Dr. Walter Tang is Associate Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at FIU. He has been with FIU since 1991.
Dr. Tang teaches a number of undergraduate and graduate courses and is heavily involved in research. His specialization areas are physico-chemical treatment processes; advanced oxidation processes; environmental applications of aquatic, organic, catalytic, and colloidal chemistry; environmental molecular structure and activity relationship; and environmental impact assessment.
Dr. Tang received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1993. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, Dr. Tang earned an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1988, an M.S. Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China in 1986, and a B.S. in Sanitary Engineering from Chongqing Jianzhu University in Chongqing, China in 1983.
Dr. Tang has numerous awards and honors to his credit, including a Fulbright lectureship award from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which supported one academic year teaching at Tallinn Technology University in Estonia from 2009-2010. He was also named Outstanding Chinese Scholar in the South Region of the United States in 2001 and has twice won the FIU Faculty Teaching Award (1997 and 1998), among other honors.
Dr. Tang’s work has been published in over thirty peer-reviewed journals and several books. He has served on a multitude of committees in service to FIU throughout his career.
Water resource engineering, hydraulic structures, uncertainty analysis in engineering design, physicochemical treatment processes; environmental applications of aquatic, catalytic, photocatalytic and colloidal chemistry; advanced oxidation processes for groundwater remediation; treatability of organic pollutants in different physicochemical processes; kinetics and mechanisms involved in these processes; environmental Molecular Structure and Activity Relationship (QSAR); QSAR in predicting toxicity of organic pollutants and fate in air water, and soil; internet database of QSAR models; environmental impact assessment; hurricane impact assessment using internet database, internet GIS, expert system, HTML, C++, and Java languages.