Engineering and Information Sciences


Shuqing Yang

Current Positions:

Associate Professor, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia.


2007-Present, Assoc. Professor, Univ. of Wollongong, Australia.
2005-2007, Visiting Professor, Korea Maritime University, South Korea.
2003-2005, Principal Research Scientist, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
1999-2003. Professional Officer, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
1998-1999. Post Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Civil and Env. Engrg., Univ. of New Orleans, USA.
1996- 1998, Engineer and Assistant Project Manager, Construction Company, Singapore.
1988- 1994, Research Engineer, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, China.

Research Interests:

Sediment transport
Open channel turbulence
Coastal Engineering
Water resources engineering

Professional Activities:

Dr. Yang has been involved in the study of sediment transport and hydraulics for almost 20 years. From 1988-1994, he engaged in large scale physical model studies of sediment transport in Three-Gorge Reservoir (one of the largest reservoirs in the world). From 1999-2005, he had the chances to study experimentally the sediment transport in Singapore strait and Singapore's beach evolution using physical model. After 2003, Dr. Yang has shifted his research works from experimental study to theoretical study.

Future Research Topics:

As a civil engineer, and particularly one that specializes in hydraulics and water resources engineering, Dr. Yang has the fundamental acuteness of laboratory and field observations for practical problems. He is zealous to involve in practical projects in hydraulic engineering, water resources engineering, coastal engineering, environmental engineering and sediment transport.

Research Students

  • Yahong Kuang : Impacts of Climate and Human Activities on Hydrological Regime in Dongting Lake, China
  • Qassim Al-aesawi : Oceanographic Characteristics of Alluvial Estuaries, North-West Arabian/Persian Gulf
  • Usman Khalil : Experimental Verification of Sediment Entrainment with an Upward Velocity: An Approach for Accurately Predication of Transported Sediments in Reservoirs.
  • Nadeeka Miguntanna : Turbulent structures and Drag Force in vegetated open channel flows under Different vegetation configurations
  • Ellie Hawkins : Comparison of Secondary Support Performance In Situ and within the Confines of the Laboratory
  • Muhammad Zain Bin Riaz : Impact of climate change on sediment flows by using spatial distributed modeling for selected catchments
  • Samuel Kelly : Wetland treatment system to supplement Shanghai's water supply
  • Ying Zhang : Desalination of brackish groundwater by stand-alone solar powered vacuum membrane distillation