IAHR International Workshop on Scour around Hydraulic and Coastal Structures (IAHR-SHCS)
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Prof. Bruce Melville, The University of Auckland

Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Distinguished Fellow of Engineering New Zealand

Prof. Bruce Melville is an active researcher with an international reputation in the field of fluvial sediment transport. His expertise encompasses most aspects of water resources engineering, including hydraulic, hydrological, river and environmental engineering. He has supervised more than 30 PhD students and published over 200 refereed journal papers and received more than 14000 citations. He received the 2002 ASCE Hydraulic Structures Medal, R.J. Scott Medal from RSNZ, and the 2020 IAHR-APD Distinguished Membership Award  for his research contributions in fluvial hydraulics.

Prof. B. Mutlu Sumer, BM SUMER Consultancy & Research

Previously Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize –ASCE

Professor Sumer is one of the leading engineers / scientists in the world in seabed-structure interaction including scour / scour protection in connection with offshore wind farms, marine structures and pipelines; liquefaction of marine soils and its implication for marine structures; forces on and vibrations of marine structures including marine pipelines. His specialty areas also cover turbulence in coastal and civil engineering, river engineering and sediment transport. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers and received more than 16000 citations.  He has received the ICCE 2016 Award, ICSE 2014 Best Paper Award, and Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize-ASCE (2005) among many others.



Prof. Fabian Bombardelli, University of California, Davis

Chief Editor of Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE, Associate Editor of Journal of Hydro-environment Research-IAHR

Prof. Fabian Bombardelli is widely known for his research on bubble plumes, sediment transport in open channels, the Basset force, flow in stepped spillways, and for the application of the phenomenological theory of turbulence to hydraulics; in addition, he has developed applied research on water bodies in California. He has published more than 70 publications in major research journals of physics, hydraulic engineering and water resources, and more than 140 articles in total.

Prof. Liang Cheng, South China University of Technology

Fellow of the prestigious Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, Expert of the National Recruitment Program

Prof. Cheng is the Dean of School of Marine Science and Engineering at South China University of Technology. He is a Winthrop Professor at The University of Western Australia. Liang has more than 20 years' experience in research areas covering vortex-induced vibrations, scour, flow/structure/seabed interactions and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling. Liang has published widely in these areas and has been working closely with industry on consulting and contract research projects. Over the years he has supported oil, gas and renewables companies in building key offshore infrastructure with less damage to the marine ecosystem. He has published more than 200 papers and received more than 6000 citations.



Prof. D. Max Sheppard, University of Florida

Editor of Bridge Scour Manual in Florida, USA

Professor Sheppard has more than 50 years research experiences in bridge scour, coastal and riverine hydraulics, and aeolian sand transport. He has published more than 80 papers and books. As a leading scientist in the  field of bridge scour, he developed the Florida Scour Manual which covers most aspects of bridge scour. His empirical equations for bridge scour prediction have been included in the U.S. Federal Highway Department's Hydraulic Engineering Circular (HEC-18).

Prof. Yee-Meng Chiew, Nanyang Technological University

Associate Editor of International Journal of Sediment Research, Associate Editor of Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE

Prof. Yee-Meng Chiew focused on the area of local scour around riverine, coastal and offshore structures, such as jets, submarine pipelines, ship propellers, catenary risers, etc., as well as investigating seepage and suction effects on the turbulence characteristics of open channel flows. He explored the possibility of applying seepage/suction as a form of scour countermeasure. He received the Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize-ASCE (2021). He has published more than 200 papers and received more than 7000 citations.



Prof. David R. Fuhrman, The Technical University of Denmark

Editor of Applied Ocean Research, Editorial Board member of Coastal Engineering

Prof. David R. Fuhrman's  research focuses on many aspects of coastal and ocean engineering, including surf zone dynamics, sediment transport, coastal morphology / dynamics, scour, turbulence modelling, wave boundary layers, and nonlinear wave hydrodynamics. He has authored or co-authored approximately 80 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as the book Turbulence in Coastal and Civil Engineering published by World Scientific. He also serves as the Associate Editor for Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal & Ocean Engineering and on the Editorial Boards for OpenFOAM Journal.

Prof. Niansheng Cheng, Zhejiang University

Expert of the National Recruitment Program, Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize –ASCE

Prof. Niansheng Cheng's research interests include hydraulics and sediment transport, with special emphasis on particle-flow interactions and their applications in environmental and river processes. Prof Cheng has published more than 60 journal papers. He is the recipient of Scientific and Technological Achievement (1992, 2nd Class), Ministry of Transportation, China;



Prof. Jisheng Zhang, Hohai University

Editorial Board member of Applied Ocean Research, Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Society of Ocean Engineering

Prof. Jisheng Zhang's research interests focus on marine renewable energy and wave-seabed-structure interactions, including soil liquefaction around submarine pipelines, scour phenomena around tidal stream turbines, and the optimization of tidal turbine arrays. He is currently serving as the Associate Dean of the College of Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering at Hohai University.