Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Lo Yat-Man, Edmond
Director, Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management (ICRM)
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Hydrodynamics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A., 1985
B.S. and M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, U.S.A., 1980

Professional Experience:
Nov 1987 – Jun 1987: Scientist, Cambridge Acoustical Assoc. Inc. MA, U.S.A.
Aug 1987 – Oct 1996: Principal Engineer, Physical Sciences Inc. MA, U.S.A.

A/P 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. He joined NTU in 1996 where he 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). He was also Assistant, then Co-Director of the Singapore-Stanford Partnerhsip Program (2003-2012).

A/P Lo’s current research programs are aimed at understanding urban water flows including tropical reservoirs flows with implications on eutrophication, and urban flooding potential. His recent research projects included being (co-)principal investigator on a water management system for Marina Bay, a flood risk simulation model for Jakarta, Indonesia, and studies on flood risk for S.E. Asian cities with a particular view of how flood resiliency evolves as cities develop under the influence of growing urbanization and climate change. For the latter, he is also co-leading ICRM’s efforts in the CREATE Future Resilient Systems program, a multi-university effort led by ETH Zurich. He is also co-PI in ICRM’s flagship Natural Catastrophe and Data Analysis Exchange project wherein high resolution satellite imaging is being applied to develop building exposure models for risk assessment in major Southeast Asian cities.

Expertise areas:
Hydrodynamics; Urban flood modelling; City growth dynamics
Hydrodynamics; Urban flood modelling; City growth dynamics
  • Analysing Present and Future Compound Hydroclimate Extremes in Southeast Asia
  • Climate Transformation Programme
  • Climate Transformation Programme - Cluster 5 (Weikai Li SMU)
  • Climate Transformation Programme - Cluster 5 (Wenjun Zhu)
  • Climate Transformation Programme - Cluster 5 (Xin Chang, Simba)
  • Development In Catastrophe Risk Management
  • Development of an event-based nonstationary Copula method for evaluating long-term risks of heavy storms
  • Future Resilient Systems – Phase 2 (FRS-II)
  • Remote Sensing Technologies For Exposure Mapping Of Urban Areas