Bio


Ziyan’s primary research interest is environmental engineering, especially hydrology, water resources, and sustainable development. Besides, she would like to do some research of big data analysis. In her undergraduate career, she did a hydrology research project of “Development and Update of Rainfall and Runoff Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves for Arizona State Counties in Response to Climate Change” with Dr. Amin Mohebbi at Northern Arizona University. In this project, she used Matlab and Excel to analysis the 1-minuite precipitation data for 60 years. This project combined hydrology, big data analysis, and computer coding. Ziyan is looking forward to doing more combined projects like this for her graduate study.

Besides this project, Ziyan did another project with Dr. Junsxing Ho. The title of the project is “Evaluation of Dust Suppressant Mixed with different types of Soils in Unpaved Road: Lab experiment”. Ziyan did sets of lab experiments in this project, and from this project, she is pretty familiar with lab procedures and lab conduction.

Honors & Awards


  • Hooper Undergraduate Research Award (HURA), Northern Arizona University (2017.04)
  • Dean’s List, Northern Arizona University (2015.12-2018.05)

Education & Certifications


  • Fundamental Engineer (FE), National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Environmental (2017)
  • Bachelor, Northern Arizona University, Environmental Engineering (Water recources, hydrology, geotechnique) (2018)

Projects


  • Development and Update of Rainfall and Runoff Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves for Arizona State Counties in Response to Climate Change, Northern Arizona University (8/1/2017 - 5/15/2018)

    Location

    Flagstaff, Arizona

  • Evaluation of Dust Suppressant Mixed with different types of Soils in Unpaved Road: Lab experiment, Northern Arizona University (1/1/2017 - Present)

    Location

    Flagstaff, Arizona

    Collaborators

    • Junxsing Ho, Associate Professor , Northern Arizona University

Work Experience


  • Undergraduate Research Assistant., Northern Arizona University (1/1/2017 - 5/15/2018)

    I was doing three research projects with two professors at Northern Arizona University. Two projects are focusing on hydrology and water resources. My main responsibilities in these two projects are using Matlab and Excel to analyze and develop Intensity-Duration_Frequency Curves for 60-year precipitation data. The third project is a dust control project, and my primary job is to do the lab experiment of soils.

    Location

    Flagstaff, Arizona

  • Teaching Assistant, Northern Arizona University (1/15/2017 - 5/15/2017)

    I was doing the Teaching Assistant for a fundamental philosophy class (PHI 105) at Northern Arizona University. My primaty duty for this position was to help the professor in class to solve students' problems and grade students' homework.

    Location

    Flagstaff, Arizona