J. Chang, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Ohio University &
Executive Director, Ohio River Basin
Consortium for Research and Education
Phone: 740-591-8789 (mobile);
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, Ohio University, 2020 to
Department of Civil Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1995 to 2020;
Associate Professor, 1988-95; Assistant Professor, 1982-88; Research
Fellowship, Waterway Experimental Station, US Army Corps of Engineers,
Vicksburg, Mississippi, 6/92-8/92; Research Fellowship, Huntington District of
US Army Corps of Engineers, West Virginia, 6/87-8/87; Visiting Assistant
Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette,
Ph.D., School of Civil Engineering with specialty in water
resources/environmental engineering, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana,
1982; M.S., Civil Engineering with specialty in hydraulics and hydrology,
National Taiwan University, 1977; B.S. Civil Engineering with specialty in
harbor and river hydraulics, National Taiwan Ocean University, 1973.
Major Achievements Since 1982:
serving as the Executive Director for the Ohio River Basin Consortium for
Research and Education (ORBCRE), 2003 – present.
for a U. S. Patent, "Method and Apparatus for Controlling Macrofoulers in On-Demand Water Conduits," based
on a project supported by the Sea Grant College Program/NOAA, Patent
Number 5,948,279, issued on September
for a U.S. Patent, "Mechanical Device for Controlling Zebra Mussels
in Water Conduits," Patent Number 5,578,116, issued on November 26, 1996.
the Outstanding Service Award from the Ohio River Basin
Consortium for Research and Education, November 1995.
for a U.S. Patent, "Method for Controlling Zebra Mussels in Water
Conduits," Patent Number 5,376,282, issued on December 27, 1994.
two terms as the Chair of Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and
Education, 1991/93 and 1993/95.
over 145 articles including 25 journal papers, 52 proceedings papers, and
68 technical notes, research reports, or news.
over 80 national and international technical presentations.
the Fritz and Dolores Russ Research Award, Ohio University, May 1991.
an average teaching rating of 3.37 while teaching 13 different courses,
the Best Teacher by Civil Engineering Students, Ohio University,
1988 and 1989.
the Outstanding Advisor Award, Ohio
University, Athens, Ohio,
Marvin E. and Ann D. White Research Award, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio,
2010, 2012, 2014.
the ORBCRE Scientific Symposium, Athens, 1989, 2004, 2012.
the 1991 OCAPA Scientific Symposium, Athens, 1991.
- Received Stocker Faculty Research Fellowship, Ohio University, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1990.
the Outstanding Research Project Award, Ohio Environmental Protection
United States Patents