Faculty Profile for Dr. F Benjamin Zhan

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Dr. F Benjamin Zhan
Professor — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
ELA 319
phone: (512) 245-8846

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Fulton, L. V., Dong, Z., Zhan, F. B., Kruse, C. S., & Stigler Granados, P. E. (2019). Geospatial-Temporal and Demand Models for Opioid Admissions, Implications for Policy. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8, 993. https://doi.org/doi:10.3390/jcm8070993
  • Peng, W., Wang, Q., Zhan, F. B., & Cao, Y. (2020). Spatiotemporal Ocean Tidal Loading in InSAR Measurements Determined by Kinematic PPP Solutions of a Regional GPS Network. IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING, 13, 3772–3779. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2020.3002777
  • Zou, B., Li, S., Zheng, Z., Zhan, F. B., Yang, Z., & Wan, N. (2020). Healthier routes planning: A new method and online implementation for minimizing air pollution exposure risk. COMPUTERS ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN SYSTEMS, 80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2019.101456
  • Morshed, N., Haskard Zolnierek, K. B., & Zhan, F. B. (2020). Geographic Variations of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Late-Stage Diagnosis of Childhood Cancer in Texas. Southern Medical Journal, 113(5), 224–231. https://doi.org/10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001097
  • Wang, Y., Hong, S., Wang, Y., Gong, X., He, C., Lu, Z., & Zhan, F. B. (2019). What is the difference in global research on Central Asia before and after the collapse of the USSR: a bibliometric analysis. Scientometrics, 119(2), 909–930. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-019-03069-0

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Mentor Award, The Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS), USA. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award, Texas State University. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Education International Office, Texas State University. 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Golden Apple Award for Scholarship (senior level) College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities (professor/associate professor rank), Texas State University. 2011

Selected Grants

  • Dong, Zhijie (Principal), Wang, Feng (Co-Principal), Zhan, F Benjamin (Co-Principal). Determine Evacuation Planning Design for Disaster Resilience, Texas Department of Transportation, State, $220819. (Funded: September 2020 - August 2022). Grant.
  • Zhan, F Benjamin. A Spatially Enhanced Multi-Faceted Intervention to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Vulnerable Populations in Travis County, LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, University of Texas Dell Medical School, Other, $25000. (Submitted: February 15, 2018, Funded: September 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019). Grant.
  • Zhan, F Benjamin (Principal), Price, Larry (Co-Principal), Lu, Yijun (Co-Principal), Zhao, Hui (Co-Principal). Spatially Informed Strategies for Cancer Intervention, Texas State University, Texas State University, $20000. (Submitted: 2016, Funded: September 1, 2016 - August 30, 2017). Grant.
  • Zhan, F Benjamin, Yiqing, Zhu (Principal). Space-Time Evolution of Gravity Field before and after the Wenchuan Earthquake, Natural Science Foundation of China, $110000. (Funded: 2012 - 2015). Grant.
  • Zhan, F B (Principal), Brender, Jean D (Co-Principal), Yang, Jing (Co-Principal), Langlois, Peter H (Co-Principal). Air Pollution-Exposure-Health Effect Indicators: Mining Massive Geographically-Referenced Environmental Health Data to Identify Risk Factors for Birth Defects, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)-Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Program, Federal, $499987. (Funded: 2011 - 2014). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Texas State University Graduate College Graduate Council
Graduate Committee
September 1, 2017-Present
Graduate Advisor
Faculty Advisor for Graduate Forum
September 1, 2017-Present
Formosa Professorship Nominating Committee
International Editorial Advisory Board, Asian Geographer