Faculty Directory


Edmond Lo Yat Man

Associate Professor
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Office: N1-01b-38
Tel: (65) 6790-5268
Fax: (65) 6791-0676
Email: cymlo@ntu.edu.sg




A/P Edmond Lo obtained his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (Hydrodynamics) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985, and his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1980. He joined NTU in 1996 where he was Head of the Division of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (2005-08) and Chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2008-2011). He was also Assistant, then Co-Director of the Singapore-Stanford Partnerhsip Program (2003-2012).

Research Interest

A/P Lo’s current research programs are aimed at understanding urban water flows including tropical reservoirs flows with implications on eutrophication, and urban flooding potential. His recent research projects included being (co-)principal investigator on a water management system for Marina Bay, a flood risk simulation model for Jakarta, Indonesia, and studies on flood risk for S.E. Asian cities with a particular view of how flood resiliency evolves as cities develop under the influence of growing urbanization and climate change.

For the latter, he is also co-leading ICRM’s efforts in the CREATE Future Resilient Systems program, a multi-university effort led by ETH Zurich. He is also co-PI in ICRM’s flagship Natural Catastrophe and Data Analysis Exchange project wherein high resolution satellite imaging is being applied to develop building exposure models for risk assessment in major Southeast Asian cities.

Expertise areas: Hydrodynamics; Urban flood modelling; City growth dynamics

Selected Recent Publications:

  • Yang, P., Fong, D.A., Lo, E.Y. and Monismith, S.G. (2019), “Vertical Mixing in a Shallow Tropical Reservoir” Limnology, 20(3), p279–296. DOI: 10.1007/s10201-019-00577-z
  • Su, H. T., Cheung, S. H., and Lo, E. Y.M. (2018), "Multi-objective optimal design for flood risk management with resilience objectives." Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 32(4), DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00477-017-1508-7
  • Singh, S.K., Lo, E.Y.M. and Qin, X.S. (2017), “Cluster Analysis of Monthly Precipitation over Western Maritime Continent under Climate Change”, Climate 2017, 5(4), 84; DOI:10.3390/cli5040084
  • Kamarajugedda, S.A., Mandapaka, P.V. and Lo, E.Y.M. (2017), “Assessing urban growth dynamics of major Southeast Asian cities using night-time light data”, Int’l Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol 38(21), 2017, DOI:10.1080/01431161.2017.1346846
  • Mandapaka, P. V., Qin, X. S., and Lo, E.Y.M. (2017). "Analysis of spatial patterns of daily precipitation and wet spell extremes in Southeast Asia." International Journal of Climatology, Vol 37, p1161–1179, Aug 2017, DOI:10.1002/joc.5073
  • Daksiya, V., Mandapaka, P. V., and Lo, E.Y.M. (2017). "A Comparative Frequency Analysis of Maximum Daily Rainfall for a S.E. Asian Region under Current and Future Climate Conditions." Advances in Meteorology, Vol 2017 Article ID 2620798, DOI:10.1155/2017/2620798 , Feb 2017
  • Daksiya, V., Su, H. T., Chang, Y. H., and Lo, E.Y.M. (2017). "Incorporating Socio-Economic Effects and Uncertain Rainfall in Flood Mitigation Decision using MCDA." Natural Hazards, Vol 87(1) p515-531, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-017-2774-x
  • Jian, W., Cao, D., Lo, E.Y., Huang, Z., Chen, X., Cheng Z., Gu H. and Li, B., (2017) “Wave Runup On A Surging Vertical Cylinder In Regular Waves”, Applied Ocean Research, Vol 63, p229-241, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2017.01.016
  • Mandapaka, P.V., Qin, X., and Lo, E.Y.M. (2016) “Seasonal and interannual variability in wet and dry spell characteristics over two regions in the Maritime Continent”, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17(5), 1579-1600. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0100.
  • Yao, Y., Huang, Z., Lo, E,Y., and Shen, H.T., “A Preliminary Laboratory Study of Motion of Floating Debris Generated by Solitary Waves Running up a Beach”, J. of Earthquake and Tsunami, Vol. 8(3), Sept 2014, DOI: 10.1142/S1793431114400065
  • Yang, P., Xing Z., Fong, D.A., Monismith, S.G., Tan, K.M. and Lo, E.Y., “Observations of vertical eddy diffusivities in a shallow tropical reservoir”, J. Hydro-Environmental Research (2014) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jher.2014.09.004