Prof. Bruce Melville, The University of Auckland
Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Distinguished Fellow of Engineering New Zealand
Prof. Bruce Melville is an active researcher with an international reputation in the field of fluvial sediment transport. His expertise encompasses most aspects of water resources engineering, including hydraulic, hydrological, river and environmental engineering. He has supervised more than 30 PhD students and published over 200 refereed journal papers and received more than 14000 citations. He received the 2002 ASCE Hydraulic Structures Medal, R.J. Scott Medal from RSNZ, and the 2020 IAHR-APD Distinguished Membership Award for his research contributions in fluvial hydraulics.
Prof. B. Mutlu Sumer, BM SUMER Consultancy & Research
Previously Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize –ASCE
Professor Sumer is one of the leading engineers / scientists in the world in seabed-structure interaction including scour / scour protection in connection with offshore wind farms, marine structures and pipelines; liquefaction of marine soils and its implication for marine structures; forces on and vibrations of marine structures including marine pipelines. His specialty areas also cover turbulence in coastal and civil engineering, river engineering and sediment transport. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers and received more than 16000 citations. He has received the ICCE 2016 Award, ICSE 2014 Best Paper Award, and Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize-ASCE (2005) among many others.
Prof. Fabian Bombardelli, University of California, Davis
Chief Editor of Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE, Associate Editor of Journal of Hydro-environment Research-IAHR
Prof. Fabian Bombardelli is widely known for his research on bubble plumes, sediment transport in open channels, the Basset force, flow in stepped spillways, and for the application of the phenomenological theory of turbulence to hydraulics; in addition, he has developed applied research on water bodies in California. He has published more than 70 publications in major research journals of physics, hydraulic engineering and water resources, and more than 140 articles in total.
Prof. Liang Cheng, South China University of Technology
Fellow of the prestigious Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, Expert of the National Recruitment Program
Prof. Cheng is the Dean of School of Marine Science and Engineering at South China University of Technology. He is a Winthrop Professor at The University of Western Australia. Liang has more than 20 years' experience in research areas covering vortex-induced vibrations, scour, flow/structure/seabed interactions and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling. Liang has published widely in these areas and has been working closely with industry on consulting and contract research projects. Over the years he has supported oil, gas and renewables companies in building key offshore infrastructure with less damage to the marine ecosystem. He has published more than 200 papers and received more than 6000 citations.