WANG Zhaoyin
Professor, Tsinghua University, China;
Chairman, Advisory Council of International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES)
Address:Dept. Of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China.
Email: zywang@tsinghua.edu.cn
Tel.: +8610 62773448
Fax: +8610 62772463
Educational Background
June 1983 – May 1985, Ph. D., River Dynamics, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research.
Sep. 1979 – June 1983, Master, Hydraulics and River Dynamics, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, June 1983.
Sep. 1976- Aug. 1979, Batchlor, Geology, Central China University, Changsha, China
Work Experience
Mar. 1969-Aug.1975
Worker and Technician, The Yellow River Farm, Kenli County, Shandong Province, China
Aug.1975-Sep.1976
Driller of Shandong No.3 Geological Survey, Yantai City, China
Oct. 1976 - Sep. 1979
Student, Department of Geology, Central South University of Technology, Changsha, Hunan Province, China
Sep. 1979 - May 1985
Postgraduate student, Ph.D student, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydro-Power Research,
Advisor: Ning Chien, Professor, Tsinghua University
June 15, 1983 Master degree of Science and Engineering
May 10, 1985 Doctor Degree of Science and Engineering
May 1985 - Feb. 1989
Research Engineer, Dept. of Sediment Engineering, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydroelectric Power Research.
March 1989 - July 1989
Guest scientist, Institute for Hydrologie und Wasserwirschaft, Universitát Karlsruhe, Germany.
Aug. 1989 - Jan. 1991
Senior Engineer, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydroelectric Power Research.
Feb. 1991 - Dec. 31, 1994
Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Institute for Wasserbau und Kulturtechnik, Universitát Karlsruhe, Germany and Guest Senior Researcher, Institut for Hydrologie und Wasserwirschaft, Universitát Karlsruhe, Germany
Jan 1, 1995 -
Professor and Deputy Secretary General of International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation, Chief Editor of the International Journal of Sediment Research
Jan, 1995
Associate and acting editor, International Journal of Sediment Research, International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation
Jan 1998-
Chief Editor, International Journal of Sediment Research.
Nov. 1999-
Professor, State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Tsinghua University.
2001-2007
Professor, the University of Hong Kong, 3 months per year.
2003 - Associate Editor, International Journal of River Basin Management. International Association for Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR)
2004 - Chairman, Advisory Council of International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation.
2004 - Secretary-General, World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research.
2005 - 2009 Council member of International Association for Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR)
2006- Associate editor of Journal of Environmental Informatics (JFI)
2010 Vice president, World Association of Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER)
2011 - Vice president of International Association for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering Research (IAHR)
Research Interests
Fluvial hydraulics and river dynamics, Integrated river management, Sediment transport, Stream ecological restoration, Landslide and debris flow, Vegetation-erosion dynamics
Professional Service
1979-1985
Hyperconcentrated flow studies and the Yellow River hyperconcentrated flood control strategies. The main results have been published in a monograph co-authored with Wan Zhaohui "Hyperconcentrated Flow", A.A. Balkema Publishers.
June 1986 - Feb. 1991
Chief Engineer of a research project for the Three Gorges Project: "Physical Model Study on Sedimentation and Navigation in the Upstream Reach of the Yangtze River Three Gorges Reservoir"
June 1986 - June 1987
Chief Engineer of the research project "Scale model study of emptying and scouring of cohesive deposits from the Zhuwo Reservoir"
Jan. 1988 - Dec. 1990
Chief Engineer of the research project "One-phase and solid-liquid two-phase flows of non-Newtonian fluids" funded by the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation.
May 1990 - Feb. 1991
Chief Engineer of the research project "Physical model study on the prevention of sedimentation in the Yellow River Xiaolangdi Reservoir".
July 1990 - Feb. 1991
Chief Engineer of the project "Effects of suspended sediment on dispersion of contaminants in open channel flow"
March 1995 - Oct. 1997
Executive Expert for the UNDP Project "Support for the Sustainable Development of the Yellow River Delta", UNDP No.CPR 91/144. In charge of river training and water resources studies. As the main member of the Panel of the Core Experts, Dr. Wang drafted most of the Project Reports to UNDP and donor countries, including the Inception Report of the Project (120 pp. including three parts: River training and water resources, environment and GIS, and economic studies and planning); 6 Progress Reports of the project 300 pp., the Final and Interim Reports of the River Harnessing and Water Resources experts group (127 pp + 110 pp.), 1/3 of the General Report of the project (160 pages).
Jan. 1995 - March 1998
Primary Investigator and Team Leader, the National Natural Science Foundation Project "Unsteady sediment transport and Hyperconcentrated flow" with total budget of 800,000 Chinese Yuan and 10 participants. Excellent results were achieved and 46 papers have been published.
1994 - 1998
Organizer of the Sino-German cooperative studies on unsteady sediment transport. The cooperation was supported by the Volkswagen Stiftung (VW Foundation of Germany). 26 German scientists and about 40 Chinese scientists participated in the activities. The German group held 4 annual meetings and the Chinese group held 3 annual meetings. Two international workshops attended by Chinese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Austrian, Spanish, and American scientists have been held with the main theme Unsteady Sediment Transport. Dr. Wang edited the proceedings of the workshops.
Aug. 11-17, 1997
Director of UNESCO International Summer Camp for high school students with theme "Water resources and environment protection in the Yellow River Delta", Contract No. UNESCO Form 205A (vi93), Sector Bureau ref: 025-NDP-33-21-08.
1998-2002
Director of the Key Research Project of National Natural Science Foundation and the Ministry of Water Resources "Mechanism of River Sedimentation Disasters and Control and Mitigation Strategies" with total Budget 1 million US Dollars and 96 participants.
1996-2000
Chairman of the Organization Committee for the 8th International Symposium on Stochastic Hydraulics.
2000-2002
Director of the Joint Research Project supported by Hong Kong Research Grant Council and National Natural Science Foundation of China “Water, Sediment and Pollutants interaction in the estuarine waters-with particular reference to the Deep Bay and Bohai Bay”
2001-2002
Chairman of the Organization Committee for the Second International Symposium on Flood Defence.
2002-2003
PI of the research project of Ministry of Water Resources of China “Impacts of Tongguan’s Elevation on the Fluvial Process and Flood Defense of the Lower Weihe River ”
2003-2004
Chief Engineer, Research project of the Yellow River Commission “Fluvial Process and Risk Analysis on the Training projects in the Lower Yellow River ”
2003-2006
PI and team leader, Research project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China “Vegetation-erosion dynamics and its application”
2004-2007
PI and mainland team lealer, joint research project supported by Hong Kong Research Grant Council and National Natural Science Foundation of China “Integrated Physical and Ecological Management of Rivers – with Particular Reference to the East River”
2004-2008
Director, Research project “Ecological study and optimization of operation scheme of hydro-projects on the Yangtze River”, 973 program of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Total budget 4.05 million Yuan
2004-2008
PI, Research project of Science Fund for Creative Research Group, “Sediment Transportation and River Management ” supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
2005-2007
PI, Sino-Dutch joint research project “Predictive modelling of sediment transport and morphology in the Lower Yellow River” sponsored by the Ministry of Water Resources of China and Dutch Ministry of Construction.
2008-2010
Director, National Research Project, “Management and mitigation of chain disasters of mass movements and debris flows induced by the Wenchuan Earthquake”, 973 program of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Budget 3.6 million Yuan.
2009-2012
Director, Ministry of Water Resources Research Project, “Control strategy of golden mussel (Limnoperna fortunei) invasion into water transfer tunnels”, National Commonweal Research Program. Budget 3.5 million Yuan.
2010-2012
Director, National Research Project, “Stream networks and ecological management of the Sanjiangyuan Region”, Ministry of Science and Technology. Budget 2.0 million Yuan.
2010-2012
Director, Research Project “Knickpoints on the Yalutsangpo River and Ecology”, National Natural Science Foundation of China
2014-2015
Director, Research Project “Study on biofouling caused by Limnoperna fortunei and control strategies in the Langyashan pumped-storage power plant”.
2015-
Director, Research Project “Fluvial process of barrier lakes in the Nujiang River and their impact on stream ecology”, National Natural Science Foundation of China
Honors and Awards
AWARDS
1988 Ning Chien Prize, awarded by the IRTCES, Ministry of Water Resources
1989 Title of “Scientist who has made great contributions on sediment studies for the Three Gorges Project” Awarded by the Ministry of Water Resources of China
1990 Title of “Doctor who has made great contributions for the country” awarded by the Ministry of Education of China.
1994 First Outstanding Young Scientist Research Fund awarded by the Chinese government.
1995 Ministry of Water Resources of China: First Science and Technology Progress Prize “Physical model study on sedimentation in the fluctuating backwater region of the Three Gorges Project”.
1996 Ministry of Water Resources of China: Third Science and Technology Progress Prize “Instability of non-Newtonian fluid flow”,
1996 Ministry of Water Resources of China: Second Science and Technology Progress Prize “Training and water resources management of the Yellow River delta”
1997 Ministry of Water Resources of China: Third Science and Technology Progress Prize “Drag reduction of hyperconcentrated flow on rough boundaries”,
2004 Ministry of Education of China: First Science Prize “Modern Theory of Sediment Transportation”,
2006 Ministry of Education of China: Second Science Prize “Hyperconcentrated flow”,
2007 National Science Prize of China: Second Science and Technology Progress Prize “Complex responses of the fluvial process in the Yellow River to the water and sediment changes”
2009 Title of “Outstanding scientist in field scientific researches” awarded by the ministry of science and technology
2011 2011 Hans Albert Einstein Award, awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
2011 Vice president of International Association of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering Research, Chairman of Environmental Hydraulics Division
2012 First prize of the ministry of transportation No.3
Educational Background
PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH
1 Wang Zhaoyin and Qian Ning (Ning Chien), 1984, Experimental study of two-phase turbulent flow with hyperconcentration of coarse particles, Scientia Sinica (English Version), Ser. A, Vol. 27, No. 12, pp. 1317-1327 (SCI).
2 Wang Zhaoyin and Qian Ning, 1985, Experimental study of motion of laminated load, Scientia Sinica, (English Version) Ser. A, Vol. 28, No.1, pp. 102-112 (SCI).
3 Wang Zhaoyin and Qian Ning, 1985, A preliminary investigation on the mechanism of hyperconcentrated flow, Proceedings of International Workshop on Flow at Hyperconcentration of Sediment, IRTCES (International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation), Beijing, China, P. II-4, pp.1-20.
4 Wang Zhaoyin and Qian Ning, 1987, Laminated load: Its development and mechanism of motion, International Journal of Sediment Research, No. 2, pp. 102-124.
5 Wang Zhaoyin, 1987, Buoyancy force in solid-liquid mixture, Proceedings, 22-nd Congress of the International Association for Hydraulic Research, Fluvial Hydraulics, IAHR, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sept. pp. 86-91.
6 Wang Zhaoyin and Qian Ning, 1989, Characteristics and mechanism of debris flow, Proceedings, Fourth International Symposium on River Sedimentation, IRTCES and Ocean Press, Beijing, China, pp.722-729.
7 Lu Xiuzheng, Zeng Qinghua and Wang Zhaoyin, 1989, Physical model study of sedimentation and influence on navigation in fluctuating backwater region of a reservoir, Proceedings, Fourth International Symposium on River Sedimentation, IRTCES and Ocean Press, Beijing China, pp. 1023-1030.
8 Wang Zhaoyin, 1990, Limit concentration of suspended sediment, Proceedings, Hydraulics and Hydrology of Arid Land, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, pp. 651-656.
9 Wang Zhaoyin and Zhang Xinyu, 1990, Initiation and laws of motion of debris flow, Proceedings of Hydraulics and Hydrology of Arid Land, American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 596-601.
10 Wang Zhaoyin and Kron Wolfgang, 1991, Time distortion in large scale sediment model test, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 161-178 (SCI).
11 Wang Zhaoyin and Zeng Qinghua, 1991, Laboratory studies on mechanisms of various phenomena in debris flow, Proceedings, International Symposium on Debris Flow and Flood Disaster Protection, China, pp. 21-31.
12 Wang Zhaoyin, 1992, Model experiment on non-Newtonian fluid flow, Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on River Sedimentation, Vol. 1, Karlsruhe, Germany, April, Edited by P. Larsen and N. Eisenhauer, pp. 409 - 416.
13 Wang Zhaoyin and Dittrich Andreas, 1992, A study on problems in suspended sediment transportation, Proceedings, 2nd International Conference on Hydraulics and Environmental Modelling of Coastal, Estuarine and River Waters, Ashgate, England, pp. 467-478.
14 Chen Janguo, Zeng Qinghua and Wang Zhaoyin, 1992, Characteristics and sediment transport in ice covered flow, Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on River Sedimentation, Vol. 1, Karlsruhe, Germany, April, Edited by P. Larsen and N. Eisenhauer, pp. 423-430.
15 Wang Z., Kron W., Lu X., and Xu M., 1993, Uncertainty of sediment discharge, siltation and erosion in rivers and implications on hydraulic works, Publication Series, Inst. for Hydrology and Water Resources Planning (IHW), Karlsruhe University, No. 46, pp. D1-D38.
16 Wang Zhaoyin, Lin Bingnan and Zhang Xinyu, 1993, Instability of non-Newtonian fluid flow, Publication Series, No. 42, Inst. foer Hydrologie u. Wasserwirschaft, Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. E1-E23.
17 Wang Zhaoyin, 1993, A study on debris flow surges, Hydraulic Engineering '93, vol. 2, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, pp. 1616-1621.
18 Wang Zhaoyin, Kron Wolfgang, Lu Xiuzheng, and Plate Erich J., 1993, Flume experiments on sediment transport, erosion and siltation of a channel bed in unsteady and non-uniform flow conditions, Publication Series, Inst. for Hydrology and Water Resources Planning (IHW), Karlsruhe University, No. 46, pp. B1-B82.
19 Wang Zhaoyin, 1994, An experimental study of motion and deposition of gold particles in a mountain river, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 643-648 (SCI).
20 Wang Zhaoyin and Larsen Peter, 1994, Turbulent structure of flows of water and clay suspensions with bed load, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 120, No. 5, pp. 577-600 (SCI).
21 Wang Zhaoyin, Larsen Peter and Xiang Wei, 1994, Rheological properties of sediment suspensions and their implications, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, Vol. 32, No.4, pp. 495-516 (SCI).
22 Klein P., Rau M., Wang Z. and Plate E.J., 1994, Ermittlung des Stroemungs- und Konzentrationsfeldes im Nahfeld typischer Gebuedekonfigurationen (Experimente), Research Report, Inst. foer Hydrologie und Wasserwirschaft, Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany.
23 Wang Zhaoyin, Kron Wolfgang and Plate E.J., 1994, An experimental study of bed deformation in unsteady and non-uniform flows, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 206-215.
24 Wang Zhaoyin, Nestmann F., and Dittrich A., 1995, Fall velocity of sediment in clay suspensions, Proceedings, 6th International Symposium on River Sedimentation, New Delhi, India, pp. 377-385.
25 Wang Zhaoyin, Ren Yumin and Wang Xinkui, 1995, Total pressure velocimeter for the measurement of turbulence in sediment-laden flows, Proceedings, 2nd International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering, CHES and IRTCES, March, Beijing, China, pp. 1875-1882.
26 Wang Zhaoyin and Plate Erich J., 1996, A Preliminary study on turbulence structure of flow of non-Newtonian fluid, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 345-362. (SCI)
27 Wang Zhaoyin, Plate E.J., Rau M., and Kaiser P., 1996, Scale effects in wind tunnel modelling, International Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 61, pp.113-130. (SCI)
28 Wang Zhaoyin and Plate Erich J. 1996, Power spectrum of flows of hyperconcentrated clay suspensions, Stochastic Hydraulics'96, A.A. Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 645-652.
29 Wang Zhaoyin and Pang Bingdong, 1996, Discussion on "Researches on environmental changes and water and sediment transport of the Yellow River Basin", International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 69-74.
30 Wang Zhaoyin, 1996, UNDP project support for the sustainable development of the Yellow River Delta, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 40-48.
31 Wang Zhaoyin, Lin Bingnan, and Nestmann Franz, 1997, Prospect of sediment research, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 1-15.
32 Wang Zhaoyin, Huang Jinchi, and Su Dehui, 1997, Scour rate formula, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 11-20.
33 Zhu Hugen, Wang Zhaoyin, and Prinz D. 1997, The adverse impact of human activities of flood control in the Huaihe Basin, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 317-324.
34 Wang Zhaoyin, 1998, Problems of water and soil resources and management strategies in China, Invited Lecture, Proceedings , 3rd International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering, Cottbus, Germany.
35 Wang Zhaoyin, 1998, The Yellow River sedimentation-New problems and new strategies, Invited Lecture, 7th International Symposium on River Sedimentation, Hong Kong, in River Sedimentation-Theory and Applications, A.A.Balkema Publishers, pp. 797-806.
36 Wang Zhaoyin, Larsen P., Nestmann F., and Dittrich A., 1998, Resistance and drag reduction of hyperconcentrated flows over rough boundaries, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 124, No. 1, pp. 1-9. (SCI)
37 Wang Zhaoyin, 1998, Stabilization of the Yellow River channel and development of the delta, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 13, No. 2., pp. 1-15.
38 Wang Zhaoyin, 1999, Experimental study on scour rate and channel bed inertia, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 17-38. (SCI)
39 Winzen K., Wang Zhaoyin, and Dittrich A., 1999, Intermittent and continuous behavior of debris flow, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 62-69.
40 Wang Zhaoyin, 1999, Mountainous Hazards in China, Publication series, German IDNDR Commission, 48 p.
41 Wang Zhao-Yin and Dittrich Anderas, 1999, Effect of particle's shape on incipient motion of sediment, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 179-186.
42 Hu Shixiong and Wang Zhaoyin, 1999, Shrinkage of the estuarine channels and control strategies in the Haihe drainage system, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 65-76.
43 Wang Zhaoyin, Soong T., and Yen B.C., 1999, eds. Sediment Transport and Disasters, International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation, 451 p.
44 Wang Zhaoyin, Wai Onyx W.H., and Cui Peng, 1999, Field investigation on debris flows, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 10-23.
45 Wang Xiangdong and Wang Zhaoyin, 1999, Effect of land use on runoff and sediment yield, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 59-66.
46 Wang Zhaoyin and Liang Zhiyong, 2000, Dynamic characteristics of the Yellow River Mouth, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Vol. 25, pp. 765-782. (SCI)
47 Wang Zhaoyin and Wai Onyx, 2000, Stochastic nature of sediment transportation, Stochastic Hydraulics, Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 247-254.
48 Wang Zhaoyin, 2000, History and strategies of flood defense in China, Invited Lecture, Proceedings, International Symposium on Flood Defence, in River Flood Defence, Jerkules Verlag, Kassel, Germanyy, Vol.1, pp. 11-25.
49 Wang Xingkui, Wang Zhaoyin, and Li Danxun, 2001, Velocity profile of sediment suspensions and comparison of log-law and wake-law, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 211-217 (SCI)
50 Wang Zhaoyin and Wu Yongsheng, 2001, Sediment-removing capacity and river motion dynamics, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 105-115.
51 Xu Y., Liang Z., and Wang Z.Y., 2001, Fluvial processes and sediment scour rate of the Yellow River under action of unsteady flows, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 296-300.
52 Wang Zhaoyin, Wu Yongsheng, and Wang Guangqian, 2001, Eutrophication and red tide as a consequence of economic development, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 508-518.
53 Wang Zhaoyin and Lin Bingnan, 2001, Sedimentation studies in China-present and future, Keynote Lecture, Proceedings, 29th IAHR Congress, Beijing, China, Tsinghua University Press, pp.54-73.
54 Hu Shixiong and Wang Zhaoyin, 2001, Study on the flood control and shrinkage of the Haihe River mouth, Science in China, Series B, Vol. 44, pp. 240-248. (SCI)
55 Wu Yongsheng, Lian Jiji
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