Dr. Lan Zhang


Dr. Lan Zhang

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Civil Engineering
Office: 162 A Schrank Hall North
Phone: 330-972-8219
Fax: 330-972-6020
Email: zhang@uakron.edu


Biography

EDUCATION

09/2000-05/2005 Louisiana State University  
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering; concentration: Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering

EXPERIENCES

08/2009- University of Akron
Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering
06/2008-07/2009 HNTB Chicago office
 
09/2000-03/2006 Louisiana State University
Graduate Research Assistant(2000-2005)
PostDoc Research Associate(2005-2006) Baton Rouge, LA

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Surface water hydrology, Groundwater hydrology, Stochastic hydrology, Critical Zone study, Stormwater management, Sediment transportation, Nonlinear nonstationary time series analysis in water resources engineering, Entropy theory and modeling, Copula, Fluid dynamics and coastal processes, Risk and reliability analysis.

SELECTED PUBLICATION

Referred Journal Papers

1. Singh, V. P. and Zhang, L. At-a-station hydraulic geometry: I: Theoretical development. Hydrological Processes, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 189-215, 2008.

2. Singh, V. P. and Zhang, L. At-a-station hydraulic geometry: II: Calibration and Testing. Hydrological Processes, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 216-228, 2008.

3. Zhang, L. and Singh, V. P. Bivariate rainfall frequency analysis using Archimedean copulas. Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 332, pp. 93-109, 2007.

4. Singh, V. P. and Zhang, L. IDF curves using the frank Archimedean copula. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 12, pp. 651-662, 2007.

5. Zhang, L. and Singh, V. P. Gumbel-Hougaard copula for trivariate rainfall frequency analysis. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 409-419, 2007.

6. Zhang, L. and Singh, V. P. Trivariate flood frequency analysis using the Gumbel-Hougaard copula. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 431-439, 2007.

7. Zhang, L. and Singh, V. P. Bivariate flood frequency analysis using the copula method. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 150-164, 2006.

8. Zhang, L. and Singh, V. P. Frequency analysis of flood damage.  Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 100-109, 2005.

9. Singh, V. P., Wang, S. X. and Zhang, L. Frequency analysis of nonidentically distributed hydrologic flood data. Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 307, pp. 175-195, 2005.

Book Chapter

Chapter 10: SAC-SMA Model incorporating Kalman filter. Hydrology and Hydraulics, Water Resources Publications, LLC. 2008.

Conference Papers

1. Singh, V. P., and Zhang, L. Copula method for deriving joint probability distributions in water resources engineering. Proceedings, International conference on Hydrological Sciences for Managing Water Resources in the Asian Developing World, June 8-10, Guangzhou, China, 2006.

2. Singh, V. P. and Zhang, L. Multivariate stochastic hydrologic analysis. Proceedings, International Workshop on Watershed Management in Dry Areas: Challenges and Opportunities, January 4-6, 2005, Djerba, Tunisia, 2005.

3. Singh, V. P., and Zhang, L. Stochastic Air Quality. In Environmental Exposure and Health, edited by Aral, M. M., Brebbia, C.A., Maslia, M.L. and Sinks, T., pp. 3-12. WIT Press, Southampton, U.K., 2005.

4. Singh, V. P. and Zhang, L. Bivariate rainfall frequency analysis using the copula method. Proceedings 6th International conference on Hydroscience and Engineering,  May 30- June 2, 2004, Brisbane, Australia

5. Singh, V. P. and Zhang, L. Stochastic dependence modeling in environmental hydrology. Proceedings, International Conference on Hydraulic Engineering: Research and Practice, pp. 46-59, Oct. 26-28, 2004, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India.