Shuqing Yang

University of Wollongong

Shuqing Yang is the associate Professor at School of Civil, Mining and Environment and Engineering, University of Wollongong and director of Coastal Reservoir Research Centre at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is also one of the founders of International Associational for Coastal Reservoir Research (IACRR).

He received his BEng and MEng from China, and PhD from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of New Orleans, USA, a research fellow/professor/chair professor at National University of Singapore, Korea Maritime University, and South China University of Science and Technology.

He was a pioneer researcher and designer for the Three-Gorge-dam, China, the largest inland dam in the world. After that, he has shifted his research from rivers and inland dams to coastal lakes, and he involved a research project of water pollution in Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, USA.

In Singapore, he started his research on coastal reservoirs which shows that in Singapore the desalination plants and Newater plants are unnecessary if coastal reservoirs are properly designed. He also investigated China’s South-North-water diversion project, the largest inter-basin water transfer project in the world, and his investigation shows that the project could be more cost-effective if coastal reservoirs are considered in its master plan. He also helped to initiate a coastal reservoir for Shanghai city, one of the largest cities in the world, whose water supply now fully depends on the Qingcaosha coastal reservoir in the Yangtze Estuary.

Shuqing’s study includes sediment transport in rivers, reservoirs/lakes, estuaries and coastal waters; turbulence and hydraulics for velocity, mass transfer and flow resistance in pipes, channels and boundary layer flows with/without polymer additives; water resources development from the sea without desalination (i.e., coastal reservoirs), their design and numerical simulation; and clean water development from a polluted river system (i.e., SPP strategy and wetland pretreatment).

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