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Adrian Law W.K


Director, Environmental Process Modelling Centre, EPMC (A NEWRI Centre of Excellence)





Associate Professor
BEng (Civil) Hong Kong, MSc, PhD California
Office: N1-01c-98
Tel: (65) 6790-5296

 



Education:

  • BEng (Civil), University of Hong Kong, 1984
  • MSc, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1985
  • MSc, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1991

Career details:

  • Associate Professor, School of Civil and Env Eng, Nanyang Technological University, 2001 to present
  • Assistant Professor, School of Civil and Env Eng, Nanyang Technological University, 2000
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Civil and Env Eng, Nanyang Technological University, 1999
  • Lecturer, School of Civil and Env Eng, Nanyang Technological University, 1995-1998
  • Lecturer to Associate Professor, School of Civil and Env Eng, Nanyang Technological University, 1995-present
  • Senior Hydraulic Engineer, Bechtel Corp, USA, 1992-1995
  • Project Engineer, Hydro-Research Science, USA, 1988-1991

Official Appointments

  • Associate Chair (Research), School of Civil and Env Eng., Nanyang Technological University, 2007-2010
  • Co-Director, DHI-NTU Centre: 2010-present

Member of Professional Societies

  • Member, International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
  • Member, American Geophysical Union
  • Member, American Physics Society

Editorial Board Member

  • Journal of Hydro-environment Research
  • IES Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering


Main research interest

  • Environmental Hydraulics
  • Coastal Engineering

Current research project

  • 4/2012-3/2013 Principal investigator, “Sediment disposal in waves Year 5 Study”
  • (Funding from CENSAM, totalled S$60,000)
  • 4/2010-11/2013 co-Principal investigator, “Novel technologies for enhanced control of concentration polarisation and fouling in reverse osmosis membrane processes”
  • (Funding from EWI, totalled S$1,861,600)
  • 4/2010-7/2013 Principal investigator, “Novel Hydrodynamics for Low Pressure Membrane Processes”
  • (Funding from EWI, totalled S$1,532,700)
  • 6/2009-8/2012 Principal investigator, “Planar Wave Absorbers for Wave Power Generation”
  • (Funding from MoE totalled S$1,066,270)


  • Wang, R.Q., Law, A.W.K., Adams, E.E., and Fringer, O.B., 2011. “Large-Eddy Simulations of starting buoyant jets.” Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 11(6), 591-609.
  • Law, A.W.K., Au, S., and Song, J., 2011. “Modulation of Stochastic Diffusion by Wave Motion.” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Vol.26(2), pp142-147.
  • Shao, D.D. and Law, A.W.K., 2010. “Mixing and Boundary interactions of 30 and 40 degree inclined dense jets.” Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Vol.10(5), pp521-553.
  • Zhang, Y.P., Fane, A.G., and Law, A.W.K., 2010. “Critical flux and particle deposition of fractal flocs during crossflow microfiltration.” Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 353(1-2), pp28-35
  • Yeo, A., Law, A.W.K. and Fane, A.G., 2007. "The relationship between performance of submerged hollow fibers and bubble-induced phenomena examined by particle image velocimetry." Journal of Membrane Science, Vol.304(1-2), pp105-137.Paper 2


  • 2011 Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Faculty Fellow
  • 2010 William Mong Research Fellow, University of Hong Kong
  • 2001-2002, UPS Foundation Visiting Professor, Stanford University, during sabbatical leave
  • 2000 Wesley W. Horner Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2000 Outstanding Technical Paper Awards by the Bechtel Corporation, USA
  • 1999 Outstanding Technical Paper Award by the Bechtel Corporation, USA

Other information

  • 2012-Present, Executive Committee (through nomination), Asian Pacific Division, International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
  • 2008-Present, Vice Chair (through nomination), Joint International Water Association (IWA) and International Association of Hydraulic Research (IAHR) Committee on Marine Outfall Systems