Meng Ling, Ph.D., P.E.

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Site Characterization
  • Remedial Assessment
  • Groundwater and LNAPL Modeling
  • Litigation Support
  • Optimization and Statistical Analysis
  • Data Management and Visualization
  • Water and Wastewater
Publications and Talks
  1. Book Chapters
  2. Refereed Journal Articles
  3. Conference Proceedings
  4. Software
  5. Trainings, Workshops, and Talks
  • Meng Ling and Jeff Kuo. 2011. “Application of Statistics in the Evaluation and Optimisation of Environmental Sampling Plans.” Practical Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis. Ed. Yue Rong, ILM Publications, Hertfordshire, UK. ISBN 978-1-906799-04-5. Pages 141-162.
  • Hanadi Rifai, Meng Ling, Charles Newell, Lee Ita, and M. Faile. 2000. “Development of Decision Support Tools for Designing Long Term Monitoring Plans (LTMPs).” Groundwater Research. Eds. Rosbjerg et al, Balkema, Rotterdam. ISBN 90-5809-133-3.
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Hanadi Rifai, Meng Ling, and James Gonzales. 2000. “Decision Support Software for Designing Monitoring Plans, Risk, Regulatory, and Monitoring Considerations.” Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. Eds. G. B. Wickramanayake, A. R. Gavaskar, M. E. Kelley, and K. W. Nehring, Battelle Press, Columbus, Richland. Pages 319-325.
  • Meng Ling and Jian Chen. 2014. “Environmental Visualization – Applications to Site Characterization, Remedial Programs, and Litigation Support.” Environmental Earth Sciences, 72(10), 3839-3846. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-014-3220-y
  • Meng Ling and Hanadi Rifai. 2007. “Modeling of Natural Attenuation with Source Control at a Chlorinated Solvents Dry-Cleaner Site.” Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 27(1), 108-121. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6592.2006.00129.x
  • Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, and Charles Newell. 2005. “Optimizing Groundwater Long-Term Monitoring Networks Using Delaunay Triangulation Spatial Analysis Techniques.” Environmetrics, 16(6), 635-657. DOI: 10.1002/env.727
  • Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, James Gonzales, and Javier Santillan. 2004. “Strategies and Decision-Support Tools for Optimizing Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring Plans – MAROS 2.0.” Bioremediation Journal, 8(3-4), 109-128. DOI: 10.1080/10889860490887491
  • Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, Charles Newell, Julia Aziz, and James Gonzales. 2003. “Groundwater Monitoring Plans at Small-Scale Sites – An Innovative Spatial & Temporal Methodology.” Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 5(1), 126-134. DOI: 10.1039/B207682A
  • Julia Aziz, Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, Charles Newell, and James Gonzales. 2003. “MAROS: a Decision Support System for Optimizing Monitoring Plans.” Ground Water, 41(3), 355-367. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2003.tb02605.x
  • Meng Ling and Shijun Hang. 1998. “Application of Fuzzy Decision Method for Process Selection of Urban WTP.” Water & Wastewater Engineering, 24(3), 6-9 (in Chinese).
    (凌猛、杭世珺:城市污水处理厂工艺方案模糊决策方法的应用,《给水排水》
    1998第3期)
  • Meng Ling, Jeffrey Johnson, Zhiquan Feng, and Jian Chen. 2018. “How To Look at Data: Environmental Practitioners’ Lens Through Two Case Studies.” Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization, Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences, June 4, 2018, Brno, Czech Republic. 6 pages.
  • Meng Ling, Jeff Heglie, Michael Acton, James Twiford, and Barbara Mickelson. 2017. “Estimate Dilution Factor with SEAWAT Modeling to Calculate Groundwater Cleanup Goals.” Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017: Groundwater, Sustainability, and Hydro-Climate/Climate Change, May 21-25, Sacramento, CA. ISBN 978-0-7844-8061-8 (PDF), pages 36-50.
  • Meng Ling, Jeff Heglie, Michael Acton, James Twiford, and Barbara Mickelson. 2017. “The Evaluation of Risk for Exposure to Groundwater during Construction/Trench Work.” Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017: Groundwater, Sustainability, and Hydro-Climate/Climate Change, May 21-25, Sacramento, CA. ISBN 978-0-7844-8061-8 (PDF), pages 1-7.
  • Meng Ling and Jian Chen. 2013. “Environmental Visualization – Applications to Site Characterization, Remedial Programs, and Litigation Support.” Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization (Visualization in Environmental Sciences Special Event), June 17-21, 2013, Leipzig, Germany. 5 pages.
  • Jeffrey Johnson, Meng Ling, Deborah Edwards, and Arthur Chin. 2011. “Technical Considerations in Evaluating Seepage along a Shoreline.” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, February 7-10, 2011, New Orleans, LA. ISBN 978-0-9819730-3-6. Paper A-21, 8 pages.
  • Jeffrey Johnson and Meng Ling. 2009. “Spatial Evaluation of Contaminant Seepage Risk along a Shoreline: A Quantitative Approach.” Proceedings of the 2009 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation Conference, November 2-3, 2009, Costa Mesa, CA, 15 pages.
  • Meng Ling, Jeffrey Johnson, and Xiaohua Lin. 2007. “Contamination Distribution and Mass Estimate via Kriging: Pitfalls and Lessons.” Proceedings of the 2007 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference, November 5-6, 2007, Houston, TX, 12 pages.
  • Meng Ling, Jeffrey Johnson, and James Twiford. 2006. “Ground Water Monitoring Program Optimization at an Active Industrial Terminal.” Proceedings of the 2006 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference, November 6-7, 2006, Houston, TX, 330-343.
  • Jeffrey Johnson, Mark Lewallen, David Sweeten, and Meng Ling. 2006. “Improving LNAPL Characterization Using Petroleum Exploration Tools.” Proceedings of the 2006 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference, November 6-7, 2006, Houston, TX, 321-329.
  • Meng Ling and Jeffrey Johnson. 2005. “Improve Hydrocarbon Contamination Assessment and Conceptualization Using Visual Imagery Technology and LIF Data.” Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Petroleum Environmental Conference, November 8-11, 2005, Houston, TX, 14 pages.
  • Jeffrey Johnson and Meng Ling. 2005. “Evaluating the Reliability of LNAPL Thickness Measurements and the Conditions that Produce Non-Representative Values.” Proceedings of the 2005 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water, Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference, August 17-19, 2005, Costa Mesa, CA, 44-56.
  • Jeffrey Johnson and Meng Ling. 2005. “Applying Visual Technology to Document Multiple Release Locations and Migration Pathways of NAPL.” Proceedings of the 2005 NGWA Ground Water and Environmental Law Conference, July 21-22, 2005, Baltimore, MD, 177-186.
  • Jeffrey Johnson, Meng Ling, and Tom Maldonato. 2004. “Application of Computer Visual Technology to Improve Site Characterization and Remediation.” Proceedings of the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) 2004 Environmental Conference, September 27-28, 2004, San Antonio, TX, 9 pages.
  • Meng Ling, Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Hanadi Rifai, and James Gonzales. 2003. LTM: Spatial/Temporal Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization. Proceedings of the 2003 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, June 22-26, 2003 Philadelphia, PA, 10 pages.
  • Meng Ling and Hanadi Rifai. 2003. “Assessing Uncertainty in Groundwater Model Predictions at a Chlorinated Solvents Contaminated Site.” Groundwater Quality Modeling and Management under Uncertainty – Proceedings of the Symposium, June 23-25 Philadelphia, PA, 34-41.
  • Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, and James Gonzales. 2002. “An Integrated Optimization Methodology for Designing Groundwater Monitoring Plans.” Proceedings of the Water Resources Planning & Management – First Annual Symposium on Environmental & Water Resources Systems Analysis, May 19-22, 2002, Roanoke, VA, 10 pageSoftware
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, and James Gonzales. 2002. Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System (MAROS) Version 2.0 and Software Users Guide. Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE).
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, and James Gonzales. 2000. Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System (MAROS) Version 1.0 and Software Users Guide. Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE).
  • Meng Ling, Kai Feng, Shijun Hang, and Ou Huang. 1995. Urban Wastewater Treatment Plant Process Selection Expert System (in Chinese). China Ministry of Construction.
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, and James Gonzales. 2002. Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System (MAROS) Version 2.0 and Software Users Guide. Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE).
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, and James Gonzales. 2000. Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System (MAROS) Version 1.0 and Software Users Guide. Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE).
  • Meng Ling, Kai Feng, Shijun Hang, and Ou Huang. 1995. Urban Wastewater Treatment Plant Process Selection Expert System (in Chinese). China Ministry of Construction.
    (凌猛、冯凯、杭世珺、黄鸥:城市污水处理厂工艺方案选择专家系统,建设部国家
    八·五计划攻关课题,获得建设部和北京市科委科技进步二等奖)
  • Jeffrey Johnson, Meng Ling, Donald Rosenberry, and Kevin Russell. 2018. Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions: Field and Mathematical Approaches to Evaluating Groundwater Seepage and Attenuation. National Ground Water Association, Short Course #242, December 6 – 7, Las Vegas, NV.
  • James Twiford, Jeff Heglie, Daniel Sweet, Barbara Mickelson, and Meng Ling. 2012. Ethanol Release and its Consequences at an Active Petroleum Terminal Site. The 19th International Petroleum Environmental Conference,October 30 – November 1, 2012, Denver, CO.
  • Meng Ling. 2012. Understanding LNAPL Distribution – Evolution and Its Impact on “Extent Practicable”. 14th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference, February 6-9, 2012, San Francisco, CA. Track F – Clean Up; Session – Remediation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqQQYUIMeA4&feature=player_embedded&list=PL3BC9D7A48A248FF7
  • Meng Ling. 2012. LNAPL Distribution and Mobility – Identification of Non-Representative Conditions and Use of Baildown Test. 14th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference, February 6-9, 2012, San Francisco, CA. Track F – Clean Up; Session – Site Assessment.
  • Meng Ling. 2012. LIF-ROST Technology & Visualization – Facilitate Environmental Assessment, Communication, and Negotiation. 14th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference, February 6-9, 2012, San Francisco, CA. Track F – Clean Up; Session – Site Assessment.
  • Jeffrey Johnson, Meng Ling, and Recep Yilmaz. 2008. Workshop – Approaches to Predicting NAPL Behavior to Improve Characterization and Lower Remediation Costs. Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation Conference - Post Conference Workshop, November 5, 2008, Houston, TX.
  • Jeffrey Johnson, Recep Yilmaz, and Meng Ling. 2006. Workshop NAPL Environments: How Hydrogeologic Conditions Influence NAPL Distribution, Mobility, and Remediation. Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference - Post Conference Workshop, November 8, 2006, Houston, TX.
  • Jeffrey Johnson, Recep Yilmaz, Mitch Beard, Meng Ling, and Yousheng Zeng. 2005. Workshop Environmental Logistics: Applying Technology to Facilitate Management of Petroleum Impacted Sites. 12th Annual International Petroleum Environmental Conference, November 8-11, 2005, Houston, TX.
  • Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, James Gonzales, and Javier Santillan. 2003. Decision Support Software for Designing Groundwater Monitoring Plans. 10th International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC), November 11-14, Houston, TX.
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Hanadi Rifai, Meng Ling, and James Gonzales. 2003. MAROS 2.0: Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System Software. 2003 AFCEE Cleanup Technology Transfer Workshop, February 24-27, San Antonio, TX.
  • Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, and James Gonzales. 2002. Development of an Integrated Methodology for Optimizing Groundwater Long-Term Monitoring Programs. 2002 AAPG Annual Meeting, March 10-13, Houston, TX (Poster Presentation).
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Hanadi Rifai, Meng Ling, and James Gonzales. 2002. MAROS: Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System Software. 2002 AFCEE Cleanup Technology Transfer Workshop, March 4-7, San Antonio, TX.
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, and James Gonzales. 2002. Optimizing Groundwater Monitoring: Application to Fort Lewis Logistics Center. Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR), December 18, Washington, D.C.
  • Meng Ling, Hanadi Rifai, Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, and James Gonzales. 2001. An Integrated Sampling Optimization Methodology for Groundwater Long-Term Monitoring. AGU 2001 Fall Meeting, December 10-14, San Francisco, CA (Poster Presentation).
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Hanadi Rifai, Meng Ling, and James Gonzales. 2001. MAROS Decision Support System. 2001 Railroad Environmental Conference, September 25-27, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Hanadi Rifai, Meng Ling, and James Gonzales. 2001. MAROS Decision Support System for Designing Monitoring Programs. Presentation to National Research Council, Environmental Remediation at Navy Facilities Committee, June, Arlington, VA.
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Hanadi Rifai, Meng Ling, and James Gonzales. 2001. Decision Support System for Designing Monitoring Programs. 2001 International Containment and Remediation Technology Conference and Exhibition, June 10-13, Orlando, FL.
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Hanadi Rifai, Meng Ling, and James Gonzales. 2001. New Statistical/Visualization Tools for MAROS: Monitoring Decision Support System. EWRI/ASCE 2001 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, May 20-24, Orlando, Florida (Poster Presentation).
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Hanadi Rifai, Meng Ling, and James Gonzales. 2000. AFCEE Decision Support Software for Long Term Monitoring: MAROS. Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR), December 6-7, Washington, DC.
  • Hanadi Rifai, Meng Ling, Charles Newell, Lee Ita, and M. Faile. 2000. Development of Decision Support Tools for Designing Long Term Monitoring Plans (LTMPs). International Conference on Groundwater Research, June 6-8, Copenhagen, Denmark (Poster Presentation).
  • Julia Aziz, Charles Newell, Hanadi Rifai, Meng Ling, and James Gonzales. 1999. Long Term Monitoring Planning Tools. RPO PMR Meeting, November 29, Arlington, VA.