Cheng Lab | Hydro-GeoResources and Environment

Hydrogeology, Water Resources Research, Geo-Environmental Engineering, Geo-Energy, and Hazardous Waste Management


News

05-20-2024 -- UTRGV 24'HAZWOPER 40-HR certification (UTHC-Houston) training for environmental remediation (May 20-24).

05-17-2024 -- EPA Border 2025 proposal (Stormwater Management-Water Quality) selected for funding. Congrats to the team Drs. Kang (lead PI), Cheng & Pereira! (link)

04-09-2024 -- Congrats to Sumiaya for being selected for KU-Kansas Geologic Survey 2024 GeoHydrology Summer Internship.

03-18-2024 -- Welcome Edna to Hydro group.

02-11-2024 -- Congrats to Sumiaya for being awarded International Association of Hydrogeologist (IAH) student membership for 2024-2026 (nine students selected in U.S. National Chapter).

01-10-2024 -- Welcome Fahad to Hydro group.

10-16-2023 -- Welcome John E. to Hydro group.

09-30-2023 -- Cheng presented at 2023 Texas Hydro Geo Workshop. (13 UTRGV students attended the workshop).

09-01-2023 -- Welcome Sumiaya to Hydro group.

08-15-2023 -- John completed NSF/DOE GEOTHERMAL summer internship at ORNL.

08-08-2023 -- Cheng visited ORNL for collaborations.

07-27-2023 -- NASA proposal (remote-sensing data for Water-Soil-Climate) selected for funding. Congrats to the team Drs. Dong (lead PI), Pereira & Cheng! (link)

06-01-2023 -- Welcome John A. to Hydro group.

05-23-2023 -- UTRGV 23'HAZWOPER 40-HR (UTHC-Houston) training for environmental remediation.

04-05-2023 -- USDA proposal (Energy-Water) selected for funding. Congrats to the team Drs. Almeida (lead PI), Benavides & Cheng! (link)

04-01-2023 -- Welcome Brigeth to Hydro group.

02-15-2023 -- Welcome JJ to Hydro group.

12-07-2022 -- Dwight will join TWDB Water Science & Conservation as a Groundwater Modeler (Hydrologist II) in Jan. Congrats.

12-05-2022 -- Dwight passed MS thesis defense. Congrats.

11-15-2022 -- Welcome Zachary to Hydro group.

11-14-2022 -- Cheng visited Trinity University and presented at Geoscience seminar.

09-01-2022 -- DOE proposal selected for funding. Congrats to Lead PI Dr. Kang and team! (link)

08-20-2022 -- Welcome Victor to Hydro group.

05-31-2022 -- Congrats to Dwight for accepting job offer (before defense/graduation). Dwight will be joining TWDB Water Science & Conservation as a Groundwater Modeler (Hydrologist II).

05-23-2022 -- UTRGV 22'HAZWOPER 40-HR (UTHC-Houston) training for environmental remediation.

04-29-2022 -- Cheng visited UN-Lincoln/Omaha and presented at CEE Water Resources & Environmental Engineering graduate seminar.

03-14-2022 -- Cheng co-hosted 2022 GSA South Central Section Annual Meeting (had to move 100% online due to COVID complications)

02-23-2022 -- USDA proposal selected for funding. Congrats to Lead PI Dr. Pereira and team! (link)

12-01-2021 -- Leslie will be joining LCRA as a Water Resources Specialist. (3+ job offers; private/public sectors) Congrats.

11-12-2021 -- Leslie passed MS thesis defense. Congrats.

11-01-2021 -- Welcome Kristian to the group.

10-29-2021 -- FUTURE/SHIP-GEO/TRESS joint section hosting Dr. Charles Werth (Civil & Environmental Engineering) for UT-Austin NSF-NRT-INFEWS Scholarships (MS/PhD opportunities in Water-Energy-Food nexus).

09-15-2021 -- Syed's manuscript groundwater vulnerability modeling accepted for publication. Congrats.

08-25-2021 -- NSF GEOPATHS proposal selected for funding.

08-23-2021 -- DOE proposal selected for funding (energy & environmental remediation). Congrats Dr. Li and team!

08-16-2021 -- UTRGV 21'HAZWOPER 40-HR (UTHC-Houston) training for environmental remediation.

06-15-2021 -- Cheng presented at 2021 AAAS-IUSE Summer Labs Workshop for STEM education and diversity & inclusion.

05-09-2021 -- Syed passed MS thesis defense. Congrats. Syed will start his Ph.D. study in Civil & Environmental Engineering at University of Minnesota-Twin City.

05-03-2021 -- Congrats to Dwight for passing the FG exam and now a Geologist-In-Training (G.I.T.). (PG as the Professional Geologist)

04-20-2021 -- Congrats to Dwight for being selected for TCEQ Summer'21 Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program (MLEIP) Graduate Internship.

12-01-2020 -- Abdullah passed MS thesis defense. Congrats.

11-05-2020 -- Congrats to Abdullah for being awarded Colorado State University Walter Scott Jr. Graduate Fellowship in addition to GRA support. Abdullah will be starting his Ph.D. study in Civil & Environmental Engineering.

10-29-2020 -- SHIP-GEO/TRESS joint section hosting Dr. Charles Werth (Civil & Environmental Engineering) for UT-Austin NSF-NRT-INFEWS Scholarships (MS/PhD opportunities in Water-Energy-Food nexus).

10-15-2020 -- Congrats to Jevon for accepting Environmental Specialist position with private sector (Austin area).

10-09-2020 -- Sheng's manuscript TiO2 for water remediation accepted for publication (IJEST: IF: 2.85). Congrats.

10-01-2020 -- Congrats to Leslie for winning regional competition for Graduate Research Grant (GCAGS).

08-17-2020 -- UTRGV 20'HAZWOPER 40-HR (UTHC-Houston) training for environmental remediation.

08-01-2020 -- Cheng promoted to Associate Professor.

07-25-2020 -- Welcome Dwight to the group.

05-13-2020 -- Congrats to SHIP-GEO scholar cohorts for their Summer 2020 national competitive internships/fellowships. Paola G. (SHIP-GEO scholar cohort#2), NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP). Jevon H. (SHIP-GEO scholar cohort#2), UT-Austin Environmental Science Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

05-10-2020 -- Congrats to SHIP-GEO scholar cohorts for their Fall 2020 graduate school admission with scholarships or assistantships. Gladys (SHIP-GEO#1), AESS; Mia (SHIP-GEO#2), Geological Sciences, UTEP; Lilly (SHIP-GEO#2), AESS; Aaron (SHIP-GEO#3), AESS; Lauren (SHIP-GEO#4), AESS.

04-20-2020 -- Congrats to Sara (SHIP-GEO first-cohort) for her MS/PhD admission to Environmental and Water Resource Engineering at UT-Austin with INFEWS Scholars Fellowship.

04-16-2020 -- Leslie, Abdullah and Syed awarded additional scholarship. Congrats!

03-09-2020 -- Leslie and Cheng presented at GSA 2020 South-Central Section Meeting, Fort Worth, TX.

03-06-2020 -- Jevon being selected for the very competitive UT-Austin 2020 Environmental Science Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program (with stipend, travel, and housing). Congrats!

03-06-2020 -- Krish's proposal being selected for Engaged Scholar Award (ESA'20). Congrats!

02-24-2020 -- Cheng visited Colorado (CUB/FRCC) for NSF-PRIMERS.

02-10-2020 -- Cheng guest-lectured "Geo-Environmental Engineering" for Intro to Civil Engineering.

01-27-2020 -- Welcome Krish to the group.

11-15-2019 -- Cheng invited to talk at Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar (Water-Energy-Food nexus).

11-05-2019 -- Congrats to Abdullah for being awarded CHI University grant for water resource management.

10-28-2019 -- Dr. Charles Werth of University of Texas-Austin (Civil & Environmental Engineering) visited for SHIP-GEO and TRESS.

10-05-2019 -- Cheng presented at 2019 Texas Hydro Geo Workshop. (new record of having 24 UTRGV students attended the workshop)

09-23-2019 -- Cheng presented at GSA 2019 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

08-19-2019 -- Congrats to 4 SHIP-GEO Scholarship students (CIVE/ENVR), who completed their 2019 summer paid internship/research training from MIT, Stanford, and USDA NRCS (TRESS led).

06-26-2019 -- DoD HBCU/MI proposal selected for funding.

06-24-2019 -- Cheng invited to talk and co-chair session at the International Conference on Earth Observations and Societal Impacts (ICEO&SI), NCKU (Taiwan).

06-17-2019 -- Congrats to Sheng for successfully passing his master thesis defense.

06-17-2019 -- Jevon attended training workshop in integrating Geoscience and Data Science at UCAR (hosted by UT-Austin & CUB), Boulder, CO.

06-07-2019 -- Congrats to Andreas for her summer full-time position at LDA Engineering before starting M.S. program at UIUC (Fall'19).

06-03-2019 -- Chevron-DOS Argentina project team exchange Week#1 at UTRGV (Engergy & Water Resources Management).

05-30-2019 -- Cheng presented at Texas Water Research Network meeting at Environmental Science Institute, UT-Austin.

05-23-2019 -- Jevon, Abdullah, and Cheng attended LRGV Water Quality Management Conference, SPI, TX.

05-12-2019 -- UTRGV 19'HAZWOPER 40-HR (UTHC-Houston) training for environmental remediation.

05-03-2019 -- Dr. Leilani Arthurs of University of Colorado-Boulder visited for NSF-PRIMERS and NSF-SHIP-GEO.

05-02-2019 -- Cheng recognized at 2019 UTRGV Faculty Awards & Recognitions for Year of 2018.

04-12-2019 -- Congrats to Andreas and Jevon for winning 3rd place in Student Research Poster Competition at 2019 ASCE Texas Section Symposium, SPI TX.

04-08-2019 -- Cheng visited University of Colorado-Boulder for NSF-PRIMERS project.

02-19-2019 -- Special seminar featured Dr. Todd Halihan (Oklahoma State University), 2018 NGWA Distinguished Lecturer.

02-12-2019 -- Dr. Kan Shao (Indiana University) and student visited Cheng group for IU-MSI Seed Grant.

01-22-2019 -- Special seminar featured Ms. Debroah Green, Distinguished Lecturer from AEG (Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists).

01-15-2019 -- Welcome Leslie and Abdullah to the group.

12-03-2018 -- Congrats to Andreas/Jevon/Jonathan for winning Engaged Scholar Award.

11-14-2018 -- Congrats to Rosa for winning GRES travel grant.

11-14-2018 -- Congrats to Jevon for winning GSA Hydrogeology section student prize.

11-08-2018 -- Congrats to Andreas for winning ASCE RGV Chapter Scholarship.

11-04-2018 -- Cheng and Jevon visit GSA'18 Indy and IU.

10-06-2018 -- 2018 Texas Hydro Geo Workshop.

10-04-2018 -- TCEQ HR visit SHIP-GEO.

10-04-2018 -- Congrats to Andreas, Jevon, Jonathan, and Vicente for winning 3rd place in HESTEC CIVE undergrad poster competition.

10-01-2018 -- NSF awarded Collaborative Research "PRIMERS" project in STEM education.

09-23-2018 -- USDA-HSI funded TRESS (Training/Research/Education in Soil Sciences).

08-25-2018 -- NSF-MRI project funded.

07-25-2018 -- Chevron-DoS Project funded (Energy and Water Resources Management).

06-18-2018 -- Congrats to Sheng for being awarded Science Technology and Engineering Partnership for Success (STEPS) Endowment.

05-21-2018 -- UTRGV HAZWOPER 40-HR (UTHC-Houston) training for environmental remediation.

05-18-2018 -- Congrats to Rosa for winning 1st place in undergrad research at RGV Water Quality Managment & Planning Conference.

05-16-2018 -- 20th RGV Water Quality Managment & Planning Conference, SPI, TX.

04-13-2018 -- Dr. Banner (UT-Austin) visited SHIP-GEO and presented "Climate Change and Water - Science & Policy".

04-04-2018 -- Halliburton Campus visit, Houston, TX.

03-12-2018 -- GSA-SC Annual Meeting at Little Rock, AR.

03-09-2018 -- Congrats to Linda N. for receiving 2018 Outstanding International Female Student recognition and scholarship.

02-25-2018 -- DoN, IU-MSI Seed Grant Project launched.

12-15-2017 -- DoN, IU-MSI Seed Grant Project funded.

11-01-2017 -- GCAGS Annual Meeting at San Antonio.

10-21-2017 -- GSA Annual Meeting at Seattle WA.

10-05-2017 -- TCEQ HR visit SHIP-GEO Career Day.

09-15-2017 -- TX Hydro Geo Workshop 2017 (module presenter and steering committee).

09-08-2017 -- Welcome Sheng to the group.

07-17-2017 -- Earth Educators' Rendezvous 17'; NSF GEOPATHS PI meeting (UNM).

06-08-2017 -- Selected students received ial hydro training from Edwards Aquifer Authority.

05-26-2017 -- Co-host HAZWOPER 40-HR (UTHC-Houston) training for environmental remediation.

05-24-2017 -- 19th Annual Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Quality Management & Planning Conference.

05-19-2017 -- Congratulations to Eli to receive GCAGS Student Research Grant.

05-08-2017 -- Attended Texas Water Research Network meeting at Environmental Science Institute, UT-Austin.

03-12-2017 -- Cheng attended South Central GSA'17 Annual Meeting.

01-15-2017 -- Welcome Eli to the group.

01-01-2017 -- New project launched for energy, waste & water management in South Texas (funded by DOE-EERE).

11-08-2016 -- SEEMS offers two new graduate programs: MS in Ocean, Coastal & Earth Sciences (OCES) and Agricultural, Environmental, & Sustainability Sciences (AESS). GTA/GRA support available.

08-11-2016 -- SHIP-GEO funded by NSF is getting ready to launch in fall (9-1-2016). SHIP-GEO Program Website (scholarships, career events, and more)

08-02-2016 -- Cheng continued to serve as steering committee for 2016 Texas Hydro Geo Workshop. Student travel support avaialbe via NSF SHIP-GEO program. Flyer PDF

03-24-2016 -- Invited speakers ( Dr. Dutton of UTSA , Dr. Vilcaez of OSU, few distinguished lecturers from AAPG, TCEQ, and industries) presented to students and faculty at RGV Oil and Gas Conference on UTRGV Campus.

02-01-2016 -- SHIP-GEO Project selected by NSF for funding ( NSF Award#1600585 ).





Contact

Dr. Chu-Lin Cheng
Office: ESCNE 2.617 (Edinburg campus)
Phone: 956-665-2464
Email: chulin.cheng [AT] utrgv.edu


Interested in joining us?

I am always looking for highly motivated students who are passionate about applied environmental geosciences and engineering. Numerous graduate support are available. Please call or email for more information. I would love to talk to you about my active research projects or about your own research interests.

Current available positions (graduate and undergrad)
1. Water Resources and Groundwater Hydrology [PDF]
2. Environmental Remediation (soil & groundwater)
3. Climate-Smart Water Management (drought & flood)