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Clarkson University's Wu Named James K. Edzwald Professor of Water Engineering

Clarkson University Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Weiming Wu has been named the James K. Edzwald Professor of Water Engineering.

Weiming WuWu is internationally recognized in the water resources field, with specific expertise in hydraulics, river morphodynamics, sediment transport mechanics, and numerical recipes.

He has published two books, six book chapters, 56 refereed journal publications, and 77 conference papers. His book Computational River Dynamics is recognized as the best book on this subject.

Wu is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the current chair of the ASCE sedimentation committee, an associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Sediment Research.

Wu’s work is currently funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New York Water Resources Institute through Cornell University and the National Science Foundation.

He has taught fluid mechanics, computational river dynamics and sediment transport, and is currently advising three Ph.D. students.

Wu joined the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering faculty with extensive experience in 2013. Before coming to Clarkson, he held several academic positions.

From 1997-2013 he was at the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, University of Mississippi: 1997-2001 as visiting research scientist, 2001-2006 as research assistant professor, and 2006-2013 as research associate professor.

He was a Humboldt Fellow at the University of Karlsruhe from 1995-1997, and he was a lecturer/associate professor at Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering from December 1991-May 1995.

He received his bachelor of science degree in engineering science with a major in hydraulic engineering, and his master of science degree and Ph.D. in engineering science with a major in hydraulics and river dynamics, all from Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering, China.

The James K. Edzwald Professorship of Water Engineering was made possible by generous gifts from Professor and Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering James K. Edzwald and his wife, Joan C. Edzwald, and Edzwald’s colleagues, students and friends.

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