Bio


Chenghao is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Jackson Lab in the Department of Earth System Science. As a part of the New Map of Life Initiative, he is also a fellow in the domain of Environment at the Stanford Center on Longevity. He is currently studying the relationship between multi-scale energy consumption and human well-being metrics to reduce the need for global energy infrastructure and increase global equality. Chenghao received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University where he focused on the impacts of green infrastructure (especially urban trees) on urban meteorology and climatology using numerical simulations and remote sensing techniques.

Honors & Awards


  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, Ministry of Education (2020)
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Travel Award, IJERPH (2020)
  • Graduate College Completion Fellowship (Spring and Fall semesters), Arizona State University (2019)
  • Outstanding Research Award (2018–2019), Graduate and Professional Student Association (2019)
  • Graduate College Travel Award, Arizona State University (2019)
  • 23rd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence Travel Award, American Meteorological Society Committee on Boundary Layers and Turbulence (2018)
  • 3rd Place in the Student Poster Competition, 8th Annual SSEBE Graduate Research Symposium (2018)
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2017–2018), Graduate and Professional Student Association (2018)
  • 1st Place in the Urban Climate Research Center 1st Annual Poster Competition, Global Institute of Sustainability (2018)
  • Graduate College Travel Award, Arizona State University (2018)
  • 2nd Place (for Runner-up) in the Student Poster Competition, 3rd Urban Water Innovation Network – Annual Meeting (2017)
  • First Prize Scholarship, Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement, China Three Gorges University (2015)
  • The Qiu Suo Prize Scholarship, China Three Gorges University (2015)
  • Second Prize, College Students Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, Ministry of Education of Hubei Province, China (2015)
  • Outstanding Thesis Award, China Three Gorges University (2015)
  • 2nd Yangtze River Student - Hubei Province Outstanding Graduate, Ministry of Education of Hubei Province, China (2015)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Scientific Research, Engineering Research Center of Eco-environment in TGR Region, Ministry of Education, China (2015)
  • 7th China National Excellent Graduate in Hydraulic Engineering, China Association of Hydraulic Engineering Education and Ministry of Education (2015)
  • Best Bachelor’s Degree Thesis Award of Hubei Province, Ministry of Education of Hubei Province, China (2015)
  • Top Grade Scholarship, Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement, China Three Gorges University (2014)
  • Outstanding Exchange Student, China Three Gorges University (2014)
  • Top 10 Outstanding Youths of China Three Gorges University, China Three Gorges University (2014)
  • Honorable Mention Award, 4th China National Top 10 Future Hydraulic Stars, China Association of Hydraulic Engineering Education and Ministry of Education (2014)
  • China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd. Scholarship, China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd. (2014)
  • Top Grade Scholarship, Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement, China Three Gorges University (2013)
  • Second Prize, 3rd China National Undergraduate Hydraulic Innovational Design Competition, China Association of Hydraulic Engineering Education and Ministry of Education (2013)
  • National Scholarship of China, Ministry of Education, China (2012)
  • First Prize Scholarship, Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement, China Three Gorges University (2012)
  • First Prize, Structure Model Design Competition, China Three Gorges University (2012)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Editorial Board Member, Data in Brief (2020 - Present)
  • Topic Editor, Sustainability (2020 - Present)
  • Chair, International Association for Urban Climate - Bibliography Committee (2020 - Present)
  • Member, International Association for Urban Climate - Bibliography Committee (2019 - 2020)
  • Student Member, American Meteorological Society - Committee on Meteorological Aspects of Air Pollution (2018 - 2020)
  • Co-chair, Postdoctoral Advisory Council Committee, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Respectful Community Committee, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University (2020 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (2019)
  • M.S.E., Arizona State University, Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (2018)
  • Visiting Student, The Ohio State University, Environmental Science (2013)
  • B. Eng., China Three Gorges University, Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (2015)

Stanford Advisors


Patents


  • Chenghao Wang, Z. Luo, L. Peng. "China P.Rep. Patent CN201420121440.8 An automatic flood diversion and aerating system for urban landscape river channels", China Three Gorges University, Aug 6, 2014
  • Chenghao Wang, P. Zhao, X. Li, J. Liu, Y. She, H. Zhong. "China P.Rep. Patent CN201420174368.5 An air sample and inhalable particle sampler", China Three Gorges University, Aug 6, 2014
  • Chenghao Wang. "China P.Rep. Patent CN201320536201.4 A solar screened water bloom eliminating boat", China Three Gorges University, Jun 4, 2014
  • Chenghao Wang, Z. Luo, Y. Lei, M. Wang, Y. Liu, H. Peng. "China P.Rep. Patent CN201320661937.4 A flood discharge, power generation, and energy dissipation hydropower station", China Three Gorges University, Apr 2, 2014
  • Chenghao Wang. "China P.Rep. Patent CN201320578623.8 Spillway impulse water turbine", China Three Gorges University, Mar 26, 2014
  • Chenghao Wang. "China P.Rep. Patent CN201320535504.4 An anti-blocking catch basin lid", China Three Gorges University, Feb 12, 2014
  • Chenghao Wang. "China P.Rep. Patent CN201320561220.2 The water stopper for gas inlet system of gas analyzer", China Three Gorges University, Jan 29, 2014
  • Chenghao Wang, Z. Luo, Y. Lei, M. Wang, Y. Liu, H. Peng. "China P.Rep. Patent CN201310508610.8 A flood discharge, power generation, and energy dissipation hydropower station (Invention Patent, Public)", China Three Gorges University, Jan 22, 2014
  • Chenghao Wang. "China P.Rep. Patent CN201320535849.X A multifunctional field environment factor collection work box", China Three Gorges University, Jan 1, 2014

All Publications


  • Critical transitions in the hydrological system: early-warning signals and network analysis HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES Yang, X., Wang, Z., Wang, C. 2022; 26 (7): 1845-1856
  • Black carbon in the Southern Andean snowpack ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS Cordero, R. R., Sepulveda, E., Feron, S., Wang, C., Damiani, A., Fernandoy, F., Neshyba, S., Rowe, P. M., Asencio, V., Carrasco, J., Alfonso, J. A., MacDonell, S., Seckmeyer, G., Carrera, J. M., Jorquera, J., Llanillo, P., Dana, J., Khan, A. L., Casassa, G. 2022; 17 (4)
  • Human well-being and per capita energy use ECOSPHERE Jackson, R. B., Ahlstrom, A., Hugelius, G., Wang, C., Porporato, A., Ramaswami, A., Roy, J., Yin, J. 2022; 13 (4)

    View details for DOI 10.1002/ecs2.3978

    View details for Web of Science ID 000781073700001

  • Black carbon footprint of human presence in Antarctica. Nature communications Cordero, R. R., Sepulveda, E., Feron, S., Damiani, A., Fernandoy, F., Neshyba, S., Rowe, P. M., Asencio, V., Carrasco, J., Alfonso, J. A., Llanillo, P., Wachter, P., Seckmeyer, G., Stepanova, M., Carrera, J. M., Jorquera, J., Wang, C., Malhotra, A., Dana, J., Khan, A. L., Casassa, G. 2022; 13 (1): 984

    Abstract

    Black carbon (BC) from fossil fuel and biomass combustion darkens the snow and makes it melt sooner. The BC footprint of research activities and tourism in Antarctica has likely increased as human presence in the continent has surged in recent decades. Here, we report on measurements of the BC concentration in snow samples from 28 sites across a transect of about 2,000km from the northern tip of Antarctica (62°S) to the southern Ellsworth Mountains (79°S). Our surveys show that BC content in snow surrounding research facilities and popular shore tourist-landing sites is considerably above background levels measured elsewhere in the continent. The resulting radiative forcing is accelerating snow melting and shrinking the snowpack on BC-impacted areas on the Antarctic Peninsula and associated archipelagos by up to 23mm water equivalent (w.e.) every summer.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/s41467-022-28560-w

    View details for PubMedID 35194040

  • The synergistic effect of urban heat and moisture islands in a compact high-rise city BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT Huang, X., Song, J., Wang, C., Chui, T., Chan, P. 2021; 205
  • Evaluation of CMIP6 Models over Two Third Pole Subregions with Contrasting Circulation Systems JOURNAL OF CLIMATE Li, Y., Wang, C., Su, F. 2021; 34 (22): 9133-9152
  • Spatial and temporal variability of dissolved methane concentrations and diffusive emissions in the Three Gorges Reservoir. Water research Liu, J., Xiao, S., Wang, C., Yang, Z., Liu, D., Guo, X., Liu, L., Lorke, A. 2021; 207: 117788

    Abstract

    Methane (CH4) emissions from freshwater aquatic systems such as rivers and reservoirs are an important component of the global methane budget. However, the estimation can be largely affected by the spatial and temporal resolutions of measurements. Especially, the lack of high-resolution studies in the Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR), one of the largest reservoirs in the world, has led to a longstanding debate on its CH4 emissions. In this study, the spatial distribution and seasonal variations of dissolved CH4 concentrations were measured using a fast-response automated gas equilibrator in the TGR. We observed large spatiotemporal variations of dissolved CH4 (mean ± SD: 0.26±0.19muM in summer and 0.24±0.17muM in winter). Higher concentrations with stronger variations were found in the upstream than in the section close to the Three Gorges Dam. The dissolved CH4 concentration in the TGR was mainly influenced by sewage discharge, sedimentation, topographical conditions, tributaries, and spatial and seasonal variations in hydrodynamics. Regression analyses suggest that the concentration can be characterized by sewage discharge, water depth, and electrical conductivity to a certain extent. Mean diffusive CH4 fluxes from the TGR in summer and winter were 16.2mg m-2 d-1 and 3.1mg m-2 d-1, respectively. Downsampling simulations show that scaling dissolved CH4 in the TGR from one site likely involves large errors, and at least 38 sites and 52-58 sites are needed to achieve an accurate estimate in summer and winter, respectively. Due to the large spatial and temporal heterogeneity, high-resolution measurements are key to improving the reliability of CH4 estimates and assessing the contribution of the TGR to regional and global CH4 budgets.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.watres.2021.117788

    View details for PubMedID 34717210

  • Evaluation of MODIS-derived estimates of the albedo over the Atacama Desert using ground-based spectral measurements. Scientific reports Cordero, R. R., Feron, S., Sepulveda, E., Damiani, A., Carrera, J. M., Jorquera, J., Alfonso, J. A., Fuenzalida, R., Rivas, M., MacDonell, S., Seckmeyer, G., Wang, C., Ouyang, Z., Lhermitte, S. 2021; 11 (1): 19822

    Abstract

    Surface albedo is an important forcing parameter that drives the radiative energy budget as it determines thefractionof the downwelling solar irradiance that the surface reflects. Here we report on ground-based measurements of the spectral albedo (350-2200nm) carried out at 20 sites across a North-South transect of approximately 1300km in the Atacama Desert, from latitude 18° S to latitude 30° S. These spectral measurements were used to evaluate remote sensing estimates of the albedo derived from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). We found that the relative mean bias error (RMBE) of MODIS-derived estimates was within±5% of ground-based measurements in most of the Atacama Desert (18-27° S). Although the correlation between MODIS-derived estimates and ground-based measurements remained relatively high (R=0.94), RMBE values were slightly larger in the southernmost part of the desert (27-30° S). Both MODIS-derived data and ground-based measurements show that the albedo at some bright spots in the Atacama Desert may be high enough (up to 0.25 in visible range) for considerably boosting the performance of bifacial photovoltaic technologies(6-12%).

    View details for DOI 10.1038/s41598-021-98622-4

    View details for PubMedID 34615892

  • Contribution of moisture sources to precipitation changes in the Three Gorges Reservoir Region HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES Li, Y., Wang, C., Peng, H., Xiao, S., Yan, D. 2021; 25 (9): 4759-4772
  • Cool pavements for urban heat island mitigation: A synthetic review RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS Wang, C., Wang, Z., Kaloush, K. E., Shacat, J. 2021; 146
  • Dynamic synchronization of extreme heat in complex climate networks in the contiguous United States URBAN CLIMATE Wang, Z., Wang, C., Yang, X. 2021; 38
  • A single-layer urban canopy model with transmissive radiation exchange between trees and street canyons BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT Wang, C., Wang, Z., Ryu, Y. 2021; 191
  • Perceptions of urban heat island mitigation and implementation strategies: survey and gap analysis Sustainable Cities and Society Wang, C., Wang, Z. H., Kaloush, K. E., Shacat, J. 2021; 66
  • A single-layer urban canopy model with transmissive radiation exchange between trees and street canyons Building and Environment Wang, C., Wang, Z. H., Ryu, Y. H. 2021
  • A network-based toolkit for evaluation and intercomparison of weather prediction and climate modeling Journal of Environmental Management Wang, C., Wang, Z. H. 2020; 268
  • Early-warning signals for critical temperature transitions Geophysical Research Letters Wang, C., Wang, Z. H., Sun, L. 2020; 47 (14)

    View details for DOI 10.1029/2020GL088503

  • Emergence of urban clustering among U.S. cities under environmental stressors Sustainable Cities and Society Wang, C., Wang, Z. H., Li, Q. 2020; 63
  • Responses of natural vegetation to climate in dryland ecosystems: A case study between Xinjiang and Arizona Remote Sensing Zhang, F., Wang, C., Wang, Z. H. 2020; 12 (21)

    View details for DOI 10.3390/rs12213567

  • Environmental cooling provided by urban trees under extreme heat and cold waves in U.S. cities Remote Sensing of Environment Wang, C., Wang, Z. H., Wang, C. Y., Myint, S. W. 2019; 227: 28-43
  • Population dynamics modify urban residents’ exposure to extreme temperatures across the United States Science Advances Yang, J., Hu, L., Wang, C. 2019; 5 (12)

    View details for DOI 10.1126/sciadv.aay3452

  • Urban water capacity: Irrigation for heat mitigation Computers, Environment and Urban Systems Wang, C., Wang, Z. H., Yang, J. 2019; 78
  • A backward-Lagrangian-stochastic footprint model for the urban environment Boundary-Layer Meteorology Wang, C., Wang, Z. H., Yang, J., Li, Q. 2018; 168: 59-80
  • Quantifying the impact of urban trees on passive pollutant dispersion using a coupled large-eddy simulation–Lagrangian stochastic model Building and Environment Wang, C., Li, Q., Wang, Z. H. 2018; 145: 33-29
  • Cooling effect of urban trees on the built environment of contiguous United States Earth’s Future Wang, C., Wang, Z. H., Yang, J. 2018; 6 (8): 1066-1081

    View details for DOI 10.1029/2018EF000891

  • The regional impact of urban heat mitigation strategies on planetary boundary-layer dynamics over a semiarid city Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Song, J., Wang, Z. H., Wang, C. 2018; 123 (12): 6410-6422

    View details for DOI 10.1029/2018JD028302

  • Biospheric and anthropogenic contributors to atmospheric CO2 variability in a residential neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Song, J., Wang, Z. H., Wang, C. 2017; 122 (6): 3317-3329

    View details for DOI 10.1002/2016JD026267

  • Landscape determinants of spatio-temporal patterns of aerosol optical depth in the two most polluted metropolitans in the United States Science of the Total Environment Wang, C., Wang, C. Y., Myint, S. W., Wang, Z. H. 2017; 609: 1556-1565
  • Projecting population growth as a dynamic measure of regional urban warming Sustainable Cities and Society Wang, C., Wang, Z. H. 2017; 32: 357-365
  • Theoretical model for diffusive greenhouse gas fluxes estimation across water-air interfaces measured with the static floating chamber method Atmospheric Environment Xiao, S., Wang, C., Wilkinson, R. J., et al 2016; 137: 45-52
  • Size matters: What are the characteristic source areas for urban planning strategies PLoS ONE Wang, Z. H., Fan, C., Myint, S. W., Wang, C. 2016; 11 (11)