Qizhong (George) Guo

Qizhong (George) Guo

Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone:848-445-2983
Fax:732-445-0577
Email:qguo@soe.rutgers.edu
Office:RWH 328F
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Dr. Qizhong (George) Guo is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at School of Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is a widely recognized water resources engineer. His specialty and research areas are hydraulics and hydrology, urban stormwater and flood management, water environment protection and restoration, and green and sustainable water infrastructure.

Dr. Guo has directed over 40 research projects as the principal investigator. His major research achievements include urban stormwater management and combined sewer overflow (CSO) control measures, coastal flood risk reduction and ecosystem restoration strategies, performance and maintenance of emerging stormwater green infrastructure, new method for estimating freshwater input and water residence time in estuaries, innovative combined-sewer sediment flushing techniques, cement quality criteria for drinking water pipe linings, and verification and certification of stormwater manufactured treatment devices.

Dr. Guo has also actively served the profession. He has chaired the stormwater technology certification guidelines task committee for the American Society of Civil Engineers, served on a project steering committee for the Water Environment Research Foundation, and served as President of the Chinese American Water Resources Association.

Dr. Guo received B.E. degree from Tianjin University (China) and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Minnesota. He is a licensed civil engineer and a diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.

Education

PhD, University of Minnesota, Civil/Water Resources Engineering
MS, University of Minnesota, Civil/Water Resources Engineering
BE, Tianjin University (China), Hydraulic Engineering

Professional Affiliations

Service to Profession
  • Chair, Task Committee on Guidelines for Certification of Stormwater Manufactured Devices, ASCE/EWRI
  • President, Chinese American Water Resources Association
  • Project Steering Committee Member, Stormwater-Borne Solids, Water Environment Research Foundation
  • Member, Aging Water Infrastructure Initiative Research Team, Water Environment Research Foundation
  • Peer Review Panelist, Water Infrastructure Research Proposals, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development
  • Member, Advisory Council, NJ Water Resources Research Institute
  • Honorary Theme Editor, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (Sustainable Development), UNESCO 
Service to Society
  • Member, Stream Corridors Subcommittee, Delaware River Basin Commission
  • Member, Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, National Estuary Program for Barnegat Bay, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Whippany Watershed Pilot Project, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • Interviewed by local, national and international media on water resources technical issues (MSNBC, CCTV 4, SinoVision, CCTV America, WNYC, WBGO, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, The Star Ledger, NJN News, The Bergen Record, Asbury Park Press, Atlantic City Press, The Daily Targum, Wired Magazine, Omaha Herald, International Talent, etc.)
Service to University, College, and Department
  • Member, Presidential Task Force on Raritan River/Eco-Preserve
  • Member, Steering Committee, Rutgers Raritan River Consortium (R3C)
  • Member, University Committee on Environmental Affairs
  • Member, University Liberia Initiative and Program
  • Member, New Brunswick Campus Faculty Advisory Council
  • Advisor, The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
  • Member, Faculty Advisory Committee, Rutgers Climate Institute (RCI)
  • Member, Rutgers Energy Institute (REI)
  • Member, Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (IEOAS), fomerly Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences (IMCS)
  • Member, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)
  • Chair, Courses of Study Committee, School of Engineering
  • Chair, Library Committee, School of Engineering
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Appointments and Promotions, School of Engineering
  • Program Director, Certificate in Green Water Infrastructure, Rutgers Advanced Technology Extension (RATE), School of Engineering
  • Founding Director, Rutgers Hydroinformatics Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulics Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Current and Recent Research Projects
  • Strengthening Marshes Creek through Green and Grey Infrastructure, funded by U.S. Department of Interior via National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • At Risk: Healthy Coastal Ecosystem and Resilient Communities & Economies in an Era of Climate Change, New Jersey Sea Grant via NJIT
  • Flood Risk Reduction Strategies for Vulnerable Coastal Populations around Barnegat Bay, Hackensack River, Hudson River, Arthur Kill, and Delaware Bay, funded by NJDEP
  • Protection of Boardwalk, funded by Borough of Seaside Heights, NJ
  • Wet-Weather Flow High-Rate Treatment and Disinfection Demonstration Project, funded by USEPA-NJDEP-Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority via Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • Performance Evaluation of Portable Dewatering Device for Construction Sites and Stormwater Treatment Systems, funded by Aqualete Industries
  • Drainage System Identification and Analysis, funded by NJDOT via NJIT
  • Stormwater System Monitoring and Evaluation, funded by NJDOT
  • Automatic Vacuum Flushing Technology for Combined Sewer Solids, funded by USEPA via WERF
  • High Volume Utilization of Fly Ash Containing Mercury-Impregnated Carbon, funded by USDOE via Ceramatec, Inc.
  • Stormwater Management Rule Implementation Process, funded by NJDOT
  • Correlation of Total Suspended Solids and Suspended Sediment Concentration Test Methods, funded by NJDEP
  • Watershed Modeling to Support Post Brook Regional Stormwater Management Plan Development, funded by USEPA-NJDEP via GSE, LLC
  • Section 319H NPS Pollution Control and Management Implementation Grant Program: Implementation of Stormwater Detention Basin Retrofitting Techniques
  • funded by USEPA via NJDEP
  • Development of a Numerical Model to Assess the Impacts of Raw Water Quality on Conventional Drinking Water Treatment, funded by NJDEP
  • Water Quality Modeling Study of Lower Maurice River Estuary, funded by Commercial Township, NJ

Selected Publications

Selected Books
  • Guo, Q., Editor (2017). Guidelines for Certification of Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices. American Society of Civil Engineers, ISBN: 9780784414798
  • Guo, Q. (2013). Automatic Vacuum Flushing Technology for Combined Sewer Solids, IWA Publishing, ISBN: 9781780400471
  • Horikawa, K. and Guo, Q., Editors (2009). Civil Engineering (Vols. 1-2), Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford. ISBN: 978-1-84826-973-6, 978-1-84826-974-3
Selected Technical Papers
  • Tang, Y., Guo, Q., Su, C. and Chen, X. (2017). “Flooding in Delta Areas under Changing Climate: Response of Design Flood Level to Non-Stationarity in Both Inflow Floods and High Tides in South China.” Water, 9, 471; doi:10.3390/w9070471.
  • Zhao, J. Jin, J., Xu, J., Guo, Q., Hang, Q., and Chen, Y. (2017). “Risk assessment of flood disaster and forewarning model at different spatial-temporal scales.” Theor Appl Climatol, DOI 10.1007/s00704-017-2086-9.
  • Lian, J., Zhang, W., Guo, Q., and Liu, F. (2016). “Generation Mechanism and Prediction Model for Low Frequency Noise Induced by Energy Dissipating Submerged Jets during Flood Discharge from a High Dam.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 13, Article 594. doi:10.3390/ijerph13060594.
  • Richter, S., Roche, C., and Guo, Q. (2016). “Low Impact Stormwater Management Development at Rutgers University.” Proceedings of the 2016 International Low Impact Development Conference, Beijing, China, June 26-29.
  • Gharieh, K., Jafari, M. A., and Guo, Q. (2015). “Investment in Hydrogen Tri-generation for Wastewater Treatment Plants under Uncertainties.” Journal of Power Sources, Vol., 297, pp. 302-314. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.07.093.
  • Lian, J., Yao, Y., Ma, C., and Guo, Q. (2014). “Reservoir Operation Rules for Controlling Algal Blooms in a Tributary to the Impoundment of Three Gorges Dam.” Water, Vol. 6, pp. 3200-3223, DOI: 10.3390/w6103200.
  • Guo, Q., Kantor, P., Roberts, F., Robinson, D., Correa, C. A. and Cignarella, B. (2014) “Risk Analysis for Flood Mitigation on the Raritan.” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Flood Management, São Paulo, Brazil, September 16-18.
  • Walsh, S. P., Rowe, A., and Guo, Q. (2014). “Laboratory Scale Study to Quantify the Effect of Sediment Accumulation on the Hydraulic Conductivity of Pervious Concrete.” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000733.
  • Zhao, J., Jin, J., Guo, Q., Chen, Y., Lu, M., and Tinoco, T. (2014). “Forewarning model for water pollution risk based on Bayes theory.” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp 3073-3081.
  • Guo, Q. (2013). “Development of Flood Risk Reduction Strategies in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.” Proceedings of the 17th Cross-Strait Conference on Water Resources, Miaoli, Taiwan, November 14-15.
  • Guo, Q. and Correa, C. A. (2013). “The Impacts of Green Infrastructure on Flood Level Reduction for the Raritan River: Modeling Assessment.” Proceedings of the ASCE/EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 19-23.
  • Li, Y. and Guo, Q. (2012). “Angular Velocity Formula for Turbulent Vortex Chamber Flows.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 138, No. 5, pp. 467–470.
  • Xu, H., Guo, Q., and Chen, Y. (2012). “The impacts of radar-precipitation-estimation on streamflow simulation with HSPF.” Remote Sensing and Hydrology, Proceedings of a Symposium organized by the International Commission on Remote Sensing of IHHS, held at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, 27-30 September 2010, IAHS Special Publication 352, IAHS Press, UK.
  • Guo, Q. (2012). “Hydrologic and Water Quality Restoration of Mining Areas.” Papers on the Treatment of Subsidence Regions in Mining Area of the 9th Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference, Beijing, China, April 15-22, 2012. 
  • Roseen, R. M., Ballestero, T. P., Fowler, G. D., Guo, Q., and Houle, J. (2011). Sediment Monitoring Bias by Autosampler in Comparison with Whole Volume Sampling for Parking Lot Runoff. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 137, No. 4, pp. 251-257. 
  • Guo, Q. and Kim, J. (2011). “Information for Inspection and Maintenance of Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices.” Proceedings of the ASCE/EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Palm Springs, California, May 22-26.
  • Kim, J. and Guo, Q. (2011). “Maintenance Interval for Stormwater Hydrodynamic Separators.” Proceedings of the ASCE/EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Palm Springs, California, May 22-26.
  • Guo, Q. (2011). “Water Environment Protection and Restoration.” Proceedings of the 15th Cross-Strait Conference on Water Resources, Wuhan, China, October 24-25 (in Chinese).
  • Guo, Q. and Kim, J. (2010). “Quantity and Quality of Stormwater Solids Trapped by Hydrodynamic Separators at Highway Sites.” Proceedings of the ASCE/EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Providence, Rhode Island, May 16-20.
  • Fernnandez, V. and Guo, Q. (2009). “Water Quality Design Storm for Hydrodynamic Separators.” Proceedings of the ASCE/EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, May 17-21, Kansas City, MO.
  • Boxer, C., Nickens, A. and Guo, Q. (2009). Beneficiation and Utilization of Fly Ash Containing Mercury-Impregnated Activated Carbon, Proceedings of World of Coal Ash (WOCA) Conference, May 4-7, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Gulliver, J. S., Guo, Q., Sansalone, J. J., Williams, G. and Wu, J. S. (2009). “Proposed scaling relations for manufactured stormwater BMP.” Proceedings of the ASCE/EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, May 17-21, Kansas City, MO.
  • Guo, Q. (2008). “Urban Flood Management in USA.” Proceedings of the Advanced Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Flood Forecast and Warning, Dongguan, China, November 19-21. 
  • Guo, Q., England, G., Johnston, C. E. (2008). “Development of Certification Guidelines for Manufactured Stormwater BMPs.” Proceedings of the ASCE/EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, May 12-16, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Hunt, W. F. , England, G., DeBruijn, H., Gee, R., Guo, Q., Lord, W., Miller, M., Mosheni, O., and Perry, S. (2008). “Inspection and Maintenance Guidance for Manufactured BMPs.” Proceedings of the ASCE/EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, May 12-16, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Huang, S, Ng, C, and Guo, Q. (2007). “Experimental investigation of the effect of flow turbulence and sediment transport on the adsorption of cadmium ions onto sediment particles.” Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol. 19, pp. 696-703. 
  • Guo, Q. (2007). “Effect of Particle Size on Difference between TSS and SSC Measurements.” Proceedings of the ASCE/EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress May 15-19, Tampa, Florida.
  • Guo, Q. (2007). “Research to Support Certification of TSS Removal Efficiency of Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices.” Proceedings of the ASCE/EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress May 15-19, Tampa, Florida.
  • Guo, Q. (2007). “Performance of Retrofitted Stormwater Extended Detention Wetlands.” Proceedings of the ASCE/EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress May 15-19, Tampa, Florida.
  • Sankararamakrishnan, N. and Guo, Q. (2005). “Chemical Tracers as Indicators of Human Fecal Coliforms at Storm Water Outfalls.” Environment International. Vol. 31, No. 8, pp. 1133-1140.
  • Guo, Q., Fan, C-Y., Raghavan, R., and Field, R. (2004). “Gate and Vacuum Flushing of Sewer Sediment: Laboratory Testing.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol.130, No. 5, pp. 463-466.
  • Guo, Q. (2004). “Development of Flow-Based TMDLs for Fecal Coliform.” Proceedings of the World Water & Environmental Resources Congress, June 27-July 1, Salt Lake City, Utah, ASCE-EWRI.
  • Marcoon, K. B. and Guo, Q. (2004). “Detention Basin Retrofit: Optimization between Water Quality Improvement and Flood Control.” Proceedings of the World Water & Environmental Resources Congress, June 27-July 1, Salt Lake City, Utah, ASCE-EWRI.
  • Guo, Q. (2004). “Reengineering of Urban Storm Water Management Facilities.” IDS-Water Americas 2004, May 10 – 28, Internet Conference, http://www.idswater.com, 4p. 
  • Decker, T. and Guo, Q. (2003). “Site Assessment for a Stormwater Detention Basin Water Quality Retrofit.” Stormwater, The Journal for Surface Water Quality Professionals, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 56-66.
Selected Technical Reports and Other Publications
  • Imhoff, P. T., Chiu, P. C., and Guo, Q. (2015). Enhancing Nitrogen Removal in Stormwater Treatment Facilities for Transportation, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation-University Transportation Center, CAIT-UTC-045, January, 27 pages.
  • Guo, Q., Byrne, B., Gong, J., Krishnamoorthy, R., and Mayer, H. (2014). Strategies for Flood Risk Reduction for Vulnerable Coastal Populations along Arthur Kill at Elizabeth, Linden, Rahway, Carteret and Woodbridge. Final Report, Submitted to New Jersey Governor’s Office of Rebuilding and Recovery and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, August, 136 pages.
  • Guo, Q., Li, Y., Kennish, M. J., Psuty, N. P., Lathrop, R. G., and Trimble, J. L. (2014). Strategies for Flood Risk Reduction for Vulnerable Coastal Populations around Barnegat Bay. Final Report, Submitted to New Jersey Governor’s Office of Rebuilding and Recovery and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, August, 339 pages.
  • Guo, Q., Bushek, D., Lathrop, R. G., Kim, J., Byrne, B., and Trimble, J. L. (2014). Strategies for Flood Risk Reduction for Vulnerable Coastal Populations around Delaware Bay. Final Report, Submitted to New Jersey Governor’s Office of Rebuilding and Recovery and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, August, 104 pages.
  • Guo, Q., Miskewitz, R., Raavi, M., Loudermilk, C., Wu, M., Galster, J., Alo, C., Prezant, R., Beury, J., Macdonald, T., and Nickels, J. (2014). Strategies for Flood Risk Reduction for Vulnerable Coastal Populations along Hackensack River at Little Ferry and Moonachie. Final Report, Submitted to New Jersey Governor’s Office of Rebuilding and Recovery and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, August, 54 pages.
  • Guo, Q., Miskewitz, R., Athanasopoulou, E., Gharyeh, K., and Zhao, J. (2014). Strategies for Flood Risk Reduction for Vulnerable Coastal Populations along Hudson River at Hoboken and Jersey City. Final Report, Submitted to New Jersey Governor’s Office of Rebuilding and Recovery and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, August, 90 pages.
  • Guo, Q. and Kim (2013). Stormwater System Monitoring and Evaluation – Implementation, Final Report, FHWA-NJ-2014-011, Submitted to New Jersey Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, December, 23 pages.
  • Guo, Q. and Kim (2013). Stormwater System Monitoring and Evaluation, Final Report, FHWA-NJ-2014-010, Submitted to New Jersey Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, December, 205 pages.
  • Psuty, N. P., Guo, Q., and Tabar, J. R. (2013). Options for Increasing the Stability of the Newly-Constructed Boardwalk at Seaside Heights, Submitted to Borough of Seaside Heights, NJ, November 29, 21 pages.
  • Guo, Q., Kantor, P., Roberts, F., and Robinson, D. (2012). Risk Analysis for Flood Mitigation on the Raritan, Final Report, CCICADA - Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis, Submitted to Federal Emergency Management Agency via Rutgers Bloustein Planning School, April 30.
  • Guo, Q., Kim, J. and Correa, C. A. (2012). Information for Cost-Effective Maintenance of Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices (MTDs). Submitted to New Jersey Department of Transportation via NJIT, April.
  • Guo, Q. (2010). Feasibility Study of Hydro-electric Development at Lake Lenape Dam, Final Report, Prepared for County of Atlantic, New Jersey, August.
  • Guo, Q., Balaguru, P.N., Raju, A., and Sahiwal, J. (2008). Kosson Leaching Tests of Treated and Untreated Fly Ash Samples, Project Report, Prepared for Ceramatec Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, July.
  • Guo, Q., Nowicki, P., Stencel, J. R., Rajagopal, R., Ulrich, R., Skupien, J. J., and Maguire, D. (2007). Stormwater Management Rule Implementation Process, Final Report, FHWA-NJ-2007-023, Submitted to New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Research and Federal Highway Administration, December.
  • Guo, Q. (2007). “How We Can Combat Flooding,” Op-Ed Article, The Record, April 30 Edition.
  • Guo, Q. (2006). Correlation of Total Suspended Solids (TSS) and Suspended Sediment Concentration (SSC) Test Methods, Final Report, Submitted to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, November.
  • Guo, Q. (2006). Watershed Modeling to Support Post Brook Stormwater Management Plan Development, Submitted to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, September.
  • Guo, Q. (2006). Implementation of Stormwater Detention Basin Retrofitting Techniques, Final Report, Submitted to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, August.
  • Guo, Q., Li, Y. and El-Khoury, H. (2006). Mercury Leaching Tests of the Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Samples, Final Report, Submitted to Ceramatec, Inc., March.
  • Guo, Q., Psuty, N. P., Lordi, G. P., Glenn S., Mund. M., and Gastrich, M. D. (2004). Hydrographic Study of Barnegat Bay, Research Project Summary, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Science, Research, and Technology, Trenton, NJ, July, 4p. Available from web site: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/dsr/research/hydrographic.pdf
  • Guo, Q., Wu, H., and Sankararamakrishnan, N. (2003). Development of a Numerical Model for Assessing the Impact of Raw Water Quality on Conventional Drinking Water Treatment, Final Report, Submitted to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton, NJ, December, 141p.
  • Guo, Q., Kumaraswamy, A., and Saha S. K. (2002). Water Quality Modeling Study of Lower Maurice River Estuary, Final Report, Submitted to Township of Commercial, Port Norris, NJ, January, 121p.
  • Guo, Q., Saha, S. K., and Pace, J. (2001). Sewer and Tank Sediment Flushing: Hydraulic Modeling Studies of Standpipe Vacuum Flushing Device, Final Report, Submitted to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Edison, New Jersey, November, 46p.