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10-23-2013

Wu Appointed Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University

Weiming Wu has been appointed professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University.

Weiming WuBefore coming to Clarkson, he was a research associate professor at the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering (NCCHE) at the University of Mississippi. He also was the graduate program coordinator for NCCHE.

Wu's research covers river, coastal and environmental engineering. He developed a series of one-, two- and three-dimensional computational models for flow, sediment transport, pollutant transport, water quality, aquatic ecosystems and ecotoxicology in surface waters.

His teaching experience includes applied fluid mechanics, fluvial hydraulics, sediment transport modeling, computational river dynamics, sedimentation engineering, and water quality modeling.

Wu has worked on numerous research projects involving water flow, sediment, water contamination, river navigation and coastal issues. He has published prolifically in addition to making many invited lectures and presentations. He authored the book Computational River Dynamics (2007, Taylor & Francis, UK, 494p), and co-edited the book Sediment Transport: Monitoring, Modeling and Management (2013, Nova Science Publishers, USA).

He received his bachelor of science degree in engineering science with a major in hydraulic engineering, and his master of science degree and Ph.D. in engineering science with a major in hydraulics and river dynamics, all from Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering, China.

Wu's awards include the Research Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany, 1995–1997; the Outstanding Performance Award, NCCHE, University of Mississippi, 2003, 2008 and 2011; the Best Paper Award by World Association of Sedimentation and Erosion Research, 2007; and the Excellent Paper Award in the 12th International Symposium on River Sedimentation, 2013.

He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research; World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research; and the Coastal Education & Research Foundation.

Wu served as the chair on the ASCE Technical Committee on Computational Hydraulics in 2011-2012, the chair on the ASCE Task Committee on Dam/Levee Break Fluvial Processes in 2009-2012, and an associate editor for International Journal of Sediment Research in 2008-2010. He is now an associate editor for ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.

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