Qin Qian, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

  1. Qin Qian, Milad Ketabdar, Mien Jao, Xianchang Li, (2022), “Modelling Sediment Load in Storm Drain System of South east Texas Coastal Region”, Irrig. Drain Eng.,Vol 148(4), https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3992-9082.
  2. Guojan Wang, Qin Qian, Ronald W. Klusman, Min Wang, Zuozhen Han, (2022), “Experimental Sutdy on Vertical Lignt Hydrocarbon Microseepage Mechanisms”, Petroleum Science and Technology (under press)
  3. Qin Qian, Bo Sun, Xianchang Li, Frank Sun, Che-Jen Lin, Liping Jiang, (2019), “Water Quality Evaluation on an Urban Stormwater Retention Pond Using Wireless Sensor Networks and Hydrodynamic Modeling”, Irrig. Drain Eng., 145(12),2019. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001434.
  4. Jeffrey J. Clark, Qin Qian, Vaughan R. Voller, Heinz G. Stefan, (2018), Hyporheic Exchange in a Gravel Bed Flume with and without Traveling Surface Waves, Advances in Water Resources, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.11.005
  5. Qin Qian,Anthony Dundee, and Heath Thompson (2018), Experimental Study on Flow Measurement in Corrugated Metal Pipes Used in Irrigation Turnouts, J. Irrig. Drain Eng., 144(10): 06018006 
  6. Thuy Minh Nguyen, Saeed Rabbanifar, Nicholas A. Brake, Qin Qian, Kyle Kibodeaux, Harold E. Crochet, Soheil Oruji, Remington Whitt, Jashua Farrow, Brandon Blaire, Paul Bernazzani, Mien Jao, (2018), “Stabilization of Silty Clayey Dredged Material” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, vol 30(9), https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002391.
  7. Qian, Q., Xinyu Liu, Michael E. Barrett and Randall J. Charbeneau, (2016) Physical Modeling on Hydraulic Performance of Rectangular Bridge Deck Drains, Water, 2016, 8(2), 67; doi:10.3390/w8020067
  8. Bo Sun, Farhad Ahmed, Frank Sun, Qian and Yang Xiao, (2016), Water quality monitoring using STORM 3 Data Loggers and a wireless sensor network, Int. J. Sensor Networks, Vol. 20, No.1.
  9. Qin Qian, Badri Parajuli, Qi Fu, Kaiming Yan, John L. Gossage, Thomas C. Ho, (2013), Assessment of Acid Deposition Effects on Water Quality of the Upper Rio Grande River Section in Texas, Journal of Water Resource and Protection.2013,5, 792-800, doi:10.4236/jwarp.2013.58080
  10. Qian, Q., Voller, V. and Stefan, H., 2010, Conditions when anisotropy is negligible for solute transfer in sediment beds of lakes or streams, Advances in Water Resources 33 (2010) 1542–1550. DOI:10.1016/j.advwatres.2010.09.001
  11. Qian, Q., Voller, V. and Stefan, H., (2009), Modeling of vertical solute dispersion in a sediment bed enhanced by wave induced interstitial flow, Journal of American Water Resources Association 45(2): 343-354. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2008.00297.x
  12. Qian, Q., Clark, J. J., Voller, V. and Stefan, H., (2009), A depth-dependent dispersion coefficient for modeling of vertical solute exchange in a lake bed under surface waves, Hydr. Engrg. Volume 135, Issue 3, pp. 187-197
  13. Qian, Q., Voller, V. and Stefan, H., (2008), A vertical dispersion model for solute exchange by underflow and periodic hyporheic flow in a stream grave bed, Water Resour. Res., 44, W07422, doi:10.1029/2007WR006366.
  14. Qian, Q. Stefan, H. and Voller, V. (2007), A physically based flux limiter for QUICK calculations of advective scalar transport, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 55:899-915
  15. Qian, Q., Voller, V. and Stefan, H., (2007), Modeling of solute transport into sub-aqueous sediment. Journal of Applied Mathematics Modelling 31, 1461-1478.


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Feb. 2008
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2004
  • M.S.S. Software Engineering, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, 2003
  • B.S. Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology, Nanjing University, China, 1994

Awards & Honors

  • “Outstanding Service Award”, Overseas Chinese Environmental Engineers and Scientists Association (OCEESA), 2019.
  • “Anita Riddle Fellow” for Research Excellent Faculty, College of Engineering, Lamar University, 2017-2020.
  • First Place Award for Faculty Sponsor in Undergraduate Research Expo, Lamar University, 2016
  • Presidential Faculty Fellowships for research, Lamar University, 2014
  • “James M. Robbins” Excellence in Teaching Award, Chi-Epsilon (The National Civil Engineering Honor Society) Southwest District, 2012
  • Fellow, ASCE’s Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd), 2012.
  • University Merit Award for Outstanding Young Professor, Lamar University, 2012
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 64th Edition, 2010
  • Montclair Who’s Who (2009)
  • Excellent International Instructor, Center for Learning and Teaching Services, University of Minnesota (2005)
  • Advanced Science Prize (Application Division), Second Prize, Education Department, China (1999)
  • Advanced Science & Technology Award, Third Prize, Nanjing Science Committee (1998)
  • Best Paper Award, First Prize, Nanjing Construction Committee (1998)
  • Best Paper Award, Second Prize, Jiangsu Construction Committee (1998)