Chang Chein Chi

Dr. Chang is the Chair Professor of Dalian Maritime University, China. He is also the Public Space Analyst with District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), Washington, DC, USA. He is the DC Water interagency review and permit coordinator for DC Water and outside agencies’ projects. He has been appointed by the Howard County Executive and County Council as the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Board member of Howard County, Maryland, USA. Dr. Chang received the civil engineering master and doctoral degree, from the Ohio State University, Ohio, USA in 1981 and University of Missouri – Rolla, USA, in 1988, respectively.

Dr. Chang is the Adjunct Professor with University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA, Harbin Institute of Technology, Hunan University, Central South University, Tianjin University, Shandong University, Sichuan University, Guilin University of Technology, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, and other universities in China. He has been teaching the courses such as Infrastructure Resiliency, Ecological Engineering, Sustainable Water Resource Management, Storm Water Management, Risk Management and Optimization, Project Management, and others.

Dr. Chang is the current acting chair and incoming chair of Watershed Management Committee, Water Environment Federation (WEF) is the largest water environment professional association in North America. He is the member of the Technical Advisory Workgroup of Utilities Council, American Water Works Association which is the largest water professional association in North America. He is also .the Utility Committee chair of Chesapeake American Water Works Association which is the local chapter of American Water Works Association. He was the 2015-2016 President of Chesapeake Water Environment Association which is a member association of Water Environment Federation. He will be the co-chair of Disaster Response and Recovery Committee, Infrastructure Resiliency Division, American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a member of Water Environment Federation, American Water Works Association, and American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dr. Chang was the 2007 President of Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA/Great New York Chapter which is the oldest Chinese-American engineering association (since 1907) and 2004 President of Overseas Chinese Environmental Engineers and Scientists Association which is the oldest Chinese-American environmental engineering and science association (since 1980). He has been the board member of Overseas Exchange Association of Sichuan Province and Hunan Province, China and Guilin City (Guanxi), Changchun City (Jilin Province), and Changder City (Hunan Province), China.

Dr, Chang’s specialties and research interests are

• Civil and structural designs for water and wastewater treatment facilities, civil and structural designs for buildings and bridges

• System engineering, operations research, project management, quantitative methods for business

• Green infrastructure design, sewer systems design, water distribution systems design, water systems modeling, sewer systems modeling, storm water management, floodplain study, watershed management, hydraulic analysis, geographic information systems, remote sensing.