Welcome Pro.Mohamed Salah Ghidaoui from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China to be committee member!

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Pro.Mohamed Salah Ghidaoui, Civil and Environmental Engineering,The Hong Kong Univesity of Science and Technology


Research Area:

Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environmental Fluid Mechanics


Research Experience:

M.S. Ghidaoui is the Chinese Estates Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST). His general interests are in the fields of hydraulics, water resources and environmental fluid mechanics. In particular, unsteady friction and turbulence in waterhammer; defect detection in pipes using waterhammer (transient) waves; numerical modelling of surface and closed conduit flows; and stability of shallow shear flows. Currently, he leads a large-scale theme-based project on smart urban water supply systems (Smart UWSS  http://smartuws.ust.hk/). He is the editor of the Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR and served as its associate editor for 15 years.  He is also the associate editor of the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE; and Journal of Hydro-environment Research, IAHR-APD.  He is an editorial board member of the Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters (TAML), Chinese Academy of Sciences and The Chinese Academy of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and served as an advisory board of the Journal of Hydroinformatics for 12 years. He is the chair IAHR’s Fluid Mechanics Committee. He is a founding member of the IAHR Hong Kong Chapter and served as its chair over 10 years ago. His awards include the Arthur Ippen Award, IAHR; the Albert Berry Memorial Award, American Water Works Association; and Hilgard Award for best paper (runner-up), Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE. He received the Outstanding Faculty Award, HKUST. In addition, Prof Ghidaoui received two teaching excellence awards from the school of engineering at HKUST.