For Council Member  - Asia Pacific

Prof. Pengzhi Lin

Sichuan University


Prof. Pengzhi Lin obtained his Ph. D. degree from Cornell University in 1998. He stayed at Cornell for one year as a Postdoctoral Associate before he went to Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2000, he joined National University of Singapore as an Assistant Professor and became the tenured Associate Professor in 2005. Now he is Changjiang Scholars Professor in State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering, Sichuan University, China.
His research interests cover hydraulic, coastal and ocean engineering. He is an expert in computational hydrodynamics and its applications in various water-related problems. He is the author of the book “Numerical Modeling of Water Waves” published by Taylor & Francis. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal papers, which receive a total SCI citation number over 2,000. He is currently the Chief Editor of Applied Ocean Research and the Associate Editor for Journal of Hydro-environment Research, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, and Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy. He is also the editorial board member of Ocean Engineering, Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, and Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics.
Prof. Lin served as the General Secretary for IAHR World Congress 2013 held in Chengdu, China. Starting from 2009, he has been actively involved into the preparation and coordination works for this World Congress. Currently, he is the EC member of IAHR-APD and the member of IAHR Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics (CMH) Committee. Being the CMH member, he is planning to bring the CoastLab 2020 into China, the first time for this conference held in Asia. He will also deliver a keynote speech in the incoming IAHR 2017 World Congress. Serving as the Associate Editor of Journal of Hydro-environment Research, he has been helping promote and maintain the high quality of this IAHR-ADP sponsored journal.


I really appreciate the opportunity of being nominated to represent Asia-Pacific region as a council member of IAHR. Being with IAHR for many years, I would like to continue my services to this great association in the following aspects:
  1. Further promote and widen the IAHR’s membership coverage, especially in Asia-Pacific Region and for students and young researchers & engineers.
  2. Meet the new challenges of water related problems due to climate changes and fast urbanization in Asia-Pacific areas.
  3. Expand the impact of IAHR by bringing more activities in this region, outreaching to local authorities and practioners, and soliciting more high-quality publications to IAHR journals.