Prof. Li earned his Ph.D. in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering in 1993 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research covers a range of technical interests in hydrology and water resources, from theoretical to computational to technological, on fundamental as well as applied problems. His innovative integration of scientific hydrology, applied mathematics, computational sciences, “big data”, and information technologies has advanced the ability of the hydrological community to model complex groundwater systems and expanded the utility of modeling as a tool for research, education, and professional investigation. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States of Geological Survey, the Great Lakes Protection Fund, and local government agencies, industries, and citizen groups. Prof. Li is an associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, the National Groundwater Association's Journal of Ground Water, and the Journal of Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. He is a registered professional engineer and an elected Fellow of both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Geological Society of America.
Elected Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2007
Elected Fellow, Geological Society of America, 2007
Interactive Groundwater, The Premier Award, The National Engineering Education and Delivery Systems, co-sponsored by John Wiley & Sons, Autodesk, MathWorks and Microsoft Research, 2002
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Team Award, Michigan Interactive Groundwater for Wellhead Protection, 2009
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with Technology Award, 2000-2001, Portland State University
Outstanding Research Award, Portland State University School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1999-2000
Ph.D., Water Resources & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1993
M.S., Computational Fluid Mechanics, The University of Iowa 1990
M.S., Hydraulics, Chengdu University of Science & Technology, China 1985
B.S., Hydraulic Engineering, Chengdu University of Science & Technology, China 1982
Hierarchical Modeling of a Groundwater Remediation Capture System, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, in revision, Liao, H.S., Y. Li, P. Sampath, and S.G. Li
Ni, C-F and S.G. Li, "Stochastic modeling of complex groundwater systems in the presence of general sources and sinks." No.10, October Issue, 2009. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE.
Li, S.G., H.S. Liao, S. Afshari, M. Oztan, H. Abbas, A GIS-enabled Hierarchical Modeling Patch Dynamics Paradigm for Modeling Complex Groundwater Systems Across Multiple Scales. Invited Book Chapter. In Modeling of Pollutants in Complex Environmental Systems. ILM Publications. 2009.
Afshari, S., R. Mandle, Q. Liu, and S. G. Li: "A Hierarchical Patch Dynamic Approach for Predicting Near-Well Dynamics in Large Groundwater Systems". No.9 September Issue, 2008. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE.
Li, S.G. and Q. Liu. A New Paradigm for Groundwater Modeling. Invited book chapter. In Quantitative Information Fusion for Hydrological Sciences Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 79, Cai, Xing; Jim Yeh, T.-C. (Eds.). Springer. 2008.