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:CoRE 614
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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 30 research projects as the principal investigator. His major research achievements include green and adaptive flood risk reduction strategies, maintenance intervals for emerging stormwater green infrastructure, new method for estimating freshwater input and water residence time in estuaries, innovative combined-sewer sediment flushing techniques, and cement quality standards for drinking water pipe linings.

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 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, 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, Advisory Committee, Rutgers Climate Institute (RCI)
  • Member, Rutgers Energy Institute (REI)
  • Member, 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
  • Program Director, Certificate in Green Water Infrastructure, Rutgers Advanced Technology Extension (RATE), School of Engineering
  • 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
  • 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. (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
  • 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
  • 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. and Kim (2011). Stormwater System Monitoring and Evaluation, Final Report, Submitted to New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Research and Federal Highway Administration, December.
  • 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.