Qizhong (George) Guo
Qizhong (George) Guo
Environmental hydraulics; water quality modeling; water resources and environmental engineering

Busch Campus
School of Engineering
Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Qizhong (George) Guo is a professor of civil and environmental engineering in School of Engineering, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is a well-recognized water resources engineer. His specialty and research areas are hydraulics and hydrology, urban stormwater and flood management, inland and coastal water environment protection and restoration, water resources and environmental engineering, and green and sustainable water infrastructure.

Dr. Guo has directed over 40 research projects as the principal investigator. His research achievements include urban coastal flood risk reduction strategies in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, flood mitigation and ecosystem restoration in Linden, New Jersey, green and mobile infrastructure adaptation to climate change and sea level rise, verification and certification of stormwater manufactured treatment devices, retrofit and maintenance of stormwater control measures, automatic vacuum flushing techniques for combined sewer sediments, new method for estimating freshwater input and water residence time in estuaries, criteria for drinking-water-pipe cement-lining quality, modeling and analysis of river ice breakup and jamming process in the Mississippi River, analysis and mitigation of hydraulic surges in Chicago deep tunnels.

Dr. Guo has also actively served the profession. He has chaired the stormwater technology certification guidelines task committee for the American Society of Civil Engineers, served on a project steering committee for the Water Environment Research Foundation, and served as President of the Chinese American Water Resources Association.

Dr. Guo received B.E. degree from Tianjin University (China) and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Minnesota. He is a licensed civil engineer and a diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.