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New York, NY 10018

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Sean Zhang, PhD, PE, BCEE

Senior Associate

Sean Zhang, PhD, PE, BCEE

Sean has created over a thousand computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models for design of pump stations, large and small hydraulic structures, and various water and wastewater treatment processes. He also has extensive experience in modeling drinking water distribution systems and sewer and collection systems. He led the development of the New York City drinking water distribution system model, the largest in the United States in terms of population served. Sean was one of five invited speakers to the Hydraulic Institute CFD forum in 2016.

Areas of Expertise
• Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
• Drinking Water Distribution System Modeling
• Pumping System Hydraulic Modeling
• Treatment Hydraulics
• Transient/Surge/Waterhammer Modeling
• Sewer/Collection System Modeling
• Outfall Mixing Zone Dilution Modeling
• Hydrodynamics, Water Quality and Sediment Transport Modeling
• Tidal and Wave Dynamics Modeling
• Pipe Stress Analysis and Modeling
Professional Activities
American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEES)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
MBA, Finance and Investment Management, Lubin School of Business, Pace University
PhD, Environmental Engineering, MIT
MS, Civil Engineering, MIT
MS, Environmental Hydraulics, Institute of Water Conservancy & Hydroelectric Power
BS, Mechanics, Beijing University
Professional Engineer