California Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Yue Rong (a.k.a. “Y.R.”) is currently the environmental program manager at the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region. He has more than 25-year experience with the Agency in dealing with groundwater contamination problems in the Los Angeles area of California, U.S.A. He was the recipient of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board Outstanding Achievement Award and Supervisory Performance Award. He also received 2011 AEHS Foundation Achievement Award. Dr. Rong was elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 as the president of the Southern California Chinese American Environmental Protection Association (SCCAEPA), serving the local minority community. He has been involved with CESASC in many capacities as speaker, moderator, panelist, and annual meeting technical session chair (2013). In 2014, he was elected as vice-president of CESASC.
Dr. Rong is an Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed journal of Soil and Sediment Contamination and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Environmental Forensics. Dr. Rong is the author or co-authors for about 30 peer-reviewed publications, and the Editor of the book entitled “Practical Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis.” He is also the Editor-in-Chief for the peer-reviewed SCCAEPA Online Journal. Dr. Yue Rong has his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Wisconsin, and B.S. in Earth Science from the Beijing Normal University.