Zhihua Wang photoZhihua Wang joins the hydrosystems engineering faculty in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment as an assistant professor. Previously, Wang was a post-doctoral research associate at Princeton University.

Wang’s research interests include multi-scale environmental flows, urban hydrology and meteorology, boundary-layer meteorology, land-atmosphere interaction, atmospheric turbulence, computational mechanics, and heat and mass transfer.

Enrique Vivoni, associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment and a member of the hydrosystems faculty, says, “We are really excited to have Zhihua Wang join the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. He brings a wealth of knowledge on urban infrastructure and its interactions with heat and water fluxes. Professor Wang will contribute to ASU’s strengths in water resources, urban sustainability and advanced sensing and modeling activities.”

“Professor Wang will strengthen our focus on fluid dynamics and water resources while at the same time allowing us to enhance our capabilities in field measurement and urban modeling. His work as it relates to the urban heat island effect and its modification of the hydrological cycle and air quality is particularly important here in the Phoenix area. He provides a complementary skill set that will increase our ability to tackle large-scale sustainable engineering challenges,” says Edd Gibson, director of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment.

Wang is a member of the American Meteorological Society, American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union and International Association for Urban Climate.

Wang received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering and water research and M.A. in materials, mechanics and structures from Princeton University. He earned his M.Eng  and B.Eng in civil and environmental engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

For more on hydrosystems at ASU, see:http://engineering.asu.edu/graduate/ces/water-resources

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