Dr. Nick Fang is the Robert S. Gooch faculty fellow in Civil Engineering and the Principal Investigator (PI) of the FANG (Flood Alleviation with Nature and Geography) Research Group at UTA. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rice University in 2008. He currently leads the academic council of the Interagency Flood Risk Management (InFRM) team for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and National Weather Service (NWS).
Dr. Fang has been actively working on surface water and water resources problems for about twenty years with a focus on flood forecasting, floodplain/hydrodynamic simulation, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, reservoir operations, and management, wetlands and natural resource, water infrastructure, stormwater management, and water quality assessment for many watersheds and municipalities in the U.S. As one of the most active water research groups in Texas, Dr. Fang’s team has been well funded with an approximate total of $11 million to perform high-profile research projects for many federal and state agencies and municipalities including the National Science Foundation, NASA, USACE, USDA, NOAA, TxDOT, the Texas General Land Office, Texas Water Development Board, the Trinity River Authority of Texas, the Harris County Flood Control District, the Tarrant Regional Water District, the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, etc.
The group is currently working on multiple interdisciplinary research in collaboration with researchers from Rice University, Texas A&M University (College Station and Galveston), UT-Austin, UK Bristol, TU Delft, and other renowned universities. His latest research interest includes water resources management, urban hydrology/ecohydrology, radar hydrology, physical-based hydrologic modeling, deep learning applications in hydrology/water resources, etc.
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Dr. Nick Z. Fang and the Fang Research Group have a board research area in water-related and played key roles in developing and making significant contributions to the research areas including but not limited to:
As a premier research group, the goal of Fang Research Group and our success involves performing world-class research. All members of Fang Research Group make our research one of their top priorities and look forward to our continued achievements.
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