China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research
I (Peng HU) was born in 1985 and am currently a Professor and the Vice Director of Port, Coastal and Nearshore Engineering Institute, Ocean College of Zhejiang University, China. I obtained two PhD degrees in 2012 and 2013 from Wuhan University, China and Heriot-Watt University, UK, respectively. Afterwards, I joined Zhejiang University as a Lecturer and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015 and Full Professor in 2020.
My research aim is to understand and predict evolution of the water flow-sediment transport-river/coastal/sea bed system in response to intense human interventions and extreme hydrological events. In this regard, our group has mainly done three things. First, we proposed the theory of multiple time scales for fluvial processes, based on which the relative time scales of water flow, sediment transport and bed deformation are analyzed and compared, facilitating revealing of the applicability of different types of numerical models (decoupled, partially coupled, and fully coupled; capacity, and non-capacity). Second, we developed a series of fully coupled non-capacity models, which reduce uncertainty for applications to systems featuring intense sediment transport and rapid bed deformation. Third, by proposing the hybrid LTS/GMaTS method, we have significantly improved the computational efficiency of these models and consequently these models have been applied to understand the evolution and regulation of key waterways of the Yangtze River, China
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understand and predict evolution of the water flow-sediment transport-river/coastal/sea bed system in response to intense human interventions and extreme hydrological events.