Prof Dr Edmond LO
Associate professor Edmond Lo obtained his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (Hydrodynamics) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985, and his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1980. After graduating from MIT and before joining NTU in 1996, he was at Cambridge Acoustical Associates and Physical Sciences Inc., scientific R&D companies in Massachusetts, U.S.A.
At NTU, A/P Lo was head of the division of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (2005-08) and chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2008-2011). Edmond Lo lectures various subjects in hydraulics, mathematics and coastal engineering. His research areas include water wave mechanics, wave-structure interaction, and transport and mixing processes in coastal and in-land waters. His recent research programmes are aimed at understanding tropical reservoirs flows and their implications on eutrophication.
Recent research projects included being team leader and PI, “Establishment of a real time control, alarm, and management system for Marina Bay” (May 2006 to May 2009) and Co-PI, “Flood Risk Simulation Model for Jakarta, Indonesia” (Aug 2011 to Jul 2014). He is now looking to extend the flood risk work to other S.E. Asian cities with a particular view of how flood resiliency evolves as urban cities develop.
Edmond Lo is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society. He is a registered PE in Singapore.
Deputy Director, Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management, Nanyang Technological University