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Tan Soon Keat

    • Director, NTU-MPA Maritime Research Centre
    • Deputy Executive Director, Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI)
    • Director, NEWRItech/NEWRI
    • Programme Director, M.Sc (Environmental Engineering)

    Associate Professor
    BE, ME, PhD
    Office: N1-01b-50
    Tel: (65) 6790-5321
    Email: ctansk@ntu.edu.sg


    • PhD (Engineering), University of Auckland 1984
    • ME (Civil), University of Auckland 1981
    • BE (Civil), University of Auckland 1979
    Career details

    • 1983 - 1984: Consultant/modeller of passive solar energy system, Auckland, New Zealand
    • 1984: Lecturer, Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore
    • 1999: Associate Professor, Nanyang Techological University, Singapore

    Member of Professional Societies

    • Member of International Association of Hydraulic Research (IAHR)
    • Member of American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
    • Member of American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE)
    • Member of Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES)

    Main research interest

    • Specialised in Physical and Numerical modelling of coastal, hydraulics and hydrological processes; Water Resources Engineering.
    • Current research activity includes Sedimentation processes in the coastal waters, GIS, mapping and database management, oil spill, and image processing.

    • Academic Exchange under the DAAD (Germany) Scheme

    • Gao, Y.Y., Wang, X.K., Tan, D.S. and Tan, S.K. (2012). PIV measurement of the near wake behind a cylinder-pair unequal diameters. Applied Ocean Research, .
    • Gao, Y.Y., Tan S.K., Etienne, S. and Wang, X.K. (2012). Experimental study on the flow around two tandem cylinders of different diameters. Experiments in Fluids, .
    • Gao Yangyang; Wang Xikun; Tan Soon Keat. (2012). Numerical study of two side-by-side cylinders with unequal diameters at low Reynolds number. The 26th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems.
    • Wang X.K., Hao Z., Tan S.K. (2012). Vortex-induced vibrations of a neutrally buoyant circular cylinder near a plane wall. Journal of Fluids and Structures, In revision.
    • Wang X.K., Su B.Y., Tan S.K. (2012). Experimental study of vortex-induced vibrations of a tethered cylinder.Journal of Fluids and Structures, In press, doi: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2012.04.009.