Hong-Yi Li, Ph.D.
Dr. Hong-Yi Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office Location: N113 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-9871 | Fax: 713-743-4260
Email: hli57 [at] uh [dot] edu


Ph.D., Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
M.E., Hydrology and Water Resources, Tsinghua University, China, 2003
B.E., Hydraulic & Construction Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2000

Professional Experience: 

2018-Present Assistant Professor, University of Houston
2016-2018 Associate Professor (WOT), Montana State University, USA
2015-2016 Research Scientist III, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
2011-2014 Research Scientist II, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
2010-2011 Research Associate, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
2003-2005 Senior Water Resources Engineer, Beijing Tepia Technology Ltd., China


Watershed analysis (ENSC445/LRES545, 3 credits)
Quantitative Methods for Environmental Modeling (LRES546, 3 credits)

Students Supervised: 

Guta Abeshu

Fasil Worku

Taher Chegini

Other Awards and Honors: 

• Editor’s Choice Award (co-author), Water Resources Research, 2015
• Exceptional Contribution Award, 2015, Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Lab
• Outstanding performance award, 2011, 2012, Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Lab

Sponsored Research / Research Grant: 

NSF, “INFEWS: US-China – Quantify complex adaptive FEW systems with coupled agent-based modeling framework” (Amount $500,000; Co-PI with PI Ethan Yang from Lehigh University; 2018-20122)
USGS via Montana Water Center, “Deciphering the combined effects of artificial and natural water storage structures on late-season flows” (Amount $15,000; PI; 2016-2018)
DOE via Pacific Northwest National Lab, “Developing a new reservoir water temperature module within the IMMM framework” (Amount $74,044; Single PI; 2018-2019)