Dr. Ni-Bin Chang
Professor and Director of Stormwater Management Academy
July 2016

Q: What does Sustainability mean to you?
A: Development the meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Q: Describe the class you teach.
A: ENV 6617: Ecological Engineering: Receiving Water Impact
ENV 6047: Environmental Informatics and Remote Sensing
ENV 5636: Environmental and Water Resources Systems Analysis
CWR6102: Advanced Hydrology
EES5318: Industrial Ecology
ENV3001: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
CWR3201: Fluid Mechanics

Q: What do you do at UCF to advance sustainability initiatives?
A: At UCF I promote the sustainability initiative by mentoring graduate and undergraduate students to carry out different sustainability science and sustainable engineering research projects. I also direct the Stormwater Management Academy at UCF and develop different sustainable technologies for stormwater management. Nation wide, I promote the sustainability initiative through several professional societies, including ASCE, IEEE, SPIE, IAH, AAAS, IWA, etc.

Q: How can students get involved in your work?
A: At UCF, my graduate and undergraduate students are from French, Brazil, Mexico, China, Taiwan, Honduras, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Iran, etc. in addition to these US students, each of whom got involved in at least one research project of sustainability study in the Stormwater Management Academy.

Q: What is your vision for sustainability?
A: Sustainability science and engineering program is a highly interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary program. The realm of this program spans from social science, to natural science, and to engineering science, all of which have to be cohesively woven together. It needs to be created and promoted under a new college - College of the Environment.