Dr Hubert Chanson's research interests are in: Environmental fluid mechanics, River engineering, Hydraulic design and hydraulic structures, Experimental two-phase flows, Estuarine processes, Coastal Engineering, Engineering heritage, Sediment processes, Mixing and dispersion in natural systems and Open channel flows.
Hubert Chanson received a degree of 'Ingénieur Hydraulicien' from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Hydraulique et de Mécanique de Grenoble (France) in 1983 and a degree of 'Ingénieur Génie Atomique' from the 'Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires' in 1984. He worked for the industry in France as a R&D engineer at the Atomic Energy Commission from 1984-86, and as a computer professional in fluid mechanics for Thomson-CSF from 1989-90. He did part of his PhD project atat the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) from 1986-88.
Dr Chanson has been a Reader in environmental fluid mechanics and water engineering at UQ since 1990. He is the author of six books: "Hydraulic Design of Stepped Cascades, Channels, Weirs and Spillways" (Pergamon, 1995), "Air Bubble Entrainment in Free-Surface Turbulent Shear Flows" (Academic Press, 1997), "The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows : An Introduction" (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999 & 2004), "The Hydraulics of Stepped Chutes and Spillways" (Balkema, 2001) and "Environmental Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows" (Elsevier, 2004). He co-authored the book "Fluid Mechanics for Ecologists" (IPC Press, 2002). His textbook "The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows : An Introduction" has already been translated into Chinese (Hydrology Bureau of Yellow River Conservancy Committee) and Spanish (McGraw Hill Interamericana). It was re-edited in 2004. His publication record includes over 250 international refereed papers and his work was cited over 1,000 times since 1990. Dr Chanson has also been a consultant for governmental agencies and private organisations.
The International Association for Hydraulic engineering and Research (IAHR) presented Hubert Chanson the 13th Arthur Ippen award in 2003 for outstanding achievements in hydraulic engineering. This award is regarded as the highest achievement in hydraulic research. The American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI) presented him with the 2004 award for the best practice paper in the Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering ("Energy Dissipation and Air Entrainment in Stepped Storm Waterway" by Chanson and Toombes 2002). In 1999 he was awarded a Doctor of Engineering from the University of Queensland for outstanding research achievements in gas-liquid bubbly flows.
He has been awarded six fellowships from the Australian Academy of Science. In 1995 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan R.O.C.). He was Visiting Research Fellow at Toyohashi University of Technology (Japan) in 1999 and 2001. In 2004, he was a Visiting Professorial Fellow at Université de Bretagne Occidentale (France), and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées (France) and at McGill University (Canada).
Hubert Chanson was invited to deliver keynote lectures at the 1998 ASME Fluids Engineering Symposium on Flow Aeration (Washington DC), at the Workshop on Flow Characteristics around Hydraulic Structures (Nihon University, Japan 1998), at the first International Conference of the International Federation for Environmental Management System IFEMS'01 (Tsurugi, Japan 2001), at the 6th International Conference on Civil Engineering (Isfahan, Iran 2003), at the 2003 IAHR Biennial Congress (Thessaloniki, Greece), at the International Conference on Hydraulic Design of Dams and River Structures HDRS'04 (Tehran, Iran 2004) and at the 9th International Symposium on River Sedimentation ISRS04 (Yichang, China 2004). He gave invited lectures at the International Workshop on Hydraulics of Stepped Spillways (ETH-Zürich, 2000), at the 2001 IAHR Biennial Congress (Beijing, China) and at the International Workshop on State-of-the-Art in Hydraulic Engineering (Bari, Italy 2004). He lectured several short courses in Australia and overseas (e.g. Taiwan, Japan, Italy).
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