Construction Management of a National Training Center for the Marine Corps in South Taiwan

Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Professor Chang is the Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Central Florida in the United States having held this post in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences since 2005. His research interests include:

  • development and application of decision-support systems, simulation and optimization models to improve understanding and provide solutions to sustainable systems engineering problems;
  • environmental informatics and remote sensing tools and techniques and their effective application to monitoring hydrological, ecological, and environmental systems;
  • assessment and management of urban stormwater and wetland systems involving smart monitoring, modeling, telemetered systems, nutrient removal, and sensor networks;
  • cross-disciplinary complex system approaches to water resource and environmental management in response to global change;
  • understanding of urban water distribution and wastewater systems, including technical, socio-economic and environmental issues;
  • integrated assessment modeling of the water-environment-ecology-energy system/nexus;
  • integrated drinking water infrastructure assessment methodologies for water industry applications.
  • integrated solid waste management infrastructure assessment methodologies for waste industry applications.
  • integrated urban emergency response planning for industrial and energy sectors

THEME: MULTISCALE SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Due to rapid economic development and population growth and migration, these critical environmental engineering infrastructures have evolved into highly coupled and interacting, or interdependent networks and systems – through complex physical, natural resource, cyber, information, geographic, human, social, and logical connections. They must be sustainable and resilient, however, so as to cope with any catastrophic events, such as flood and drought, and they must be re-engineered to be more advanced to include recent forefronts of information technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and cognitive optimization.

The aim of my research is to develop a suite of Sustainable Systems Engineering technologies with differing spatial and temporal scales to fulfill the resilient and sustainable goals in design, construction, and operation of these interdependent environmental infrastructures. My research is multidisciplinary in dealing with large-scale complex environmental and water resources systems leading to expand the theoretical frameworks for understanding the physical, chemical, and biological processes, and conduct modeling, simulation, and optimization of interdependent infrastructure systems at multiple time scales. The development of vital sensors to promote environmental sensing, detection, and decision making is deemed necessary in support of monitoring and modeling leading to explore the mechanisms and implications. These efforts focus on the concept of sustainability, developing and applying forward-looking, risk-informed, and cost effective decision-making models that combine social and economic factors with broad-based considerations of potential future environmental impacts. The research focus conducted under the topical area of “Multiscale Sustainable Systems Engineering” is devised to promote the “Resilient and Sustainable Environmental Engineering Infrastructures” at different temporal and spatial scales.

SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS (TOTAL UP TO 6 MILLION US$ AS PI/CO-PI)

  • “Assignment of the Program Director of the Hydrological Science Program,” (PI) National Science Foundation ($190,066), NSF IPA grant, funded, Aug. 2013 (100% effort).
  • “Stormwater Management Area (STA) Hydrodynamic Study,” South Florida Water Management District (PI) ($59,000) funded, May, 2013 (100% effort).
  • “Developing the Next Generation Remote Sensing Algorithms and Platforms for Lake Water Quality Monitoring (Phase I) (PI) ($25,000) funded, May, 2013 (100% effort).
  • “Improvement of Water Availability Index Forecasting Tool with Environmental Change Reconstruction,” the NRMRL, US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) via Pegasus Technical Services, Inc. (PI) ($70,000) funded, Dec., 2012 (100% effort).
  • “Demonstration Project for Bio-sorption Activated Media for Ultra-urban Stormwater Treatment,” Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) (Co-PI) ($277,999) funded, Sept., 2012 (25% effort).
  • “Assignment of the Program Director of the Hydrological Science Program,” (PI) National Science Foundation ($181,175), NSF IPA grant, funded, Aug. 8 2012 (100% effort).
  • “Best Management Practices for Aquatic Restoration in Lakes, Streams, and Wetlands,” (PI) Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), with Dr. Marty Wanielista and Dr. Patrick Bohlen, (PI) ($80,000) funded, Oct., 2011 (50% effort).
  • “Maintenance Practices of Stormwater Runoffs,” (PI) Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), with Dr. Marty Wanielista and Dr. Patrick Bohlen, (PI) ($300,000) funded, Nov., 2011 (50% effort).
  • “Multi-scale Water Infrastructure Characterization Study Using Remote Sensing (Phase III): Improvement of Water Availability Index Forecasting Tool with Environmental Change Reconstruction,” the NRMRL and NHEERL, US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), (PI) ($80,000) funded, Aug., 2011 (100% effort).
  • “A Mesocosm Study of “Biohaven” Floating Islands for Nutrient Removal in Stormwater Ponds,” (PI), ($25,000), Floating Islands Environmental Solutions, Inc., funded, March, 2011 (100% effort).
  • “Floating Wetland Systems for Nutrient Removal in Stormwater Ponds” Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), (Co-PI) ($200,706), with Dr. Marty Wanielista (PI), funded, Feb., 2010 (50% effort).
  • Multi-scale Water Infrastructure Characterization Study Using Remote Sensing (Phase II),” the NRMRL and NHEERL, US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), (PI) ($89,000) funded, Jan., 2009 (100% effort).
  • “Analysis of Predrainage Lake Okeechobee and Upper Everglades Modeling,” South Florida Water Management District, Florida, (PI) ($20,000), funded, Sept., 2009 (100% effort).
  • “CERP (Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program) ASR Alkalinity, Metal, and Mineral Impacts on Phosphorus Fate and Transport in Lake Okeechobee,” South Florida Water Management District and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Florida, (PI) ($25,000), funded, Feb., 2009 (100% effort).
  • Denitrification Study beneath Stormwater Infiltration Ponds for Promoting Stormwater Reuse and Drinking Water Quality,” the UCF Boardman Foundation, (PI) ($5,000) funded, Jan, 2009 (100% effort)
  • “Sediment Characterization in Lake Okeechobee,” South Florida Water Management District, Florida, (PI) ($90,000), funded, March, 2008 (100% effort).
  • “National and Regional Baseline Assessment and Infrastructure Adaptation Outcome Documentation – Multi-scale Water Infrastructure Characterization Study Using Remote Sensing,” the NRMRL and NHEERL, US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), (PI) ($230,000) funded, 2008 (100% effort).
  • “Improving Local Water Supply in Rural Communities via a Sensor Network with the Aid of a Rule-based Expert System in a GIS Platform,” Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation, (Co-PI) with Dr. Andrew Ernest at WKU (PI) ($150,000), funded, April, 2007 (33% effort).
  • “Performance-based and Passive On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems Evaluation for Nutrients Removal,” Florida Department of Environmental Protection, (PI) with Co-PI, Dr. Martin Wanielista at UCF, ($1,050,558), funded, March., 2007 (67% effort).
  • “Alternative Stormwater Sorption Media for Control of Nutrients,” Southwest Florida Water Management District, Florida, (Co-PI) with Dr. Martin Wanielista at UCF (PI) ($100,000), funded, Nov., 2006 (50% effort).
  • “Assessment of Nonpoint Source Pollution in the Arroyo Colorado River Basin due to Intensive Agricultural Practices in the Coastal Watershed,” The Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA 319 grant), (PI) ($223,000), funded, July, 2005 (100% effort, career move before start date).
  • “Enhancing Instrumentation Capabilities at TAMUK to Perform Advanced Environmental Analysis,” Department of Defense (DOD), (Instrument Grant, Senior Personnel) ($399,897), funded, Jan. 2005.
  • “Composting Feasibility Study and Regionalization Assessment for the City of Harlingen,” City of Harlingen, Texas (PI) ($30,000), funded, Oct., 2004 (100% effort).
  • “Composting Feasibility Study and Regionalization Assessment for the City of Mission,” City of Mission, Texas (PI) ($30,000), funded, Oct., 2004 (100% effort).
  • “Biosolid Treatability Study and Pilot Plant Planning” City of Edinburg, Texas (PI) ($10,000), funded, Oct., 2004 (100% effort).
  • “Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Site Selection Analysis” The City of Harlingen (PI) ($25,000), funded, May, 2004 (100% effort).
  • “The Planning and Design of Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System in Suburban Colonias, Lower Rio Grande Region, Texas,” The Rensselaerville Institute, (PI) ($ 45,000), funded, May, 2004 (100% effort).
  • “Remote Sensing and Variable Rate Technology for Citrus Pest Management and Impact on Water Quality,” Advanced Technology Program (ATP) in Texas Higher Education Coordination Board, (PI) with Dr. Jenny Du ($100,000), funded (Project Number: 003639-0019-2003), Nov., 2003 (50% effort).
  • “Feasibility Study of the Potential for Re-routing Domestic Wastewater Streams,” City of Pharr, Texas, USA. (PI) ($2,900), funded, Nov., 2003 (100% effort).
  • “Storm Water Management Plans for Various Municipalities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley,” Regional Task Force of Storm Water Management, Texas, USA. (PI) ($60,000), Funded, July, 2003 (100% effort).
  • “Lower Rio Grande Valley Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES): Task Force Project” Storm Water Management Task Force in Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA. (PI) ($55,000), funded, Oct., 2003 (100% effort).
  • “Stream Flow Prediction by Remote Sensing and Genetic Programming Technologies,” National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), USA. (PI) ($300,000), funded (NAG13-03008), Oct., 2002 (100% effort).
  • “Research on Environmental Sustainability of Semi-Arid Coastal Areas (RESSACA)” Center for Research Excellence in Science & Technology (CREST) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, National Science Foundation, USA. (award ID: 0206259)(Senior Personnel/Associate Director) ($5,000,000) funded, Sept., 2002 (5% effort).
  • “Acquisition of a GC/MS for the Study of Hydrocarbons in the South Texas Region,” National Science Foundation, USA. (Instrument Grant, Co-PI), with Drs. John Kuruvilla, Venki Uddameri, King Jones ($180,000), Aug., 2002 (funded, 25% effort).
  • “Feasibility Study of Reusing the Scrap Solvent as Auxiliary Fuel in the Cement Kiln” sponsored by the Cleanaway International Corporation, Taiwan Branch Office, April, 2001. (PI) ($13,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Feasibility Study of Using Plasma Arc Process for Handling Oily Sludge” sponsored by the Kaohsiung Harbor Management Bureau, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, April, 2001. (PI) ($80,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Nonpoint Sources Pollution Modeling and Application” sponsored by National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC 90-2211-E-006-044, 2001. (PI) ($33,000) (funded,100% effort).
  • “Combined Research and Curriculum Development: Environmental Informatics and Systems Analysis” sponsored by National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC 90-2511-S-006-044, 2001. (PI) ($170,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “National Cost-Benefit Database for Environmental Pollution Control: Master Plan (II)” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC89-2211-E-006-006, 2000. (PI) ($13,000) (funded,100% effort).
  • “National Cost-Benefit Database Construction for Solid Waste Management (II)” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC89-2211-E-006-005, 1999. (PI) ($9,500) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Environmental Restoration of Zen-Ai River in Kaohsiung – Master Plan” sponsored by the ROC National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC89-2621-Z-006-002, 2000. (PI) ($19,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Environmental Restoration of Zen-Ai River in Kaohsiung – Optimization Analysis for Sewage Treatment and Ocean Outfall System” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC89-2621-Z-006-002, 2000. (PI) ($15,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Sustainable Management and System Planning in the Tseng-Wen River Basin” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC88-2211-E-006-050, 1999. (PI) ($7,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “National Cost-Benefit Database Construction for Environmental Pollution Control – Master Plan (I)” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC88-2211-E-006-074, 1999. (PI) ($14,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “National Cost-Benefit Database Construction for Solid Waste Management (I)” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC88-2211-E-006-073, 1999. (PI) ($10,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Use of Economic Instrument and Systems Analysis for Water Pollution Control in the Kao-Ping River Basin” sponsored by the Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan, EPA-88-U1G1-03-001, 1999. (PI) ($114,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Community-based Allocation of Compensation Fund in the Proximity of Waste Incineration Facility via AHP-based Decision-Making” sponsored by the Taipei County Government, Taiwan, 1999. (PI) ($40,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Cost-benefit Analysis for Food Waste Recycling” sponsored by the Tainan County Government, Taiwan, 1999. (CO-PI) ($40,000) (funded, 50% effort).
  • “Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning for Three Nuclear Power Plants via 3D Spatial Decision Support System” sponsored by the Taiwan Power Company, Taiwan, 1999. (PI) ($250,000)
  • “Spatial Decision Support System for Scrap Automobile Management” sponsored by the 3R Foundation, Taiwan, 3RF-88-A-003-01, 1999. (PI) ($50,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Environmental Tax/Charge Assessment for Scrap Tire Management” sponsored by the Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan, EPA-88-HA21-03-419,1999. (PI) (funded, $ 160,000, 100% effort)
  • “Resources and Energy Recovery for Combustible Demolition Waste Using a Redundant Brick Tunnel” sponsored by Brick Tunnel Association, Taichung, Taiwan, 1999. (PI) ($38,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Environmental and Ecological Investigation of the Hou-lung River Basin in Central Taiwan” sponsored by the Ministry of Economics, Taiwan, 1999. (Co-PI) ($100,000) with the Academia Sinica research team, (funded, 10% effort).
  • “Stabilization of Incineration Ash Using Phosphorous Compounds” sponsored by the Waste Management , Inc., Taiwan Branch Office, 1999. (PI) ($7,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Environmental Impact Assessment for a Regional Mall in Kaoshiung City” sponsored by Fichtner Pacific Engineer, Inc., Taiwan, 1998. (PI) ($50,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Strategic Planning of Recycling in a Fast-growing Urban Region” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC87-2211-E-006-011, 1998. (PI) ($6,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Resources Recovery from Incineration Process (III)” sponsored by National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC87-2621-P-006-004, 1998. (PI) ($14,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Use of Artificial Intelligence for Water Pollution Control in the River Basin” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC87-2211-E-006-012, 1998. (PI) ($10,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Water Resources Systems Analysis and GIS Application for the Tseng-Wen River Basin” sponsored by the Ministry of Economics, Taiwan, 1998. (PI) ($62,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Optimal Planning of Presorting Process prior to Shu-Lin Municipal Incinerator in Taipei County” sponsored by the Taipei County Government, Taiwan, 1998. ($85,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Strategic Planning for ISO14001 Accreditation in the Textile Dying Industry” sponsored by the Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan, EPA-86-G03-09-11, 1997. (PI) ($31,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Computer Aided Engineering Design of Large-scale Municipal Incinerators” sponsored by the China Ship Manufacturing Inc., Taiwan, 1997. (PI) ($42,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Management Information System and Network Communication Planning for Solid Waste Management in Taiwan” sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection, Taiwan Provincial Government, Taiwan, 1997. (CO-PI) ($33,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Resources Recovery from Incineration Process (II)” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC86-2621-P-006-004, 1997. (PI) ($13,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Genetic Algorithm-based Optimization Analysis for Regional Solid Waste Management Planning” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC86-2211-E-006-017, 1997. (PI) ($8,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning Program” sponsored by the Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan, EPA-85-E3J1-09-06, 1996. (PI) ($80,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Chemometric Analysis for the prediction of Dioxins/Furans Emissions from Large-scale Municipal Incinerators” sponsored by the Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan, EPA-85-13S4-09-07, 1996. (PI) ($16,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Environmental Informatics for Metropolitan Solid Waste Management” sponsored by the Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan, EPA-85-L105-03-20, 1996. (PI) ($35,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Resources Recovery from Incineration Process (I)” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC85-2621-P-006-033, 1996. (PI) ($14,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Strategic Planning and Regionalization Assessment of Solid Waste Management in Taipei Metropolitan Region” sponsored by the Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan, EPA-044-840-040, 1995. (PI) ($80,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Optimization Analysis for Solid Waste Collection, Recycling, Treatment and Disposal System” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC87-2211-E-006-011, 1995. (PI) ($10,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Compatible Analysis between Recycling and Energy Recovery in Tainan City” sponsored by the Tainan City Government, Taiwan, 1993. (PI) ($15,000) (funded, 100% effort).
  • “Recovery and Reuse of RFCC Scrap Catalyst for Removing VOCs in the Petrochemical Industry” sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC83-0421-P006-001Z, 1994. (PI) with Dr. H. P. Wang ($21,000) (funded, 50% effort).

PATENTS (IN TOTAL =8)

  1. Passive Nutrient Removal Material Mixes. US Patent 7824551 issued on Nov. 2, 2010.
  2. Retention and Detention Pond Passive Nutrient Removal Material Mixes. US Patent 7897047 issued on March 4, 2011.
  3. Passive Underground Drainfield for Septic Tank Nutrient Removal Using Special Functionalized Green Filtration Media. US Patent 7927484 issued on April 19, 2011.
  4. Functionalized Green Filtration for Passive Underground Drainfield for Septic Tank Nutrient Removal. US Patent 7955507 issued on June 26, 2011.
  5. Passive Nutrient Removal Material Mixes. US Patent 8002985 B1 issued on August 23, 2011.
  6. Retention/Detention Pond Stormwater Treatment System. US Patent 8153005 B1 issued on August 23, 2011.
  7. Green Sorption Media for Water Treatment. US Patent 8002984 B1 issued on August 10, 2012.
  8. A Subsurface Upflow Wetland System for Nutrient and Pathogen Removal in Wastewater Treatment Systems. US Patent 8252182 B1, issued on August 28, 2012.

 NATIONAL AWARDS

  1. Fellow, the International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE), USA, Dec. 2014.
  2. Fulbright Scholar Award, Department of State, USA, July, 2012.
  3. Intergovernmental Personnel Award, National Science Foundation, USA, May, 2012.
  4. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), USA, Feb., 2012.
  5. Outstanding Achievement Award, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), ASCE, USA, May, 2010.
  6. Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA, Feb., 2009.
  7. Russell Ackoff Award, 1994 International Conference of Solid Waste Technology and Management, Univ. of Penn., USA, Oct., 1994.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

  1. Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), United Kingdom, Sept., 2013.
  2. Honorary Distinguished Chair Professor, Tunghai University, Taiwan, August, 2012.
  3. Bridging the Gaps Award, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), United Kingdom, May, 2012.
  4. Distinguished Chair Professorship, National Science Council, Taiwan, June, 2010.
  5. Haitian Scholar Award, Dalian University of Technology, China, June, 2010.
  6. Honorary Visiting Professor, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan, May, 2010.
  7. Elected Foreign Member (Fellow), European Academy of Sciences (http://www.eurasc.org), European Union, Oct., 2008.
  8. Distinguished Visiting Professor, Eastern China University of Science and Technology, China, July, 2002.
  9. International Fellowship Award, National Science Council, Taiwan, 2001.
  10. International Fellowship Award, National Science Council, Taiwan, 2000.
  11. Young Engineer Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers, Taiwan, 1999.
  12. Research Excellence Award, National Science Council, Taiwan, 1999-2001.
  13. Research Excellence Award, National Science Council, Taiwan, 1997-1999.
  14. Annual Research Award, National Science Council, Taiwan, Feb., 1996.
  15. Annual Research Award, National Science Council, Taiwan, Feb., 1995.
  16. Annual Research Award, National Science Council, Taiwan, Feb., 1994.
  17. National Scholarship Award, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, Aug., 1987.

BEST PAPER AWARDS

  1. Best paper award in the 6th International Conference on Environmental Informatics, Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 21-23, 2007.
  2. Best Paper Award, Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering, Taiwan, April, 1997.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA AWARDS

  1. UCF Innovator Award, USA, Aug. 2012.
  2. UCF Research Incentive Award, USA, March, 2013

INVITED PRESENTATIONS IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

Since 1992, Dr. Chang has presented several keynote addresses at national and international conferences held in United Kingdom, United States, Taiwan, and Nicaragua. In addition, Dr. Chang was invited guest speaker over forty universities, national laboratories, and governmental agencies nationally and internationally, including National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan (1997), National Taiwan University, Taiwan (1998), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (1998, 2002), Eastern China University of Science and Technology, China (2002), University of Louisiana – Lafayette (2004), Arizona State University, USA (April, 2005), University of Louisville, USA (May, 2005), Louisiana State University, USA (March, 2006), University of Texas – San Antonio, USA (Oct., 2007), Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (Nov., 2007), Natural Resource Ecology Lab. in Colorado State University, USA (Dec. 2008), Center of Remote Sensing and Modeling for Agricultural Sustainability, USDA, USA (April, 2009), Research Center of Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (June, 2009), Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taiwan (June, 2009), National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan (June, 2009), George Mason University, USA (Oct. 2009), University of Cincinnati, USA (April, 2010), Dalian University of Technology, China (June, 2010), Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan (June 2010), National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan (June, 2010), Eastern China Normal University, China (June, 2010), University of Tokyo, Japan (June, 2010), University Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal (Jan., 2011), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (May, 2011), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (June, 2011), National University of Singapore, Singapore (June, 2011), National Central University, Taiwan (June, 2011, June, 2012), Tunghai University, Taiwan (June, 2011, June 2012), University of Exeter, United Kingdom (Sept., 2011, May 2012), Wessex Institute of Technology, United Kingdom (Sept., 2011), The Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (Nicaraguan Geosciences Institute, INETER), Nigaragua (May 2012), The Institute of Bio and Geoscience (IBG) of the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany (July, 2012), University of Waterloo, Canada (Sept. 2012), University of Okalahoma, USA (Sept. 2013), University of Hong Kong, China (Dec., 2013), University of Bristol, United Kingdom (Feb., 2014), Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (Feb., 2014), EPSRC in United Kingdom (Feb., 2014), NERC in United Kingdom (Feb., 2014), Northeastern University, USA (Feb., 2014), Colorado School of Mines, USA (March, 2014), UC Irvine, USA (May, 2014).

CUAHSI Representative at University of Central Florida, since Aug. 2011
Member, International Water Association (IWA) (member ID: 00799264)
Member, American Water Work Association (AWWA) (member ID: 630219)
Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (member ID: 2396745)
Member of International Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) (member ID: 172914)
Senior Member, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) – the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, the IEEE Communications Society, and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (member ID: 90573668)
Member of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) (member ID: 27072)
Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 1992-1998 (member ID: 285056)
Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 1999 – 2008 (member ID: 285056)
Member of American Society of Engineering Education 2009 – today (member ID: 328308)
Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2009 – today (member ID: 285056)
Member of Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) in American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (member ID: 285056)
Member of the ASCE Global Center of Excellence in Computing since Nov. 2007
Member of Society of Photonics and Instrumentation Engineering (SPIE) (member ID: 882117)
Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU) (member ID: 10685397)
Member, National On-site Wastewater Recycling Association and Florida Onsite Wastewater Association
Member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) (member ID: 1032019)
Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (Member ID: 40295539)
Member of Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
Member of New York Academy of Science (1996 – 1999)
Member of Chinese Society of Civil & Hydraulic Engineering (lifetime)
Member of Chinese Society of Environmental Engineering (lifetime)
Member of the Chinese Fuzzy Systems Association (lifetime)
Member of the Chinese Grey Systems Association (lifetime)
Member of Chinese Water Supply Association (lifetime)
Member of Chinese Institute of Engineers (lifetime)

 (A) Committee Members and Service Positions

  • Member of the joint Germany Space Center/Tan DEM Science Team in Germany since Sept., 2010
  • Chair of Task Committee of Global Networks and Education for Sustainable Water Management, International Council, ASCE/EWRI since May, 2010
  • Graduate Program Assessment Committee Member of Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, May, 2010
  • Member of ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (JHE) committee for the best paper awards (2010).
  • Member of International Council, ASCE/EWRI since April, 2010.
  • Member of Committee of Innovation and Technology, ASCE/EWRI since May, 2010.
  • Member, IEEE Intelligence System Applications Technical Committee, Feb., 2009
  • Member of Groundwater Hydrology Task Committee under Groundwater Council of ASCE/ EWRI since May, 2007
  • Member of Groundwater Management Committee under ASCE/EWRI since May, 2009
  • Member of Green Roofs Task Committee under ASCE/EWRI since May, 2007
  • Chair of Urbanization Effects on Groundwater Task Committee under Groundwater Council of ASCE/EWRI since May, 2008
  • Member of Watershed Management Systems Analysis Task Committee under ASCE/ EWRI since May, 2006.
  • Member of Environmental and Water Resources System Committee under ASCE/EWRI since May 2003.
  • Technical Advisory Group for the entire Middle Basin, St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida since June 2006
  • Lake Jesup-Crane Strand-Long Branch BMAP/TMDL Working Group, Florida Department of Environmental Protection since June 2006
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCF)
  • Annual Evaluation Standards and Procedures (AESP) committee (UCF)
  • ABET Review Committee (UCF)
  • ABET Outcome Assessment Subcommittee (UCF)
  • Department Chair Search Committee (UCF)
  • University’s Master Plan Committee (UCF)
  • Environmental Management Council (UCF)
  • Faculty Recruitment Committee (UCF and TAMUK)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee (UCF and TAMUK)
  • Member, Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (FCSHWM) advisory board since Oct. 2005-Feb. 2011.
  • Advisory Board Member and Teaching Fellow, Florida Green Engineering Education Program, State Government of Florida since June 2006.
  • Board Member, International Society of Environmental Information Sciences since 2002 (http://www.iseis.org).
  • University Library Liaison (TAMUK, 2002-2004)
  • Member of Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ)’s Arroyo Colroado TMDL Steering committee Dec. 2004- August, 2005.
  • Founder, Lower Rio Grande Valley Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES):  Task Force Committee, Texas in Aug. 2003.
  • Founder, International Society of Environmental Information Sciences in 2002 (http://www.iseis.org).
  • Deputy Director, Environmental Planning and Management Division, Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering, Taiwan, 2001-2002.
  • Committee Member, International Affairs Division, Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering, Taiwan, 2001-2002.
  • Member of Panel Review Committee, National Science Council, Taiwan 1998-2001.
  • Chairman, Academic Committee, Taiwan Section, International Air and Waste Management Association, Taiwan, 1999-2001.
  • Committee Member, Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 1999-2001.
  • Founding Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2001.
  • Deputy Director, Solid Waste Management Division, Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering, Taiwan, 1996-1998.
  • Committee Member, Environmental Planning and Management Division, Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering, Taiwan, 1994-2001.

 

 (B) Journal Editorship

  • Guest Editor, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Special Issue Theme: Advances in Remote Sensing for Monitoring Global Environmental Changes, Vol. 8, Nov. 2012.
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Special Issue Theme: Remote Sensing for Coupled Natural Systems and Built Environments, Vol. 5, Nov. 2010.
  • Guest Editor, Ecological Informatics, Sept. 2009, Special Issue Theme: Advances of Ecological Remote Sensing under Climate Change Impacts, Vol. 5, No. 9, Sept. 2010.
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Hydrological Engineering, ASCE, Special Issue Theme: Low Impact Development, Sustainability Science, and Hydrological Cycle, Vol. 16, No. 6, June, 2010.
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, Special Issue Theme: Environmental Sensing, Informatics, and Decision Making, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2009
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Environmental Informatics, Special Issue Theme: Remote Sensing for the Environment, Vol. 10, No. 1, Sept., 2007.
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Environmental Management, Special Issue Theme: Sustainable Planning in a Semi-Arid Fast Growing Region – South Texas (Vol. 75, No. 4, June, 2005).
  • Guest Editor, Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment, Special Issue Theme: Sustainable Water Resources Management under Uncertainty (Vol. 19, No. 2, May, 2005).
  • Guest Editor, Practice Periodicals of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE, Special Issue Theme: Planning, Design, and Management of Hazardous Waste Disposal by Environmental Systems Engineering Approach (Vol. 7, No. 2, June, 2003).
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Environmental Modeling & Assessment, Special Issue Theme: Systems Analysis for Solid Waste Management (Vol. 6, No. 4, Oct., 2001).
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Sept., 2010- today.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Environmental Informatics, Sept., 2002-Sept., 2006.
  • Editor, International Journal of Ecology & Development, April, 2006-today
  • Editor, Advances in Fuzzy Sets and Systems, July, 2011-today
  • Editor, Journal of Bioprocessing & Biotechniques,  Nov., 2010-today
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Informatics, Sept., 2006-today.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Hydrological Engineering, ASCE, May, 2008-Oct. 2011.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE, Sep., 2002- May, 2006.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Official Journal of SPIE, Oct., 2006-today.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Water Quality, Exposure and Health, Oct., 2007-today.
  • Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, Oct. 2009 – Nov. 2011
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, June, 2011-today.
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief, Frontiers of Earth Sciences, Dec., 2011-today.
    • Editorial Board Member:
      • Journal of Hydroinformatics, Sept.2011-today
      • Journal of Cleaner Production, Jan. 2012-today
      • Wireless Sensor Network, Dec, 2009-today
      • Ecological Informatics, Jan., 2010-today
      • Open Access Bioinformatics, May, 2009-today
      • Advances in Water Resources, Dec., 2009-today.
      • Advances in Internet of Things, June, 2011-today
      • International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, Sept., 2011-today
      • Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment, Jan., 2004-today.
      • Journal of Environmental Modeling & Assessment, Nov., 2002-today
      • Journal of Environmental Management, Jan., 2007-today.
      • Environnemental Management, Dec., 2004 – Dec. 2007.
      • Environmental Impact Assessment Review, July, 2006 – July 2010
      • Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, Nov., 2002-today.
      • Journal of Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering, April, 2007-today.
      • Journal of Information Technology Research, May, 2007-today.
      • Journal of Advances and Applications in Bioinformatics and Chemistry, Feb., 2008-today.
      • Frontiers of Earth Sciences, January, 2009-today
      • Journal of Waste Water Treatment & Analysis, Nov., 2010-today
      • International Journal of Fuzzy Mathematics and Informatics, Aug.., 2011-today
      • Energies, April 2008–June 2009.
      • The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 1996-2009
      • Grey Systems: Theory and Application, May, 2010-today
      • Journal of the Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering, 1999-today.

  (C) Ad Hoc Reviewer for Academic Journals (88 journals in total)

      • Water Research
      • Geophysical Research Letters
      • Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
      • Hydrological Processes
      • Hydrological Sciences Journal, IAHS Press
      • Journal of Hydrology
      • Hydrobiologia
      • Ecological Economics
      • Ecological Informatics
      • Hydroinformatics
      • Ecological Modeling
      • Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE
      • Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE
      • Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE
      • Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE
      • Practice Periodicals of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE
      • Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE
      • Journal of Urban Planning and Development, ASCE
      • Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
      • Journal of Industrial Ecology
      • Ecological Engineering
      • Environmental Science and Technology
      • Science of the Total Environment
      • Journal of Air & Waste Management Association
      • Journal of American Water Resources Association
      • Water Resources Management
      • Advances in Water Resources
      • Environmental Management
      • Journal of Environmental Management
      • Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS)
      • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
      • Chemosphere
      • Environmental Earth Sciences
      • Resources Conservation & Recycling
      • Advances in Environmental Research
      • Waste Management & Research
      • International Journal of Environment and Waste Management
      • International Journal of Global Warming
      • Journal of Geophysical Research
      • Journal of Hydro-environment Research
      • Waste Management
      • Environmental Technology
      • Environmental Engineering Science
      • The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management
      • Remote Sensing of Environment
      • International Journal of Computer Mathematics
      • Applied Mathematical Modeling
      • International Journal of Systems Science
      • International Journal of Climatology
      • Computers and Chemical Engineering
      • International Journal of Chemical Engineering
      • International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making
      • International Journal of Energy Sector Management
      • Engineering Application of Artificial Intelligence
      • Environmental Modeling & Assessment
      • Environmental Modeling & Software
      • International Transactions in Operational Research
      • International Journal of Production Research
      • Networks and Spatial Economics
      • Computers & Industrial Engineering
      • Information Sciences
      • Waste and Resources Management
      • Atmospheric Environment
      • Atmospheric Research
      • Applied Energy
      • Energy-The International Journal
      • ICE-Civil Engineering
      • Frontiers of Earth Science
      • European Journal of Operational Research
      • America Journal of Soil Science Society
      • Building & Environment
      • Regional Sciences
      • Engineering Optimization
      • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letter
      • IEEE, Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
      • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
      • Journal of Production Economics
      • Environmental Impact Assessment Review
      • The International Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management
      • The International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making
      • Journal of Fuel
      • Chemical Engineering Journal
      • Optimal Control, Applications and Methods
      • Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEMWA)
      • Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science
      • Journal of Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering
      • Journal of Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering

 

  (D) Conference Leadership 

      • Member of Scientific Advisory Committee, 2nd World Sustainability Forum, 1-30 Nov. 2012.
      • Co-Chair of International Program Committee, the 4th IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligence Services, Marcao, China, September 24 – 27, 2013.
      • Co-Chair of session “Water Purification and Monitoring Under Minimal Resource Setting”, 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting, Boston, 14-18 February, 2013.
      • Members of the Scientific Steering Committee of the International Conferences on Water and Environment Research (ICWRER), Koblenz, Germany, June 3 – 7, 2013.
      • Chair of the Best Paper Award Committee of the IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Paris-Evry, France, April 10 – 12, 2013.
      • Member of the International Organizing Committee of the IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Paris-Evry, France, April 10 – 12, 2013.
      • Program Committee Member, Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications,SPIE Remote Sensing Conference,  Edinburgh International Conference Centre Edinburgh, United Kingdom, September 24 – 27, 2012.
      • Co-Chair and Session Chairman, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability,SPIE Remote Sensing Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, Aug. 21 – Aug. 25, 2012.
      • Member of Organizing Committee and Session Chair, The Tenth International Conference on Hydroscience & Engineering, November, 4 – 7, 2012 at Orlando, FL. USA.
      • Reviewer of papers for the IEEE Green Technologies Conference, April 19-20, 2012 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
      • Member of International Advisory Board of the 7th International Engineering and Construction Conference (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Conference) on “Green Infrastructure System” 13-15 February 2012 at Brisbane, Australia.
      • Member, International Program Committee, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services (GSIS’11), Sept. 15 – Sept.18, 2011, Nanjing, China.
      • Session Chairman, ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress, Palm Springs, CA, USA, May 21-25, 2010.
      • Co-Chair and Session Chairman, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability,SPIE Remote Sensing Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, Aug. 21 – Aug. 25, 2011.
      • Committee Member, Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications, SPIE Europe Remote Sensing Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 19-22, 2011. 
      • Chairman, Workshop of Green Engineering and Industrial Ecology, held in the University of Kaohsiung, June 3 – June 14, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2010.
      • Session Chairman, Hydrological and Environmental Remote Sensing for Global Changes, 2010, the Western Pacific Geophysical Meeting (WPGM), May 22-25, Taipei, Taiwan.
      • Program Committee Member, International Workshop Advances in Sensors and Algorithms for Topographic and Thematic Mapping, 18‐19 November 2010, Orlando, Florida, USA.
      • Committee Member and Session Chairman: Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability,SPIE Remote Sensing Conference, Aug. 1 – Aug. 5, 2010, San Diego, CA, USA.
      • Committee Member, Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications, SPIE Europe Remote Sensing Conference, Sept 22-25, 2010, Toulouse, France.
      • Member of International Program Committee (IPC), International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering (EME 2010), in Banff, Canada, July 15 – 17, 2010.
      • Session Chairman, ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress, May 16-20, 2010, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
      • International Scientific Committee Member, ISEIS 2010 International Conference on Environmental Informatics, Aug. 27 – Aug. 29, 2010, Beijing, China.
      • Program Committee Member and the Student Technical Paper Contest Panel Reviewer, 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and TechnologyMay 16-19, 2010, Washington DC, USA.
      • Advisory Committee Member, 2010 Cross-Strait (Taiwan-China) Remote Sensing Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, March 15-19, 2010.
      • Advisory Committee Member of INFORMS Optimization Society Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change, February 26 – 28, Gainesville, Florida, 2010.
      • Session Chairman, ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress, May 5-7, Kansas City, 2009.
      • Session Chairman and Program Committee member for 2009 SPIE Remote Sensing and Modeling for Ecosystem Sustainability Conference, San Diego, CA, August 16-19, 2009.
      • Member, International Program Committee (IPC) for International Symposium on Environmental Modeling and Simulation (EMS), Banff, Alberta, Canada from July 06-08, 2009.
      • Paper Review Committee Member for 2008 International Low Impact Development Conference, Seattle, Washington, November 16-19, 2008.
      • Member, International Program Committee (IPC) for International Symposium on Environmental Modeling and Simulation (EMS), Orlando,, Florida, Nov.16-18, 2008.
      • Local Coordination Committee, the International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Environmental Protection and Pollution, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dec. 10-13, 2007.
      • International Committee Chair and Science Committee Chair, and Co-organizer of the 6th International Conference on Environmental Informatics, Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 21-23, 2007.
      • Scientific/Program Committee member, the 6th International Conference on Environmental Informatics, Bangkok, Thailand, November 21-23, 2007.
      • Scientific Committee Chair and Session Chairman, the 5th International Conference on Environmental Informatics, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. , August 1-3, 2006.
      • Chair and Keynote Speaker in Workshop on Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Energy Production and Environmental Systems Engineering in The Eighteenth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE’06), San Francisco Bay, USA, July 5-7, 2006.
      • Session Chairman and Member of Advisory Committee, The First International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, American Academy of Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2005.
      • Member, Science Advisory Committee, 2005 International Conference of Environmental Information Management, Xiamen, China, July 2005.
      • Chair, Science Advisory Committee, 2004 International Conference of Environmental Information Management, Regina, Canada, August 2004.
      • Session Chairman, Twentieth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, March 2004.
      • International Scientific Committee Member, Energy & Environment, Changsha, China, October 2003.
      • Chair, 2002 the Urban Environmental Protection Conference, Taiwan, October 2002
      • Organizing Committee Member, International Solid Waste Management Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2002.
      • Organizing Committee Member, Session Chair, and Keynote Speaker, First International Conference of Environmental Information Management, Beijing, China, September 2002
      • Session Chairman, 2002 Coastal Bend Environmental Conference, Kingsville, Texas, October 2002.
      • Session Chairman, 2001 the Rio Bravo/Rio Grande Environmental Conference, Weslaco, Texas, April 2001.
      • Co-Chair, Organizing Committee Member, 2000 Taipei Conference on Policies for Greenhouse Gases Reduction and Pollution Control in Asian-Pacific. Taipei, Taiwan, May 2000.
      • Session Chairman, 2000 World Energy Forum, Las Vegas, NV, USA, June 2000.
      • Chairman, the Second Annual Conference of Environmental Systems Analysis, Taiwan, December 1999
      • Chairman, Organizing Committee, The Thirteen National Conference of Environmental Planning and Management, Taiwan, 1999.
      • Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, The Eleven National Conference of Solid Waste Management, Taiwan, 1999.
      • Session Chairman, 7th IAWQ Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 1999.
      • Session Chairman, Fourteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia , USA, 1998.
      • Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, The Third Annual Conference of Environmental Protection between Taiwan and China, Taiwan, 1998.
      • Chairman, the First Annual Conference of Environmental Systems Analysis, Taiwan, 1998.
      • Session Chairman, First International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management, Jaipur, India , 1997.
      • Session Chairman, Thirteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia , USA, 1997.
      • Chairman, 1997 Workshop of Environmental Systems Analysis, Taiwan, 1997.
      • Session Chairman, Twelfth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia , USA ,1996.
      • Session Chairman, Asian Fuzzy Systems Symposium, Pentung, Taiwan , 1996.
      • Keynote speaker, 1995 Chinese-German Environmental Protection Technology Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan,1995.
      • Session Chairman, Eleventh International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, USA , 1995.

  

  (E) Others

    • Proposal review panelist:
      1)  Member of Panel Review Committee, National Science Council, Taiwan 1998-2001.
      2) NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) “Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and
      Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM) program”, 2007
      3) Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) of 2008 Research Frontiers Programme (Dublin, Ireland)
      4)  NSF Environmental Engineering Program – Water Quality/Pollution Control, 2008.
      5) Panel member of the “Complex Exploratory Research Projects” in “Ideas” research program, the National Council for Scientific Research, Romania, 2012.
    • Ad hoc proposal reviewer: NOAA Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR) – MERHAB Program, DOD Environmental Remediation Technology Program, DOE Recovery Act: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (DOE Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC)), USGS National Initiative of Water Resources (NIWR) program, Water Environment Federation, National Science Council (Taiwan), NSF Hydrological Sciences Program and International Research Fellowship Program, U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation, Research Grant Council (Hong Kong, China), National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC, Canada), Joint German-Israeli Research Program in Germany and Israel, and National Research Foundation in Singapore.
    • UCF representative at the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI)
    • Short visits of Oxford University, Cambridge University, University of Reading, University of Portsmouth, and The Council of Environment in England in 2000 (funding source: National Science Council in Taiwan).
    • Short visits of Karlsruhe University, Heidelburg University, Stuttgart University, and Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany in 2001 (funding source: National Science Council in Taiwan).
  •  Registered Professional Engineer of Environmental Engineering in Taiwan since 1986.
  • 40-hour OSHA/RCRA HAZWOPER Training, 1992.
  • Certificate ISO14001 Environmental Management System Leader Auditor since 1997.
  • Certificate of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in Green Building  since Sept. 2004 (issued by the U.S. Green Building Council).
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Texas (PE license number: 94449) since Nov. 2004.
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineering (BCEE) (formerly Diplomat of Environmental Engineering, DEE) since August, 2006 (certificate number: 06-20005)
  • Diplomat of Water Resources Engineering (DWRE) since April, 2006 (certificate number: 00148)

WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCES, AND GLOBAL CHANGES

Book

    1. Chang, N. B. (1998): Water Resources Engineering: A Systems Engineering Approach, Taipei, Taiwan. Published by Gio-hua Bookstore. 450 pp. (in Chinese).

Book Chapters

    1. Fang X., Chang, N. B., Lee M. K. and Wolf, L. W. (2010): Chapter 3 Environmental Assessment of Using Stone Quarries as Part of an Integrative Water Supply System in Fast Growing Urban Regions. In: The Effects of Urbanization on Groundwater: An Engineering Case-based Approach for Sustainable Development, Ed. Chang, N. B. (ASCE), 26-50.
    2. Chang, N. B. (2010): Chapter 1 The Frontiers of Sustainable Development in Urban Regions. In: The Effects of Urbanization on Groundwater: An Engineering Case-based Approach for Sustainable Development,Ed. Chang, N. B. (ASCE), 1-5.

Journal Papers: Coupled Human and Natural Systems

  • Theories and Concept
    1. Chang, N. B., Wen, C. G. and Wu, S. L. (1995): Optimal management of environmental and land resources in a reservoir watershed by multi-objective programming. Journal of Environmental Management44(2), 145-161.
    2. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1995): Optimal planning for the coastal wastewater treatment and disposal system. Coastal Management23, 153-166.
    3. Chang, N. B. (2005): Sustainable water resources management under uncertainty.Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment19(2), 1-2.
    4. Chang, N. B. (2010): Hydrological connections between low impact development, watershed best management practices and sustainable development. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE15(5), 1-2.
  • Systems Analysis with Uncertainty
    1. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1995): A grey nonlinear programming approach for planning coastal wastewater treatment and ocean disposal system. Water Science and Technology32(2), 19-29.
    2. Chang, N. B., Wen, C. G., Chen, Y. L. and Yong, Y. C. (1996): Optimal planning of the reservoir watershed by grey fuzzy multi-objective programming (I): theory. Water Research30(10), 2329-2334.
    3. Chang, N. B., Wen, C. G., Chen, Y. L. and Yong, Y. C. (1996): Optimal planning of the reservoir watershed by grey fuzzy multi-objective programming (II): application. Water Research30(10), 2335-2340.
    4. Chang, N. B., Wen, C. G. and Chen, Y. L. (1997): A fuzzy multi-objective programming approach for optimal management of the reservoir watershed. European Journal of Operational Research99(2), 304-323.
    5. Chang, N. B. and Chen, H. W. (1997): Water pollution control in a river basin by interactive fuzzy interval multi-objective programming. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE123(12), 1208-1216.
    6. Chen, H. W. and Chang, N. B. (1998):  Water pollution control in the river basin by genetic algorithm-based fuzzy multi-objective programming. Water Science and Technology37(8), 55-63.
    7. Chang, N. B., Yeh, S. C. and Wu, G. C. (1999): Stability analysis of grey compromise programming and its applications. International Journal of Systems Science30(6), 571-589.
    8. Chen, H. W. and Chang, N. B. (2006): Decision support for allocation of watershed pollution load using grey fuzzy multiobjective programming. Journal of American Water Resources Association42(3), 725-745.
    9. Chen, H. W. and Chang, N. B. (2010): Using fuzzy operators to address the complexity in decision making of water resources redistribution in two neighboring river basins. Advances in Water Resources33, 652–666.

Journal Papers: Sustainable River Basin Management Strategies 

    1. Ning, S. K., Chang, N. B., Yang, L., Chen, H. W. and Hsu, H. Y. (2001): Assessing pollution prevention program by QUAL2E simulation analysis for water quality management in the Kao-Ping river basin, Taiwan,” Journal of Environmental Management61(1), 61-76.
    2. Ning, S. K. and Chang, N. B. (2007): Watershed-based point sources permitting strategy and dynamic permit trading analysis. Journal of Environmental Management84(4), 427-446.
    3. Ernest, A., Bokhim, B., Chang N. B. and Huang, I. J. (2007): Fluvial geomorphologic and hydrodynamic assessment in the tidal portion of the Lower Rio Grande River, US-Mexico Borderland. Journal of Environmental Informatics10(1), 10-21.

Journal Papers: Information Technologies 

    1. Chang, N. B, Chen, H. W., Ning, S. K. and Chen, K. Y. (2001): Prediction analysis of non-point pollutant loadings for the reservoir watershed via the use of GIS/GPS/RS information technology. Water International26(2), 239-252.
    2. Ning, S. K., Cheng, K. Y. and Chang, N. B. (2002): Evaluation of non-point sources pollution impacts by integrated 3S information technologies and GWLF model in the Kao-ping river basin, Taiwan. Water Science and Technology46(6), 217–224.
    3. Chang, Y. C. and Chang, N. B. (2002): The design of a web-based decision support system for the sustainable management of an urban river system. Water Science and Technology46(6), 131-139.
    4. Chen, J. C., Chang, N. B., Chang, Y. C. and LeeM. T. (2003): Mitigating the impacts of combined sewer overflow in an urban river system via web-based share-vision modeling analysis. Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems20(4), 213-230.

Journal Papers: Water Quality Monitoring and Classification

    1. Chen, H. W. and Chang, N. B. (2001): Identification of river water quality using the fuzzy synthetic evaluation approach. Journal of Environmental Management63(3), 293-305.

Journal Papers: Ecosystem Service and Fuzzy Assessme

  • Ecosystem Valuation and Environmental Economics
    1. Chen, H. W., Chang, N. B. and Shaw, D. G. (2005): Valuation of in-stream water quality improvement via fuzzy contingent valuation method. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment19(2), 158-171.
  • Lake Sustainability, Natural Hazards, Adaptive Management, and Ecosystem Restoration
    1. Jin, K. R., Chang, N. B., Ji, J. and Thomas, J. R. (2011): Hurricanes affect sediment and environments in Lake Okeechobee. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology41(S1), 382-394.
    2. Chang, N. B. and Jin, K. R. (2012): Ecodynamic assessment of the submerged aquatic vegetation in Lake Okeechobee, Florida under natural and anthropogenic stress. International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics7(2), 140-154.
    3. Liu, S. and Chang, N. B. (2013): Geochemical impact of aquifer storage and recovery operation on fate and transport of sediment phosphorus in a large shallow lake. Environmental Earth Sciences68(1), 189-201.
  • Urban Sewer Systems and Sustainable Development
    1. Chen, J. C., Chang, N. B., Fen, C. S. and Chen, C. Y. (2004): Assessing the stormwater impact to an urban river ecological system using an estuarine water quality simulation model. Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems21(1), 33-50.
    2. Chen, J. C., Chang, N. B. and Chen, C. Y. (2004): Minimizing the ecological risk of combined-sewer overflow in an urban river system by a system-based approach. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE130(10), 1-16.
    3. Chang, N. B. and Hernandez, E. A. (2008): Optimal expansion strategies for a sanitary sewer system under uncertainty. Environmental Modeling and Assessment13(1), 93-113.
    4. Yeh, S. C., Chang, N. B., Wei, H. P., Chang, C. H., Chai, H. B. and Huang, J. W. (2011): Optimal expansion of coastal wastewater treatment and disposal system under uncertainty (I): simulation analysis. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems,28(1), 19-38.
    5. Chang, N. B., Yeh, S. C. and Chang, C. H. (2011): Optimal expansion of coastal wastewater treatment and disposal system under uncertainty (II): optimization analysis. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems28(1), 39 -59.
  • Interactions between Coupled Human and Reservoir Systems
    1. Ji, J. H. and Chang, N. B. (2005): Risk assessment for optimal freshwater inflow in response to sustainability indicators in a semi-arid coastal bay. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment19(2), 111-124.
    2. Chang, N. B.Parvathinathan, G. and Dyson, B. (2006): Multi-objective risk assessment of freshwater Inflow on ecosystem in San Antonio Bay, Texas. Water International31(2), 169-182.
    3. Chang, N. B., Chen, H. W., Ning, S. K., Shao, K. T. and Hung, T. C. (2010): Sizing an off-stream reservoir with respect to water availability, water quality, and biological integrity. Environmental Modeling and Assessment15(5), 329-344.

Journal Papers: Stream Flows, Climate Change, and Ecosystem Response

    1. Makkeasorn, A., Chang, N. B. and Zhou, X. (2008): Short-term stream flow forecasting with global climate change implications – A comparative study between genetic programming and neural network models. Journal of Hydrology352, 336-354.
    2. Wang, C., Chang, N. B. and Yeh, G. (2009): Copula-based Flood Frequency (COFF) analysis at the confluences of river systems. Hydrological Processes23, 1471-1486.
    3. Kao, S. C. and Chang, N. B. (2012): Copula-based flood frequency analysis at ungaged basin confluences: a case study for Nashville, TN. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 17(7), 790-800.
    4. Mullon, L., Chang, N. B., Yang, J. and Weiss, J. (2012): Integrated remote sensing and wavelet analysesfor short-term teleconnection pattern identification between sea surface temperature and greenness in northeast America. Journal of Hydrology, in review, Sept., 2012.
    5. Chang, N. B., Valdez, M., Chen, J. F., and Imen, S. (2014): Nonlinear and nonstationary global climate change effect on regional precipitation and forest phenology in Panama, Central America, Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10151.

Journal Papers: Agricultural Sustainability 

    1. Chang, N. B., Srilakshmi Kanth, R. and Parvathinathan, G. (2008): Comparison of models of Simazine transport and fate in subsurface environment in a citrus farm. Journal of Environmental Management86, 27-43.
    2. Chang, N. B., Mani, S., Gomathishanker, G. and Srilakshmi Kanth, R. (2009): Pesticide impact assessment via using Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) technique in the Lower Rio Grande River Basin, Texas. Journal of Water Quality, Exposure and Health,1(3), 145-158.

SUMMARY OF MY RESEARCH IN WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Major Accomplishment: Integration of remote sensing (RS), global positioning system (GPS), and geographical information system (GIS) provides a powerful avenue to perform more accurate estimation of point and non-point sources pollutant loadings in a watershed scale. Dr. Chang was the first scientist to develop a method for assessing the effects of nonpoint source pollution, which allows for the accurate estimation of pollution loading with the aid of 3S (GPS/GIS/RS) technology. This method was firstly demonstrated in a reservoir watershed in South Taiwan in 2001. It was then expanded to cover a larger river basin and support simulation analysis based on multitemporal land-use and land-cover changes characterized by multispectral satellite remote sensing images, such as SPOT and LANDSAT images. With the aid of the 3S information technology, an integrated simulation and optimization analysis for generating spatially-varied permit trading ratios and evaluating seasonal transaction prices among different regions were proposed and accomplished by Dr. Chang, representing the pioneering achievement of its kind in the world. It holds considerable potential for industries and policy makers alike. Besides, global Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies have a demonstrable effect on spatial and temporal precipitation patterns and terrestrial vegetation dynamics via ocean-atmosphere interactions. Dr. Chang was the first scientist who analyzed a series of short-term (10-year), nonstationary teleconnection signals of SST anomalies at the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and identified some non-leading teleconnection patterns. These non-leading teleconnection patterns combined with existing leading teleconnection patterns, such as the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), were integrated to examine the associated variations of forest phenology and precipitation changes under varying land surface temperatures at northeast and northwest of the United States as well as the La Amistad International Park at Panama, Central America. With the aid of space-borne satellite remote sensing images, such as sea surface temperature (AVHRR), forest greenness (MODIS Terra Enhanced Vegetation Index), land surface temperature (LANDSAT data), precipitation (TRMM data), and soil moisture (RADARSAT-1 images), some advanced tools were developed and integrated to support hydrological forecasting and climate change assessment. This series of work pioneered some scientific frontiers in climate change assessment regime.

Role: Dr. Chang was the team leader in a few multi-year extensive research programs that were funded by NASA and USEPA, with collaborative work with foreign universities, and visiting scientists from several countries. Dr. Chang led this research and conceived, developed, and tested several models with the aid of 3S information technology. He mentored students to conduct the remote sensing image processing and modeling analysis in cooperation with partners in domestic and foreign countries.

Impact: The ability to quantitatively evaluate the pollution load allocation and relocation based on permit trading ratios across differing pollution units was a milestone achievement in remote sensing-based watershed management. With such advancements, the publication of “Watershed-based point sources permitting strategy and dynamic permit trading analysis“, published by Journal of Environmental Management above has been incorporated in the European Commission’s environmental news service for policy makers, distributed to over 6,000 subscribers — Science for Environment Policy News Alert (Feb. 10, 2008). It has been greatly impacted the policy making for water resources management in different part of the world. Besides, the body of work of teleconnection patterns studies has contributed greatly to the foundations of remote sensing for climate change impact assessment in relation to precipitation, streamflow, and vegetation greenness with. Such advancements with deepened understanding of the significance of these factors in data interpretation have resulted in new knowledge on the physical basis of multi-temporal space-frequency-spectrum analysis of remote sensing. Dr. Chang’s studies of the residual or memorial effects of teleconnection signals are the only such investigations ever conducted and have been the basis for several extended climate change analyses. The principles established in Dr. Chang’s work on the remote sensing-based genetic programming model for streamflow forecasting and wavelet-based empirical orthogonal function for precipitation forecasting have also had some impact on the development and expanded application of water resources management applications. Dr. Chang’s basic and applied research has significantly impacted the development of the urban water infrastructure assessment in USEPA, which is the world’s premier urban water management study under climate change impact. This research was the key to Dr. Chang’s selection as an invited speaker by the National Weather Center, NOAA in Sept. 2013.

HYDROLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REMOTE SENSING AND MONITORING NETWORKS

Edited Books

    1. Chang, N. B. and Hong, Y. (2012): Multi-scale Hydrological Remote Sensing: Perspectivesand Applications. Publisher: the CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 624 pp.
    2. Chang, N. B. (2012): Environmental Remote Sensing and Systems Analysis. Publisher: the CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 550 pp.

Book Chapters

    1. Gao, W., Gao Z. and Chang, N. B. (2010): Chapter 10 Trends and Interannual Variability in Surface UV-B Radiation over 8-11 Years Observed across the United States. In: UV Radiation in Global Change: Measurements, Modeling and Effects on Ecosystems, Eds.Gao, W., Schmoldt, D. L. and Slusser, J. R. (Springer Verlag), 270-290.
    2. Chang, N. B. (2012): Chapter 1 Linkages between Environmental Remote Sensing and Systems Analysis. In: Environmental Remote Sensing and Systems Analysis, Ed. Chang, N. B. (Taylor and Francis Group-CRC Press), 1-6.
    3. Chang, N. B. and Xuan, Z. (2012): Chapter 2  Using Remote Sensing-based Carlson Index Mapping to Assess Hurricane and Drought Effects on Lake Trophic State. In: Environmental Remote Sensing and Systems Analysis, Ed. Chang, N. B. (Taylor and Francis Group-CRC Press),  7-24.
    4. Chang, N. B. and Nayee, K. (2012): Chapter 7  Estimating Total Phosphorus Impacts in a Coastal Bay with Remote Sensing Images and In Situ Measurements. In: Environmental Remote Sensing and Systems Analysis, Ed. Chang, N. B. (Taylor and Francis Group-CRC Press), 123-146.
    5. Chang, N. B. and Han, M., Yao, W., and Chen, L. C. (2012): Chapter 12  Remote Sensing Assessment of Coastal Land Reclamation Impact in Dalian, China, Using High Resolution SPOT Images and Support Vector Machine. In: Environmental Remote Sensing and Systems Analysis, Ed. Chang, N. B. (Taylor and Francis Group-CRC Press), 249-276.
    6. Gao, Z., Gao, W. and Chang, N. B. (2012): Chapter 17 Recent Trends of UVB and Stratospheric Ozone Concentrations at the Continental United States. In: Environmental Remote Sensing and Systems Analysis, Ed. Chang, N. B. (Taylor and Francis Group-CRC Press), 395-422.
    7. Chang, N. B. and Hong, Y. (2012): Chapter 1 Towards Multi-scale Hydrologic Remote Sensing for Creating Integrated Hydrological Observatories. In: Multi-scale Hydrological Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications, Eds, Chang, N. B. and Hong, Y. (Taylor and Francis Group-CRC Press), 1-8.
    8. Chang, N. B. and Xuan, Z. M. (2012): Chapter 6 Spatiotemporal Interactions between Soil Moisture, Vegetation Cover and Evapotranspiration in the Tampa Bay Urban Region, Florida. In: Multi-scale Hydrological Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications, Eds, Chang, N. B. and Hong, Y. (Taylor and Francis Group-CRC Press), 113-138.
    9. Gao, Z., Gao, W. and Chang, N. B. (2012): Chapter 7 Developing a Composite Indicator with Landsat TM/ETM+ Images for Drought Assessment in a Coastal Urban Region. In: Multi-scale Hydrological Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications, Eds, Chang, N. B. and Hong, Y. (CRC Press), 139-168.
    10. Sun, Z., Opp, C., Hennig, T. and Chang, N. B. (2012):  Chapter 8 Modeling Stream Flow Changes with the Aid of Multi-sourced Remote Sensing Data in a Poorly Gauged Watershed. In: Multi-scale Hydrological Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications, Eds, Chang, N. B. and Hong, Y. (Taylor and Francis Group-CRC Press), 169-184.
    11. Chang, N. B., Hong, Y., and Khan, S. (2014): Remote Sensing for Multi-scale Hydrological Studies: Advances and Perspectives, in Remote Sensing Handbook, Vol. III, Ed, Prasad Thenkabail (Taylor and Francis Group-CRC Press).

Journal Papers: Overviews

    1. Huang, G. H. and Chang, N. B. (2003): The perspectives of environmental informatics and systems analysis. Journal of Environmental Informatics1(1), 1-6.
    2. Zhou, X. B., Chang, N. B. and Li, S. S. (2009): Applications of SAR interferometry in earth and environmental science research. Sensors Journal9(3), 1876-1912.
    3. Chang, N. B., Imen, S., and Vannah, B. (2013): Remote sensing for monitoring surface water quality status and ecosystem state in relation to the nutrient cycle: a 40-year perspective. Critical Reviews of Environmental Science and Technology, in press, July, 2013.

Journal Papers: Monitoring Network Optimization

  • Air Quality Management
    1. Chang, N. B. and Tseng, C. C. (1999): Optimal design of multi-pollutant air quality monitoring network in a metropolitan region using Kaohsiung, Taiwan as an example. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment57(2), 121-148.
    2. Chang, N. B. and Tseng, C. C. (1999): Optimal evaluation of expansion alternatives for existing air quality monitoring network in an urban area by grey compromise programming. Journal of Environmental Management56(1), 61-77.
    3. Chang, N. B. and Tseng, C. C. (2001): Assessing relocation strategy of urban air quality monitoring network by compromise programming. Environment International26, 524-541.
  • Water Quality Management
    1. Ning, S. K. and Chang, N. B. (2002): Multi-objective, decision-based assessment of a water quality monitoring network in a river system. Journal of Environmental Monitoring4, 121-126.
    2. Ning, S. K. and Chang, N. B. (2004): Optimal expansion of water quality monitoring network by fuzzy optimization approach. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment91(1-3), 145-170.
    3. Ning, S. K. and Chang, N. B. (2005): Screening and sequencing analysis for the relocation of water quality monitoring network by stochastic compromise programming. Journal of American Water Resources Association41(5), 1039-1052.
  • Monitoring Network for Energy Infrastructures
    1. Chang, N. B., Ning, S. K. and Chen, J. C. (2006): Multi-criteria relocation strategy of offsite radioactive monitoring network for a nuclear power plant. Environmental Management38(2), 197-217.

Journal Papers: Hydrological Processes in Watersheds and Coastal Environments

    1. Ning, S. K., Chang, N. B., Jeng, K. Y. and Tseng, Y. H. (2006): Soil erosion and non-point sources pollution impacts assessment with the aid of remote sensing. Journal of Environmental Management79(1), 88-101.
    2. Makkeasorn, A., Chang, N. B., Beaman, M., Wyatt, C. and Slater, C. (2006): Soil moisture prediction in a semi-arid reservoir watershed using RADARSAT satellite images and genetic programming. Water Resources Research42, 1-15.
    3. Chang, N. B. and Makkeasorn, A. (2010): Optimal site selection of watershed hydrological monitoring stations using remote sensing and Grey integer programming. Environmental Modeling and Assessment15(6), 469-486.
    4. Zhou, X. B., Chang, N. B. and Li, S. S. (2007): Detection of coastal region sea ice decay from orthorectified RADARSAT-1 ScanSAR imagery: a case study of Bering Strait and Norton Sound, Alaska. Journal of Environmental Informatics10(1), 37-46.
    5. Gao, Z., Gao, W. and Chang, N. B. (2011): Integrating Temperature Vegetation Dryness Index (TVDI) and Regional Water Stress Index (RWSI) for drought assessment with the aid of landsat TM/ETM+ images. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation13(3), 495-503.
    6. Gao, Z., Liu, C., Gao, W. and Chang, N. B. (2011): A coupled remote sensing and the surface energy balance with Topography Algorithm (SEBTA) to estimate actual evapotranspiration over heterogeneous terrain. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences15, 119-139.
    7. Sun, Z. and Chang, N. B., Huang, Q. and Opp, C. (2012): Precipitation patterns and associated summer extreme flow analyses in the Yangtze River, China using TRMM/PR data. Hydrologic Sciences Journal, 57(7), 1-10.

Journal Papers: Agricultural Sustainability

    1. Du, Q., Chang, N. B., Yang, C. H. and Srilakshmi Kanth, R. (2008): Combination of multispectral remote sensing, variable rate technology and environmental modeling for citrus pest management. Journal of Environmental Management86, 14-26.
    2. Gao, Z., Xie, X., Gao, W. and Chang, N. B. (2011): Spatial analysis of terrain-impacted Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) using MODIS data. GIScience & Remote Sensing48(4), 1-21.
    3. Chen, C. F., Son, N. T., Chang, N. B., Chen, C. R., Chang, L. U., Valdez, M., Centeno, G., Thompson, C., and Aceituno, J. L. (2013): Multi-decadal mangrove forest change detection and prediction in Honduras, Central America with Landsat imageries and Markov chain model. Remote Sensing, 5(12), 6408-6426.
    4. Chen, C. F., Valdez, M. C.. Chang, N. B., Chang, L. Y., and Yuan, P. Y. (2014): Monitoring spatiotemporal surface soil moisture variations during dry seasons in Central America with multi-sensor cascade data fusion. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, in review.

Journal Papers: Water Availability and Quality in Aquatic Environments

    1. Chang, N. B., Daranpob, A., Yang, J. and Jin, K. R. (2009): A comparative data mining analysis for information retrieval of MODIS images: monitoring lake turbidity changes at Lake Okeechobee, Florida. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing3, 033549.
    2. Chang, N. B., Yang, J. and Daranpob, A. (2010): Medium-term Metropolitan Water Availability Index (MWAI) assessment based on synergistic potentials of multi-sensor data. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing4, 043519.
    3. Chang, N. B., Yang, Y., Goodrich, J. A. and Makkeasorn, A. (2010): Development of the Metropolitan Water Availability Index (MWAI) and short-term assessment with multi-scale remote sensing technologies. Journal of Environmental Management91, 1397-1413.
    4. Chang, N. B., Yang, J., Daranpob, A., Jin, K. R. and James, T. (2012): Spatiotemporal pattern validation of Chlorophyll-a concentrations in Lake Okeechobee, Florida using a comparative MODIS image mining approach. International Journal of Remote Sensing33(7), 2233-2260.
    5. Chang, N. B., Wimberly, B. and Xuan, Z. M. (2012): Identification of spatiotemporal nutrient patterns in a coastal bay via an integrated K-means clustering and gravity Model. Journal of Environmental Monitoring14, 992-1005.
    6. Chang, N. B., Xuan, Z. M. and Wimberly, B. (2012): Remote sensing spatiotemporal assessment of nitrogen concentrations in Tampa Bay, Florida due to a drought. Journal of Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences23(5), 467-479.
    7. Chang, N. B., Xuan, Z., and Yang, J. Exploring spatiotemporal Patterns of Nutrient Concentrations in a Coastal Bay with MODIS Images and Machine Learning Models, Remote Sensing of Environment, in revision, Jan. 2013.
    8. Chang, N. B., Vannah, B., Yang, Y. J., and Elovitz, M. (2014): Integrated data fusion and mining techniques for monitoring total organic carbon concentrations in a lake. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(3), 1064-1093.
    9. Chang, N. B. and Vannah, B., and Yang, J. (2014): Comparative sensor fusion between hyperspectral and multispectral remote sensing data for monitoring microcystin distribution in Lake Erie. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, in review.

Journal Papers: Ecosystem Dynamics, Restoration, and Carbon Fluxes

    1. Makkeasorn, A. and Chang, N. B. (2009): Seasonal change detection of riparian zones with remote sensing images and genetic programming in a semi-arid watershed. Journal of Environmental Management90, 1069–1080.
    2. Gao, Z., Gao, W. and Chang, N. B. (2010): Impact of climate and land use/cover changes on the carbon cycle in China (1981-2000): a system-based assessment. Biogeosciences7(4), 5517-5555.
    3. Sun, Z., Chang, N. B. and Opp, C. (2010): Using SPOT-VGT NDVI as successive ecological indicators of for understanding the environmental implications in the Tarim River Basin, China. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing4, 043554.
    4. Sun, Z., Chang, N. B., Opp, C. and Hennig, T. (2011): Evaluation of ecological restoration through vegetation patterns in the Lower Tarim River, China with MODIS NDVI Data. Ecological Informatics6, 156-163.

Journal Papers: Land Use and Land Cover Changes and Hydrological Processes

    1. Gao, W., Zhang, W., Gao, Z. and Chang, N. B. (2009): Modeling the land surface heat exchange process with the aid of moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer images. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 3, 033573.
    2. Chang, N. B., Han, M., Yao,  W., Xu, S. G. and Chen, L. C. (2010): Change detection of land use and land cover in a fast growing urban region with SPOT-5 images and partial Lanczos extreme learning machine. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing4, 043551.
    3. Chen, H. W., Chang, N. B., Yu, R. F. and Huang, Y. W. (2009): Urban land use and land cover classification using the neural-fuzzy inference approach with Formosat-2 Data.Journal of Applied Remote Sensing,3, 033558.
    4. Xie, H., Chang, N. B., Makkeasorn, A. and Prado, D. (2010): Assessing the long-term urban heat island in San Antonio, Texas based on MODIS/Aqua Data. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing4, 043508.
    5. Gao, Z., Gao, W. and Chang, N. B. (2012): Evaluation of dynamic linkages between evapotranspiration and land use/land cover changes with Landsat TM and ETM+ data. International Journal of Remote Sensing33(12), 3733-3750.
    6. Sadeghi, Z., Zouj, M. J. V., Dehghani, M. and Chang, N. B. (2012): An enhanced algorithm based on persistent scatterer interferometry for high-rate land subsidence estimation. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing6(1), 063573.

Journal Papers: Ultraviolet Exposure and Related Health Effects

    1. Gao, Z., Gao, W., and Chang, N. B. (2010): Comparative analyses of the ultraviolet-B flux over the continental United States based on the NASA TOMS data and USDA Ground-based Measurements. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing4, 043547.
    2. Gao, Z., Gao, W., and Chang, N. B. (2010): Detection of multidecadal changes in UVB and total ozone concentrations over the continental US with NASA TOMS data and USDA Ground-based measurements. Remote Sensing2(1), 262-277.
    3. Chang, N. B., Feng, R., Gao, Z. and Gao, W. (2010): Skin cancer incidence is highly associated with ultraviolet-B radiation history. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health,213, 359-368.
    4. Gao, Z., Gao, W. and Chang, N. B. (2012): Spatial statistical analyses to address the global trends of ultraviolet B fluxes in the continental US. GIScience and Remote Sensing49(4), 1–19.

Summary of my research in environmental and hydrological remote sensing

Major Accomplishment: Delineating accurate nutrient fluxes and distributions in natural environment requires the integration of vast amounts of remote sensing information. Such nutrient flows may be related to atmospheric deposition, agricultural runoff, and urbanization effect on surface and groundwater systems. Dr. Chang was the first scientist who reviewed these remote sensing technologies and models by the systems engineering approach associated with different platforms and sensors. With thorough coverage of over 50 satellite remote sensing sensors based on 40 years literature, such water quality monitoring information is valuable in a broad range of environmental assessment, ecosystem restoration, and agricultural applications; provided that it is collected in a timely manner over extensive area and that it is accurate. Besides, coastal management in the interface between river basins and neighboring water body are deemed critical for sustainable development. Dr. Chang was the first scientist who developed genetic programming model to retrieve the soil moisture information from space-borne RADARSAT-1 microwave satellite images in a vast semi-arid coastal watershed and detect coastal region sea ice decay from orthorectified RADARSAT-1 ScanSAR imagery. Space-borne remote sensing LANDSAT TM/ETM+ images were also used by Dr. Chang to help characterize the drought conditions based on two new indices – Temperature Vegetation Dryness Index (TVDI) and Regional Water Stress Index (RWSI). Dr. Chang and his collaborators in China also explored a unique hydrometeorological process of precipitation patterns and associated summer extreme flow using TRMM/PR data. This series of work pioneered some scientific frontiers in hydroinformatics regime with the aid of a suite of Earth observing systems. On the other hand, the impact of recent drought and water pollution episodes results in an acute need to project future water availability to assist water managers in water utility infrastructure management within many metropolitan regions. With long-term funding support from USEPA, Dr. Chang was the first scientist who conducted this series of research work building up a next-generation water availability index, which is known as Metropolitan Water Availability Index (MWAI) for short-term and middle-term assessment, using remote sensing technologies. By using remote sensing technologies and data processing techniques, continuous monitoring of spatial and temporal distributions of key water availability and quality variables is made achievable. The work was demonstrated in terms of turbidity and Chlorophyll-a concentrations in Lake Okeechobee, nutrient concentrations in Tampa Bay, It was the first success in the estimation of nutrients in a coastal bay using remote sensing technology. Besides, Dr. Chang developed the first algorithm for mapping TOC and microcystin using Integrated Data Fusion and Mining (IDFM) and thus opened up the path to widespread applications. Results from numerous investigations conducted by Dr. Chang and his students were utilized in the formulation of a physically based approach that recognized all aspects of the problem, particularly the need for and near-real-time monitoring of water quality. This was complemented by more satellite-based quantitative evaluation of a variety of retrieval algorithms using IDFM. Satellite remote sensing technology and the science associated with evaluation of LULC in an urban region make use of the wide range images and algorithms. Improved land management capacity is critically dependent on real-time or near real-time monitoring of land-use and land cover change to the extent to which solutions to a whole host of urban/rural interface development issues may be well managed promptly. Funded by NASA, Dr. Chang developed a new and innovative algorithm utilizing synthetic concepts that resulted in a solution to this critical problem. The algorithm is known as the RIparian Classification Algorithm (RICAL) to conduct the seasonal change detection of riparian zones in a vast semi-arid watershed, South Texas using RADARSAT-1 and LANDSAT remote sensing images. Dr. Chang was also the first scientist to apply the partial lanczos extreme learning machine (PL-ELM) for processing SPOT images and the neural-fuzzy inference approach for processing Formosat-2 data for two types of urban systems. This series of work was extended to examine urban heat island effect associated with local hydroclimatic conditions using MODIS satellite data and dynamic linkages between evapotranspiration and land use/land cover changes with Landsat TM and ETM+ data, both of which demonstrate pioneered investigation of urban sustainability issues.

Role: Dr. Chang conceived and led these research activities and conducted the literature review, information processing, and retrospective and perspective analyses. Development of the first IDFM algorithm of its kind was basically an individual effort after culminating a series of remote sensing studies. Dr. Chang initiated this series of coastal and watershed research, developed the hypotheses, led the development of the methodology and framework, cooperatively designed field experiments of corner reflectors with the support of NASA and USEPA staff, conducted the ground-truth data collection, and performed the data analysis. The scope of the research program expanded significantly over time and involves a large team across several countries that was coordinated and managed by Dr. Chang for an extended period.

Impact: Dr. Chang had successfully demonstrated the ability to map and monitor soil moisture using RADARSAT-1 L-band imageries with genetic programming model under NASA funding support. Conclusions supported a satellite-based implementation in a vast data set in south Texas. These results elevated the importance of soil moisture measurement within NASA’s Program. The project has also been highly successful at addressing a broad range of optimal sensor deployment strategies at the watershed scale and has been the basis for numerous advanced applications later on, including the similar research being conducted in UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Germany. The data have been used in studies that went well beyond the initial research concept by impacting scientific research in hydrology and ecology, such as streamflow forecasting and riparian buffer zone monitoring. These studies were critical to the application of soil moisture products to support USEPA projects for multi-scale water resources management and the development of MWAI, and design of future missions. This was the first effort to bring together a diverse body of remote sensing research into an operational algorithm. This work is widely recognized by an US EPA national laboratory and it was critical to Dr. Chang’s current effort of getting more study regions from South Florida to Nevada, to New York, and to Nicaragua. Expected applications include drought monitoring, water quality monitoring, and water availability forecasts in various urban regions. Graduate students from University of Valencia in Spain and National Central University in Taiwan are adopting IDFM technologies for their dissertation work. In addition, the integration between microwave and optical remote sensing technologies resulted in new and significant contributions and went well beyond the original scope of the research. These have included contributions to watershed hydrology, ecosystem restoration, ecohydrology, and applied remote sensing. This work of a series of change detection of Land Use and Land Cover (LULC), led to a subsequent carbon flux study that has been successfully demonstrated in China under collaborative work with the Chinese Academy of Science. As a result of this research, new discoveries and insights involving the environmental physics of urban planning were made, in particular coherent thermal flux phenomena occurring during evapotranspiration process and heat island effect. Results from this research program have been recognized as highly innovative and significant by a SPIE highlighted online news reported his achievement of using SPOT-5 high resolution satellite images for this application. This online article is titled “Satellite-based Multi-temporal Change Detection in Fast Growing Urban Environments” under the SPIE banner of “Top Ten Hot Papers in Optics and Photonics published on 21 January 2011. More recently, the paper titled “Multi‐Decadal Mangrove Forest Change Detection and Prediction in Honduras, Central America, with Landsat Imagery and a Markov Chain Model’ (Remote sensing, 2013), has been included in a synthesis report on the global status and ecosystem services provided by mangrove forests, compiled by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) on behalf of UNEP.

STORMWATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESS OPTIMIZATION

Books

    1. Chang, N. B. (2010): The Effects of Urbanization on Groundwater: An Engineering Case-based Approach for Sustainable Development. Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Reston VA, 400 pp.

Book Chapters

    1. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Moberg, M. and Hossain, F. (2010): Chapter 8 Use of Functionalized Filter Media for Nutrient Removal in Stormwater Ponds. In: The Effects of Urbanization on Groundwater: An Engineering Case-based Approach for Sustainable Development, Ed. Chang, N. B. (ASCE), 199-223.
    2. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Daranpob, A., Hossain, F., and Xuan, Z. (2010): Chapter 9 Comparative Assessment of Two Standard Septic Tank Drain Fields Using Different Sand with Recirculation for Nutrient Removal. In: The Effects of Urbanization on Groundwater: An Engineering Case-based Approach for Sustainable Development,Ed. Chang, N. B. (ASCE), 224-250.

Patents

    1. Passive Nutrient Removal Material Mixes. US Patent 7824551 issued on Nov. 2, 2010.
    2. Retention and Detention Pond Passive Nutrient Removal Material Mixes. US Patent 7897047 issued on March 4, 2011.
    3. Passive Underground Drainfield for Septic Tank Nutrient Removal Using Special Functionalized Green Filtration Media. US Patent 7927484 issued on April 19, 2011.
    4. Functionalized Green Filtration for Passive Underground Drainfield for Septic Tank Nutrient Removal. US Patent 7955507 issued on June 26, 2011.
    5. Passive Nutrient Removal Material Mixes. US Patent 8002985 B1 issued on August 23, 2011.
    6. Green Sorption Media for Water Treatment. US Patent 8002984 B1 issued on August 10, 2012.
    7. Retention/Detention Pond Stormwater Treatment System. US Patent 8153005 B1 issued on August 23, 2011.
    8. A Subsurface Upflow Wetland System for Nutrient and Pathogen Removal in Wastewater Treatment Systems. US Patent 8252182 B1, issued on August 28, 2012.

Journal Papers: Green Sorption Media for Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment

  • Overviews
    1. Chang, N. B., Hossain, F. and Wanielista, M. (2010): Use of filter media for nutrient removal in natural systems and built environments (I): previous trends and perspectives. Environmental Engineering Science27(9), 689-706.
    2. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. and Makkeasorn, A. (2010): use of filter media for nutrient removal in natural systems and built environments (II): design challenges and application potentials. Environmental Engineering Science27(9), 707-720.
    3. Chang, N. B. (2011): Making a progress to speed up the nitrification and denitrification processes in novel biosorption activated media: can Archaea be in concert with Anammox? Journal of Bioprocessing and Biotechniques1(2), 1-5.
  • Technologies Developments – Wastewater Treatment for Nutrient Management
    1. Xuan, Z., Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. and Hossain, F. (2010): Laboratory-scale characterization of the green sorption medium for wastewater treatment to improve nutrient removal. Environmental Engineering Science,27(4), 301-312.
    2. Hossain, F., Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Xuan, Z. M. and Makkeasorn, A. (2009): Nitrification and denitrification effect in a passive on-site wastewater treatment system with a recirculation filtration tank. Journal of Water Quality, Exposure and Health1(3-4), 31-46.
    3. Xuan, Z. M., Chang, N. B., Makkeasorn, A. and Wanielista, M. (2009): Initial test of a subsurface constructed wetland with green sorption media for nutrient removal in on-site wastewater treatment systems. Journal of Water Quality, Exposure and Health,1(3), 159–169.
    4. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Daranpob, A., Hossain, F. and Xuan, Z. (2010): New performance-based passive septic tank underground drainfield for nutrient and pathogen removal using sorption medium. Environmental Engineering Science27(6), 469-482.
    5. Chang, N. B., Xuan, Z. M., Daranpob, A. and Wanielista, M. (2011): A subsurface upflow wetland system for nutrient and pathogen removal in on-site sewage treatment and disposal systems. Environmental Engineering Science28(1), 11-24.
  • Technologies Developments – Stormwater Treatment for Nutrient Management
    1. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. and Henderson, D. (2011): Temperature effects on functionalized filter media for nutrient removal in stormwater treatment. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy30(3), 309-317.
    2. Ryan, P., Wanielista, M. and Chang, N. B. (2010): Reducing nutrient concentrations from a stormwater wet pond using a Chamber Upflow Filter and Skimmer (CUFS) with green sorption media. Water, Air and Soil Pollution208(1), 385-400.   
    3. O’Reilly, A., Wanielista, M., Chang, N. B., Xuan, Z. and Harris, W. G. (2012): Biogeochemical assessment of coupled nitrogen and carbon cycle beneath a stormwater infiltration basin with biosorption activated media. Science of the Total Environment432, 227-242 .
    4. O’Reilley, A., Wanielista, M., Chang, N. B., Harris, W. G. and Xuan, Z. M. (2012): Soil property control of biogeochemical processes beneath two subtropical stormwater infiltration ponds. Journal of Environmental Quality41, 1-18.
    5. O’Reilley, A., Chang, N. B. and Wanielista, M. (2012): Effects of cyclic biogeochemical processes on nitrogen cycling beneath a subtropical stormwater infiltration pond. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology133, 53-75.
    6. Lian, J., Xu, S., Chang, N. B., Han, C. and Liu, J. (2012): Removal of molybdate from mine tailing effluents with the aid of loessial soil and slag waste. Environmental Engineering Science, in press, Aug., 2012.
  • Design Models and Tracer Studies to Address System Dynamics
    1. Xuan, Z. M., Chang, N. B., Daranpob, A. and Wanielista, M. (2010): Modeling the Subsurface Upflow Wetlands (SUW) systems for wastewater effluent treatment. Environmental Engineering Science27(10), 879-888.
    2. Hossain, F., Chang, N. B. and Wanielista, M. (2010): Modeling kinetics and isotherm of functionalized filter medium for nutrient removal in stormwater dry ponds. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy29(3), 319–333.
    3. Xuan, Z. M., Chang, N. B. and Wanielista, M. (2012): Modeling the system dynamics for nutrient removal in an innovative septic tank media filter. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering,35(4), 545-552.
    4. Chang, N. B., Xuan, Z. M. and Wanielista, M. (2012): A tracer study for addressing the interactions between hydraulic retention time and transport processes in a subsurface wetland system for nutrient removal. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering35(3), 399-406.

Journal Papers: Water Quality Prediction and Control

  • Water Quality Prediction and Reclamation
    1. Dong, S. Y., Shieh, W. K. and Chang, N. B. (2005): Real-time prediction of effluent water quality via adaptive grey dynamic modeling analysis. The Journal of Grey Systems, 17(1), 51-66.
    2. Chen, J. C., Chang, N. B. and Shieh, W. K. (2003): Assessing wastewater reclamation potential by neural networks model. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence16(2), 149-157.
  • Controller Design
    1. Chang, N. B., Chen, W. C. and Shieh, W. K. (2001): Optimal control of wastewater treatment plant via integrated neural network and genetic algorithms. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems18, 1-17.
    2. Chen, W. C., Chang, N. B. and Shieh, W. K. (2001): Advanced hybrid fuzzy controller for industrial wastewater treatment. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 127(11), 1048-1059.
    3. Chen, W. C., Chang, N. B. and Chen, J. C. (2003): Rough set-based fuzzy neural controller design for industrial wastewater treatment. Water Research37(1), 78-90.
    4. Chen, J. C. and Chang, N. B. (2007): Mining the fuzzy control rules of aeration in submerged biofilm wastewater treatment process. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence20, 959-969.

Journal Papers: Cost Benefit Analysis

    1. Chen, H. W., Wu, C. C. and Chang, N. B. (2002): A comparative analysis of methods to represent uncertainty in estimating the cost of constructing wastewater treatment plants. Journal of Environmental Management65(4), 383-409.

Journal Papers: Nutrient Management Using Nanotechnologies

    1. Lin, K. S., Chang, N. B. and Chuang, T. D. (2008): Fine structure characterization of zero-valent Iron nanoparticles for decontamination of nitrites and nitrates in wastewater. Science and Technology for Advanced Materials9, 025105 (9pp), doi:10.1088/1468-6996/9/2/025015.
    2. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Hossain, F., Zhai, L. and Lin, K. S. (2008): Integrating nanoscale zero valent iron and titanium dioxide for nutrient removal in stormwater systems. NANO: Brief Reports and Reviews3(4), 297-300.
    3. Lin, K. S., Chuang, T. D. and Chang, N. B. (2008): Decontamination of nitrates and nitrites in wastewater by zero-valent iron nanoparticles. NANO: Brief Reports and Reviews3(4), 291-295.
    4. Lin, K. S., Lo, C. C. and Chang, N. B. (2008): Synthesis and characterization of titania nanotube for dye wastewater treatment. NANO: Brief Reports and Reviews3(4), 257-262.

SUMMARY OF MY RESEARCH IN STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Major Accomplishment:Rapid urbanization and climate variability impacts increase with more extreme precipitation and drought events, challenging stormwater management in terms of both flood control and water quality and wastewater treatment in rural and coastal areas. Understanding nitrogen cycle in natural systems and the built environment has been deemed one of the twelve grand challenges by the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Chang was the first scientist who invented the Biosorption Activated Media (BAM) with having 8 relevant US patents approved for nutrient removal in dealing with nutrient-laden stormwater and wastewater streams. With thorough laboratory and field testing, a broad range of field conditions for BAM applications were identified. Modeling these unique stormwater and wastewater treatment processes for planning, design and operation was conducted by using system dynamics modeling approach. Dr. Chang was the first scientist who conducted this series of research building a suite of physical with confirmed performance and Stella software models with calibrated and validated results thereby opening up the path to widespread applications. Conducted by Dr. Chang and his colleagues/students, results from extended investigations include optimal control studies, tracer studies, kinetics studies with temperature variations and possible combination with some nanomaterials. Overall, this body of work demonstrated pioneered investigation of water sustainability issues in urban regions.

Role: Dr. Chang conceived and led these research activities and conducted the literature review. Development of the BAM was confirmed with efforts after culminating a series of lab and field studies. With the long-term funding support from the state government of Florida Dr. Chang initiated this series of research, developed the hypotheses, led the development of the methodology and framework, cooperatively designed field experiments of stormwater and wastewater test beds on campus, and performed the data analysis. The scope of the research program expanded significantly over time and involves a series of comparisons of results across several countries (i.e., Singapore and New Zealand) that was coordinated and managed by Dr. Chang for an extended period.

Impact: Dr. Chang had successfully demonstrated the ability to remove nutrients with BAM and the possible sensitivity analysis with system dynamics modeling. This was the first effort to bring together a diverse body of sorption media research into an operational level. The project has also been highly successful at addressing a broad range of application potential. BAM-oriented Low Impact Development (LID) technologies have been licensed to industry such as Sun Tree Inc. in the United States and applied to many locations such as Alligator Creek for creek restoration, Ruskin, Zolfra Spring, and Palatka for restoration of stomrwater wet ponds, and cities of Kissimmee and Dunnellon for retrofitting storm sewer to reduce waste loads. Buro Happold Inc. in United Kingdom (UK) is engaged in possible licensed collaboration in 2014. Graduate students from University of Bristol in UK are using the data for their dissertation. The data have been used in various studies that went well beyond the initial research concept by impacting scientific research in flood treatment in stormwater infiltration ponds, canal treatment with pipe reactor and stormwater treatment with exfiltration and upflow media bed reactor. These studies were critical to the possible extended applications of spring field conservation and conjunctive treatment of stormwater and groundwater in Florida and elsewhere. These new discoveries and insights triggered a new spectrum of urban sustainability research.

INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

Book

    1. Jorgensen, S. E., Change, N. B., and Xu, F. L. (Eds) Advances  in Ecological Modelling and Ecological Engineering – Lakes and Wetlands, to be published by Elsevier.

Book Chapters

    1. Megic, B. and Chang, N. B. (2010): Chapter 11 Use of a Wetland System for Groundwater Recharge in an Urban Wastewater Treatment Plan in Orlando, Florida. In: The Effects of Urbanization on Groundwater: An Engineering Case-based Approach for Sustainable Development, Ed. Chang, N. B. (ASCE), 277-307.
    2. Chang, N. B., Xuan. Z. M., and Jones, J. (2013): Chapter 8 Structure Dynamic Change Modeling for Ecosystem m Lake Okeechobee to Account for Hurricane and Drought Impact. In Advances  in Ecological Modelling and Ecological Engineering – Lakes and Wetlands, by Jorgensen, S. E. Change, N. B., and Xu, F. L. (Eds) (Elsevier).
    3. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. P., Xuan. Z. M., and Marimon, Z. (2013): Chapter 27 Floating Treatment Wetlands for Nutrient Removal in a Subtropical Stormwater Wet Detention Pond with a Fountain. In Advances  in Ecological Modelling and Ecological Engineering – Lakes and Wetlands, by Jorgensen, S. E. Change, N. B., and Xu, F. L. (Eds) (Elsevier).
    4. Chang, N. B., Xuan, Z., and Marimon, Z. (2013): Chapter 28 Modeling the Floating Treatment Wetland for Nutrient Removal in a Stormwater Wet Pond. In Advances  in Ecological Modelling and Ecological Engineering – Lakes and Wetlands, by Jorgensen, S. E. Change, N. B., and Xu, F. L. (Eds) (Elsevier).
    5. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. P., and Xuan. Z. M., (2013): Chapter 29 A Novel Subsurface Upflow Wetland with the Aid of Biosorption Activated Media for Nutrient Removal. In Advances  in Ecological Modelling and Ecological Engineering – Lakes and Wetlands, by Jorgensen, S. E. Change, N. B., and Xu, F. L. (Eds) (Elsevier).
    6. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. P., and Xuan. Z. M., (2013): Chapter 30 Tracer-based System Dynamic Modeling for Designing a Subsurface Upflow Wetland for Nutrient Removal. In Advances  in Ecological Modelling and Ecological Engineering – Lakes and Wetlands, by Jorgensen, S. E. Change, N. B., and Xu, F. L. (Eds) (Elsevier).

Journal Papers: Risk Assessment and Management of Risk

    1. Chang, N. B., Wei, Y. L., Tseng, C. C. and Kao, C. Y. (1997): The design of a GIS-based decision support system for chemical emergency preparedness and response in an urban environment. Computers, Environment and Urban System21(1), 67-94.
    2. Chang, N. B., Kao, C. Y., Wei, Y. L. and Tseng, C. C. (1998): Comparative study of 3-D numerical simulation and puff models for dense air pollutants. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE125(2), 125-134.
    3. Chang, N. B. and Jang, C. (2000): Development and application of U.S. EPA’s models-3: an integrated “One-Atmosphere” third-generation air quality modeling system. Journal of Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering10(1), 19-34.
    4. Weng, Y. C., Chang, N. B. and Lee, T. Y. (2008): Nonlinear time series analysis of ground-Level ozone dynamics in Southern Taiwan. Journal of Environmental Management87(3), 405-414.
    5. Cheng, K. Y. and Chang, N. B. (2009): Assessing the impact of biogenic VOC emissions in a high ozone episode via integrated remote sensing and the CMAQ model. Frontiers of Earth Science3(2), 182-197.
    6. Tseng, C. C. and Chang, N. B. (2009): Environmental exposure assessment for emergency response in a nuclear power plant using an integrated source term and 3D numerical model. Environmental Modeling and Assessment14(6), 661-675.
    7. Chang, N. B. and Chang, D. Q. (2010): Long-term risk assessment of possible accidental release of nuclear power plants in complex terrains with respect to synoptic weather patterns. Frontiers of Earth Science,4(2), 205-228.
    8. Chang, N. B., Chang, D. K., Chen J. C., and Weng, Y. C. (2012): Short-term emergency response planning and risk assessment via an integrated modeling system for nuclear power plants in complex terrain. Frontiers of Earth Science, in press, August, 2012.

Journal Papers: Environmental Management Systems

  • Optimal Production Planning and Pollution Prevention
    1. Wu, C. C. and Chang, N. B. (2007): Evaluation of environmentally benign production program in the textile dying industry (I): an input-output analysis. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems24(4), 275-298.
    2. Wu, C. C. and Chang, N. B. (2008): Evaluation of environmentally benign production program in the textile dying industry (II): a multi-objective programming approach. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems25(1), 299-322.
  • Optimal Production Planning and Uncertainty Analysis
    1. Wu, C. C. and Chang, N. B. (2003): Grey input-output analysis and its application for environmental cost allocation. European Journal of Operational Research145(1), 175-201.
    2. Wu, C. C. and Chang, N. B. (2004): Corporate optimal production planning with varying environmental costs: a grey compromise programming approach. European Journal of Operational Research155, 68-95.
    3. Wu, C. C. and Chang, N. B. (2003): Global strategy for optimizing multiproduct textile dyeing process via GA-based Grey compromise programming. Computers and Chemical Engineering27(6), 833-854.
  • Optimal Production Planning and Energy Infrastructures
    1. Ko, A. and Chang, N. B. (2008): Optimal planning of co-firing alternative fuels with coal in a power plant by grey nonlinear mixed integer programming model. Journal of Environmental Management, 88, 11-27.

Journal Papers: Water Sustainability and Climate Change

    1. Qi, C. and Chang, N. B. (2011): System dynamics modeling for municipal water demand forecasting in a fast growing region under uncertain economic impacts. Journal of Environmental Management, 92, 1628-1641.
    2. Qi, C. and Chang, N. B. (2012): Integrated carbon footprint and cost evaluation in a drinking water infrastructure system for screening expansion alternatives. Journal of Cleaner Production27, 51-63.
    3. Chang, N. B., Qi, C. and Yang, J. (2012): Optimal expansion of a drinking water infrastructure system with respect to carbon footprint, cost effectiveness, and water demand. Journal of Environmental Management110, 194-206.
    4. Chang, N. B., Rivera, B. and Wanielista, M. (2011): Optimal design for water conservation and energy savings using green roofs in a green building under mixed uncertainties. Journal of Cleaner Production19, 1180-1188.
    5. 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, in press.

Journal Papers: Life Cycle Assessment

    1. Pires, A., Chang, N. B. and Martinho, G. (2011): Reliability-based life cycle assessment for future solid waste management alternatives in Portugal. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment16(4), 316-337.
    2. Thomas, N., Chang, N. B. and Qi, C. (2012): Preliminary assessment for global warming potential of leading contributory gases from a 40” LCD flat screen television. Internal Journal of Life Cycle Assessment17(1), 96-104.
    3. Ning, S. K., Chang, N. B., and Hong, M. C. (2012): A comparative streamlined life cycle assessment of two types of municipal solid waste incinerator. Journal of Cleaner Production, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.09.007, 2012.
    4. Chang, N. B., Qi, C., Islam, K. and Hossain, F. (2012): Comparisons between global warming potential and cost-benefit criteria for optimal planning of a municipal solid waste management system. Journal of Cleaner Production,20(1), 1-13.

Journal Papers: Ecological Engineering for Stormwater Treatment and Low Impact Development

    1. Chang, N. B., Islam, K. and Wanielista, M. (2012): Floating wetland mesocosm assessment of nutrient removal to reduce ecotoxicity in stormwater ponds. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology9(3), 453-462.
    2. Chang, N. B., Islam, K., Marimon, Z., Xuan, Z. M. and Wanielista, M. (2012): Assessing chemical and biological signatures of nutrient removal via the use of floating islands in stormwater mesocosms. Chemosphere88(6), 736-743.
    3. Xuan, Z. M., Chang, N. B., and Wanielista, M. (2013): System dynamic modeling of nitrogen removal in a stormwater infiltration basin with biosorption activated media. Journal of Environmental Quality, in review, Jan., 2013.
    4. Xuan, Z. M., Chang, N. B. and Wanielista, M. (2012): Simultaneous controls of nutrient and microcystin in a stormwater pond with canna, juncus and agrostis in floating treatment wetlands. Ecological Engineering, in review, Dec., 2012.
    5. Chang, N. B., Xuan, Z., Marimon, Z., Islam, K., and Wanielista, M. P. (2012): Exploring hydrobiogeochemical processes of floating treatment wetlands in a subtropical stormwater wet pond. Ecological Engineering, in press, 2013.

Journal Papers: Drinking Water Distribution Network Using Expert Systems

    1. Chang, N. B., Pongsanone, N. P. and Ernest, A. (2011): Comparisons between a  rule-based expert system and optimization models for sensor deployment in a small-scale drinking water distribution network. Expert System with Applications38, 10685–10695.
    2. Chang, N. B., Ernest, A. and Pongsanone, N. P. (2012): A rule-based decision support system for sensor deployment in small drinking water networks. Journal of Cleaner Production29, 28-37.
    3. Chang, N. B., Pongsanone, N. P. and Ernest, A. (2012): Optimal sensor deployment in a large-scale complex drinking water distribution network: comparisons between a rule-based decision support system and optimization models. Computers and Chemical Engineering43, 191-199.

SUMMARY OF MY RESEARCH IN INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

Major Accomplishment: This body of work explored short-term emergency response planning and risk assessment via an integrated modeling system for chemical and energy industries. Dr. Chang was the first scientist who developed a series of spatial decision support systems for emergency response planning. Besides, in response to the needs for long-term water quality monitoring in drinking water systems, one of the most significant challenges currently facing the water industry is to investigate the sensor placement strategies with modern concepts of and approaches to risk management. Most of the previous research mainly focuses on using optimization models to deal with small-scale drinking water networks. Yet the challenge of computational burden when handling large-scale networks can never be overcome. Dr. Chang was the pioneer who developed the graph theory – based optimal sensor deployment strategy in a Rule-based Expert System (RBES) with no previous computational burden as we oftentimes encountered via various types of large-scale optimization analyses. This series of modeling efforts using graph theory and expert system to aid in sensor network deployment in drinking water networks have created a new direction in this field. To confirm the sustainability of various alternatives of industrial products, streamlined life cycle assessment and carbon-regulated management systems were assessed with scales. The extended work along this line also included the development of the green building design to optimally balance energy and water consumption in a green building in Florida. Dr. Change was the first scientist for exploring such type of system design issues in a green building. Besides, a unique type of floating treatment wetland technology for nutrient removal in several types of stormwater wet ponds was tested for the enhancement of stormwater reuse. Dr. Change was also the first scientist for the initiation of a series of field experiments in diverse types of pond structures and environments that address critical issues of floating treatment wetland technology.

Role: Dr. Chang conceived and led this series of research, developed the hypotheses with the aid of some local utility engineers, and performed the data analysis.

Impact: These numerical experiments for water, energy, and chemical industries were critical to the validation of integrated sensing, monitoring, modeling for decision making. The approach to parameterization and modeling the strategies of monitoring and modeling for decision making has been adopted throughout the relevant industries and government agencies. It will be a key component of the approach used in the future in relevant industrial sectors.

WASTE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR MUNICIPAL AND INDUSTRIAL STREAMS

Book

  1. Chang, N. B. (1996): Solid Waste Management. Taipei, Taiwan. Published by Three Principles Bookstore, 300 pp. (in Chinese).
  2. Chang, N. B. (1998): Systems Engineering Design of Solid Waste Incinerators (I). Taipei, Taiwan. Published by Prosperity Bookstore. 500 pp. (in Chinese).
  3. Chang, N. B. (1998): Systems Engineering Design of Solid Waste Incinerators (II). Publisher: Prosperity Bookstore, Taipei, Taiwan, 650 pp. (in Chinese).
  4. Chang, N. B.  and Pire, A. (2013): Sustainable Solid Waste Management: A Systems Engineering Approach. in IEEE Book Series on Systems Science and Engineering, Publisher: John Wiley/IEEE, New York, USA, 500 pp, to be published.

Encyclopedia Articles

  1. Chang, N. B., Pires, A., and Martinho, G. (2013): Chapter 17: Impacts of Life Cycle Assessment on Solid Waste Management. In Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, Ed, Jorgensen, S. E. (Taylor & Frances Group) in press.
  2. Chang, N. B., Pires, A., and Martinho, G. (2013): Chapter 29: Environmental Legislation for Solid Waste Management in EU Countries via the Use of Economic and Policy Instruments. In Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, Ed, Jorgensen, S. E. (Taylor & Frances Group) in press.

Book Chapter

  1. Lin, Y. H., Chen, W. Y., Chen, H. W., and Chang, N. B. (2014): Fuzzy Non-cooperative Games for Running Municipal Incinerators with Redundant Capacity. in Conflict Resolution in Water Resources and Environmental Management, Ed, Hipel, K., Fang, L., Bristow, M., and Cullmann, J. (Springer).

Journal Papers: Integrated Solid Waste Management

  • Overviews
    1. Pires, A., Martinho, G. and Chang, N. B. (2011): Solid waste management: in European countries: a review of systems analysis techniques. Journal of Environmental Management92, 1033-1050.
    2. Chang, N. B., Pires, A. and Martinho, G. (2011): Empowering systems analysis for solid waste management: challenges, trends and perspectives. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology41(16), 1449-1530.
  • System of Systems Engineering and Integrated Waste Management Strategies
    1. Chang, N. B., Schuler, R. E., and Shoemaker, C. A. (1993): Environmental and economic optimization of an integrated solid waste management system. Journal of Resource Management and Technology21(2), 87-98.
    2. Chang, N. B. and Lin, Y. T. (1997): Optimal siting of transfer station locations in a metropolitan solid waste management system. Journal of Environmental Science and HealthA32, (8), 2379-2401.
    3. Chang, N. B., Davila, E., Dyson, B. and Brown, R. (2005): Optimal site selection and capacity planning of a municipal solid waste material recovery facility in an urban setting. Waste Management25(8), 833-846.
    4. Chang, N. B. and Lin, Y. T. (1997): Economic evaluation of a regionalization program of solid waste management in a metropolitan region. Journal of Environmental Management51(3), 241-274.
    5. Chang, Y. H. and Chang, N. B. (1998): Optimization analysis for the development of short-term solid waste management strategies using presorting process prior to incinerator. Resources Conservation and Recycling24, 7-32.
  •  Multicriteria Decision Analysis
    1. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1996): Solid waste management system analysis by multi-objective mixed integer programming model. Journal of Environmental Management48, 17-43.
    2. Chang, N. B. and Chang, Y. H. (2001): Optimal shipping strategy of solid waste streams with respect to throughput and energy recovery goals of incineration facilities. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems18, 193-214.
  • Comparative Risk Assessment and Waste Management
    1. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1994): A locational model for the site selection of solid waste management facilities with traffic congestion constraints. Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems11, 287-306.
    2. Chang, N. B., Yong, Y. C., and Wang, S. F. (1996): Solid waste management system analysis with noise control and traffic congestion limitations. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE122(2), 122-131.
    3. Chang, N. B., Shoemaker, C. A. and Schuler, R. E. (1996): Solid waste management system analysis with air pollution control and leachate impact limitations. Waste Management & Research14, 463-481.
    4. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1996): Comparative risk analysis of solid waste management alternatives in a metropolitan region. Environmental Management20(1), 65-80.
  • Sustainability Analysis between Recycling and Incineration
    1. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1997): Integrated analysis of recycling and incineration programs by goal programming techniques. Waste Management & Research15(2), 121-136.
    2. Chang, Y. H. and Chang, N. B. (2001): Regional shipping strategy assessment based on installing a refuse-derived-fuel process in a municipal incinerator. Waste Management & Research19, 504-517.
    3. Chang, Y. H. and Chang, N. B. (2003): Compatibility analysis of material and energy recovery in a regional solid waste management system. Journal of Air & Waste Management Association53, 32-40.
    4. Chen, J. C., ChangN. B., Chen, W. H., Davila, E. and Tsai, C. H. (2005): Interactive analysis of waste recycling and energy recovery program in a small-scale incinerator.Journal of Air & Waste Management Association55, 1356-1366.

  • Uncertainty Analysis – Preference Elicitation
    1. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1996): Managerial fuzzy optimal planning for solid waste management systems. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE122(7), 649-658.
    2. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1997): A fuzzy goal programming approach for the optimal planning of solid waste management systems. European Journal of Operational Research99(2), 287-303.
    3. Chang, N. B. and Lu, H. Y. (1997): A new approach for long term planning of solid waste management systems using fuzzy global criterion. Journal of Environmental Science and HealthA32(4), 1025-1047.
    4. Chang, N. B. and Wei, Y. L. (2000): Siting recycling drop-off stations in an urban area by genetic algorithm-based fuzzy multi-objective nonlinear programming modeling. Fuzzy Sets and Systems114(1), 133-149.
    5. Pires, A., Chang, N. B. and Martinho, G. (2011): An AHP-based fuzzy interval TOPSIS assessment for sustainable expansion of the solid waste management system in Satubal Peninsula, Portugal. Resources Conservation and Recycling56, 7-21.
  • Uncertainty Analysis –  Minimax Regret
    1. Chang, N. B. and Davila, E. (2007): Minimax regret optimization analysis for a regional solid waste management system. Waste Management27(6), 820-832.
  • Uncertainty Analysis – Interval Programming
    1. Davila, E. and Chang, N. B. (2005): Sustainable pattern analysis of publicly-owned material recovery facility under uncertainty. Journal of Environmental Management75(4), 337-352.
    2. Chang, N. B., Chen, Y. L. and Wang, S. F. (1997): A fuzzy interval multi-objective mixed integer programming approach for the optimal planning of metropolitan solid waste management system. Fuzzy Sets and Systems89(1), 35-60.

Journal Papers: Landfill Management

    1. Chang, N. B. and Schuler, R. E. (1991): Optimal pricing of the sanitary landfill use over time. Journal of Resource Management and Technology19(1), 14-24.
    2. Davila, E., Chang N. B. and Diwakaluni, S. (2005): Dynamic landfill space consumption assessment in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, South Texas by GIP-based game theory. Journal of Environmental Management75(4), 353-366.
    3. Chang, N. B., Parvathinathan, G. and Breeden, J. B. (2008): Combining GIS with fuzzy multiple attribute decision making for landfill siting in a fast growing urban region. Journal of Environmental Management87, 139-153.

Journal Papers:Waste Generation and Characterization

  • Forecasting Analysis of Waste Generation
    1. Chang, N. B., Pan, Y. C. and Huang, S. D. (1993): Time series forecasting of solid waste generation. Journal of Resource Management and Technology21(1), 1-10.
    2. Chang, N. B. and Lin, Y. T. (1997): An analysis of recycling impacts on solid waste generation by time series intervention modeling. Resources, Conservation and Recycling19(3), 165-186.
    3. Chen, H. W. and Chang, N. B (2000): Prediction of solid waste generation via grey fuzzy dynamic modeling. Resources Conservation and Recycling29, 1-18.
    4. Dyson, B. and Chang, N. B. (2005): Forecasting of solid waste generation in an urban region by system dynamics modeling. Waste Management25(7), 669-679.
  • Waste Characterization
    1. Chang, N. B. and Davila, E. (2008): Municipal solid waste characterization and management strategy for the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Waste Management28, 776-794.

Journal Papers: Cost and Benefit Analysis

    1. Chang, N. B., Mount, T. D. and Schuler, R. E. (1993): Econometric analysis of the construction and operating costs of solid waste incinerators. Environmental Modeling and Software8, 173-186.
    2. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1995): The development of material recovery facilities in the United States: status and cost structure analysis. Resources Conservation and Recycling13(2), 115-128.
    3. Chang, N. B., Chen, Y. L. and Yong, H. H. (1996): A fuzzy goal regression model for the construction cost estimation of municipal waste incinerators. International Journal of Systems Science27(5), 433-445.
    4. Chang, N. B and Chen, Y. L. (1997): Construction cost analysis for landfill gas recovery system in the U.S. via fuzzy regression technique. Journal of the Chinese Fuzzy Systems Association3(1), 23-48.

Journal Papers: Risk Assessment 

    1. Chang, N. B. and Huang, S. H. (1996): A chemometric approach for the verification of dioxin/furan formation mechanism in municipal incinerators. Chemosphere32(1), 209-216.
    2. Chang, N. B. and Huang, S. H. (1995): Statistical modeling for the prediction and control of PCDDs and PCDFs emissions from municipal solid waste incinerators. Waste Management and Research13, 379-400.
    3. Chang, N. B. and Chen, W. C. (2000): Prediction of PCDDs/PCDFs emissions from municipal incinerators by genetic programming and neural network modeling. Waste Management & Research18, 341-351.

Journal Papers:Vehicle Routing and Scheduling for Collection of Waste Streams

    1. Chang, N. B., Lu, H. Y. and Wei, Y. L. (1997): GIS technology for vehicle routing and scheduling in solid waste collection systems. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE123(9), 901-910.
    2. Chang, N. B., Chang, Y. H. and Chen, Y. L. (1997): Cost-effective and workload balancing operation in solid waste management systems. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE123(2), 178-190.
    3. Chang, N. B. and Wei, Y. L. (1999): Strategic planning of recycling drop-off stations by multi-objective programming. Environmental Management24(2), 247-264.
    4. Chang, N. B. and Wei, Y. L. (2002): Comparative study between heuristic algorithm and optimization technique for vehicle routing and scheduling in the solid waste management system. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems19(1), 41-65.
    5. Chang, N. B. and Davila, E. (2006): Siting and routing assessment for solid waste management under uncertainty using grey minimax regret criteria. Environmental Management38, 654-672.

Journal Papers:Information Technologies

    1. Chang, N. B., Lin, Y. T. and Chang, Y. H. (1998): A client-server computer framework for solid waste management decision analysis in Taiwan. Journal of Hazardous Materials58, 15-31.
    2. Chang, Y. C., Chang, N. B. and Ma, G. D. (2001): Internet web-based information system for handling scrap vehicles disposal in Taiwan. Environmental Modeling and Assessment6(4), 237-248.
    3. Lu, G. W., Chang, N. B. and Liao, L. (2012): Environmental informatics for solid and hazardous waste management: advances, challenges, and perspectives. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, DOI:10.1080/10643389.2012.671097 2012.

Journal Papers:Waste Treatment, Recycling and Reuse Technologies

  • Refuse-derived Fuel
    1. Chang, N. B., Chang, Y. H. and Chen, W. C. (1997): Evaluation of heat values and its prediction for refuse-derived fuel. Science of the Total Environment197, 139-148.
    2. Chang, N. B., Chang, Y. H. and Chen, W. C. (1998): Systematic evaluation and uncertainty analysis of refuse-derived fuel process in Taiwan. Journal of Air & Waste Management Association48, 537-544.
    3. Lin, K. S., Wang, H. Paul, Chang, N. B., Huang, Y. J. and Liu, S. H. (1999): Pyrolysis kinetics of refuse-derived fuel. Fuel Processing Technology60, 103-110.
    4. Chang, N. B., Chen, W. C. and Chang, Y. H. (1999): Comparative evaluation of RDF and MSW incineration. Journal of Hazardous Materials58, 33-45.
  • Incineration Ash
    1. Chang, N. B., Wang, H. P., Huang, W. L. and Lin, K. S. (1999): The assessment of reuse potential for MSW and RDF incineration ashes. Resources, Conservation, & Recycling25(3-4), 255-270.
    2. Lin, K. S., Chang, N. B. and Wang, H. P. (2002): Development and applications of plasma melting technology for solid waste treatment. Environmental Protection Monthly15(9), 107-123.
  • Construction and Demolition Waste Streams
    1. Chang, N. B., Lin, K. S., Sun, Y. P. and Wang, H. P. (2001): Oxidation kinetics of combustible construction and demolition waste. Journal of Environmental Quality, 30, 1392-1401.
    2. Chang, N. B., Lin, K. S., Sun, Y. P. and Wang, H. P. (2001): An engineering assessment of the burning of the combustible fraction of construction and demolition waste in a redundant brick kiln. Environmental Technology22, 1405-1418.
    3. Chang, N. B., Huang, W. L., Lin, D. H. and Lin, K. S. (2002): Recycling of construction and demolition waste via a mechanical sorting process. Resources Conservation and Recycling37(1), 23-37.
  • Biowaste Reuse
    1. Lin, K. S., Wang, H. P., Chang, N. B.,  Jou, C. J. G. and Hsiao, M. C. (2003):  Synthesis of ZSM-type Zeolites from ashes of biowastes. Energy Sources25(6), 565-576.
  • Controller Design to Promote Waste Heat Recovery
    1. Chang, N. B and Chen, W. C. (2000): Fuzzy controller design for municipal incinerators with the aid of genetic algorithms and genetic programming Techniques. Waste Management & Research18(5), 429-443.
    2. Chang, N. B, Chen, W. C. and Chen, J. C. (2002): GA-based neural-fuzzy controller design for municipal incinerators. Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 129(3), 343-369.
    3. Chen, J. C., Chen, W. H. and Chang, N. B. (2008): Diagnosis analysis of a small-scale incinerator by neural networks modelCivil Engineering and Environmental Systems25(3), 201-213.
  • Petrochemical Waste Treatment
    1. Lin, K. S. and Chang, N. B. (2008): Control of PCDDs/PCDFs in a fluidized bed incinerator via activated carbon injection in petrochemical industry. Petroleum Science and Technology26(7/8), 764-789.
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
    1. Yen, H. K., Chang, N. B. and Lin, T. F. (2003): Bioslurping model to assess the light hydrocarbon recovery in a contaminated unconfined aquifer (I): simulation analysis. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE7(2), 114-130.
    2. Yen, H. K. and Chang, N. B. (2003): Bioslurping model to assess the light hydrocarbon recovery in a contaminated unconfined aquifer (II): optimization analysis. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE7(2), 131-138.

Journal Papers:Decision Support Systems

    1. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1996): The development of an environmental decision support system for municipal solid waste management. Computers, Environment and Urban System20(3), 201-212.

Journal Papers:Policy Analysis

    1. Chang, N. B. (2008): Economic and policy instrument analyses in support of the scrap tires recycling program in Taiwan. Journal of Environmental Management86, 435-450.
    2. Chang, N. B., Chang, Y. H. and Chen, H. W. (2009): Fair fund distribution for a municipal incinerator using a GIS-based fuzzy analytic hierarchy process. Journal of Environmental Management90, 441-454.
    3. Chen, H. W., Chen, J. C. and Chang, N. B. (2010): Environmental performance evaluation of large-scale municipal incinerators using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). Waste Management30, 1371–1381.

SUMMARY OF MY WASTE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH

Major Accomplishment: This body of research relates urban waste management to transportation systems analysis with technical efforts in simulation, optimization, uncertainty and risk analysis with the linkages of models of engineered waste management systems to significant policy and economic analyses. The spectrum of the investigations covers all stages of waste management from planning, to design, to operation and to final disposal with rich social contexts. In particular, this series of work addresses environmental, economic, management, and sustainability challenges posed by a series of transitions under global change impacts seeking to generate alternatives from various decentralized versus centralized systems in the United States and other countries. Issues of concern include managing the entire waste management cycle with integrative insights of the design and implementation in relation to various sizes and types of waste management infrastructures and shipping patterns to reduce reliance on landfill space. Extended research areas include mitigation of environmental effects of waste management, optimal distribution of raw waste streams, environmental and social impacts, energy recovery, life cycle impact, carbon regulated shipping patterns, and reuse of recycled materials with system thinking. The sustainability metrics includes the wide range anticipated social, economic, environmental and health impacts across multiple media in various geographic contexts. Dr. Chang was the first scientist who systematically explored almost all aspects of waste management in relation to transportation strategies to promote urban sustainability in the world.

Role:
 Dr. Chang conducted this series of research, developed the hypotheses, led the development of the modeling analysis, cooperatively designed and carried out part of the research with foreign scholars, and performed the data analysis.

Impact: This body of work has contributed greatly to the foundations of urban waste management systems, contributing to understand the complexity of centralized versus decentralized management strategies, and has resulted in new knowledge on the systems analysis in waste management and urban sustainability. Dr. Chang’s waste management studies in relation to simultaneous social, economic, environmental and health impacts are the only such investigations ever conducted on these factors and have been the basis for many additional analyses. As a result of this research, new discoveries and insights involving the use of “System of Systems Engineering” approach had some profound impact on the development and expanded applications in relevant fields. The culmination of this body of work led to the generation of a book titled “Sustainable Solid Waste Management: A Systems Engineering Approach” to be published by IEEE Book Series on Systems Science and Engineering, through John Wiley/IEEE. This is the first book of its kind in the world to thoroughly explored the waste management issues with strong urban sustainability implications. Graduate students working with many universities around the world, such as Huazhong University of Science & Technology in China, University of Regina, Canada, and Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, had adopted many methods developed by Dr. Chang.