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Hung Tao Shen

Professor (Joined Clarkson in 1976)
232 Rowley Laboratories
Clarkson University
PO Box 5710,
Potsdam, NY 13699-5710
Phone: 315-268-6606
FAX: 315-268-7985

PhD Mechanics and Hydraulics - University of Iowa 1974
ME Water Resources Engineering - Asian Institute of Technology 1969

Teaching Interests
River hydraulics; cold regions hydraulic engineering; sediment transport; hydrodynamics dispersion.

Research Interests
River and sea ice processes; transport of pollutants in surface waters; mathematical modeling of surface water hydraulics; oil spill modeling. Current projects include river ice modeling; ice processes in Great Lakes Connecting Channels; river dynamics; and sediment transport under ice conditions.

- Ice Research and Engineering Award, Int'l Assoc. for Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research, 2008
- Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award, American Society of Civil Engineering, 2007
- Gerard Medal, Canadian Geophysical Union - Hydrology Section, 2001
- CAN-AM Civil Engineering Amity Award, American Society of Civil Engineering, 2000
- Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering, 2000

Selected Publications
Kolerski, T., and Shen, H.T. 2015 “Possible Effects of the 1984 St. Clair River Ice Jam on Bed Changes”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 42, (Special issue on River ice engineering).
Knack, I.M., Shen, H.T., and Huang, F-B., 2015. “A Numerical Model Study on Ice Impact on Lake Superior Outflow Limit" Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 42, (Special issue on River Ice engineering).  

Knack, I.M. and Shen, H.T., 2015. “Sediment Transport in Ice Covered Channels,” International Journal of Sediment Research, V. 30, No. 1, 63-67.

Li, C., Li, C.-Y., and Shen, H.T., 2014.  Characteristics of surface ice movement in a channel bend with intake and the layout of ice deflection booms. Advances in Water Science, 25(2), 233-238, In Chinese.

Kolerski, T.; Shen, H.T., and Kioka, S., 2013. A numerical model study on ice boom in a coastal lake. Journal of Coastal Research, 29(6A), 177–186.

Knack, I.M., and Shen, H.T., 2013. “A Numerical Model for Sediment Transport and Bed Change in Rivers with Ice,” Proceedings, 12th International Symposium on River Sedimentation, Kyoto.

Huang, F.B., Shen, H.T., and Knack, I.M., 2012. “Modeling Border Ice and Cover Progression in Rivers,” Proceedings, 21th IAHR Ice Symposium, Dalian, 139-149.

Knack, I.M., and Shen, H.T., 2012. “River Ice Modeling for Fish Habitat Analysis,” Proceedings, 21th IAHR Ice Symposium, Dalian, 202-211.

Shen, H.T., 2010. "River Ice Hydrology," Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers, V.P. Singh, P.  Singh, U.K. Haritashya (Eds.), Springer.

Knack, I.M., Shen, H.T., Tuthill, A.M., 2010. "Ice and Sediment Transport in Channels with In-Stream Channel Restoration Structures," Proceedings, 20th IAHR Ice Symposium, Lahti.

Shen, H.T., 2010. "Mathematical Modeling of River Ice Processes", Invited review paper, Cold Regions Science and Technology, 62(1), 3-13, 2010.

Shen, H.T., Gao, L., Kolerski, T., and Liu, L., 2008 "Dynamics of Ice Jam Formation and Release," Journal of Coastal Research, S52, 25-32.

Shen, H.T., 2006.  "A Trip through the Life of River Ice - Research Progress and Needs," Keynote Lecture, Proceedings, 18th IAHR Ice Symposium, Sapporo.

Tuthill, A., Liu, L., and Shen, H.T., 2004. "Modeling Ice Passage at Navigation Locks," Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, ASCE, 18(3), 89-109.

Ye, S.Q., Deoring, J., and Shen, H.T., 2004. "A Laboratory Study of Frazil Evolution in a Counter-Rotating Flume," Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, V.31, 899-914.

Shen, H.T., 2003. "Research on River Ice Processes: Progress and Missing Links," Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, ASCE, 17(4), 134 -142.

Shen, H.T., Xu, Q., and Yapa, P.D., 2003. "Modeling Lamprecide Transport in the St. Marys River," Journal of Great Lakes Research, 29(Sup.1), 694-705.

Shen, H.T. and Liu, L., 2003. "Shokotsu River Ice Jam Formation," Cold Regions Sc. and Tech., 37(1), 35-49.

Shen, H.T., 2002. "Development of a Comprehensive River Ice Simulation System," Plenary Lecture, Proceedings, 16th IAHR Int'l Symposium on Ice,  Dunedin, New Zealand, 142-48.

Kerr, D.J., Shen, H.T., and Daly, S.F. 2002. "Evolution and Hydraulic Resistance of Anchor Ice on Gravel Bed," Cold Regions Sc. and Tech., 35/2, 101-114.

Xia, X., and Shen, H.T., 2002. "Nonlinear Interaction of Ice Cover with Shallow Water Wave in Channels," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 467, 259-267.

Stone, B., and Shen, H.T., 2002. "Hydraulic Resistance of Flow in Channels with Cylindrical Roughness," Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 128(5), ASCE, 500-506.