Zhiguo He, Ph.D.

Professor, Deputy Director of Institute of Port, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Ocean College, Zhejiang University


Ph.D. – University of Mississippi, USA, Engineering Science, 2007
M. S. – Zhejiang University, Civil Engineering, 2002,
B. S. – Xian University of Architecture and Technology, Civil Engineering, 1999

Working Experience

2015-present, Professor, Ocean College, Zhejiang University
2011-2016, Deputy Director, Institute of Physical Oceanography, Ocean College, Zhejiang University
2012-2015, Associate Professor, Ocean College, Zhejiang University
2011-2012, Visiting Scholar, Department of Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, USA
2010-2012, Associate Professor, Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University
2009-2010, Assistant Professor, Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Zhejiang University
2007-2009, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, University of Mississippi, USA
2003-2007, Research Assistant, National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, University of Mississippi, USA
Awards and Honors

Outstanding Faculty Award of Ocean College, 2013, 2016;  Excellent Teaching Award of Zhejiang University, 2013
"151" Expert Program of Zhejiang Province, 2012、2016
Outstanding Faculty Award of Department, 2009
Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2006
Teaching Courses
Fluid Mechanics, Estuary Dynamics, Numerical Analysis

Publication List
Recent Publications (* Corresponding author)
  1. He Z., Zhao, L., Lin, T., Hu, P., Lv, Y., Ho, H., Lin, Y. (2017). Hydrodynamics of gravity currents down a ramp in linearly stratified environments. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering -ASCE, 143(3): 04016085.

  2. Zhang W., He, Z., Jiang H*. (2017). Scaling for turbulent viscosity of buoyant plumes in stratified fluids: PIV measurement with implications for submarine hydrothermal plume turbulence. Deep-Sea Research Part I, online.

  3. L. Li, W. Guan, He Z., Y. Yao, Y. Xia. (2017). Responses of water environment to tidal flat reduction in Xiangshan Bay: Part II locally re-suspended sediment dynamics. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 198: 114-127.

  4. He, Z*, Lin, T., Zhao., L., Lin, Y., Hu P., Ran, Q., He, H. (2016). Experiments on gravity currents down a ramp in unstratified and linearly stratifited salt water environments. Science in China: Technologica, 46(5): 1-9.

  5. W. Zhang, Zhao, L., He, Z*, Lin, T., Tan, L., Jiang, H. (2016). Characteristics of plumes in linearly stratified salt water. Advances in Water Sciences (in chinese). 27(4): 602-608.

  6. He, S., Liu, A., Yu, CK., He, Z*, Yang, Zheng, G., and Chen, Y. (2016). Rainband feature tracking for wind speeds around typhoon eyes using multiple sensors. International Journal of Remote Sensing.  37(9). DOI:

  7. He Z., Huangfu, K., Yuan Y., Song, D., et al. (2016). Variations of temperature, salinity, and currents in southern tidal passage of Hangzhou Bay, China. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 35(3). DOI: 10.1007/s13131-016-0819-8 

  8. He, Z, H Weng, T Wu, H. Ho, Y Lin*, Q. Ran. (2015). Impact of moving rainfall events on hllslope pollutant transport. Environmental Earth Sciences, 74(7): 5989-5999. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-015-4623-0.

  9. Kalhoro, N.A., He, Z., Xu, D., Faiz, M., Lv, Y., Sohoo, N., Bhutto, A. (2016). Vulnerability of the Indus River Delta of the North Arabian Sea, Pakistan. Global NEST Journal, 18(3): 599-610.

  10. Yu, CH., Wang, D., He, Z*, Pahtz, T. (2015). An optimized dispersion-relation-preserving combined compact difference scheme to solve advection equations. Journal of Computational Physics. 300: 92-115. DOI: 10.1016/

  11. Hu, P., Pähtz, T., He, Z*, (2015).  Is it appropriate to model turbidity currents with the Three-Equation Model? Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface. 120(7): 1153-1170. DOI: 10.1002/2015JF003474.

  12. He, Z, T Wu, H Weng, P. Hu*, G. Wu. (2017). Numerical simulation of dam-break flow and bed change considering the vegetation effects, International Journal of Sediment Research, 120: 1-18. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-015-4623-0.

  13. Hu, P., Li, W., He, Z*, Pähtz, T., Yue, Z. (2015). Well-balanced and flexible morphological modeling of swash hydrodynamics and sediment transport. Coastal Engineering, 96: 27–37.

  14. He, Z*, Weng, H., Ho. H., Ran, Q., and Mao, M. (2014). Soil Erosion and Pollutant Transport during Rainfall-runoff Processes, Water Resources41(5): 604-611.

  15. He, Z., G. Tayfur, Q. Ran, and H. Weng. (2013). Modeling pollutant transport in overland flow over non-planar and non-homogenous infiltrating surfaces. Journal of Zhejiang University-Science A, 14(2): 110-119.

  16. Ran, Q., Su, D., Qian, Q., Fu, X., Wang, G., He, Z*. (2012) Physically-based approach to analyze rainfall-triggered landslide using hydraulic gradient as slide direction. Journal of ZhejiangUniversity Science A, 13(12): 943-957.

  17. Wu, W., Marsooli, R., and He, Z. (2012). Depth-averaged two-dimensional model of unsteady flow and sediment transport due to non-cohesive embankment break/breaching. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE, 138(6), 503–516.

  18. Ran, Q., Su, D., Li, P., He, Z.* (2012). Experimental study of the impact of rainfall characteristics on runoff generation and soil erosion, Journal of Hydrology, 424–425: 99-111, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.12.035.

  19. Cheng, W., and He, Z. (2011). Calibration of Nodal Demand in Water Distribution Systems. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 137(1): 31-40.

  20. He, ZG, Wu, W., and Wang, S.S.Y. (2009). An integrated 2D surface and 3D subsurface contaminant transport model considering soil erosion and sorption. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE, 135(12), 1028-1040. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000116. 

  21. Wu, W. and He, ZG*. (2009). Effects of vegetation on flow conveyance and sediment transport capacity. International Journal of Sediment Research, 24(3): 247-259.

  22. He, ZG., Wu, W., and Shields, D.Jr. (2009). Numerical analysis of effects of large wood structures on channel morphology and fish habitat suitability in a Southern US sandy creek. Ecohydrology, 2(3): 370-380, DOI: 10.1002/eco.60.a  

  23. He, ZG., Wu, W., and Wang, S.S.Y. (2008). Coupled finite-volume model for 2D surface and 3D subsurface flows. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 13(9): 835-845.

  24. Leu, J.M., Chan, H.C., Jia, Y, He, ZG., and Wang, S.S.Y. (2008). Cutting management of riparian vegetation by using hydrodynamic model simulations. Advances in Water Resources, 31: 1299-1308. 




Research work

River plume and estuary sediment transport; Gravity/turbidity current in stratified water; Modeling of storm surge and flood; Wave overtopping and overflow on levees; Sediment transport processes on estuaries and tidal flats; Salt water intrusion in the macro-tide estuary of Qiantang River; Contaminant transport within a watershed considering flow, erosion, and sediment transport in the integrated surface-subsurface system; Restoration of wetland in the coastal reclamation area; GIS-based pre-warning system for flood disaster;


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