Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Clarkson University


bioDr. Weiming Wu is the James K. Edzwald Professor for Water Engineering at Clarkson University, NY, USA. Dr. Wu earned his Ph.D. from Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering, China in 1991. He was a Lecturer/Associate Professor at his Alma Mater in 1991-1995, a Research Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Institute for Hydromechanics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 1995-1997, and a faculty member at the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering of the University of Mississippi in 1997-2013.

Dr. Wu has taught courses Fluid Mechanics, Sediment Transport, Hydraulics, Computational River Dynamics, Coastal Engineering, and River Restoration. His research interests include fundamentals of sediment transport; hydro- and morphodynamics in surface waters; free surface flow and sediment transport modeling; dam/levee breach and flood modeling; surge and wave attenuation by vegetation; interactions between surface and subsurface flows; water quality and aquatic ecosystem/ecotoxicology modeling. He has developed a suite of computational models for flow, sediment transport, pollutant transport, and aquatic ecosystems in riverine and coastal waters. His nonuniform sediment transport capacity formula has been recommended by international peers as one of the best choices. He authored a book “Computational River Dynamics” published through Taylor and Francis, UK in November 2007 and co-edited a book “Sediment Transport: Measurement, Monitoring and Management” through Nova Scientific Publishers in 2013. A new book “Sediment Transport Dynamics” is in press by Taylor and Francis. In addition, he has published more than 160 articles in journals, books, and conferences.

Dr. Wu received a best paper award in 2007 from the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER). He is a Fellw of ASCE and a member of IAHR and WASER. He served as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sediment Research in 2008-2010 and the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering in 2010-2019, as well as the Chair for ASCE/EWRI Computational Hydraulics Committee (2010-2012), Task Committee on Dam/Levee Breaching (2009-2012), and Sedimentation Committee (2016-2018). He currently serves as a Vice President for WASER and the Vice Chair for ASCE/EWRI Hydraulics and Waterways Council.



Dr. Weiming Wu
Civil & Environ. Eng. Department
Clarkson University
Box 5710, 8 Clarkson Av.
Potsdam, NY 13699
Phone: 315-268-6550
FAX: 315-268-7985