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Dr. Nick Z. Fang is an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Texas, Arlington. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. He has been working on surface water and groundwater problems for over ten years including floodplain studies, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, water treatment, hydrodynamic simulation, storm water management modeling, and water quality assessment for a number of watersheds and areas in Texas, Florida, Connecticut, California, and Louisiana.Not only has he accomplished many projects in drainage modeling and design, but he has also actively worked in the area of hydrologic/hydraulic analysis for flood prediction and warning in real-time mode.

Dr. Fang has enhanced a radar-based flood warning system to achieve more accurate and timely flood forecasts. He recently developed advanced features for a real-time flood alert system for the Texas Medical Center (TMC) based on the use of NEXRAD radar data. This system is currently delivered real-time on a web site (fas3.flood-alert.org) that has been tested on major flood events in Houston. This system has been operational during the last 40 storm events and successfully provided precise and timely information to the TMC emergency center. hurrican

As a result of his work in the development of the advanced flood warning and control system for Houston and statewide model for Texas, Dr. Fang was funded by CASA, a NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) to develop the next generation flood warning system by incorporating higher-resolution radar network and hydrologic/hydraulic prediction tools. His work is being expanded as a prototype to other flood-prone areas in the U.S. He had accomplished many projects for the United State Geological Survey (USGS), TxDOT, Clear Lake City Water Authority (CLCWA), and City of Sugar Land in the past. Dr. Fang worked as the project manager and assistant to the director in the Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) center at Rice University. Read More...


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Phone: (817) 272-5334      Email: nickfang@uta.edu   

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