Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Edward Park
Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education - Humanities & Social Studies Education
Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment (Courtesy Appointment)
Edward is an assistant professor in Physical Geography at NIE and ASE, and a Principal Investigator (PI) at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), Nanyang Technological University, where he is developing a river research program entitled Tropical Rivers in the Anthropocene. His research investigates the tropical rivers processes and how they interacts with human activities and natural disasters. Edward’s work is strongly based on geospatial technologies, hydrological modeling, in addition to traditional field surveys.

He has won several prestigious awards such as National Science Foundation’s DDRIG, AAG’s Gordon Reds Wolman award, and Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator). He is currently a Principal Investigator (PI) of seven projects including the “Environmental Impacts in the Mekong Delta (MOE Tier2)”, "Sand mining in Southeast Asia (MOE Tier2)" and the "Climate Transformation Program (MOE Tier3)". His research has been published in prestigious journals including Remote Sensing of Environment, Water Resources Research, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Hydrology, and Nature. Widely cited in the field of river hydrology and human impacts, he was recognized in the top 2% of scientists worldwide by Stanford University in 2023.

He is currently the national representative for the International Association for Geomorphologists (IAG) and has served as the executive committee member of the Geography Teachers' Association of Singapore (GTA).

He also serves as associate editor for Journal of Hydrology and Journal of Environmental Management and the editorial board member of Geomorphology and Science of the Total Environment.

Edward has received PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, and BA from the Ohio State University.
River-Human Interactions, River Management, Southeast Asian Rivers
  • Strategic international collaborations and fieldwork initiative for sustainable environmental science research at NTU
  • Understanding the Formation-development-dissipation Processes of Flood-causing Storms over the Southeast Asia through an Integrative Analysis of Satellite and Surface Observations
  • Geography of sand mining in Asia and its environmental impacts
  • Strengthening community resilience to global change stresses through flood-based farming systems in the Mekong Delta
  • Sand mining in Southeast Asia: Monitoring system, the first budget and sustainable harvesting
  • Impacts of Environmental Pressures on Livelihood Transformations in the Mekong Delta
  • Revealing the characteristics of the storm that caused the 2021 Malay Peninsula Flood and its outlook in the future
  • The future projection of urban heatwave exposure in the changing climate
  • A novel approach to decouple effects of multiple environmental pressures on intensifying salinity intrusion in the Mekong Delta
Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator) (2023)
NIE Research Excellence Award (2022)
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Top 2% of scientists by Stanford University (2023)
Courses Taught
Tropical Geomorphology
Introduction to GIS
Introduction to Physical Geography
GIS and Geospatial Learning in Sustainability
Supervision of PhD Students
Sonu Kumar
Yikang Feng
Deblina Bera
Theodora Lee
Jiachun Huang