Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Clarkson University


bioDr. Weiming Wu is a Professor 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.

He taught courses Sediment Transport, Hydraulics, Fluid Mechanics, Computational River Dynamics, and Water Quality Modeling. His research interests include fundamental sediment transport; hydro- and morphodynamics in rivers, estuaries, coastal waters and uplands; surge and wave attenuation by vegetation; interaction between surface and subsurface flows; free surface flow and sediment transport modeling; dam/levee breach and flood modeling; and 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 & Francis, UK in November 2007 and co-edited a book “Sediment Transport: Measurement, Monitoring and Management” through Nova Scientific Publishers, NY in 2013. In addition, he has published more than 140 articles in journals, books and conferences, and given a number of lectures, keynotes and short courses in several countries.

He 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, CERF and WASER. He served as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sediment Research in 2008-2010, the Chair for ASCE/EWRI Computational Hydraulics Committee (2010-2012), and the Chair for ASCE/EWRI Task Committee on Dam/Levee Breaching (2009-2012). He currently serves as an Associate Editor for ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering and Vice Chair for ASCE/EWRI Sedimentation Committee.



Dr. Weiming Wu
128 Rowley Laboratories
Clarkson University
PO Box 5710
Potsdam, NY 13699-5710
Phone: 315-268-6550
FAX: 315-268-7985