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


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

 

 




Contact Information

 

442F Engineering Building II
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida 32816-2450


Phone: (407) 823-1375

Email: chang@mail.ucf.edu

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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.

 

Ph.D.

Major: Environmental Systems Engineering, August 1989-August 1991
Minor: (1) Operations Research (2) Environmental Economics
Water Resources and Environmental Systems Engineering Program
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

 

M.S.

Major: Environmental Systems Engineering, August 1987-August 1989
Water Resources and Environmental Systems Engineering Program
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

 

B.S.

Civil Engineering, June 1983
National Chiao-Tung University
Taiwan, Republic of China

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

Multi-scale Sustainable Systems Engineering

 

 

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).


       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.


  8. International Awards

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


  26. Best Paper Awards

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


  29. University of Central Florida Awards

  30. UCF Innovator Award, USA, Aug. 2012.
  31. 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).

 

 

PUBLICATION (1991-present)


(A) Peer-reviewed Journal Papers (Total = 210)

  1. Chang, N. B. and Schuler, R. E. (1991): Optimal pricing of the sanitary landfill use over time. Journal of Resource Management and Technology, 19(1), 14-24.
  2. Chang, N. B., Pan, Y. C. and Huang, S. D. (1993): Time series forecasting of solid waste generation. Journal of Resource Management and Technology, 21(1), 1-10.
  3. 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 Technology, 21(2), 87-98.
  4. Chang, N. B., Mount, T. D. and Schuler, R. E. (1993): Econometric analysis of the construction and operating costs of solid waste incinerators. Environmental Modelling and Software, 8, 173-186.
  5. 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 Systems, 11, 287-306.
  6. 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 Management, 44(2), 145-161.
  7. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1995): Optimal planning for the coastal wastewater treatment and disposal system. Coastal Management, 23, 153-166.
  8. 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 Technology, 32(2), 19-29.
  9. Chang, N. B. and Huang, S. H. (1995): Statistical modelling for the prediction and control of PCDDs and PCDFs emissions from municipal solid waste incinerators. Waste Management and Research, 13, 379-400.
  10. 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 Recycling, 13(2), 115-128.
  11. 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 Research, 30(10), 2329-2334.
  12. 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 Research, 30(10), 2335-2340.
  13. 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 System, 20(3), 201-212.
  14. 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, ASCE, 122(2), 122-131.
  15. 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 & Research, 14, 463-481.
  16. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1996): Comparative risk analysis of solid waste management alternatives in a metropolitan region. Environmental Management, 20(1), 65-80.
  17. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1996): Solid waste management system analysis by multi-objective mixed integer programming model. Journal of Environmental Management, 48, 17-43.
  18. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1996): Managerial fuzzy optimal planning for solid waste management systems. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 122(7), 649-658.
  19. Chang, N. B. and Huang, S. H. (1996): A chemometric approach for the verification of dioxin/furan formation mechanism in municipal incinerators. Chemosphere, 32(1), 209-216.
  20. 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 Science, 27(5), 433-445.
  21. 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, ASCE, 123(12), 1208-1216.
  22. 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 Research, 99(2), 304-323.
  23. 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, ASCE, 123(9), 901-910.
  24. 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 Research, 99(2), 287-303.
  25. 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 Systems, 89(1), 35-60.
  26. 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 Health, A32(4), 1025-1047.
  27. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1997): Integrated analysis of recycling and incineration programs by goal programming techniques. Waste Management & Research, 15(2), 121-136.
  28. 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, ASCE, 123(2), 178-190.
  29. 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 Health, A32, (8), 2379-2401.
  30. 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 Management, 51(3), 241-274.
  31. 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 Environment, 197, 139-148.
  32. 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 Recycling, 19(3), 165-186.
  33. 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 Association, 3(1), 23-48.
  34. 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 System, 21(1), 67-94.
  35. Chen, H. W. and Chang, N. B. (1998):  Water pollution control in the river basin by genetic algorithm-based fuzzy multi-objective programming modeling. Water Science and Technology, 37(8), 55-63.
  36. 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 Materials, 58, 15-31.
  37. 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 Association, 48, 537-544.
  38. 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 Recycling, 24, 7-32.
  39. 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, ASCE, 125(2), 125-134.
  40. Chang, N. B., Yeh, S. C. and Wu, G. C. (1999): Stability analysis of grey compromise programming and its applications. International Journal of Systems Science, 30(6), 571-589.
  41. 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 Technology, 60, 103-110.
  42. Chang, N. B. and Wei, Y. L. (1999): Strategic planning of recycling drop-off stations by multi-objective programming. Environmental Management, 24(2), 247-264.
  43. Chang, N. B., Chen, W. C. and Chang, Y. H. (1999): Comparative evaluation of RDF and MSW incineration. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 58, 33-45.
  44. 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, & Recycling, 25(3-4), 255-270.
  45. 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 Assessment, 57(2), 121-148.
  46. 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 Management, 56(1), 61-77.
  47. 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 Systems, 114(1), 133-149.
  48. 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 & Research, 18, 341-351.
  49. Chen, H. W. and Chang, N. B (2000): Prediction of solid waste generation via grey fuzzy dynamic modeling. Resources Conservation and Recycling, 29, 1-18.
  50. 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 & Research, 18(5), 429-443.
  51. 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 Engineering, 10(1), 19-34.
  52. 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 Management, 61(1), 61-76.
  53. 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 International, 26(2), 239-252.
  54. Chen, H. W. and Chang, N. B. (2001): Identification of river water quality using the fuzzy synthetic evaluation approach. Journal of Environmental Management, 63(3), 293-305.
  55. 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 Systems, 18, 1-17.  
  56. 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.
  57. 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 & Research, 19, 504-517.
  58. 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 Assessment, 6(4), 237-248.
  59. 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 Systems, 18, 193-214.
  60. 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.
  61. 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 Technology, 22, 1405-1418.
  62. Chang, N. B. and Tseng, C. C. (2001): Assessing relocation strategy of urban air quality monitoring network by compromise programming. Environment International, 26, 524-541.
  63. 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 Monitoring, 4, 121-126.
  64. 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 Technology, 46(6), 217–224.
  65. 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 Technology, 46(6), 131-139.
  66. 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 Management, 65(4), 383-409.
  67. 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 Systems, 19(1), 41-65.
  68. 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.
  69. Lin, K. S., Chang, N. B. and Wang, H. P. (2002): Development and applications of plasma melting technology for solid waste treatment. Environmental Protection Monthly, 15(9), 107-123.
  70. 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 Recycling, 37(1), 23-37.
  71. 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, ASCE, 7(2), 114-130.
  72. 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, ASCE, 7(2), 131-138.
  73. Chen, J. C., Chang, N. B., Chang, Y. C. and Lee, M. 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 Systems, 20(4), 213-230.
  74. Chen, J. C., Chang, N. B. and Shieh, W. K. (2003): Assessing wastewater reclamation potential by neural networks model. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 16(2), 149-157.
  75. Chen, W. C., Chang, N. B. and Chen, J. C. (2003): Rough set-based fuzzy neural controller design for industrial wastewater treatment. Water Research, 37(1), 78-90.
  76. 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 Association, 53, 32-40.
  77. 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 Sources, 25(6), 565-576.
  78. Huang, G. H. and Chang, N. B. (2003): The perspectives of environmental informatics and systems analysis. Journal of Environmental Informatics, 1(1), 1-6.
  79. Wu, C. C. and Chang, N. B. (2003): Grey input-output analysis and its application for environmental cost allocation. European Journal of Operational Research, 145(1), 175-201.
  80. 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 Engineering, 27(6), 833-854.
  81. 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 Research, 155, 68-95.
  82. 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 Systems, 21(1), 33-50.
  83. Ning, S. K. and Chang, N. B. (2004): Optimal expansion of water quality monitoring network by fuzzy optimization approach. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 91(1-3), 145-170.
  84. 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, ASCE, 130(10), 1-16.
  85. 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.
  86. 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 Association, 41(5), 1039-1052.
  87. 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 Assessment, 19(2), 111-124.
  88. 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 Assessment, 19(2), 158-171.
  89. Chang, N. B. (2005): Sustainable water resources management under uncertainty. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 19(2), 1-2.
  90. Dyson, B. and Chang, N. B. (2005): Forecasting of solid waste generation in an urban region by system dynamics modeling. Waste Management, 25(7), 669-679.
  91. 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 Management, 25(8), 833-846. 92.
  92. Davila, E. and Chang, N. B. (2005): Sustainable pattern analysis of publicly-owned material recovery facility under uncertainty. Journal of Environmental Management, 75(4), 337-352.
  93. 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 Management, 75(4), 353-366.
  94. Chen, J. C., Chang, N. 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 Association, 55, 1356-1366.
  95. 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 Management, 38(2), 197-217.
  96. 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 Management, 79(1), 88-101.
  97. 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 Association, 42(3), 725-745.
  98. Chang, N. B., Parvathinathan, G. and Dyson, B. (2006): Multi-objective risk sssessment of freshwater Inflow on ecosystem in San Antonio Bay, Texas. Water International, 31(2), 169-182.
  99. 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 Research, 42, 1-15.
  100. Chang, N. B. and Davila, E. (2006): Siting and routing assessment for solid waste management under uncertainty using grey minimax regret criteria. Environmental Management, 38, 654-672.
  101. Chang, N. B. and Davila, E. (2007): Minimax regret optimization analysis for a regional solid waste management system. Waste Management, 27(6), 820-832.
  102. 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 Informatics, 10(1), 37-46.
  103. Ning, S. K. and Chang, N. B. (2007): Watershed-based point sources permitting strategy and dynamic permit trading analysis. Journal of Environmental Management, 84(4), 427-446.
  104. Chen, J. C. and Chang, N. B. (2007): Mining the ffuzzy control rules of aeration in submerged biofilm wastewater treatment process. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 20, 959-969.
  105. 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 Informatics, 10(1), 10-21.
  106. 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 Systems, 24(4), 275-298.
  107. 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 Systems, 25(1), 299-322.
  108. 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 Hydrology, 352, 336-354.
  109. Chang, N. B. and Hernandez, E. A. (2008): Optimal expansion strategies for a sanitary sewer system under uncertainty. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 13(1), 93-113.
  110. 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 Management, 86, 27-43.
  111. 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 Management, 86, 14-26.
  112. Chen, J. C., Chen, W. H. and Chang, N. B. (2008): Diagnosis analysis of a small-scale incinerator by neural networks model. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 25(3), 201-213.
  113. 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 Management, 87, 139-153.
  114. Chang, N. B. (2008): Economic and policy instrument analyses in support of the scrap tires recycling program in Taiwan. Journal of Environmental Management, 86, 435-450.
  115. Chang, N. B. and Davila, E. (2008): Municipal solid waste characterization and management strategy for the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Waste Management, 28, 776-794.
  116. 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 Management, 87(3), 405-414.
  117. 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 Technology, 26(7/8), 764-789.
  118. 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 Materials, 9, 025105 (9pp), doi:10.1088/1468-6996/9/2/025015.
  119. 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 Reviews, 3(4), 297-300.
  120. 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 Reviews, 3(4), 291-295.
  121. 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 Reviews, 3(4), 257-262.
  122. 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.
  123. 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 Science, 3(2), 182-197.
  124. 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 Assessment, 14(6), 661-675.
  125. 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.
  126. 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 Sensing, 3, 033549.
  127. Wang, C., Chang, N. B. and Yeh, G. (2009): Copula-based Flood Frequency (COFF) analysis at the confluences of river systems. Hydrological Processes, 23, 1471-1486.
  128. 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 Management, 90, 1069–1080.
  129. 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 Management, 90, 441-454.
  130. 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 Health, 1(3-4), 31-46.
  131. 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.
  132. 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.
  133. 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.
  134. Zhou, X. B., Chang, N. B. and Li, S. S. (2009): Applications of SAR interferometry in earth and environmental science research. Sensors Journal, 9(3), 1876-1912.
  135. 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. Biogeosciences, 7(4), 5517-5555.
  136. 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 Science, 27(10), 879-888.
  137. 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 Sensing, 4, 043554.
  138. 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.
  139. 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 Science, 27(9), 689-706.
  140. 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 Science, 27(9), 707-720.
  141. 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.
  142. 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 Sensing, 4, 043547.
  143. 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 Sensing, 2(1), 262-277.
  144. 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.
  145. 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 Science, 27(6), 469-482.
  146. 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 Pollution, 208(1), 385-400.  
  147. 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 Assessment, 15(5), 329-344.
  148. 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 Assessment, 15(6), 469-486. 
  149. 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 Sensing, 4, 043519.
  150. 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 Resources, 33, 652–666.
  151. 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 Sensing, 4, 043508.
  152. Chang, N. B. (2010): Hydrological connections between low impact development, watershed best management practices and sustainable development. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 15(5), 1-2.
  153. 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 Energy, 29(3), 319–333.
  154. 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 Management, 91, 1397-1413.
  155. 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 Management, 30, 1371–1381.
  156. 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 Sensing, 4, 043551.
  157. 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 Technology, 41(S1), 382-394.
  158. 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.
  159. 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 Systems, 28(1), 39 -59.
  160. 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 Geoinformation, 13(3), 495-503.
  161. 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.
  162. 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 Sciences, 15, 119-139.
  163. 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 Energy, 30(3), 309-317.
  164. 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 Recycling, 56, 7-21.
  165. Pires, A., Martinho, G. and Chang, N. B. (2011): Solid waste management: in European countries: a review of systems analysis techniques. Journal of Environmental Management, 92, 1033-1050.
  166. 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 Technology, 41(16), 1449-1530.
  167. 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 Biotechniques, 1(2), 1-5.
  168. 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 Sensing, 48(4), 1-21.
  169. 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 Applications, 38, 10685–10695.
  170. 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 Production, 19, 1180-1188.
  171. 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 Assessment, 16(4), 316-337.
  172. 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 Informatics, 6, 156-163.
  173. 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 Science, 28(1), 11-24.
  174. Chang, N. B. and Jin, K. R. (2011): Ecodynamic assessment of the submerged aquatic vegetation in Lake Okeechobee, Florida under natural and anthropogenic stress. International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, accepted, Dec. 2011.
  175. 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 Sensing, 33(7), 2233-2260.
  176. 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.
  177. 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 Environment, 432, 227-242 .
  178. 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 Management, 110, 194-206.
  179. 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 Production, 29, 28-37.
  180. 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 Technology, 9(3), 453-462.
  181. 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. Chemosphere, 88(6), 736-743.
  182. 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 Engineering, 43, 191-199.
  183. 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 Quality, 41, 1-18.
  184. 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 Hydrology, 133, 53-75. 
  185. 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 Production, 27, 51-63.
  186. 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 Monitoring, 14, 992-1005.
  187. 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 Assessment, 17(1), 96-104. 
  188. 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 Sensing, 33(12), 3733-3750.
  189. 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 Engineering, 35(3), 399-406.
  190. 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.
  191. 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.
  192. 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 Sensing, 6(1).
  193. 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 Sensing, 49(4), 1–19.
  194. 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.
  195. 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 Sciences, 23(5), 1-12.
  196. 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 Sciences, 68(1), 189-201.
  197. Mullon, L., Chang, N. B., Yang, J. and Weiss, J. (2013): Integrated remote sensing and wavelet analyses for short-term teleconnection pattern identification between sea surface temperature and greenness in northeast America. Journal of Hydrology, 499, 247-264.
  198. 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.
  199. Chang, N. B., Xuan, Z., and Yang, J. (2013): Exploring spatiotemporal patterns of nutrient concentrations in a coastal bay with MODIS images and machine learning models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 134, 100-110.
  200. Ning, S. K., Chang, N. B., and Hong, M. C. (2013): A comparative streamlined life cycle assessment of two types of municipal solid waste incinerator. Journal of Cleaner Production, 53(15), 56-66.
  201. Xuan, Z. M., Chang, N. B., and Wanielista, M. (2013): System dynamics modeling of nitrogen removal in a stormwater infiltration basin with biosorption activated media. Journal of Environmental Quality, 42, 1086–1099.
  202. Chang, N. B. and Weng, Y. C. (2013): Short-term emergency response planning and risk assessment via an integrated modeling system for nuclear power plants in complex terrains. Frontiers of Earth Science, 7(1), 1-27.
  203. Lian, J., Xu, S., Chang, N. B., Han, C. and Liu, J. (2013): Removal of molybdate from mine tailing effluents with the aid of loessial soil and slag waste. Environmental Engineering Science, 30(5), 213-220.
  204. Chang, N. B., Xuan, Z., Marimon, Z., Islam, K., and Wanielista, M. P. (2013): Exploring hydrobiogeochemical processes of floating treatment wetlands in a subtropical stormwater wet pond. Ecological Engineering, 54, 66-76.
  205. Lu, G. W., Chang, N. B. and Liao, L. (2013): Environmental informatics for solid and hazardous waste management: advances, challenges, and perspectives. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 43, 1557–1656.
  206. Marimon, Z. A., Xuan, Z., and Chang, N. B. (2013): System dynamics modeling with sensitivity analysis for floating treatment wetlands in a stormwater wet pond. Ecological Modelling, 267, 66– 79.
  207. 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.
  208. Chang, N. B., Imen, S., and Vannah, B. (2014): 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.
  209. 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.
  210. 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.

 

(B) Conference Papers and Presentations (Total = 196)

  1. Wang, H. P., Chang, N. B. and Yang, S. S. (2012): Recycle Spent FCC Catalysts as VOCs Adsorbents. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Solid Waste Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov., 13-16, 1994, 3C-1-3A-8, (oral presentation).
  2. Chang, N. B. and Fang Y. C. (1994): Computer-aided Environment for System Design of Mass Burn Waterwall Incinerator. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on the development and Application of Computer Techniques to Environmental Studies, Southampton, U.K., Sep., 13-16, 1994, Envirosoft/94, 197-203, (oral presentation).
  3. Chang, N. B. and Lo, M. H. (1994): An Expert System for Regional Air Quality Management. Proceedings of the International Specialty Conference of Computing in Environmental Management, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Nov., 30 - Dec. 2, 1994, 133-146, (oral presentation).
  4. Chang, N. B. and Tseng, Y. H. (1994): A Framework of Intelligent Environmental Decision Support System. Proceedings of the 1994 International Symposium on Environmental Information Management and EDI, Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 1994, 25-33, (oral presentation).
  5. Chang, N. B. and Chang, Y. H. (1995): Combustion Control of Municipal Waterwall Incinerators by Fuzzy-Neural Logic. Proceedings of International Conference on Solid Waste Management: Thermal Treatment and Waste-to-Energy Technologies, Washington D.C. USA, April 18-21, 1995, 1-14, (oral presentation).
  6. Chang, N. B. (1995): The Development of Decision Support System for Municipal Solid Waste Management. Proceedings of 1995 Chinese & German Environmental Protection Technology Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 15, 1995, 95-121, (invited presentation).
  7. Chang, N. B. (1995): The Applications of Fuzzy Control Technology in the Field of Environmental Engineering. Proceedings of 1995 Chinese & German Environmental Protection Technology Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 15, 1995, 122-145, (invited presentation).
  8. Chang, N. B. and Chen, Y. L. (1995): Fuzzy Regression Analysis of the Capital Cost of Small Wastewater Treatment Plants. Proceedings of the 3rd International Specialized Conference on Design and Operation of Small Wastewater Treatment Plants, Kualalumpur, Malaysia, Oct. 30, 1995, 279-286, (oral presentation).
  9. Chang, N. B. (1995): Evaluation of River Basin Pollution Control by Geographical Information System. Proceedings of AWRA 1995 Annual Conference and Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, Nov. 6-10, 1995, 77-80, (oral presentation).
  10. Chang, N. B. (1995): Remediation Planning of Seawater Intrusion by Grey Mixed Integer Programming. Proceedings of AWRA 1995 Annual Conference and Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, Nov. 6-10, 1995, 265-270, (oral presentation).
  11. Chang, N. B. and Lin, Y. T. (1995): Solid Waste Management by Geographical Information Systems. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov., 12-15, 1995, 3C-14-3C-22, (oral presentation).
  12. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1995): Long Term Planning of Solid Waste Management Systems by Compromise Programming. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, pp. 4D-1-4D8, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov., 1995,12-15, (oral presentation).
  13. Chang, N. B. and Lin, Y. T. (1995): Solid Waste Management by Geographical Information Systems. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov., 12-15, 1995, 3C-14-3C-22, (oral presentation).
  14. Chang, Y. H, Chang. N. B. and Chen, Y. L. (1995): Optimal Operation Modeling for Solid Waste Management Systems. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov., 12-15, 1995, 3C-1-3C-8, (oral presentation).
  15. Chang, N. B.(1995): Overview of the Refuse-Derived Fuel Technology in the USA. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on East Asian Recycling Technology EARTH '95, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, Nov. 21-25, 1995, 580-587, (oral presentation).
  16. Chang, N. B. and Lu, H. Y. (1995): Optimal Planning of Reservoir Watershed by Grey Compromise Programming. Proceedings of International Joint Conference of CFSA/IFIS/SOFT'95 on Fuzzy Theory and Application, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, Dec., 7-9, 1995, 71-76, (oral presentation).
  17. Kao, C. J. and Chang, N. B. (1996): Use of 3D Numerical Simulation Model for Impact Analysis of Accidental Release of Hazardous Substance in Urban Environment. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Atmospheric Science and Application, Seattle, Washington, USA, June-18-20, 1996, (oral presentation).
  18. Chang, N. B., Tseng, Y. H. and Kao, C. J. (1996): The Application of Geographical Information System for Chemical Emergency Response Planning in Urban Environment. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Atmospheric Science and Application, Seattle, Washington, USA, June-18-20, 1996, (oral presentation).
  19. Chang, N. B. and Kao, C. Y. (1996): Environmental Monitoring of Radioactive Nuclides by Lidar Remote Sensing System in an Emergency Response System. Proceedings of 1996 SERNIA Symposium on Environmental Radioactive Nuclides Impact in Asia, Taipei, Taiwan, Sep. 5-8, 1996, 365-374, (invited presentation).
  20. Chang, N. B., Kao, C. Y. and Tseng, J. J. (1996): The Use of 3D Numerical Simulation Model for Impact Analysis of Accidental Release of Radioactive Nuclides from the Nuclear Power Plants. Proceedings of 1996 SERNIA Symposium on Environmental Radioactive Nuclides Impact in Asia, Taipei, Taiwan, Sep. 5-8, 1996, 375-378, (invited presentation).
  21. Chang, N. B., Chen, Y. L. and Chen, H. W. (1996): The Development of Fuzzy Goal Regression Techniques and Its Applications. Proceedings of Fourth European Congress on Intelligent Techniques and Soft Computing, Aachen, Germany, Sep. 2-5, 1996, 1463-1467, (oral presentation).
  22. Chang, N. B. and Chen, H. W. (1996): Measurement of Recreational Value of River Flow by Fuzzy Contingent Valuation Method. Proceedings of CWRA Watercourse Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 27-29, 1996, (oral presentation).
  23. Chang, N. B. and Chang, Y. H. (1996): The Use of '5E' Criteria for the Optimal Planning of Solid Waste Management Systems. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov., 17-20, 1996, 3E21-3ED26, (oral presentation).
  24. Chang, Y. H. and Chang, N. B. (1996): Reliability Analysis of the Solid Waste Presorting Plant in Taiwan. Proceedings of Twelfth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov., 17-20, 1996, 2D9-2D16, (oral presentation).
  25. Chang, N. B. and Chang, Y. H. (1996): Evaluation of the Impacts of Solid Waste Presorting on Municipal Incinerators. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov., 17-20, 1996, 2E19-2E26, (oral presentation).
  26. Chen, W. C. and Chang, N. B. (1996): Combined Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network for Combustion Control of Municipal Incinerators. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov., 17-20, 1996, 3D17-3D26, (oral presentation).
  27. Chang, N. B. and Chen, H. W. (1996): The Application of Genetic Algorithm and Nonlinear Fuzzy Programming for Water Pollution Control in a River Basin. Proceedings of 1996 Asian Fuzzy Systems Symposium, Renting, Taiwan, Dec.11-14, 1996, 339-345, (oral presentation).
  28. Chang, N. B. and Chen, H. W. (1997): The Use of Fuzzy Interval Genetic Algorithm for Solving Multi-objective Nonlinear Mixed Integer Programming Model. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management, Jaipur, India, Jan. 5-8, 1997, 76-82, (oral presentation).
  29. Chang, N. B. and Chen, H. W. (1997): The Application of Fuzzy Interval Genetic Algorithm for Water Pollution Control in the River Basin. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management, Jaipur, India, Jan. 5-8, 1997, 653-660, (oral presentation).
  30. Chang, N. B. and Chang, Y. H. (1997): Benefit/Cost Analysis of Refuse-derived Fuel. Proceedings of Fifth Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, April, 22-25, 1997, 1007-1026, (oral presentation).
  31. Chang, N. B., Wang, H. P., Huang, W. L., Lin, K. S. and Chang, Y. H. (1997): Comparison between MSW ash and RDF ash from Incineration Process. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, April, 22-25, 1997, 959-974, (oral presentation).
  32. Chang, N. B. and Lin, T. Z. (1997): The Impact Assessment of Oil Leakage by Multiphase Subsurface Transport Simulation. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Environmental Restoration, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 6-9, 1997, 91-99, (oral presentation).
  33. Chang, N. B. and Chen, H. W. (1997): Application of Fuzzy Genetic Algorithm and Multi-objective Programming for Water Pollution Control in the River Basin. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Environmental Restoration, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 6-9, 1997, 53-60, (oral presentation).
  34. Chang, N. B. and Chen, H. W. (1997): Combined Genetic Algorithm and Neural Network Logic for Optimal Control of Wastewater Treatment Plants. Proceedings of the Seventh IAWQ Workshop on Instrumentation, Control, and Automation of Water and Wastewater Treatment and Transport Systems, Brighton, U.K., July 6-9, 1997, 573-580, (oral presentation).
  35. Chang, N. B. and Chang, Y. H. (1997): Economic Evaluation of Material Recovery in Urban Area by Cost/Benefit Analysis. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on East Asian Recycling Technology, Kunming, China, Sep. 1-4, 1997, 83-92, (oral presentation).

  36. Chang, N. B. and Huang, W. L. (1997): Feasibility Study of the Reuse of Incineration Ash as Concrete Aggregate. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on East Asian Recycling Technology, Kunming, China, Sep. 1-4, 1997, 558-564, (oral presentation).

  37. Chang, Y. H. and Chang, N. B. (1997): Optimal Operation Modeling with the Considerations of Heating Value and Energy Recovery Requirement. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov. 17-20, 1997, 4C12-4C19, (oral presentation).
  38. Chang, N. B. and Wei, Y. L. (1997): Vehicle Routing and Scheduling by Heuristic Algorithm in the Solid Waste Management System. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov. 17-20, 1997, 5C17-5C26, (oral presentation).
  39. Chang, N. B. and Chang, Y. H. (1997): The Economic Planning of a RDF Process Based on the Existing Incinerator and Service Areas. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov. 17-20, 1997, 2C1-2C9, (oral presentation).
  40. Chang, N. B. and Chen W. C. (1997): Optimal Control of Solid Waste Incineration Process with a Rule Base Generator. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov., 17-20, 1997, (oral presentation).
  41. Chang, N. B. (1998): Uncertainties and Risk in the Development of Long-term Solid Waste Management Strategies. Proceedings of International Workshop of Systems Engineering Models for Waste Management, Goteborg, Sweden, Feb. 25-26, 1998, (oral presentation).
  42. Chang, N. B. and Chen, W. C. (1998): Symbolic Regression by Genetic Programming: Using the Prediction of PCDDs/PCDFs Emissions from Incinerators as an Example. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Systems Science and Systems Engineering, Beijing, China, Aug. 25-28, 1998, 255-272, (oral presentation).
  43. Chang, Y. H. and Chang, N. B. (1998): Grey Goal Programming Modeling for Regulating Regional Solid Waste Shipping Strategies in the Metropolitan Region. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov. 1-4, 1998, 8A6-8A12, (oral presentation).
  44. Chang, Y. H. and Chang, N. B. (1998): Optimal Sizing of Presorting Facility prior to Incinerator Using Goal Programming as a Tool. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Nov. 1-4, 1998, 8A 1-8A6, (oral presentation).
  45. Chang, N. B., Chen, H. W., Chiang, J. L. and Ning, S. K. (1998): System Analysis for Water Resources Management in South Taiwan. Proceedings of the International Conference of Science and Policy Working Together in Catchment Management, Taipei, Taiwan, Nov., 5-6, 1998, (oral presentation).
  46. Chen, H. W. and Chang, N. B. (1999): Simulation Analysis using Remote Sensing and Nonpoint Source Pollution Modeling as an Integrated Tool. Proceedings of 26th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, ASCE, The Buttes, Arizona, USA, June 6-9, 1999, in CD, (oral presentation).
  47. Ning, S. K., Chen, H. W. and Chang, N. B. (1999): System Analysis for Water Resources Management in Kao-Ping River Basin, Taiwan. Proceedings of 26th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, ASCE, The Buttes, Arizona, USA, June 6-9, 1999, in CD, (oral presentation).
  48. Chen, H. W., Chang, N. B., Hsu, H. Y. and Ning, S. K. (1999): Stochastic Optimal Sizing for Reservoir Capacity via a Nonlinear Optimization Technique. Proceedings of Asian Waterqual’99, 7th IAWQ Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct., 18-20, 1999, 795-800, (oral presentation).
  49. Chen, H. W., Chang, N. B., Hsu, H. Y., and Ning, S. K. (1999): Uncertainty Analysis of Water Quality in the Kao-Ping River Basin based on Grey System Theory. Proceedings of Asian Waterqual’99, 7th IAWQ Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct., 18-20, 1999,1629-1632, (oral presentation).
  50. Lin, K. S., Wang, H. P., Chang, N. B. and Jou, C. J. G. (1999): Gasification of Refuse-derived Fuel. Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Dec. 12-14, 1999, 5E1-7, (oral presentation).
  51. Chang, N. B. and Chang, Y. H. (2000): Assessing the Redistribution Strategy of the Compensatory Fund Based on an Integrated AHP and EIA Approach for a Municipal Incinerator. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Solid Waste Management, Taipei, Taiwan, March 22-25, 2000, 175-190, (oral presentation).
  52. Chang, N. B. and Won, Y. C. (2000): The Development of Sanitary Landfill and its Cost Structure Analysis in Taiwan. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Solid Waste Management, March 22-25, 2000, Taipei, Taiwan, 145-156, (oral presentation).
  53. Chang, N. B., Lin, K. S., Sun, Y. P., and Wang, H. P. (2000): Engineering Assessment for Burning Combustible Construction and Demolition Wastes in a Brick Kiln. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Solid Waste Management, March 22-25, 2000,Taipei, Taiwan, 443-456, (oral presentation).
  54. Chang, N. B., Hsu, S, Y., Soong, W. K. and Yang, H. Y. (2000): Design of Chemical Emergency Response System by Diagnostic Wind Field and Particle Models in a GIS Environment. Proceedings of Taiwan-France Symposium on Natural Hazard Mitigation, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (NSC Conference), May 23-25, 2000, (invited presentation).
  55. Chang, N. B. and Hsu, H. Y. (2000): Decision Support System for Emergency Response and Risk Management of Nuclear Power Plants. Proceedings of Australia Taiwan Joint Symposium on Environment Modeling and Management, Taichung, Taiwan, June 28-30, 2000, (proceedings presentation).
  56. Chang, N. B., Lin, K. S. and Wang, H. P. (2000): Resource Recycling via Sorting the Construction and Demolition Waste in Taiwan. Proceedings of ISWA International Symposium on Waste Management in Asian Cities, Hong Kong, China, Oct. 23-26, 2000, (oral presentation).
  57. Lin, G. N. and Chang, N. B. (2000): Emissions test of PCDDs/PCDFs for an Industrial Fluidized Bed Incinerator. Proceedings of ISWA International Symposium on Waste Management in Asian Cities, Hong Kong, China, Oct. 23-26, 2000, (oral presentation).
  58. Chang, N. B., Wu, M. C. and Weng, Y. C. (2000): The Application of Economic Instruments and Policy Analysis for Scrape Tire Recycling in Taiwan. Proceedings of 2000 Taipei Conference on Policies for Greenhouse Gases Reduction and Pollution Control in Asian-Pacific Region, Taipei, Taiwan, Nov., 28- 30, 2000, (oral presentation).
  59. Chang, N. B. (2001): Assessing the Impact of Installing a Refuse-derived-fuel Process in a Retrofit Program of Municipal Incinerator. Proceedings of the Rio Bravo/Rio Grande Environmental Conference, Weslaco, Texas, USA, Apr. 26-28, 2001, (oral presentation).
  60. Ning, S. K., Cheng, K. Y., and Chang, N. B. (2001): Evaluation of Non-point Sources Pollution Impacts by Integrated 3S Information Technologies and GWLF model in the Kao-ping River Basin, Taiwan. Proceedings of the second World Water Congress, Berlin, Germany, Oct 16-19, 2001, (oral presentation).
  61. Chang, Y. C. and Chang, N. B. (2001): The Design of a Web-Based Decision Support System for the Sustainable Management of Urban River System. Proceedings of the second World Water Congress, Berlin, Germany, Oct 16-19, 2001, (oral presentation).
  62. Chen, J. C., Chang, Y. C., Chang, N. B. and Lee, M. T. (2002): Mitigating the Impact of Combined Sewer Overflow to an Urban River System via Web-based Share-vision Modelling Analysis. Proceedings of Envirosoft 2002, Bergen Point, Norway, May 3-8, 2002, (oral presentation).
  63. Ning, S. K. and Chang, N. B. (2002): Assessing Long-term Land-Use Variations and Nonpoint Source Pollution Impacts by Remote Sensing Technology. Proceedings of International Society of Environmental Information Study (ISEIS) 2002 Specialty Conference, Information Systems for Water Resources Management, Beijing, China, September 10 – 13, 2002, 1246-1252, (oral presentation).
  64. Dyson, B. and Chang, N. B. (2002): Optimal Reservoir Operation in the Semi-arid Area in terms of Sustainability Information. Proceedings of International Society of Environmental Information Study (ISEIS) 2002 Specialty Conference, Information Systems for Water Resources Management, Beijing, China, September 10 – 13, 2002, 1193-1199, (oral presentation).
  65. Wu, C. C. and Chang, N. B. (2003): Evaluation of Environmentally Benign Production Program in the Textile Dying Industry: a Multi-objective Programming Approach. Proceedings of Sustainable Products and Industrial Management at Tainan, Taiwan, March 15-16, 2003, (oral presentation).
  66. Ji, J. H., Makkeasorn, A., Chang, N. B. and Ernest, A. (2003): Optimal Reservoir Operating Strategy in terms of Salinity Level in Corpus Christi Bay, South Texas. Proceedings of The 4th Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Environmental Conference at South Padre Island, Texas, USA, April 10-11, 2003, (oral presentation).
  67. Chang, N. B., Bonner, J. and Le Vine, D. M. (2003): Environmental Cyberinfrastructure in Support of Modeling Complex Coastal Bay Ecosystem. Proceedings of Frontiers in Assessment Methods for the Environment (FAME) at Coffman Union, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 10-13, 2003, (poster presentation).
  68. Parvathinathan, G., Dyson, B. and Chang, N. B. (2003): Optimal Strategies of Freshwater Inflows to the San Antonio Bay by Multi-Objective Stochastic Compromise Programming. Proceedings of 2003 International Conference of Agricultural Science and Technology at Houston, Texas, USA, Oct. 11-14, 2003, (poster presentation).
  69. Ning, S. K., Chang, N. B. and Jeng, K. Y. (2003): Assessing Ecological Impacts in Response to Basin-scale Long-term Land-use Variations and Erosion Potential. Proceedings of 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Nov. 10-14, 2003, (oral presentation).
  70. Chen, J. C., Shiu, C.-S. and Chang, N. B. (2003): Web-based Decision Support System for Flooding Prevention and Mitigation in an Urban Region Using Remote Sensing and Numerical Modeling. Proceedings of 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Nov. 10-14, 2003, (oral presentation).
  71. Chang, N. B. (2003): Soil Moisture Measurement Using Remote Sensing in Preparation for Climate Modeling. Proceedings of EPA Workshop of Houston Air Quality Modeling and Monitoring at University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA, Dec. 16, 2003, (invited keynote presentation).
  72. Chang, N. B. (2004): Integrating Space-borne Remote Sensing Technology (LANDSAT and RADARSAT) and Genetic Programming Algorithms for Stream Flow Rate Prediction. Proceedings of 2004 Technical and Policy Conference in Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy (SCERP) at Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas, USA, February 11-13, 2004, (invited keynote presentation).
  73. Chen, J. C. and Chang, N. B. (2004): Robustness Analysis of Neural-Fuzzy Control Scheme in Aerated Submerged Biofilm Wastewater Treatment Process. Proceedings of IWA the 1th Special Conference on Small and on-site Water and Wastewater Systems at Perth, Australia, Feb. 11, 2004, (poster presentation).
  74. Davila, E. and Chang, N. B. (2004): Optimal Siting of Material Recovery Facilities and Routing Strategy in an Urban setting under Uncertainty. Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, March, 21-25, 2004, (oral presentation).
  75. Diwakaruni, S., Davila, E. and Chang, N. B. (2004): Strategic Planning for Solid Waste Management in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, South Texas. Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, March, 21-25, 2004, (oral presentation).
  76. Makkeasorn, A., Guerrero, J. Chang, N. B. and Gomathishanker, P. (2004): NDVI Analysis for Riparian Buffer Zone Design in the Nueces River Basin, Texas. Proceedings of American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference at Olympic Valley, California, USA, June 26-30, 2004, (poster presentation).
  77. Makkeasorn, A., Chang, N. B., Beaman, M., Du, Q. and Wyatt, C. (2004): Optimal Siting of Hydrological Monitoring Stations using Remote Sensing-based Grey Mixed Integer Programming Model. Proceedings of IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium at Anchorage, Alaska, USA, Sep. 22-24, 2004, (interactive presentation).
  78. Makkeasorn, A., Chang, N. B., Beaman, M. and Wyatt, C. (2004): Soil Moisture Analysis using RADARSAT Satellite Imagery in the Choke Canyon Reservoir Watershed, South Texas. Proceedings of IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium at Anchorage, Alaska, USA, Sep. 22-24, 2004, (interactive presentation).
  79. Jeng, K. Y. and Chang, N. B. (2004): Assessing Biogenic Emission Impact on the Ground-level Ozone Concentration by Remote Sensing and Numerical Model. Proceedings of IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium at Anchorage, Alaska, USA, Sep. 22-24, 2004, (interactive presentation).
  80. Chang, N. B., Makkeasorn, A., Beaman, M. and Wyatt, C. (2004): Soil Moisture Detection Using RADARSAT Corner Reflector Enhanced Satellite Imagery in a Semi-arid Watershed with Complex Terrain. Proceedings of SPIE Optics East, 2004: Optical Science, Sensors and Systems, Technology, Architecture, and Applications at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, October 25-28, 2004, (oral presentation).
  81. Chen, J. C., Tsou, P.S. and Chang, N. B. (2005): Combined Remote Sensing with Water Quality Modeling for Storm Water Management. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, held by the American Academy of Sciences, January 23-26, 2005, (oral presentation).
  82. Srilakshmi K. R., Parvathinathan, G. and Chang, N. B. (2005): Risk Assessment of Citrus Pesticide Impact in Groundwater and Soil Environment in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, held by the American Academy of Sciences, January 23-26, 2005, (oral presentation).
  83. Chang, N. B. and Parvathinathan, G. (2005): Combining GIS with Fuzzy Multi-criteria Decision-Making for Siting New Regional Landfills. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, held by the American Academy of Sciences, January 23-26, 2005, (oral presentation).
  84. Davila, E. and Chang, N. B. (2005): Multi-faceted Sustainability Assessment for Resources Conservation and Recycling in US-Mexico Border Land. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, held by the American Academy of Sciences, January 23-26, 2005, (oral presentation).
  85. Davila, E. and Chang, N. B. (2005): Assessing Mini-max Regret Criteria for Regional Solid Waste Management System. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, April 3-6, 2005, (oral presentation).
  86. Makkeasorn, A., Chang, N. B. and Beaman, M. (2005): Stream Flowrate Forecasting using Genetic Programming Model in a Semi-arid Coastal Region. Proceedings of World Water and Environmental Resources Congress at Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 15-19, 2005, (oral presentation).
  87. Chang, N. B., Hernandez, A. and Davila, E. (2005): Optimal Risk-based Expansion Strategy of Sewer Infrastructure System in a Fast Growing Urban Region under Uncertainty. Proceedings of World Water and Environmental Resources Congress at Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 15-19, 2005, (oral presentation).
  88. Makkeasorn, A. Chang, N. B., Beaman, M., Wyatt, C. and Slater, C. (2005): Seasonal Soil Moisture Variation Analysis using RADARSAT-1 Satellite Image in a Semi-arid Coastal Watershed. Proceedings of the third International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images at Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, May 16-18, 2005, (poster presentation).
  89. Makkeasorn, A., Chang, N. B. and Beaman, M. (2005): Comparative Study of Forecasting Potential between Genetic Programming Model and Neural Network Model: A Case Study for Streamflow Forecasting. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2005 at Orlando, Florida, USA, July 14 - 17, 2005, (oral presentation).
  90. Chang, N. B. and Guo, D. H. (2006): Urban Flash Flood Monitoring, Mapping, and Forecasting via a Tailored Sensor Network System. Proceedings of 2006 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, April 23-25, 2006, (oral presentation).
  91. Makkeasorn, A. and Chang, N. B. (2006): Riparian Buffer Zone Change Detection Based on RADARSAT-1 and LANDSAT Satellite Images. Proceedings of ASCE World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2006 at Omaha, Nebraska, USA, May 21 – 25, 2006, (oral presentation).
  92. Chang, N. B. (2006): Artificial Intelligence and Environmental Systems Engineering. 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) at San Francisco Bay, California, USA, July 5-7, 2006, (invited keynote presentation).
  93. Chang, N. B., Du, Q, and Srilakshmi, K. R. (2006): Integration of Remote Sensing and Environmental Modeling for Pollution Prevention in Citrus Industry. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Environmental Informatics at Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA, August 1-3, 2006, (oral presentation).
  94. Chang, N. B. and Makkeasorn, A. (2006): Water Demand Analysis in an Urban Region by Neural Network Models. Proceedings of the 8th Annual International Symposium on Water Distribution Systems Analysis at Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, August 27-30, 2006, (oral presentation).
  95. Chang, N. B. and Gonzalez, A. J. (2006): Knowledge Acquisition and Ontology Modeling for Construction of an Environmental Decision Support System for Water Utilities. Proceedings of ASCE EWRI Conference - An International Perspective on Environmental and Water Resources 2006 at New Delhi, India, USA, Dec. 18-20, 2006, (oral presentation).
  96. Chang, N. B. (2006): Fuzzy Multicriteria Decision Analysis for Adaptive Watershed Management. Proceedings of American Geological Union (AGU) Fall meeting at San Francisco, California, USA, Dec. 11-15, 2006, (poster session).
  97. Chang, N. B. (2006): Combining SAR with LANDSAT for Change Detection of Riparian Buffer Zone in a Semi-arid River Basin. Proceedings of American Geological Union (AGU) Fall meeting at San Francisco, California, USA, Dec. 11-15, 2006, (oral presentation).
  98. Chang, N. B. and Ernest, A. (2007): Use of Inexact Multiobjective Programming Model for Sensor Placement in Water Distribution Networks under Uncertainty. Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE/EWRI-2007 conference at Tampa, Florida, USA, May 15-19, 2007, (oral presentation).
  99. Chang, N. B. (2007): Reservoir Capacity Planning with Respect to Water Demand, Water Quality, and Biological Integrity. Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE/EWRI-2007 conference at Tampa, Florida, USA, May 15-19, 2007, (poster presentation).
  100. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. and O'Reilly, A. (2007): Use of Alternative Sorption Media for Removing Nutrients Associated with Stormwater BMPs. Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE/EWRI-2007 conference at Tampa, Florida, USA, May 15-19, 2007, (oral presentation).
  101. O'Reilly, A., Wanielista, M. and Chang, N. B. (2007): Data Mining Analysis of Nitrogen in the Florida Aquifer and BMP Management Strategies. Proceedings of 9th Biennial Conference on Stormwater Research & Watershed Management at Orlando, Florida, USA, May 2-5, 2007, (oral presentation).
  102. Makkeasorn, A. and Chang, N. B. (2007): Change Detection of Riparian Buffer Zone with Multiple Remote Sensing Imageries in a Semi-arid Watershed. Proceedings of AEESP Distinguished Lecture at Orlando, FL, USA, March 5, 2007, (poster presentation).
  103. Chang, N. B. and Gonzalez, A. J. (2007): A Decision Support System for Sensor Deployment in Water Distribution Networks for Improving the Infrastructure Safety. Proceedings of the 52nd International Scientific Colloquium at the Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany, September 10-13, 2007, (oral presentation).
  104. Makkeasorn, A. and Chang, N. B. (2007): Short-term Stream Flow Forecasting with the aid of Global Climate Change Indices. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Environmental Informatics at Bangkok, Thailand, November 21-23, 2007, (oral presentation).
  105. Chang, N. B., Ernest, A. and Makkeasorn, A. (2007): Rule-based Expert System for Sensor Deployment in Drinking Water Systems for Rural Communities. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Environmental Informatics at Bangkok, Thailand, November 21-23, 2007, (oral presentation).
  106. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. and Makkeasorn, A. (2007): Innovative Design of Stormwater and On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems in Support of Green Building Initiative. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Environmental Informatics at Bangkok, Thailand, November 21-23, 2007, (oral presentation).
  107. Lin, K. S., Lo, C. C. and Chang, N. B. (2007): Synthesis and Characterization of Titania Nanotube for Dye Wastewater Treatment. Proceedings of International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Environmental Protection and Pollution at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, Dec. 11-13, 2007, (poster presentation).
  108. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Zhai, L., Hossain, F. and Lin, K.S. (2007): Integrating Nano-sized Zero Valent Iron and Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles for Nutrient Removal in Water Systems. Proceedings of International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Environmental Protection and Pollution at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, Dec. 11-13, 2007, (oral presentation).
  109. Lin, K. S., Chang, N. B. and Chuang, T. D. (2007): Decontamination of Nitrates and Nitrites in Wastewater by Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles. International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Environmental Protection and Pollution at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, Dec. 11-13, 2007, (oral presentation).
  110. Chang, N. B., Makkeasorn, A. and Xie, H. J. (2007): A New Water Availability Index with Respect to Soil Moisture Information. Proceedings of 3rd NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study NEWS PI Meeting at Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, USA, September 19-21, 2007, (poster presentation).
  111. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Hossain, F. and Naujock, L. (2008): Material Characterization and Kinetics Study of Green Sorption Media for Nutrient Removal in Stormwater Management Facilities. Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE/EWRI-2008 Conference at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 13-16, 2008, (oral presentation).
  112. Chang, N. B. Yang, Y, and Goodrich, J. A. and Buchberger, S. (2008): Multiple Satellite Remote Sensing Images for the Derivation of a Water Availability Index. Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE/EWRI-2008 Conference at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 13-16, 2008, (oral presentation).
  113. Ernest, A., Andrew, K. and Chang, N. B. (2008): Spatial Rule-based Expert System for Optimal Planning of Sensor Network in Drinking Water Systems. Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE/EWRI-2008 Conference at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 13-16, 2008, (oral presentation).
  114. Makkeasorn, A., Cheng, C. H. and Chang, N. B. (2008): Use of MODIS satellite images to investigate the chlorophyll-a concentrations in Lake Okeechobee, Florida. Proceedings of SPIE, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability V at San Diego, California, USA, August 13, 2008, (poster presentation).
  115. Chang, N. B. (2008): Reuse Potential of Tire Crum in a Green House Program: Linking the Scrap Tire Recycling Industry with the Construction Industry. Proceedings of Gordon Conference on Industrial Ecology, Colby-Sawyer College at New London, New Hampshire, USA, August 17-22, 2008, (poster presentation).
  116. Chang, N. B. and Wanielista, M. (2008): Subsurface Wetland Systems for On-site Wastewater Treatment and Reuse. Proceedings of 2008 International Low Impact Development Conference at Seattle, Washington, USA, November 16-19, 2008, (poster presentation).
  117. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. and Hossain, F. (2008): Optimal Design of Green Sorption Media Filtration System for Nutrient Removal in Stormwater Ponds. Proceedings of 2008 International Low Impact Development Conference at Seattle, Washington, USA, November 16-19, 2008, (oral presentation).
  118. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Henderson, D. and Daranpob, A. (2009): Investigating the Temperature Effects on Nutrient Removal in Green Sorption Media. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress at Kansas City, Missouri, USA, May 5-7, 2009, (oral presentation).
  119. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Makkeasorn, A. and Hossain, F. (2009): Comparative Study of Two Traditional Septic Tank Drainfields Using Different Sand for Nutrient Removal. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress at Kansas City, Missouri, USA, May 5-7, 2009, (oral presentation).
  120. Fang, X., Chang, N. B. and Lee, M. K. (2009): Environmental Impacts on Surface Water and Groundwater for Expanding Urban Water Supply Capacity Using Stone Quarries. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress at Kansas City, Missouri, USA, May 5-7, 2009, (oral presentation).
  121. Wanielista, M., Chang, N. B., Daranpob, A. and Xuan, Z. (2009): Nutrient and Pathogen Removal with an Innovative Passive Underground Drainfield for On-site Wastewater Treatment. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress at Kansas City, Missouri, USA, May 5-7, 2009, (oral presentation).
  122. Chang, N. B. and Yang, J. (2009): Water Availability Forecasting Methods and Applications in South Florida. Proceedings of the First National Expert and Stakeholder Workshop on Water Infrastructure Sustainability and Adaptation to Global Changes at Washington DC, USA, January 6-8, 2009, (oral presentation).
  123. Daranpob, A., Chang, N. B. and Xie, H. (2009): Heat Island Effect of San Antonio Downtown Area Detected by MODIS/AQUA Temperature Sensor. Proceedings of SPIE Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VI at San Diego, California, USA, August 2-6, 2009, (oral presentation).
  124. Makkeasorn, A. and Chang, N. B. (2009): Monitoring the Algal Bloom Event in Lake Okeechobee, Florida under Tropical Storm Fay Impacts Using MODIS/Terra Images. Proceedings of SPIE Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VI at San Diego, California, USA, August 2-6, 2009, (oral presentation).
  125. Chang, N. B., Makkeasorn, A. and Hart, Q. (2009): Multitemporal Terrestrial Evapotranspiration (ET) Estimation Using GOES Satellite Images and GIS in a Cloudy Region. Proceedings of Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystem, and Hydrology XI in SPIE Europe Remote Sensing at Berlin, Germany, Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2009, (oral presentation).
  126. Chang, N. B., Makkeasorn, A. and Yang, Y. (2009): Fusion of Multi-source and Multi-scale Remote Sensing Data for Water Availability Assessment in a Metropolitan Region. Proceedings of Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology IX in SPIE Europe Remote Sensing at Berlin, Germany, Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2009, (oral presentation).
  127. Chen, H. W., Ning, S. K. and Chang, N. B. (2009): Multitemporal NDVI-based Land Use and Land Cover Change Detection in an Urban Region. Proceedings of Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology IX in SPIE Europe Remote Sensing at Berlin, Germany, Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2009, (oral presentation).
  128. Ernest, A. and Chang, N. B. (2009): Water Resources Management Capacity Development: A Small Systems Technology Transfer Model. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference at Austin, Texas, USA, June 14 - 17, 2009, (oral presentation).
  129. Chang, N. B., Makkeasorn, A. and Yang, J. (2009): Monitoring Multitemporal Soil Moisture, Rainfall, and ET in Lake Manatee Watershed, South Florida under Global Changes Impact at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, Dec. 16-20, 2009, (oral presentation).
  130. Qi, C. and Chang, N. B. (2010): Multi-objective Evaluation for Water Utility Expansion with Respect to Cost Effectiveness and Global Warming Potential. Proceedings of Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change at Gainesville, Florida, USA, held by INFORMS Optimization Society, February 26 - 28, 2010, (oral presentation).
  131. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Hossain, F. and Daranpob, A. (2010): Nutrient Removal in a Passive On-site Wastewater Treatment System with a Recirculation Filtration Tank. Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress at Providence, Rhode Island, USA, May 16-20, 2010, (oral presentation).
  132. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Xuan, Z. and Daranpob, A. (2010): Using a Subsurface Upflow Wetland for Nutrient Removal in On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems. Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress at Providence, Rhode Island, USA, May 16-20, 2010, (oral presentation).
  133. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. and Rivera, B. (2010): Cost Benefit Optimization of Cistern Volume and Greenroof Area in the Florida Showcase Green Envirohome (FSGE). Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology at Washington, DC, USA, May 16-19, 2010, (oral presentation).
  134. Chang, N. B. (2010): Monitoring Aquatic Eutrophication Using Multispectral Remote Sensing. Proceedings of 2010 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting at Taipei, Taiwan, June 22–25, 2010, (oral presentation).
  135. Chen, H. W, Chang, N. B. and Ning, S. K. (2010): Impact Evaluation of Environmental Change to Air Quality in an Estuary Area with Remote Sensing Data. Proceedings of 2010 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting at Taipei, Taiwan, June 22–25, 2010, (oral presentation).
  136. Duranpob, A., Chang, N. B. and Yang, J. (2010): Comparative Analysis of Algal Bloom Prediction Algorithms Using MODIS Satellite Data. Proceedings of SPIE OP403: Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VII Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 1-5, 2010, (Invited Keynote invited).
  137. Duranpob, A., Chang, N. B. and Yang, J. (2010): Multitemporal Interactions between ET and Soil Moisture in an Urban Watershed Using MODIS and GOES Satellite Data. Proceedings of SPIE OP403: Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VII Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 1-5, 2010, (oral presentation).
  138. O’Reilly, A. M., Wanielista, M. and Chang, N. B. (2010): Identifying Sequential Biogeochemical Processes beneath a Stormwater Infiltration Ponds in Support of a New Best Management Practice for Groundwater Protection. In: GQ10: Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World, Eds. Schirmer, M., Hoehn, E. and Vogt, T. Proceedings of the 7th International Groundwater Quality Conference at Zurich, Switzerland, June 13-18, 2010. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 342, p. 437-440, (oral presentation).
  139. O’Reilly, A. M., Wanielista, M. and Chang, N. B. (2010): Laboratory Simulated Transport of Microcystin-LR and Cylindrospermopsin in Groundwater under the Influence of Stormwater Ponds: Implications for Harvesting of Infiltrated Stormwater. In: GQ10: Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World, Eds. Schirmer, M., Hoehn, E., and Vogt, T.. Proceedings of the 7th International Groundwater Quality Conference at Zurich, Switzerland, June 13-18, 2010. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 342, p. 107-111(oral presentation).
  140. Chen, H. W., Chang, N. B., Ning, S. K. and Che, S. F. (2010): Reservoir Capacity Planning with Respect to Uncertain Hydrological Features and Water Quality. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Sustainable Water Environment: Water Infrastructures in Time of Climate Change at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA, 29-31 July 2010, (poster presentation).
  141. Kaneko, D., Yang, P., Chang, N. B. and Kumakura, T. (2010): Developing a Desertification Monitoring System for Asian Grasslands by RSEM Photosynthesis Model Using MODIS and SPOT Data. Proceedings of International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission VIII Symposium at Kyoto, Japan, Aug. 9-12, 2010, (oral presentation).
  142. Chang, N. B., Han, M., Yao, W., Chen, L. C. and Xu, S. G. (2010): Land Use and Land Cover Classification with PL-ELM Model and SPOT-5 Images in Dalian, China. Proceedings of SPIE RS08: Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications at Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis, Toulouse, France, September 20 - 23, 2010, (oral presentation).
  143. Chang, N. B., Feng, R., Gao, Z. and Gao, W. (2010): Remote Sensing-based Correlation Analysis between UVB-Exposure and Skin Cancer- Recent Trend in the Continental US. Proceedings of SPIE RS10: Remote Sensing Applications in Addressing Societal Issues at Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis, Toulouse, France, September 20 – 23, 2010, (oral presentation).
  144. Chang, N. B., Daranpob, A. and Yang, J. (2010): Assessment of Spatiotemporal Nutrient Pollution Impacts in the Tampa Bay Estuary System Using MODIS Images. Proceedings of RS02: Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions at Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis, Toulouse, France, September 20 – 23, 2010, (invited keynote presentation).
  145. Sun, Z., Chang, N. B. and Opp, C. (2010): Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Aridity Conditions in Tarim Basin, China. Proceedings of RS08: Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications at Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis, Toulouse, France, September 20 - 23, 2010, (oral presentation).
  146. Kaneko, D., Yang, P., Chang, N. B. and Kumakura, T. (2011): Improvements of Rice and Wheat Production Models by Carbon Partitioning with Multi-satellite Imageries and Meteorological Reanalysis Data. Proceedings of International Symposium for Remote Sensing of the Environment (ISRSE) at Sydney, Australia, April 10-15, 2011, (oral presentation) .
  147. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Islam, K. and Stuart, E. (2011): Floating Wetland for Nutrient Removal in a Stormwater Pond: A Few Mesocosm Studies. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress at Palm Springs, California, USA, May 22-26, 2011, (oral presentation).
  148. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M., Xuan, Z., Islam, K. and Stuart, E. (2011): Floating Wetland for Nutrient Removal in a Stormwater Pond: A Field-scale Study. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress at Palm Springs. California, USA, May 22-26, 2011, (oral presentation).
  149. Chang, N. B. and Xuan, Z. (2011): MODIS-based Spatiotemporal Patterns of Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration Interactions in Tampa Bay Urban Watershed due to Hurricane Impact. Proceedings of SPIE OP403: Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VII Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 22-25, 2011, (oral presentation).
  150. Chang, N. B., Xuan, Z. and Nayee, K. (2011): Exploring the Nutrient Inputs and Cycles in Tampa Bay and Coastal Watersheds Using MODIS Images and Data Mining. Proceedings of SPIE OP403: Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VII Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 22-25, 2011, (oral presentation).
  151. Chang, N. B. (2011): Sustainability Assessment of Lake Okeechobee, Florida under Climate Change Impact. Lake Sustainability 2011 at Ashurst New Forest, United Kingdom, Sept. 13-15, 2011, (invited keynote presentation).
  152. Noori, M., Rastgoftar, H., Madani, K. and Chang, N. B. (2012): Stochastic Fuzzy Assessment for Managing Hydroenvironmental Systems under Uncertainty and Ambiguity. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress at Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, May 20-24, 2012, (oral presentation).
  153. Mokhtari, S., Madani, K. and Chang, N. B. (2012): Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Selecting the Best Option for Exporting Water from the California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress at Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, May 20-24, 2012, (oral presentation).
  154. Imen, S., Madani, K. and Chang, N. B. (2012): Bringing Environmental Benefits into Caspian Sea Negotiations from Resources Allocation: Cooperative Game. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress at Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, May 20-24, 2012, (oral presentation).
  155. Kao, S. C. and Chang, N. B. (2012): Multivariate Flood Frequency Analysis through Copulas in a Partially Gauged Watershed. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress at Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, May 20-24, 2012, (oral presentation).
  156. Wanielista, M., O’Reilly, A., Williams, E. S. and Chang, N. B. (2012): Performance of a Bio-Retention System? Proceedings of Florida Stormwater Conference at Sanibel Harbour Marriott, Orlando, Florida, USA, June 13-15, 2012, (oral presentation).
  157. Chang, N. B. (2012): Challenges of Design for Water-Energy-Environment-Infrastructure Systems under Climate Change Impacts toward Urban Sustainability. Conference of GREENS for Sustainable Development at Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, June 25-26, 2012, (invited keynote speaker).
  158. Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. P. and Xuan, Z. (2012): Floating Wetland for Nutrient Removal in a Stormwater Detection Pond. Proceedings of the 9th International Wetlands Conference at Orlando, Florida, USA, June 3-8, 2012, (oral presentation).
  159. Xuan, Z. M., Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. P., Bohlen, P., Jones, J. and Islam, K. (2012): A Holistic Assessment of Lake and Wetland Restoration Best Management Practices in Florida. Proceedings of the 9th International Wetlands Conference at Orlando, Florida, USA, June 3-8, 2012, (poster presentation).
  160. Chang, N. B., Jones, J., Islam, K, and Xuan, Z. (2012): Assessment of Ecosystem Restoration in Lake Istoppoga, Florida. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Florida Lake Management Society Conference at Gainesville, Florida, USA, June 18-22, 2012, (poster presentation).
  161. Jones, J., Islam, K, Chang, N. B. and Lumbert, L. (2012): Assessment of Best Management Practices of Sediment Dredging in Lake Apopka-Beauclair System, Florida. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Florida Lake Management Society Conference at Gainesville, Florida, USA, June 18-22, 2012, (poster presentation).
  162. Chang, N. B., Mullen, L. and Weiss, J. (2012): Cross Wavelet Analysis for Retrieving Climate Teleconnection Signals between Sea Surface Temperature and Forest Greenness. Proceedings of SPIE OP403: Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VII Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 12-16, 2012, (oral presentation).
  163. Chang, N. B., Vannah, B. and Xuan, Z. (2012): Monitoring the Total Organic Carbon Concentrations in a Lake with the Integrated Data Fusion and Mining Technique. Proceedings of SPIE OP403: Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VII Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 12-16, 2012, (oral presentation).
  164. Wanielista, M. P., Chang, N. B. and Islam, K. (2012): Floating Wetland Field Assessment of Nutrient Removal in a Stormwater Wet pond. Proceedings of 2012 National Hydraulics and hydrology Engineering Conference (NHEC) at Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Aug. 20-27, 2012, (oral presentation).
  165. Chang, N. B. and Xuan, Z. (2013): Monitoring Nutrient Concentrations in Tampa Bay under Hurricane Impact with MODIS Images and Machine Learning Models," IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society), Paris, France, April 10-12, 2013, (oral presentation).
  166. Chang, N. B. and Vannah, B. (2013): Intercomparisons between Empirical Models with Data Fusion Techniques for Monitoring Water Quality in a Large Lake, IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society), Paris, France, April 10-12, 2013, (oral presentation).
  167. Marimon, Z., Xuan, Z. M., and Chang, N. B. (2013): Modeling the Treatment Efficiency of a Stormwater Wet Detention Pond with Floating Treatment Wetlands," 29th Annual Water Resources Seminar, Environmental Water Resources Institute, ASCE, Orlando, FL, April 19, 2013 (oral presentation).
  168. Mullon, L., Chang, N. B., and Yang J. (2013): Prediction of Precipitation Based on Long-term Teleconnection Signal with Remote Sensing-based Wavelet Analysis," International Conferences on Water and Environment Research (ICWRER) ICWRER conference, Koblenz, Germany, June 3rd to 7th, 2013 (oral presentation).
  169. Vannah, B., Chang, N. B., and Yang J. (2013): Integrated Data Fusion and Machine-learning (IDFM) for Monitoring Spatiotemporal Microcystin Distributions in Lake Erie, International Conferences on Water and Environment Research (ICWRER) ICWRER conference, Koblenz, Germany, June 3rd to 7th, 2013 (oral presentation).
  170. Imen, S., Chang, N. B., and Yang J. (2013): Exploring the Effect of Teleconnection Signal Propogation on Terrestrial Precipitation in North America, International Conferences on Water and Environment Research (ICWRER) ICWRER conference, Koblenz, Germany, June 3rd to 7th, 2013 (oral presentation).
  171. Mullon, L. and and Chang, N. B., and Yang J. (2013): Short- term Interactions between Sea Surface Temperature and Precipitation Patterns in Northeast America," International Conferences on Water and Environment Research (ICWRER) ICWRER conference, Koblenz, Germany, June 3rd to 7th, 2013 (poster presentation).
  172. Chang, N. B. and Imen, S. (2013): Periodicity Analysis for Teleconnection Signal Propagation between Sea Surface Temperature and Forest Greenness across North America, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8869: Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VII Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 26-28, 2013, (oral presentation).
  173. Chang, N. B. and Vannah, B. (2013): Integrated Data Fusion and Bio-optical Models for Monitoring Microcystin Concentrations in Lake Erie, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8869: Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VII Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 26-28, 2013, (oral presentation).
  174. Chang, N. B.and Vannah, B. (2013): Fusion of Hyperspectral and Multispectral Remote Sensing Data for Near Real-time Monitoring of Microcystin Distributions in Lake Erie, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8871 Satellite Data Compression, Communications, and Processing VII Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 26-28, 2013, (oral presentation).
  175. Chang, N. B. (2013): Remote Sensing and Sensor Networks in Support of Environmental Monitoring for Agricultural Sustainability. The 2nd International Conference on Agro-geoinformatics Fairfax, US, Aug. 12, 2013 (invited keynote speaker).
  176. Chang, N. B. and Vannah, B. (2013): Comparative Data Fusion between Genetic Programming and Neural Network Models for Remote Sensing Images of Water Quality Monitoring, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Manchester, UK, October 13th to 16th, 2013 (oral presentation and full paper submission).
  177. Yang, Y., Chang, N. B., Li, Z., Buchberger, S. G., Tong, S., Wang, X., Levine, A., Hinchman, A., Fang, M., Swertfeger, J. and Goodrich, J. A. (2013): A Systems Approach to Manage Drinking Water Quality through Integrated Model Projections, Adaptive Monitoring and Process Optimization. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI World Environmental and Water Resources Congress at Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, May 20-22, 2013, (oral presentation).
  178. Yang, Y., Chang, N. B., Neal, J., Wei, H., Liang, S., and Keener, T. C. (2013): Water and Carbon Footprints for Sustainability Analysis of Urban Infrastructure, Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI World Environmental and Water Resources Congress at Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, May 20-22, 2013, (oral presentation).
  179. Chang, N. B., Monitoring Water Quality from Space: A New Frontier on Satellite Sensor Fusion (2013), Annual Meeting of European Academy of Science, Invited presentation, (oral presentation).
  180. Imen, S., Chang, N. B., and Yang, J. (2014): Monitoring Spatiotemporal Total Organic Carbon Concentrations in Lake Mead with Integrated Data Fusion and Mining (IDFM) Technique, the 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, New York, NY, Aug. 17-21, 2014. (oral presentation).
  181. Imen, S., Chang, N. B., and Yang, J. (2014): Precipitation Forecasting with Wavelet-based Empirical Orthogonal Function and Artificial Neural Network (WEOF-ANN) Model, the 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, New York, NY, Aug. 17-21, 2014. (oral presentation).
  182. Mullon, L., Chang, N. B., Yang, J., and Imen, S., (2014): Forecasting the Precipitation under Climate Change Impact Using Spectral Analysis Techniques and Neural Network Modeling. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI World Environmental and Water Resources Congress at Portland, Oregon, USA, June 20-22, 2014 (oral presentation).
  183. Mullon, L., Chang, N. B., Yang, J., and Imen, S., (2014): Exploring Teleconnection Signals Using Nonlinear Spectral Analysis. Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI World Environmental and Water Resources Congress at Portland, Oregon, USA, June 20-22, 2014 (oral presentation).
  184. Crawford, A. J., Mohiuddin, G., and Chang, N. B. (2014): Design of the Automatic Pulse Tracer Velocimeter (APTV) and its sensor networks for remote monitoring of flow regime changes in a constructed wetland. The 11th IEEE Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, (IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society), April 7-9, 2014, Miami, USA. (oral presentation).
  185. Chang, N. B., Imen, S., Mullen, L., Chen, C. F., Valdez, M., and Yang, J. (2014): Multisensor analysis of teleconnection signals in relation to terrestrial precipitation and forest greenness in North and Central America. The 11th IEEE Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, (IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society), April 7-9, 2014, Miami, USA. (oral presentation).
  186. Mullen, L., Chang, N. B., Imen, S., and Yang, J. (2014): Forecasting Precipitation from Multi-sensor Remote Sensing Data using Wavelet-Based Artificial Neural Network Models. The 11th IEEE Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, (IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society), April 7-9, 2014, Miami, USA. (oral presentation).
  187. Chang, N. B., Crawford, J., and Mohiuddin, G. (2014): Design of Automatic Pulse Tracer Velocimeter (APTV) and its sensor network for monitoring low flow velocity in a wetland system. ASCE/EWRI Orlando Chapter Seminar, Orlando, May 2 2014.
  188. Chang, N. B., Crawford, J., and Mohiuddin, G. (2014): Field-scale investigation of stormwater wet detention ponds and demonstration of new BMPs in Florida. ASCE/EWRI Orlando Chapter Seminar, Orlando, May 2, 2014.
  189. Chang, N. B. and Imen, S. (2014): Linkages between Turbidity Levels in Lake Mead and Associated Forest Fire Events in the Lower Virgin Watershed, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8869: Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VII Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 26-28, 2013, (oral presentation).
  190. Chang, N. B. and Imen, S. (2014): Impact of Teleconnection Phenomena and Local Environmental Factors on Forest Greenness in North and Central America, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8869: Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VII Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 26-28, 2013, (oral presentation).
  191. Chang, N. B.(2014): Tackling the Challenges of Water Resources Management from Space: A long-term Perspective on Satellite Sensor Networks and Data Fusion, presented to Photonic Innovations and Solutions for Complex Environments and Systems (PISCES) II Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 17-21, 2014, (invited keynote speech).
  192. Chang, N. B. and Vannah, B. (2014): Satellite Data Fusion and Information Retrieval with Ground-based Sensor Networks for Monitoring Ecosystem Evolution, presented to Remote Sensing System Engineering Symposium at San Diego, California, USA, August 17-21, 2014, (invited keynote speech).
  193. Doña, C., Chang, N. B.,Vannah, B. W., Sánchez, J. M., Delegido, J., Camacho, A., Caselles, V. (2014): Monitoring water quality in the Albufera de Valencia Lake via integrated data fusion and mining techniques. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, April 27–May 02, Vienna, Austria.
  194. Chang, N. B. and Imen, S. (2014): Spatiotemporal Monitoring of TOC Concentrations in Lake Mead with a Near Real-Time Multi-sensor Network. The 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2014), Oct. 5-8, San Diego, CA.
  195. Chang, N. B., Houmann, C., Crawford, A. J., Wanielista, M. (2015): Field-Scale Evaluation of Floating Treatment Wetlands for Nutrient Removal and Algal Toxin Control in Wet Detention Ponds across Florida," ASCE LID Conference, Jan. 17-21, 2015, Houston, TX.
  196. Crawford, A. J., Houmann, C., Chang, N. B., Wanielista, M. (2015): Attaining Additional Nutrient Removal in Eutrophic Stormwater Wet Detention Pond Using a Floating Media Bed Reactor," ASCE LID Conference, Jan. 17-21, 2015, Houston, TX.

 

(C) Books and Book Chapters (11 books published, 2 books in preparation, and 14 book chapters published)


Books:

  1. Chang, N. B. (1996): Solid Waste Management. Taipei, Taiwan. Published by Three Principles Bookstore, 300 pp. (in Chinese). (This book has been used as a textbook in the solid waste management programs in several major Universities in Taiwan)
  2. Chang, N. B. (1997): Theory and Applications of Environmental Systems Analysis (I). Taipei, Taiwan. Published by Prosperity Bookstore. 280 pp. (in Chinese). (This book has been used as a textbook in the environmental management programs in several major Universities in Taiwan)
  3. Chang, N. B. (1997): Theory and Applications of Environmental Systems Analysis (II). Taipei, Taiwan. Published by Prosperity Bookstore. 250 pp. (in Chinese). (This book has been used as a textbook in the environmental management programs in several major Universities in Taiwan)
  4. Chang, N. B. (1998): Water Resources Engineering: A Systems Engineering Approach., Taipei, Taiwan. Published by Gio-hua Bookstore. 450 pp. (in Chinese).
  5. Chang, N. B. (1998): Systems Engineering Design of Solid Waste Incinerators (I). Taipei, Taiwan. Published by Prosperity Bookstore. 500 pp. (in Chinese). (This book has been used as a main textbook in the solid waste management programs in several major Universities in Taiwan)
  6. Chang, N. B. (1998): Systems Engineering Design of Solid Waste Incinerators (II). Taipei, Taiwan. Published by Prosperity Bookstore. 650 pp. (in Chinese). (This book has been used as a main textbook in the solid waste management programs in several major Universities in Taiwan)
  7. Chang, N. B., Ning, S. K., Chen, J. C., Shi, L. H., Chang, Y. C. and Tzeng, S. M. ( 2004): Environmental Informatics and Systems Analysis. Taichung, Taiwan. Published by Chun-Hai Bookstore. 550 pp. (in Chinese).
  8. Chang, N. B. (2010): The Effects of Urbanization on Groundwater: An Engineering Case-based Approach for Sustainable Development. Reston VA. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 400 pp.
  9. Chang, N. B. (2010): Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering. New York. McGraw Hill 688 pp.
  10. Chang, N. B. and Yang Hong (2012) Multi-scale Hydrological Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications. Boca Raton, FL. the CRC Press, 624 pp.
  11. Chang, N. B. (2012): Environmental Remote Sensing and Systems Analysis. Boca Raton, FL. the CRC Press, 550 pp.
  12. Chang, N. B. and Pire, A. (2013): Sustainable Solid Waste Management: A Systems Engineering Approach. IEEE Book Series on Systems Science and Engineering, Publisher: Wiley/IEEE Press, to be published in 2013.
  13. Chang, N. B. and Yang, H. (2013): Principles of Remote Sensing for Sustainable Environmental Systems. Published by Taylor and Frances Group – the CRC Press, in preparation, to be published in 2013.

 

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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. (CRC Press), 1-6.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

 

(D) 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.

 

1. Sustainable Solid Waste Management: A Systems Engineering Approach.
by Ni-Bin Chang and Ana Pires
ISBN: 978-1-118-45691-0
Page: 820
Publication Date: Feb., 2015
Publisher: John Wiley/IEEE (IEEE Book Series on Systems Science and Engineering), New York,

2. Proceedings of SPIE Remote Sensing and Modeling for Ecosystem of Sustainability
by Wei Gao (Editor), Ni-Bin Chang (Editor), Jinnian Wang (Editor)
ISBN: 9781628412482
Page: 280
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2014
Publisher: SPIE

3. Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands, Volume 26 (Developments in Environmental Modelling)
by Sven Erik Jørgensen (Editor), Ni-Bin Chang (Editor), Fu-Liu Xu (Editor)
ISBN-13: 978-0444632494
Page: 720
Publication date: May 1 2014
Publisher: Elsevier

4. Multiscale Hydrologic Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications
by Ni-Bin Chang (Editor), Yang Hong (Editor)
ISBN-13: 978-1439877456
Page: 568
Publication date: March 2012
Publisher: CRC Press


5. Environmental Remote Sensing and Systems Analysis
by Ni-Bin Chang (Editor)
ISBN-13: 978-1439877432
Page: 520
Publication date: March 2012
Publisher: CRC Press

6. Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering
by Ni-Bin Chang (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0071630054
Page: 704
Publication date: Jan. 2011
Publisher: McGraw Hill

7. Effects of Urbanization on Groundwater: An Engineering Case-Based Approach for Sustainable Development
by Ni-Bin Chang (Editor)
Page: 410
Publication date: Jan. 2010
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers

 

 

Professional  Societies

  • 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)

 

PROFESSIONAL  COMMUNITY  SERVICE

  (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 Technology, May 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).

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATES

  •  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)

Research Topical Area I:
Water Resources and Environmental Systems Analysis, Sustainability Sciences, and Global Changes

Research Topical Area II
Hydrological and Environmental Remote Sensing and Monitoring Networks

Research Topical Area III :
Stormwater and Wastewater Treatment Process Optimization

Research Topical Area IV:
Industrial Ecology and Ecological Engineering

Research Topical Area V:
Waste Management Strategies and Technologies for Municipal and Industrial Streams

 

Research Topical Area I:
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 Management, 44(2), 145-161.
    2. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1995): Optimal planning for the coastal wastewater treatment and disposal system. Coastal Management, 23, 153-166.
    3. Chang, N. B. (2005): Sustainable water resources management under uncertainty. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 19(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, ASCE, 15(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 Technology, 32(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 Research, 30(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 Research, 30(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 Research, 99(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, ASCE, 123(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 Technology, 37(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 Science, 30(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 Association, 42(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 Resources, 33, 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 Management, 61(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 Management, 84(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 Informatics, 10(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 International, 26(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 Technology, 46(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 Technology, 46(6), 131-139.
    4. Chen, J. C., Chang, N. B., Chang, Y. C. and Lee, M. 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 Systems, 20(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 Management, 63(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 Assessment, 19(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 Technology, 41(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 Ecodynamics, 7(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 Sciences, 68(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 Systems, 21(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, ASCE, 130(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 Assessment, 13(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 Systems, 28(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 Assessment, 19(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 International, 31(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 Assessment, 15(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 Hydrology, 352, 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 Processes, 23, 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 Management, 86, 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.

 

 

Research Topical Area II
Hydrological and Environmental Remote Sensing and Monitoring Networks

Edited Books

    1. Chang, N. B. and Hong, Y. (2012): Multi-scale Hydrological Remote Sensing: Perspectives and 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 Informatics, 1(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 Journal, 9(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 Assessment, 57(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 Management, 56(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 International, 26, 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 Monitoring, 4, 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 Assessment, 91(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 Association, 41(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 Management, 38(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 Management, 79(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 Research, 42, 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 Assessment, 15(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 Informatics, 10(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 Geoinformation, 13(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 Sciences, 15, 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 Management, 86, 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 Sensing, 48(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 Sensing, 3, 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 Sensing, 4, 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 Management, 91, 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 Sensing, 33(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 Monitoring, 14, 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 Sciences, 23(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 Management, 90, 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. Biogeosciences, 7(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 Sensing, 4, 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 Informatics, 6, 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 Sensing, 4, 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 Sensing, 4, 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 Sensing, 33(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 Sensing, 6(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 Sensing, 4, 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 Sensing, 2(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 Sensing, 49(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.


 

Research Topical Area III :
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 Science, 27(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 Science, 27(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 Biotechniques, 1(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 Health, 1(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 Science, 27(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 Science, 28(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 Energy, 30(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 Pollution, 208(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 Environment, 432, 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 Quality, 41, 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 Hydrology, 133, 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 Science, 27(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 Energy, 29(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 Engineering, 35(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 Intelligence, 16(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 Systems, 18, 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 Research, 37(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 Intelligence, 20, 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 Management, 65(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 Materials, 9, 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 Reviews, 3(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 Reviews, 3(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 Reviews, 3(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.

 

 


Research Topical Area IV:
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 System, 21(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, ASCE, 125(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 Engineering, 10(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 Management, 87(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 Science, 3(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 Assessment, 14(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 Systems, 24(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 Systems, 25(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 Research, 145(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 Research, 155, 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 Engineering, 27(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 Production, 27, 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 Management, 110, 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 Production, 19, 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 Assessment, 16(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 Assessment, 17(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 Technology, 9(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. Chemosphere, 88(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 Applications, 38, 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 Production, 29, 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 Engineering, 43, 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.


 

Research Topical Area V:
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 Management, 92, 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 Technology, 41(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 Technology, 21(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 Health, A32, (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 Management, 25(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 Management, 51(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 Recycling, 24, 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 Management, 48, 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 Systems, 18, 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 Systems, 11, 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, ASCE, 122(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 & Research, 14, 463-481.
    4. Chang, N. B. and Wang, S. F. (1996): Comparative risk analysis of solid waste management alternatives in a metropolitan region. Environmental Management, 20(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 & Research, 15(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 & Research, 19, 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 Association, 53, 32-40.
    4. Chen, J. C., Chang, N. 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 Association, 55, 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, ASCE, 122(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 Research, 99(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 Health, A32(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 Systems, 114(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 Recycling, 56, 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 Management, 27(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 Management, 75(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 Systems, 89(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 Technology, 19(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 Management, 75(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 Management, 87, 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 Technology, 21(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 Recycling, 19(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 Recycling, 29, 1-18.
    4. Dyson, B. and Chang, N. B. (2005): Forecasting of solid waste generation in an urban region by system dynamics modeling. Waste Management, 25(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 Management, 28, 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 Software, 8, 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 Recycling, 13(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 Science, 27(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 Association, 3(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. Chemosphere, 32(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 Research, 13, 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 & Research, 18, 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, ASCE, 123(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, ASCE, 123(2), 178-190.
    3. Chang, N. B. and Wei, Y. L. (1999): Strategic planning of recycling drop-off stations by multi-objective programming. Environmental Management, 24(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 Systems, 19(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 Management, 38, 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 Materials, 58, 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 Assessment, 6(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 Environment, 197, 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 Association, 48, 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 Technology, 60, 103-110.
    4. Chang, N. B., Chen, W. C. and Chang, Y. H. (1999): Comparative evaluation of RDF and MSW incineration. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 58, 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, & Recycling, 25(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 Monthly, 15(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 Technology, 22, 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 Recycling, 37(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 Sources, 25(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 & Research, 18(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 model. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 25(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 Technology, 26(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, ASCE, 7(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, ASCE, 7(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 System, 20(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 Management, 86, 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 Management, 90, 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 Management, 30, 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.