Qin Qian Ph.D.

Research

Research Interests

  • Environmental Hydrodynamics; 
  • Water Quality Modeling and Solute (Contaminate) Transport Processes in Lakes, Streams and Groundwater 
  • Water Resource Monitoring and Management Using Ubiqutious Wireless Sensor Network 
  • Stream Restoration and Morphology Dynamics under Different Climate Conditions 
  • Design Applications in Bank Erosion, Shoreline Protection, Highway Drainage Design, and Urban Storm Water Management 

Research Funding

  1. “Conjunctive deployment of distributed stormwater infiltration and bioretention infrastructures to mitigate flooding and related non-po9nt source pollution in Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas”, U.S. EPA Gulf of Mexico Division, $448,625, Q. Qian (PI), Liv Haselbach (co-PI), 01/01/2022-12/31/2024 
  2. “High Frequency Radar for Texas Bays and Ports”, Coastal Management Program, Texas General Land Office, $819,219, Subcontract from UTEP $79,000, Liv Haselbach (PI), Q. Qian (co-PI), Xing Wu (co-PI), 01/01/2021-01/31/2023. 
  3. “Flood Coordination Study: Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) and Dredge Studies”, Center for Resiliency, Q. Qian (PI), Frank Sun (co-PI) 09/01/2021-08/31/2022. 
  4. Coastal Sociological-Ecological Restoration Group (CSERG) & Pilot Project: North Pleasure Island Reconstruction”, Center for Resiliency, $51,818.08, Matthew P. Hoch (PI), Elizabeth Silvy (co-PI), Garrick Karden (co-PI), Zhe Luo (co-PI), Xingya Liu (co-PI), John McCollough (co-PI), Qin Qian (co-PI), Jing Zhang (co-PI); Thinesh Selvaratnam (co-PI), Frank Sun (co-PI). 
  5. “Enhancing Ubiquitous Water Monitoring Infrastructure Resiliency with IoT-based Wireless Sensor Networks and Deep Learning Neural Networks”, Center for Resiliency, $50,000, Bo Sun (PI), Qin Qian (co-PI),  
  6. “Identification and quantification of economic benefits of climate-informed adaptation measures to reduce flood risk exposure of water supply infrastructures along the southeast Texas coast”, NOAA-OAR-CPO, $294,468, Q. Qian (PI, subcontract from UTA $23,993), 09/01/2019-08/31/2022. 
  7. “Assessment of Stormwater infrastructure for mitigating flooding and non-point source pollution”, Coastal Management Program, Texas General Land Office, $162,821, Q. Qian (PI, subcontract from UTA $35,000), 10/1/2019-03/31/2022. 
  8. “Water Quality Evaluation on Neches River Watershed Upstream using Wireless Sensor Networks and Deep Learning Neural Network,” Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Commercialization (CICE), Bo Sun (PI), Jing Zhang (co-PI), Q. Qian (co-PI), $4000, 05/01/2021-09/30/2021. 
  9. “Establishing a Solution to the Problem of Managing Dredge Waste”, Center for Advances in Port Management, P. Bernazzani (PI), T. T. Nguyen (co-PI), Q. Qian (co-PI), X. Li (co-PI), and M. Jao (co-PI), $33,000, 02/01/2021 – 08/31/2021.  
  10.  “Southeast Texas Flood Coordination Study Genesis”, Lower Neches River Authority, $100,000, Liv Haselbach (PI), Q. Qian (co-PI), Xing Wu (co-PI), Nicholas Brake (Co-PI), Thinesh Selvartnam (co-PI). 05/07/2020-05/06/2021. 
  11.  “Managing Dredge Waste in Navigation Channels”, Center for Advances in Port Management, T. T. Nguyen (PI), P. Bernazzani (co-PI), Q. Qian (co-PI), and M. Jao (co-PI), $35,000, 09/01/2018 – 08/31/2019.  
  12. “Quantification of hurricane storm damage in coastal waterway”, REG from Lamar University, Q. Qian (PI), $5,000, 09/2018 – 08/2019. 
  13. “Wake Wash in Sabine-Neches Waterway”, Sabine-Neches River Waterway Navigation District, V. Zaloom (PI), Q. Qian (co-PI), M. Jao (co-PI), X. Wu (co-PI), K. Wang (co-PI), $199,484, 11/2015–01/2019. 
  14.  “Acquisition of Equipment to Develop a Ubiquitous Wireless Sensor Network for Measurement, Modeling, and Prediction in Water Resource Management”, NSF URE, B. Sun (PI), Q. Qian (co-PI), $16,000, 09/2014 –08/2018.  
  15. “Acquisition of Equipment to Develop a Ubiquitous Wireless Sensor Network for Measurement, Modeling, and Prediction in Water Resource Management”, NSF MRI, B. Sun (PI), Q. Qian (co-PI), $200,000, 09/2014 –08/2018.  
  16.  “Multiscale Characterization and Modeling of Concrete Materials under Marine Tropical Environments”, Center for Advances in Port Management (CAPM), X. Fan (PI), Q. Qian (co-PI), D. Su (co-PI), $35,000, 02/201708/2018. 
  17.  “Evaluation and Remediation of Water Contaminants Originating from Dredge Waste”, Center for Advances in Water and Air Quality (CAWAQ), T. T. Nguyen (PI), P. Bernazzani (co-PI), Q. Qian (co-PI), and M. Jao (co-PI), $25,000, 02/2016–05/2017.  
  18. “A multidisciplinary Research using EM2 Geomodel for Hydraulic Structures and Gulf Highway 87 Shoreline Protections”, Presidential Faculty Fellowships from Lamar University, Q. Qian (PI), M. Jao (co-PI), K. Aung (co-PI), $15,000, 08/2014–05/2015. 
  19.  “Experimental Investigation on the Sediment Transport Process in Shallow-Grade Culverts and Storm Sewers”, REG from Lamar University, Q. Qian (PI), $5,000, 09/2014–08/2015.  
  20.  “Ubiquitous Wireless Sensors Networks for Measurement, Modeling and Prediction in Water Resource Sustainability”, REG from Lamar University, B. Sun (PI), Q. Qian (co-PI), $5,000, 09/201308/2014. 
  21.  “Modeling the Sediment Transport in Rio Grande River”, REG from Lamar University, Q. Qian (PI), $5,000, 09/2011 – 08/2012. 
  22.  Hydraulic Performance of Rectangular Deck Drains”, TxDOT, Q. Qian (PI) X. Liu (co-PI), M.E. Barrett (co-PI) and R. J. Charbeneau (co-PI), $317,948, 09/2010 – 08/2012.  
  23.  “Assessment of the Impact of Airborne Particulate Pollutants on the Rio Grande Basin Watershed”, U.S. Agriculture Department T.C. Ho (PI), Q. Qian (co-PI), $145,000, 09/2008 – 08/2013.  
  24.  “Modeling the Solute Transport in the Interfacial Exchange Zone (IEZ)”, Q. Qian (PI), $5,000, REG from Lamar University, 09/2009 – 08/2010.