International Research & Training Center on Erosion & Sedimentation
Professor, Chairman Advisory Council
Prof. Lin Bingnan(1920-2014), senior academician of Chinese Academy of Science, honorary member of IAHR and honorary president of China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), passed away on January 3, 2014 at the age of 94 years old.
He obtained his master’s and doctor’s degrees in the State University of Iowa. Long devoted to the research and application of hydraulics and river dynamics, he made extraordinary accomplishments in a wide range of research topics, including unsteady open-channel flow, high-velocity flow, wave of dam break and reservoir sedimentation. He was also among the first scientists simulating unsteady flow field with mathematical method, and one of the inventors of new type of energy dissipator of flaring gate piers for high-dam flow.
Prof. Lin Bingnan made great efforts for the development of IAHR Asia and Pacific Regional Division as the chair from 1991 to 1996. One of the initiators of IAHR China Chapter, as well as one of the founders of International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES) and World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER), he was also the visiting professor of Tsinghua University and Colorado State University, and the honorary chairman of the Advisory Council of IRTCES.