Jie (Jay) Zhang, PhD, PE
Jie (Jay) Zhang is an engineer with expertise in numerical modeling especially computational fluid dynamics (CFD) of environmental flows in engineered/natural systems. He earned a PhD degree in Civil Engineering at the University of South Florida. He is a pioneer in investigating water and wastewater treatment problems from the perspective of fluid mechanics; He also developed CFD models for ocean flows and microfluidics and process models for ion exchange, chlorine/chloramine disinfection, Reverse Osmosis System and lead-copper corrosion. He is a leader in promoting advanced modeling techniques such as CFD in the community of civil and environmental engineers; He started an ASCE EWRI task committee on computational fluid dynamics and served as the founding chair for years. Through the committee he organized technical sessions and workshops at national/international conferences and co-edited a CFD book. He is a recipient of the 2020 ASCE State-of-The-Art of Civil Engineering Award.
Key Words: Water/Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Flows, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Process Modeling, Sustainability Assessment, Machine Learning