Roger FalconerDr., Prof.

Roger Falconer is Emeritus Professor of Water Engineering and Founding Director of the Hydro-environmental Research Centre (1997-15), in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University, UK; Chair Professor at Hohai University, China; and an Independent Water and Environmental Engineering Consultant. He has managed a wide range of research projects on hydro-environmental modelling and has been involved in over 100 EIA studies worldwide. He has published extensively in the field and advises government agencies and consulting companies internationally on water related topics. He regularly gives general lectures and participates in media and TV interviews on topics such as: flooding, tidal energy and global water security. He has founded 5 international journals in the field, including the journals of: Hydroinformatics, River Basin Management and Eco-hydraulics. Roger is a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, the Learned Society of Wales and the European Academy of Sciences. He was President (2011-15) of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, and is Vice President of the International Association of Coastal Reservoir Research.

Educational experiences

  • 1994.06; University of London, UK; Environmental Hydraulics; DSc(Eng)
  • 1992.06; University of Birmingham, UK; Computational Hydraulics; DEng
  • 1974.10-1976.12, Imperial College, University of London; Civil Engineering; PhD, DIC
  • 1973.09-1974.09; University of Washington, USA, Hydraulic Engineering; MSCE
  • 1970.10-1973.06; King’s College; University of London; Civil Engineering; BSc(Eng)

Career experiences

  • 2019.12-date; Hohai University and Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development; Chair Professor, Hydro-environmental Researcher
  • 2018.10-date; Cardiff University UK; Emeritus Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering
  • 1997.09-2018.09; Cardiff University UK; Professor of Water Management and Director Hydro-environmental Research Centre
  • 1987.01-1997.08; University of Bradford UK; Professor of Environmental Hydraulics and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (1993-97)
  • 1977.10-1986.12; University of Birmingham UK; Lecturer in Hydraulic Engineering
  • 1977.01-1977.09; Mott MacDonald, Consulting Engineers; Graduate Engineer

Research orientations

  • Hydrodynamic modelling in coastal and river basins
  • Water quality and sediment transport process modelling
  • Flood modelling and risk assessment
  • Tidal and hydropower project design
  • Global water security

Awards and honours

  • Royal Academy of Engineering, Silver Medal for personal contribution to British engineering (1999)
  • International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, Honorary Member (2019)
  • International Association for Hydraulic Research, Ippen Award for outstanding contributions to computational flow modelling (1991) t
  • Tianjin Municipal People’s Government, Hai Hi Award for support in development of Tianjin Municipality (2003)ip
  • Institution of Civil Engineers, Telford Premium for outstanding paper (1994)

Academic positions

  • President, International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (2011.10-2015.09)
  • Vice President, International Association for Coastal Reservoir Research (2017.08-date)
  • Honorary/Visiting Professor: Tongji University (1987-93), Tianjin University (2005-08), IWHR China (2013-19), Sichuan University (2013-19), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2014-17)

Representative publications

  • Ahmadian, R., Falconer, R. A., & Wicks, J. (2015). Benchmarking of flood inundation extent using various dynamically linked one- and two-dimensional approaches. Journal of Flood Risk Management, n/a-n/a.
  • Xia, J., Falconer, R. A., Wang, Y., & Xiao, X. (2014). New criterion for the stability of a human body in floodwaters. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 52(1), 93–104.
  • Angeloudis, A., & Falconer, R. A. (2017). Sensitivity of tidal lagoon and barrage hydrodynamic impacts and energy outputs to operational characteristics. Renewable Energy, 114, 337–351.
  • Huang, G., Falconer, R. A., & Lin, B. (2017). Integrated hydro-bacterial modelling for predicting bathing water quality. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 188, 145–155.
  • Huang, G., Falconer, R. A., & Lin, B. (2018). Evaluation of E.coli losses in a tidal river network using a refined 1-D numerical model. Environmental Modelling & Software, 108, 91–101.

Prof. Falconer

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