Dingbao Wang, Ph.D.


Associate Professor
Water Resources Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental,
and Construction Engineering
Director, CHAMPS Lab
University of Central Florida




Contact Information

 

Room: Engr II 404
Phone: (407) 823-1449
E-mail: Dingbao.Wang@ucf.edu

 


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Dr. Wang is currently an assistant professor with Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department at University of Central Florida (UCF). His teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of water resources engineering. Dr. Wang received his B.S. degree in 2001 from Tongji University in China, and his Master's and Ph.D. degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in 2005 and 2009, respectively. His core research interests and experiences include hydrology, environmental and water resources systems analysis, and land use and climate change impact on water resources. During his graduate study and post-doctoral research, he has been involved in a range of research projects funded by NSF and Energy Biosciences Institute, including modeling human interferences to hydrologic systems through hydrologic models, estimating climate change effects on drought in Midwest by downscaling outputs of RCMs, and developing a physical model to assess marginal land availability for biofuel production at the global scale.

 

At UCF, Dr. Wang’s current research is focused on:

  1. Separating climate change and human impact on hydrology;
  2. Understanding the co-evolution of coupled human and water resources systems using systems analysis techniques;
  3. Understanding the climate change impact on perennial and temporal streams;
  4. Water balance at watershed scales.

 

Education


 

Ph. D., 2009
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Specialization: Water Resources Engineering

M.S., 2005

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Specialization: Water Resources Engineering

B.S., 2001
Tongji University
Specialization: Environmental Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Assistant Professor (2010.8 – Present)
    Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, USA

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (2009.6 – 2010.7)

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • Graduate Research Assistant (2004 – 2009.5)
    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Watershed hydrology
  • Water Resources Systems Analysis
  • Human impacts (such as land use change and human water uses) on hydrologic systems
  • Climate change impact on water resources (such as streamflow, water availability, agricultural and urban water demand)
  • Sea level rise and climate change impact on flooding and ecosystem of coastal area
  • Surface water and groundwater interaction
  • GIS and remote sensing applications in water resources

 

Research Grants

  • 2012-2013
    PI: “An Integrated Climate Change Impact Assessment Tool for Flooding of the Lower St. Johns River.” Florida Sea Grant.
  • 2010-2015
    Co-PI: “Integrated Modeling for the Assessment of Ecological Impacts of Sea Level Rise.” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

 

Selected Publications

  • Wang, D. and L. Wu (2012), Similarity between runoff coefficient and perennial stream density in the Budyko framework, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 9, 7571-7589.
  • Wang, D. and N. Alimohammadi (2012), Responses of annual runoff, evaporation, and storage change to climate variability at the watershed scale, Water Resour. Res., 48, W05546, doi:10.1029/2011WR011444.
  • Wang D. (2012), Evaluating Interannual Water Storage Changes at Watersheds in Illinois Based on Long-term Soil Moisture and Groundwater Level Data, Water Resources Research, 48, W03502, doi:10.1029/2011WR010759.
  • Cheng, L., Z. Xu, D. Wang, and X. Cai (2012), Reply to comment by Jozsef Szilagyi on "Assessing interannual variability of evapotranspiration at the catchment scale using satellite-based evapotranspiration data sets", Water Resources Research, 48, W03802, doi:10.1029/2011WR011799.
  • Wang D. and M. Hejazi (2011), Quantifying the Relative Contribution of the Climate and Direct Human Impacts on Mean Annual Streamflow in the Contiguous United States, Water Resources Research, 47, W00J12, doi:10.1029/2010WR010283
  • Wang D. (2011), On the base flow recession at the Panola Mountain Research Watershed, Georgia, USA, Water Resources Research, 47, W03527, doi:10.1029/2010WR009910.
  • Wang D., M. Hejazi, X. Cai, and A. J. Valocchi (2011), Climate Change Impact on Meteorological, Hydrological, and Agricultural Drought in Central Illinois, Water Resources Research, 47, W09527, doi:10.1029/2010WR009845.
  • Cheng, L., Z. Xu, D. Wang, and X. Cai (2011), Assessing interannual variability of evapotranspiration at the catchment scale using satellite-based evapotranspiration data sets, Water Resour. Res., 47, W09509, doi:10.1029/2011WR010636.
  • Cai, X., X. Zhang, and D. Wang (2011), Land Availability for Biofuel Production, Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (1): 334-339, DOI: 10.1021/es103338e
  • Cai, X., M. Hejazi, and D. Wang (2011), The Value of Probabilistic Weather Forecasts-An Assessment by Real-Time Optimization of Irrigation Scheduling, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000126.
  • Wang, D. and X. Cai (2010), Recession Slope Curve Analysis under Human Interferences, Advances in Water Resources, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2010.06.010.
  • Wang, D. and X. Cai (2010), Comparative Study of Climate and Human Impacts on Seasonal Base flow in Urban and Agricultural Watersheds, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L06406, doi: 10.1029/2009GL041879.
  • Wang, D., Y. Chen, and X. Cai (2009), State and Parameter Estimation of Hydrologic Models Using the Constrained Ensemble Kalman Filter, Water Resources Research, 45, W11416, doi: 10.1029/2008WR007401.
  • Wang, D. and X. Cai (2009), Detecting Human Interferences to Low Flows Through Base Flow Recession Analysis, Water Resources Research, 45, W07426, doi: 10.1029/2009WR007819.
  • Cai, X., D. Wang, T. Zhu, and C. Ringler (2009), Assessing the Regional Variability of GCM Simulations, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L02706, doi: 10.1029/2008GL036443.
  • Wang, D. and X. Cai (2009), Irrigation Scheduling – the Role of Weather Forecasting and Farmers’ Behavior, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 135(5), 1-9.
  • Cai, X., D. Wang, and R. Laurent (2009), Impact of Soil Moisture under Climate Change on Crop Yield – A Case Study of Rainfed Corn in Central Illinois, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 48(9), 1968-1881. DOI: 10.1175/2009JAMC1880.1.
  • Wang, D. and X. Cai (2008), Robust Data Assimilation in Hydrological Modeling – a Comparison of Kalman and H-infinity Filters, Advances in Water Resources, 31, 455-472.
  • Wang, D. and X. Cai (2007), Optimal Estimation of Irrigation Schedule - An Example of Quantifying Human Interferences to Hydrologic Processes, Advances in Water Resources, 30, 1844-1857.
  • Cai, X. and D. Wang (2006), Spatial Autocorrelation of Topographic Index in Catchments, Journal of Hydrology, 328, 581-591.
  • Cai, X. and D. Wang (2006), Calibrating a Holistic Water Resources-Economic Model, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 132(6), 414-423.


 

 

  • Best Research-Oriented Paper Award, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, 2012
  • ASCE ExCEEd Fellow, ASCE, 2011
  • Certificate of Honorable Mention of Ph.D. Dissertation, UCOWR, 2010

 

 

 

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)
  • Member, Environmental and Water Resources Systems Committee (ASCE/ EWRI)
  • Member, Water Systems Planning Under Climate Change Task Committee (ASCE/ EWRI)
  • Affiliated Research Fellow, Stormwater Management Academy (SMA), UCF
  • Affiliated Faculty, Coastal Hydroscience Analysis, Modeling and Predictive Simulations (CHAMPS) Laboratory, UCF

 

 

 

 

Current Students

Negin Alimohammadi (PhD candidate)
Liuliu Wu (PhD candidate)
Alden Baker (MS candidate)


 

Former Students

Negin Alimohammadi (MS, June 2012)
Hitoshi Tamura (MS, May 2012, Co-advise with Dr. Hagen)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mission of the CHAMPS Lab is to educate and train tomorrow’s engineers, scientists and educators, while meeting the coastal hydroscience challenges of today. Our primary research goal is to incorporate the physical system and associated processes into our computer modeling and simulation approach in order to better analyze and understand coastal hydroscience.   This begins with our production of an accurate and efficient astronomic tidal model for the Western North Atlantic Tidal model domain (displayed below) that can be used as a basis for more localized models, or to simply provide tidal boundary conditions for a shelf-based model. Click within the red boxes to view summaries of our modeling activities in Florida's Big Bend Region and the South Atlantic Bight.

 

 

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