Yu-Feng Forrest Lin, Ph.D., GISP
Hydrogeology and Geophysics Section
Current Research Interests
• Hydrological cycle interactions and sustainability
• Environmental impact associated with geologic carbon (CO2) sequestration (GCS)
• Numerical modeling and parameter estimation for groundwater flow system
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications in natural resource management
• Tradeoffs between economic welfare and water resource sustainability
• 3D visualization application in hydrogeology
Recent Research Projects
Protecting drinking water by reducing uncertainties associated with the geologic carbon sequestration in deep saline aquifers, 2010-2012, Co-Principal Investigator, awarded by US Environmental Protection Agency - Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. [Abstract]
Groundwater Studies for Water Supply Planning in McHenry County, Illinois, 2010-2012, Co-Principal Investigator, awarded by McHenry County, Illinois.
Scientific Support for Updating Elgin's Comprehensive Water Master Plan, 2010, Co-Principal Investigator, awarded by Engineering Enterprises, Inc.
Illinois water supply planning, 2007-2010, Co-Principal Investigator, awarded by the State of Illinois. [Abstract]
Balancing irrigation and instream water requirements under drought conditions: a study of the Kankakee River watershed, 2007-2009, Collaborator, awarded by the Illinois Water Resources Center. [Presentation]
Smart Pipe - Nanosensors for monitoring water quantity and quality in public water systems, 2006-2009, Principal Investigator, awarded by US Environmental Protection Agency - Midwest Technology Assistance Center, USA. [Website]
The development of point-to-zone pattern learning (P2Z) for groundwater recharge and discharge estimation, 2006-2008, Principal Investigator, awarded by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications - Faculty Fellows Program 2006. [Abstract] [Video] [Software download]
Antibiotic resistance genes and residues in water and soil in close proximity to swine production facilities, 2005-2009, Co-Principal Investigator, awarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture (National Research Initiative Competitive Grants). [Abstract]
Estimating shallow recharge and discharge in northeastern Illinois using GIS and pattern-recognition procedures, 2004-2007, Principal Investigator, awarded by U.S. Geological Survey and National Institutes for Water Resources (National Competitive Grants 104G). [Abstract] [Software download]
Spatial and temporal shallow recharge rates in Wisconsin, 2003-2006, Collaborator, awarded by U.S. Geological Survey internal fund.
Water-resources investigations for Kane County, Illinois, 2002-2008, Researcher, awarded by Kane County, Illinois and the State of Illinois. [Abstract]
uWATER-PA - Ubiquitous WebGIS Analysis Toolkit for Extensive Resources - Pumping Assessment: an ArcGIS Explorer plug-in package developed for initial assessment on complex groundwater pumping impacts [Download]
uWATER - The ubiquitous WebGIS Analysis Toolkit for Extensive Resources: an ArcGIS Explorer plug-in package developed for visualizing and analyzing decision support variables [Download]
SP2Learn - Spatial Pattern to Learn: A software suite for geospatial modeling from ancillary field measurements using image processing and machine learning [Download]
PRO-GRADE - Pattern Recognition Organizer and Groundwater Recharge And Discharge Estimator for Geographic Information Systems: A software package includes two GIS plug-in tools for image and map pattern recognition and groundwater recharge and discharge estimation in 2D and steady state [Download]
Adjunct and Affiliate Faculty
• Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Illinois Informatics Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Cyberinfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation Committee Services
• Jihua Wang, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Civil &
Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
• Diego M. Oviedo-Salcedo, Ph.D., 2012, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Jun Wan, Ph.D., 2011, Department of Urban and REgional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Yonas Demissie, Ph.D., 2008, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at
CEE 457: Groundwater
Illinois State Water Survey and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professional Short Course: Groundwater Modeling with Groundwater Vistas Application.
Teaching Assistant, 2001
Professor Jean M. Bahr, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University
of Wisconsin - Madison
Geology 729: Field Applications in Hydrogeology
Teaching Assistant, 2000
Professor Mary P. Anderson, Department of Geology and Geophysics,
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Geology 724: Groundwater Flow Modeling
Since 2011, Ground Water, National Ground Water Association
Since 2011, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI)
Representative Member, 2010-2012
The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)
Founding Director, 2009-2012
ESRI-GIS Development Center, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Journal of Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Special Issue: Evaluation of Multiple Conceptual Models and Modeling Scenarios, Editors: Ming Ye, Philip D. Meyer, Yu-Feng F. Lin, Shlomo P. Neuman, 2010.
GIS Fair 2009 and 2010, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Conceptual, Spatial, and Numerical Modeling for Decision Support, 2009, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Uncertainty Analysis in Groundwater Modeling, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 15-19, 2008, San Francisco, CA
Mathematica Workshop 2008, Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Evaluation of Multiple Conceptual Models and Modeling Scenarios, National Ground Water Association, 2008 Ground Water Summit, Memphis, TN
Ground Water Modeling: Past, Present, and Future—A Session in Memory of Thomas A. Prickett, National Ground Water Association, 2008 Ground Water Summit, Memphis, TN
Final Review Panelist
National Competitive Grants Program - 104(G): National Institutes for Water Resources, U.S. Geological Survey, 2006, Reston, VA
National Science Olympiad, 2005, Urbana, IL
American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, National Ground Water Association, Illinois Groundwater Association, Illinois GIS Association
Professional Training and Certifications
Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), 2011, GIS Certification Institute, USA
Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) Workshop, 2011, USGS, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Advanced Mathematica Summer School, 2009, Wolfram Research, Champaign, IL
LINUX Cluster-Building Workshop, 2006, NCSA, Champaign, IL
Workshops for Teaching Excellence, 2006, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
PEST: Model-independent parameter estimation, 2005, USGS, Middleton, WI
Introduction to Programming ArcObjects with VBA, 2004, ESRI, Naperville, IL
UCODE: A computer code for universal inverse modeling, 2000, USGS, Middleton, WI
GFLOW: Analytic element modeling, 2000, USGS, Middleton, WI
National License (Taiwan): Class-A Wastewater Treatment Manager, 1993, Taipei, Taiwan
A Natural Choice: Mathematica's Role in Natural Resource Studies by Wolfram Research, Inc.
* denotes student or postdoc author
Wan, J.*, Y.E. Yang*, Y.F. Lin, and J. Wang*. In Review. The Effect of Groundwater Allocation on Economic Welfare Loss. Ground Water.
Wan, J.*, Y.E. Yang*, Y.F. Lin, and J. Wang*. In Print. Groundwater Resource Planning to Preserve Streamflow - Where Environmental Amenity Meets Economic Welfare Loss. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.
Myers, S.C., Y.F. Lin, and G.S. Roadcap. 2012. A Hybrid Framework for Improving Recharge and Discharge Estimation for a Three-Dimensional Groundwater Flow Model. Ground Water 50, no. 3:457-463.
Yang Y.E.* and Y.F. Lin. 2011. A New GIScience Application for Visualized Natural Resources Management and Decision Support. Transactions in GIS15, no. s1: 109-124.
Bajcsy P., Y-F. Lin, A. Yahja, and C-Y. Kim. 2011. A Framework for Accurate Geospatial Modeling Using Image Ranking and Machine Learning. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 13(3): 443-460. DOI:10.2166/hydro.2010.187.
Yang Y.E.* and Y.F. Lin. 2011. Feature Article, Making the Results of Analysis Accessible, ArcGIS Explorer plug-in aids natural resources management. ArcUser 14, no. 1: 22-25.
Ye M., P.D. Meyer, Y-F. Lin, S.P. Neuman. 2010. Quantification of Model Uncertainty in Environmental Modeling. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 24, no. 6: 807-808.
Zhou Q., J.T. Birkholzer, H. Leetaru, E. Mehnert, Y-F. Lin, and K. Zhang. 2010. Modeling Basin- and Plume-Scale Processes of CO2 Storage for Full-Scale Deployment. Ground Water 48, no. 4: 494-514.
Lin, Y-F. and C. Liu. 2009. Smart Pipe: Nanosensors for Monitoring Water Quantity and Quality in Public Water Systems. Midwest Technology Assistance Center Technical Report 09-03. Illinois State Water Survey Contract Report 2009-11. Champaign, IL.
Meyer, S.C., Roadcap, G.S., Lin, Y.-F., and Walker, D.D. 2009. Kane County Water Resources Investigations: Simulation of Groundwater Flow in Kane County and Northeastern Illinois. Illinois State Water Survey Contract Report 2009-07, Champaign, IL.
Chee-Sanford, J.C., R.I. Mackie, S. Koike, I.J. Krapac, Y-F. Lin, A.C. Yannarell, S. Maxwell, and R.I. Aminov. 2009. Fate and Transport of Antibiotic Residues and Antibiotic Resistance Genes Following Land Application of Manure Waste. Journal of Environmental Quality 38: 1086-1108.
Mackie, R.I., S. Koike, I. Krapac, J. Chee-Sanford, S. Maxwell, Y-F. Lin, and R.I. Aminov. 2006. Fate and Transport of Antibiotic Residues and Antibiotic Resistance Genetic Determinants during Manure Storage, Treatment, and Land Application with Emphasis on the Environmental Persistence and Transferability of these Determinants. National Pork Board.
Gotkowitz, B.B., K.K. Zeiler, C.P. Dunning, J. Thomas, and Y-F. Lin. 2005. Hydrogeology and Groundwater Flow Modeling of Sauk County, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin 102.
Dunning, C.P., J.C. Thomas, and Y-F. Lin. 2003. Simulation of the Shallow Ground-Water System in the Vicinity of Silver Lake, Washington County, Wisconsin, Using Analytic Elements. U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4204.
Lin, Y-F., J. Wang*, and A.J. Valocchi. 2008. PRO-GRADE: GIS toolkits for ground water recharge and discharge estimation. Ground Water 47, no. 1: 122-128.
Lin, Y-F., J. Wang*, and A.J. Valocchi. 2008. A New GIS Approach for Estimating Shallow Groundwater Recharge and Discharge. Transactions in GIS 12, no. 4: 459-474.
Lin, Y-F., J. Wang*, and A.J. Valocchi. 2008. Feature Article, Making Groundwater Recharge and Discharge Estimate Maps in One Day: An ArcGIS 9.2 Application for Water Resources Research. ArcUser 11, no. 1: 32-35.
Lin, Y-F. and M.P. Anderson. 2003. A Digital Procedure for Ground Water Recharge and Discharge Pattern Recognition and Rate Estimation. Ground Water 41, no. 3: 306-315.
Lin, Y-F. and M.P. Anderson. 2003. UCODE Calibration for Recharge/Discharge Rates Using a Digital Pattern Recognition Procedure. Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modeling: A Few Steps Closer to Reality, K. Kovar (ed.), International Association of Hydrological Sciences Redbook, no. 277: 212-218.
Lin, Y-F. 2002. Development of a Digital Method for Estimating Groundwater Recharge and Discharge, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 106 pp. (plus one CD-ROM)
Krohelski, J.T., Y-F. Lin, W.J. Rose, and R.J. Hunt. 2002. Simulation of Fish, Mud and Crystal Lakes and the Shallow Ground-Water System of Northwestern Dane County, Wisconsin. U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4014.
Hunt, R.J., Y-F. Lin, J.T. Krohelski, and P.F. Juckem. 2000. Simulation of the Shallow Hydrologic System in the Vicinity of Middle Genesee Lake, Wisconsin, Using Analytic Element and Parameter Estimation. U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4136.
Sawyer, C.S. and Y-F. Lin. 1998. Mixed-Integer Chance-Constrained Models for Ground-Water Remediation. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 124, no. 5: 185-194.
Lin, Y-F. 1996. Chance-Constrained Models for Groundwater Remediation, M.S. Thesis, University of Connecticut, 89 pp.
Updated 07/31/2012 SLD