Tiao J. Chang, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering Department,

Ohio University &

Executive Director, Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education

 

 

Email: chang@ohio.edu
http://www.orbcre.org

https://sites.google.com/view/boatofknowledge

Phone: 740-591-8789 (mobile); 740-593-5773


Experience
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, Ohio University, 2020 to present;

Professor, 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, Indiana, 1/82-7/82.

Education
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:

  • Currently serving as the Executive Director for the Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education (ORBCRE), 2003 – present.
  • Inventor 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 7, 1999.
  • Inventor for a U.S. Patent, "Mechanical Device for Controlling Zebra Mussels in Water Conduits," Patent Number 5,578,116, issued on November 26, 1996.
  • Received the Outstanding Service Award from the Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education, November 1995.
  • Inventor for a U.S. Patent, "Method for Controlling Zebra Mussels in Water Conduits," Patent Number 5,376,282, issued on December 27, 1994.
  • Served two terms as the Chair of Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education, 1991/93 and 1993/95.
  • Published over 145 articles including 25 journal papers, 52 proceedings papers, and 68 technical notes, research reports, or news.
  • Made over 80 national and international technical presentations.
  • Received the Fritz and Dolores Russ Research Award, Ohio University, May 1991.
  • Received an average teaching rating of 3.37 while teaching 13 different courses, 1982-97.
  • Named the Best Teacher by Civil Engineering Students, Ohio University, 1988 and 1989.
  • Received the Outstanding Advisor Award, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, May 1990.
  • Received Marvin E. and Ann D. White Research Award, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2010, 2012, 2014.
  • Chaired the ORBCRE Scientific Symposium, Athens, 1989, 2004, 2012.
  • Chaired the 1991 OCAPA Scientific Symposium, Athens, 1991.
  • Received Stocker Faculty Research Fellowship, Ohio University, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1990.
  • Received the Outstanding Research Project Award, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, 2016.

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