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Mr Yiheng Chen

PhD student – Hydroinformatics

University of Bristol

Yiheng Chen started his PhD in Hydroinformatics with Prof. Dawei Han after he obtained the MEng degree in Civil Engineering at University of Bristol. He entered Dalian University of Technology in China and spent one year in transportation engineering before he came to Bristol. He had excellent undergraduate research experience in earthquake engineering with Prof. Colin Taylor. He also had industrial experiences in transport modelling and database. He was attracted by the computer science contents in hydroinformatics, such as high-performance computing, Cloud computing, machine learning, Internet of Things, etc., during his PhD. He is currently working on smart city and water quality monitoring and modelling. His water quality in smart city project has been supported by Bristol Is Open, Cabot Institute, Jean Golding Institute and UKCRIC.

Dr Qiang Dai

Research Associate – Hydroinformatics and urban hydrology

University of Bristol

Dr Dai recived his Msc degree from the Sun Yat-sen university and PhD degree from the University of Bristol. His research interest is the rainfall forecast based on weather radar data and numerical weather prediction, in particular to the uncertainty in the measurement of rainfall using weather radar, radar nowcasting, rainfall forecasting using numerical weather prediction model and data assimilation. Key expertise within the centre exists in meteorology, hazards, radar hydrology and numerical weather prediction model.

Mr Rui Fan

PhD student Computer Science and Electronics

University of Bristol

Mr Rui Fan received his B.Sc. degree in Control Science and Engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China, 2015. Since then, Rui has been working towards his Ph.D. degree with the Visual Information Group at the University of Bristol in UK. Currently, Rui is a student member of IEEE. He was awarded the Best Student Paper Presenter at the 13th IEEE Image Systems and Techniques Conference in 2016 and he was appointed as the session chair for the Special Session of Image Processing and Pattern Recognition at the 14th IEEE Image Systems and Techniques Conference in 2017. Rui’s research interests include real-time depth measurement with passive sensors, high-performance computing (GPU and multi-threading CPU implementations), multi-view geometry, SLAM and automotive applications (e.g. lane detection, pothole detection and visual tracking).

Dr. Wei Fan

Associate Professor-Environmental Engineering

Northeast Normal University (China)/ University of Sheffield (UK)

Research Interest Artificial groundwater recharge (ASR) with reclaimed water The fate and transport of contaminants in subsurface environment Micro-nano bubble technique in environmental engineering Current Projects In-situ air sparging induced particle mobilization and hydrochemical evolution in remediation of contaminated aquifer (NSFC) Micro-nano bubble treatment and its impact on the fate and transport of dissolved organic matter in aquifer storage system with reclaimed water (NSFC)

Prof Wei Guo

Principle Investigator - Advanced scientific and technological innovation team of Jilin University Director - The Department of Drilling and Exploration engineering Vice Director - National-Local Joint Engineering Laboratory of In-situ Conversion, Drilling and Exploitation Technology for Oil Shale

Jilin University

Prof. Guo’s expertise lies in drilling and exploitation of unconventional oil and gas resource. He successfully drilled and sampled the first land natural gas hydrate in China, and extracted the shale oil by the topochemical In-situ Pyrolysis Technology. He has successfully won funding worth over ¥20 million from National Science Foundation and Provincial & Ministerial Foundation. So far, he has published 53 peer-reviewed papers and 3 monographs, won 62 authorized patents and many prizes from National Technological Inventions, Ministry Education Technology Invention Award, Land and Resources Science and Technology Award, Jilin Province Natural Science Academic Achievement, 14th China Geological Society Youth Geological Science and Technology Award - Golden Hammer Award, Youth Science and Technology Award of Jilin Province, the third batch of top creative talents in third level candidates of Jilin Province, and Li Siguang outstanding young teachers award of Jilin University.

Dr Dawei Han

Professor – Hydroinformatics

Bristol University

Dr Han’s expertise lies in hydroinformatics, flood risk assessment and management, natural hazards, remote sensing, water resources management, etc. More details can be found at

Dr Juan Liu

Associate Professor – Environmental Pollution and Isotope Geochemistry

Guangzhou University / Oxford University

Dr Liu’s expertise lies in heavy metal pollution, geochemical-characterization, metal isotopic analysis, wastewater treatment and phytoremediation. She has successfully won funding from National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Natural Science Foundation of the Guangdong Province, China, and Science and Technology Program of Guangzhou, China. So far, she has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers.

Dr Jianhua Shi

Advisor – Agriculture, Fishery, Natural Environment

Environment Agency

Dr Shi’s expertise lies in diffuse pollution modeling, water resources planning and environment policy and strategy management. He has been involved in two international research projects funded by World Bank and JICA. He has developed and applied a entrofication model for Taihu water quality control and coefficient model for Water Framework Directive appraisal. So far, he has published more than 10 research papers.

Dr Jin Wang

Associate Professor – Environmental Pollution and Isotope Geochemistry

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guangzhou University Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford (Academic Visitor)

Dr Wang’s expertise lies in Environmental pollution and isotopic tracing of non-traditional toxic metals like uranium, thorium and thallium; Indoor radon isotope (Rn-222 and Rn-220) measurement and control strategy. He has successfully won funding from National Natural Science Foundation of China. So far, he has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers.

Dr Lei Wang

Senior Research Fellow – Hydrological and hydrogeological modelling

British Geological Survey

Dr Wang’s expertise lies in agricultural diffuse water pollution, hydrological and hydrogeological modelling and environmental real-time modelling. He has successfully won funding worth £2.7m from Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Environment Agency (EA) and Innovate UK (TSB). His research on the “Nitrate time bomb (NTB)” has changed government behaviour and policy. For example, the EA directly invested in integrating the NTB work into their work on Nitrate-Vulnerable-Zones designation and began to use the NTB model at both the policy and local level for better implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive and the EU Nitrates Directive. Beyond this, he has been developing commercial opportunities including recent funding from NERC and Innovate UK. So far, he has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers, 2 books and 9 BGS technical reports. He has developed 15 pieces of software that are used nationally and internationally.

Dr. Liming Wang

Associate Professor-Hydrology and Water Resources Remote Sensing

Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Wang’s specialty is Remote Sensing and has rich experiences in remote sensing information quantification, such as radiometric, shadow and haze removal, land surface parameter characterization, surface energy balance and surface evapotranspiration calculation, and its application in hydrology and water resources. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers.

Dr Yi Zhang

PhD candidate – Geohazards and remote sensing

Lanzhou University / British Geological Survey

Mr Zhang’s expertise lies in landslide investigating, mapping, monitoring, forecasting and early-warning by using remote sensing, such as advanced InSAR techniques. He has successfully won funding from the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, joint many projects from National Natural Science Foundation of China, International S&T Cooperation Program of China and Key Technology Research and Development Program of China. So far, he has published more than 10 peer-reviewed papers.

Miss Yuanyin Li

PhD student - Geography and Earth Science

Durham University / British Geological Survey

Miss Yuanyin Li received her B.Sc. degree in Environmental Science from University of Nottingham, 2018. Since then, Yuanyin has been working towards her Ph.D. at Durham University and the British Geological Survey (BGS). Yuanyin’s research focuses on numerical modelling for predicting groundwater nitrate concentration under projected UK’s land-use-change and climate-change scenarios in the future. The PhD project, which is co-funded by BGS, Jilin University and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), will provide evidence to policy-makers to support their policymaking in handling the nitrate water pollution issues in England and Wales. Yuanyin is the Deputy General Secretary and Public Relations Officer of the UK China Association of Resources and Environment (UK-CARE). She is also responsible for the administration of the WeChat Official Platform: DearUKCARE.

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