Xing Fang, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE

Dr. Xing Fang

Arthur H. Feagin Chair Professor 

Environmental & Water Resources Group
229 Harbert Engineering Center  
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama (AL) 36849-5337, USA

Phone: (+1)  334-844-8778

Fax: (+1) 334-844-6290



Dr. Fang is a full professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and has worked at Auburn University since August, 2007.  Dr. Fang also has twelve-year research and teaching experience in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lamar University (Texas State University System) at Beaumont, Texas (1995 – 2007 from an assistant professor to a full professor).  Dr. Fang received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1994 (St. Anthony Falls Laboratory in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering).

Dr. Fang has published 129 peer-reviewed journal articles (including journal papers that have been accepted or in press, see the citation information), 7 book chapters, 6 entries in "Encyclopedia of Water", 4 invited journal papers, 65 conference papers, and 61 project reports in the area of environmental hydrodynamics, ecological modeling, and water resources engineering (hydraulics and hydrology).

Dr. Fang was elected to be a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (F.ASCE)  on February 11, 2014.  He also became a Fellow of the ASCE Environmental & Water Resources Institute (F.EWRI)  on May 16, 2014. He is a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) credentialed from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) since 2007.  He served as Associate Editor (2015–2018) for the Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ) under the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS/AISH), Editorial Board member (2017) and Guest Editors of Water for the special issues of "Water Quality Modeling and Monitoring II" (2023), "Urban Hydrology and Sustainable Drainage System" (20222023), "Water Quality Modeling and Monitoring" (2021–202219 papers published), "Climate Change Effects on Freshwater Organisms and Ecosystems" (2015–2016) , and "Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling in Lakes(2016–2017, 17 papers published) under MDPI, and Associate Editor (2013–2018) for the International Journal of Environment and Climate Change (IJECC/BJECC, SCIENCEDOMAIN international).  Dr. Fang was an Associate Editor in surface water hydrology (2007–2012) and water quality modeling (2012–2013) for the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA).

Dr. Fang's research experience in water resources engineering includes assessing performance of sediment basins at highway construction sites, evaluation of scour potential of cohesive soils, estimation of volumetric and rate-based runoff coefficients using observed rainfall and runoff data, development of modified rational unit hydrograph, regional unit hydrograph and storm hyetograph development, rainfall loss estimation using non-linear programming, estimation of time parameters for Texas watersheds, synthesis of storm drainage design, and study of sediment transport in gravel-bed rivers.  His research experience in environmental hydrodynamic/ecological modeling includes one-dimensional lake water quality modeling (studying impacts of global warming on fish habitats in small lakes in the contiguous USA), two-dimensional reservoir water quality modeling (studies on three Texas reservoirs), three-dimensional computational hydraulics modeling using FLOW-3D (specializing in free-surface flow simulations) and EFDC (Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code), and water quality monitoring in estuaries.  He believes that there is a great potential to integrate various disciplines in science and engineering and to conduct advanced research in the area of engineering, environmental, geophysical and biological fluid mechanics or hydraulics or environmental hydrology.

For more information, please view or download the full CV (updated in September 2020) or go through the web links: Education, Experience, Research, Publication, and Teaching.

Note: My first name pronounces as “Shing” or you may call me “Peter”

American Society of Civil Engineering (ACSE) AAWRE FellowASCE

Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI)

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