A/Prof. Lloyd Chua

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head Of School (International)

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

lloyd.chua@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 71348

Biography

2014 - present Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Deakin University
2014 - present Visiting Scientist, DHI-NTU Centre, Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute,  Nanyang Technological University
2012 - 2014 Research Affiliate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
2011 - 2014 Assistant Chair (Students), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
2005 - 2014 Assistant Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
2004 – 2005    Teaching Fellow, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
2003 - 2004 Research Fellow, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
2000 – 2002 Assistant Research Professor, Lerhrstuhl für Bauinformatik (LfB), Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus, Germany.
1999 – 2000 Assistant Research Professor, Dept. of Hydrodynamics and Water Resources (ISVA), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark.

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Career highlights

Best paper award: 2005 Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize for the paper “Influence of Turbulence on Bed Load Sediment Transport” by B M Sumer, Lloyd H C Chua, N S Cheng and Jorgen Fredsoe, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 129(8), 2003, 585 – 596.

Best paper award: Evaluating Management Strategies to Control Eutrophication in a Shallow Tropical urban lake, Zikun Xing, Lloyd HC Chua and Jorg Imberger. 3rd International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, July 15-17, Toronto, Canada.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Faculty Fellowshipaward 2011 and 2013.  

Research interests

water quality monitoring and modelling, rainfall-runoff modelling, watershed management, water resources engineering

 

Affiliations

Research Affiliate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Visiting Scientist, DHI-NTU Centre, Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute, Nanyang Technological Unversity. 

Teaching interests

Water Resources Engineering, Stormwater Management, Hydraulics, Hydrology

Knowledge areas

water quality monitoring and modelling, rainfall-runoff modelling, watershed management, water resources engineering 

Conferences

2010 onwards

S H Le, Lloyd H C Chua, Edmond Y M Lo and E B Shuy, “Investigation of land use impacts on storm runoff quality and flow from the Kranji Catchment”, 17th Congress of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, incorporating the 7th International Urban Watershed Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 21 - 24 February, 2010.
Lloyd H C Chua, Peter Shanahan, Edmond Y. M. Lo, Eng Ban Shuy, Janelle Thompson, Cameron C. Dixon, Kathleen B. Kerigan, Jean Pierre Nshimyimana, Jessica M. Yeager, Li-Jun Lee, and Yu-Ling Por. “Dry Weather Bacteria Monitoring and Variation with Land Use for Kranji Reservoir Catchment, Singapore” 17th Congress of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, incorporating the 7th International Urban Watershed Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 21 - 24 February, 2010.
Amin Talei Lloyd H C Chua Chai Quek.  “The use of Adaptive Network-Based Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) in Event-Based Rainfall-Runoff (R-R) Modelling”. 9th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, HIC 2010, Tianjin, China.
Khac-Tien Phuoc Nguyen and Lloyd H C Chua, “A hybrid data-driven framework for multistep ahead flood forecasting of the Lower Mekong River” 4th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment (IPWE) Conference, 4 – 6 January 2011, Singapore.
Le, S. H. and Lloyd H C Chua, 2011, "Sensitivity study of washoff parameters for simulation of total suspended solids concentrations from storm runoff". Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of the IWA Special Group on Diffuse Pollution (DIPCON2011), Rotorua, New Zealand.
Talei, A., Lloyd H C Chua and Quek, C., 2011. Dynamic evolving neural-fuzzy inference system for rainfall-runoff (R-R) modelling, In the proceeding of 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1514-1521.
Lloyd H C Chua. “Loss Modeling with a Data-Driven Approach in Event-Based Rainfall-Runoff Analysis”. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, EGU2012-1800-1, 2012, EGU General Assembly 2012 (Invited Session).
Lloyd H C Chua. “Considerations for Data-Driven and Physically-Based Hydrological Models in Flow Forecasting”, 16th IFAC SYSID, Brussels, Belgium, July 11-13, 2012. (Invited Session).
Amin Talei, Lloyd H C Chua, Chai Quek. “Hydrological Modelling with a Dynamic Neural Fuzzy Inference System”. HIC 2012 - 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 2012.
Cheng Liu, Zikun Xing, Lloyd H C Chua, Bingsheng He, Mo Li, Eikaas Hans. Cloud Assisted Water Quality Management in Singapore. SIWW, 2 - 6 Jul 2012, Singapore.
Lloyd H C Chua. Flow Forecasting in Urbanized Catchments with Data Driven Models. 9th UDM Conference. 3 – 7 September 2012, Belgrade, Serbia.
Zikun Xing, Cheng Liu, Lloyd H C Chua, Bingsheng He, Hans S. Eikaas. “Improving Run Time in Three-Dimensional Reservoir Hydrodynamics and Water Quality Modeling”. 10th ICHE, Orlando, Florida, November 4 – 7, 2012.
S.H. Le, L.H.C. Chua, E.S. Hans, “Modeling Washoff of Total Suspended Solids in Tropical Catchments”, Paper presented at the International Conference of the Stormwater Modeling, Toronto, Canada, February 2013.
Phuoc KT Nguyen, Lloyd HC Chua, Hung-Son Lam, 2013." Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System for multistep ahead flood forecasting for the Mekong River". Mekong Environmental Symposium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Wan Du, Zikun Xing, Mo Li, Bingsheng He, Lloyd HC Chua and Haiyan Miao. Optimal Sensor Placement and Measurement of Wind for Water Quality Studies in Urban Reservoirs. ACM/IEEE IPSN, 2014. 

Professional activities

Reviewer for: Journal for Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (ASCE); Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE), Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering (ASCE), Hydrogeology Journal (AGU), Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Environmental Management, Advances in Environmental Research and Development, Journal of Hydro-environment Research, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (EGU), Journal of Environmental Quality, Water Resources research.

Editorial Board member: British Journal of Environment and Climate Change (BJECC)

Conference Organization: Local organizing committee for The 7th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics (IHEH7), 2014.

Awards

Best paper award: 2005 Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize for the paper “Influence of Turbulence on Bed Load Sediment Transport” by B M Sumer, Lloyd H C Chua, N S Cheng and Jorgen Fredsoe, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 129(8), 2003, 585 – 596.

Best paper award: Evaluating Management Strategies to Control Eutrophication in a Shallow Tropical urban lake, Zikun Xing, Lloyd HC Chua and Jorg Imberger. 3rd International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, July 15-17 2013, Toronto, Canada.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Faculty Fellowship Award, 2011 and 2013. 

Projects

Funded Research:

Water Quality Monitoring, Modelling and Management of Kranji Reservoir/ Catchment Phase 2, Feb 06 - Dec 07, Public Utilities Board, Singapore.

Establishment of a Real Time Control Alarm and Management System for Marina Ba, May 06 - May 09, Public Utilities Board, Singapore.

Nutrient Removal from Reservoir Inflows Using Floating Vegetation Mats, Aug 08 - Dec 10, CPG Consultants Pte Ltd, Singapore.

Characterization and Modelling of Storm Water Runoff from a Tropical Catchment with Diverse Land Use, May 09 - May 13, Public Utilities Board, Singapore .

Particulate Size Fractionation in Urban Storm Water Runoff, Nov 10 - Apr 13, Public Utilities Board, Singapore.

Identification of Bacterial Source and Quantification of Bacterial Contamination in Singapore’s Catchments, Apr 12 - Mar 13, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre.

Cloud Assisted Real-Time and Large-Scale Monitoring and Analysis for Water Quality, Nov 11 - Nov 14, Environment and Water Industry Development Council, Singapore. 

Consulting:

Flood Inundation due to Dam Failure of Reservoirs in Singapore. Public Utilities Board. 2005.
Field Surge Pressure Measurement and Analysis at Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre Sewerage Pumping Station. Public Utilities Board. 2005.
Numerical Modelling and Analytical Studies for the Lorong Halus Landfill Site. CPG Corporation Pte Ltd. 2006.
Drainage Design Manual for the Nation of Brunei. CPG Corporation Pte Ltd. 2011.
Flood Inundation due to Dam Failure of Reservoirs in Singapore. Public Utilities Board. 2013.
Flow Measurements at Drainages in Singapore. SysEng (S) Pte Ltd. 2013.
Numerical groundwater modelling for the Singapore Botanical Gardens. CPG Corporation Pte Ltd. 2013.
 

Publications

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2017

Evaluation of pollutant removal efficiency of a bioretention basin and implications for stormwater management in tropical cities

J Wang, L Chua, P Shanahan

(2017), Vol. 3, pp. 78-91, Environmental science: water research and technology, London, Eng., C1

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A fully-online neuro-fuzzy model for flow forecasting in basins with limited data

M Ashrafi, L Chua, C Quek, X Qin

(2017), Vol. 545, pp. 424-435, Journal of hydrology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Water level forecasting using neuro-fuzzy models with local learning

P Nguyen, L Chua, A Talei, Q Chai

(2017), pp. 1-11, Neural computing and applications, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Online ensemble modeling for real time water level forecasts

L Yu, S Tan, L Chua

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 1105-1119, Water resources management, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

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Modeling washoff of total suspended solids in the tropics

S Le, L Chua, K Irvine, H Eikaas

(2017), Vol. 200, pp. 263-274, Journal of environmental management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Variation of bacterial communities with water quality in an urban tropical catchment

J Nshimyimana, A Freedman, P Shanahan, L Chua, J Thompson

(2017), Vol. 51, pp. 5591-5601, Environmental science & technology, Washington, D.C., C1

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2016

Rainfall-runoff modeling using dynamic evolving neural fuzzy inference system with online learning

C Kwin, A Talei, S Alaghmand, L Chua

(2016), Vol. 154, pp. 1103-1109, Procedia engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2015

Temporal variation of faecal indicator bacteria in tropical urban storm drains

E Ekklesia, P Shanahan, L Chua, H Eikaas

(2015), Vol. 68, pp. 171-181, Water research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Sensor placement and measurement of wind for water quality studies in urban reservoirs

W Du, Z Xing, M Li, B He, L Chua, H Miao

(2015), Vol. 11, pp. 1-27, ACM Transactions on sensor networks, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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Associations of chemical tracers and faecal indicator bacteria in a tropical urban catchment

E Ekklesia, P Shanahan, L Chua, H Eikaas

(2015), Vol. 75, pp. 270-281, Water research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2014

Optimal sensor placement and measurement of wind for water quality studies in urban reservoirs

W Du, Z Xing, M Li, B He, L Chua, H Miao

(2014), pp. 1-12, IPSN 2014 : Proceedings of the 13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor networks, Berlin, Germany, E1-1

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Improved particle swarm optimization-based artificial neural network for rainfall-runoff modeling

M Asadnia, L Chua, X Qin, A Talei

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 1320-1329, Journal of hydrologic engineering, Reston, Va., C1-1

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Distribution and abundance of human-specific Bacteroides and relation to traditional indicators in an urban tropical catchment

J Nshimyimana, E Ekklesia, P Shanahan, L Chua, J Thompson

(2014), Vol. 116, pp. 1369-1383, Journal of applied microbiology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Flood forecasting in large rivers with data-driven models

P Nguyen, L Chua, L Sin

(2014), Vol. 71, pp. 767-784, Natural hazards, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Comparison between response surface models and artificial neural networks in hydrologic forecasting

J Yu, X Qin, O Larsen, L Chua

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 473-481, Journal of hydrologic engineering, Reston, Va., C1-1

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Hydrologic response of a tropical watershed to urbanization

Jing Yang, Dara Entekhabi, Fabio Castelli, Lloyd Chua

(2014), Vol. 517, pp. 538-546, Journal of hydrology, Amsterdam , Netherlands, C1-1

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The four national taps of Singapore: a holistic approach to water resources management from drainage to drinking water

K Irvine, L Chua, H Eikass

(2014), pp. 1-11, Journal of water management modeling, Guelph, Ont., C1-1

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2013

Runoff forecasting using a Takagi-Sugeno neuro-fuzzy model with online learning

A Talei, L Chua, C Quek, P Jansson

(2013), Vol. 488, pp. 17-32, Journal of hydrology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2012

Considerations for data-driven and physically-based hydrological models in flow forecasting

L Chua

(2012), pp. 1025-1030, IFAC 2012 : Proceedings of the 16th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Brussels, Belgium, E1-1

conference

Treatment of baseflow from an urban catchment by a floating wetland system

L Chua, S Tan, C Sim, M Goyal

(2012), Vol. 49, pp. 170-180, Ecological engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Predicting time-dependent pier scour depth with support vector regression

J Hong, M Goyal, Y Chiew, L Chua

(2012), Vol. 468, pp. 241-248, Journal of hydrology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Influence of lag time on event-based rainfall-runoff modeling using the data driven approach

A Talei, L Chua

(2012), Vol. 438, pp. 223-233, Journal of hydrology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2011

Dynamic evolving neural-fuzzy inference system for rainfall-runoff (R-R) modelling

A Talei, L Chua, C Quek

(2011), pp. 1514-1521, Proceedings of the 34th IAHR World Congress / 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium : 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, 26 June - 1 July 2011, Brisbane Australia, Brisbane, Queensland, E1-1

conference

The data-driven approach as an operational real-time flood forecasting model

P Nguyen, L Chua

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 2878-2893, Hydrological processes, London, Eng., C1-1

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Simplified physically based model for estimating effective floc density

H Nguyen, L Chua

(2011), Vol. 137, pp. 843-846, Journal of hydraulic engineering, Reston, Va., C1-1

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Runoff forecasting for an asphalt plane by Artificial Neural Networks and comparisons with kinematic wave and autoregressive moving average models

L Chua, T Wong

(2011), Vol. 397, pp. 191-201, Journal of hydrology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Information recovery from measured data by linear artificial neural networks-An example from rainfall-runoff modeling

L Chua, T Wong, X Wang

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 373-381, Applied soft computing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2010

Evaluation of rainfall and discharge inputs used by Adaptive Network-based Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS) in rainfall-runoff modeling

A Talei, L Chua, T Wong

(2010), Vol. 391, pp. 248-262, Journal of hydrology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Improving event-based rainfall-runoff modeling using a combined artificial neural network-kinematic wave approach

L Chua, T Wong

(2010), Vol. 390, pp. 92-107, Journal of hydrology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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A novel application of a neuro-fuzzy computational technique in event-based rainfall-runoff modeling

A Talei, L Chua, C Quek

(2010), Vol. 37, pp. 7456-7468, Expert systems with applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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DOC and UVA attenuation with soil aquifer treatment in the saturated zone of an artificial coastal sandfill

L Chua, E Lo, E Shuy, A Robertson, T Lim, S Tan

(2010), Vol. 62, pp. 491-500, Water science and technology, London, Eng., C1-1

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2009

Controlled field studies on soil aquifer treatment in a constructed coastal sandfill

L Chua, M Leong, E Lo, M Reinhard, A Robertson, T Lim, E Shuy, S Tan

(2009), Vol. 60, pp. 1283-1293, Water science and technology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Geochemical changes during recharge with tertiary-treated wastewater at a coastal sandfill

L Chua, E Lo, T Lim, A Robertson, E Shuy, S Tan

(2009), Vol. 60, pp. 1273-1281, Water science and technology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Nutrients and suspended solids in dry weather and storm flows from a tropical catchment with various proportions of rural and urban land use

L Chua, E Lo, E Shuy, S Tan

(2009), Vol. 90, pp. 3635-3642, Journal of environmental management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Hydrograph separation and development of empirical relationships using single-parameter digital filters

S Tan, E Lo, E Shuy, L Chua, W Lim

(2009), Vol. 14, pp. 271-279, Journal of hydrologic engineering, Reston, Va., C1-1

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Comparison between kinematic wave and artificial neural network models in event-based runoff simulation for an overland plane

L Chua, T Wong, L Sriramula

(2009), Vol. 357, pp. 337-348, Journal of hydrology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2008

Performances of rainfall-runoff models calibrated over single and continuous storm flow events

S Tan, L Chua, E Shuy, E Lo, L Lim

(2008), Vol. 13, pp. 597-607, Journal of hydrologic engineering, Reston, Va., C1-1

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2007

Regression method for estimating rainfall recharge at unconfined sandy aquifers with an equatorial climate

S Tan, E Shuy, L Chua

(2007), Vol. 21, pp. 3514-3526, Hydrological processes, London, Eng., C1-1

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Effects of meteorological and hydrogeological factors on gross recharge percentage at unconfined sandy aquifers with an equatorial climate

S Tan, E Shuy, L Chua

(2007), Vol. 21, pp. 2493-2503, Hydrological processes, London, Eng., C1-1

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2006

Studies on groundwater recharge characteristics at a reclaimed land site with an equatorial climate using time-series and spectral analyses

S Tan, E Shuy, L Chua, W Yee

(2006), Vol. 21, pp. 939-948, Hydrological processes, London, Eng., C1-1

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Modelling hourly and daily open-water evaporation rates in areas with an equatorial climate

S Tan, E Shuy, L Chua

(2006), Vol. 21, pp. 486-499, Hydrological processes, London, Eng., C1-1

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Estimation of areal specific yield in sands using the central limit theorem

S Tan, E Shuy, L Chua, N Mzila

(2006), Vol. 20, pp. 3975-3987, Hydrological processes, London, Eng., C1-1

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Coupling of U-Tube and shear layer oscillations in an interconnected flow compartment

L Chua, E Shuy

(2006), Vol. 132, pp. 764-770, Journal of engineering mechanics, Reston, Va., C1-1

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Mixing layer oscillations for a submerged horizontal wall-jet

L Chua, E Shuy

(2006), Vol. 44, pp. 115-123, Journal of hydraulic research, London, Eng., C1-1

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2005

Hybrid neural network-finite element river flow model

L Chua, K Holz

(2005), Vol. 131, pp. 52-59, Journal of hydrologic engineering, Reston, Va., C1-1

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Hybrid neural network-finite element river flow model

L Chua, K Holz

(2005), Vol. 131, pp. 52-59, Journal of hydraulic engineering, Reston, Va., C1-1

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2003

Effect of externally generated turbulence on wave boundary layer

J Fredsoe, B Sumer, A Kozakiewicz, L Chua, R Deigaard

(2003), Vol. 49, pp. 155-183, Coastal engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Influence of turbulence on bed load sediment transport

B Sumer, L Chua, N Cheng, J Fredsoe

(2003), Vol. 129, pp. 585-596, Journal of hydrologic engineering, Reston, Va., C1-1

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Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Maximising on-farm irrigation profitability - southern connected systems

Dr Wendy Quayle, Dr John Hornbuckle, A/Prof Lloyd Chua

CRDC Grant - Research - Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • 2017: $90,000
  • 2016: $180,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Monitoring and Modelling of Stormwater Runoff Quality and Treatment Performance within Constructed WSUD Assets - Using Novel Sampling and Analysis Techniques

A/Prof Lloyd Chua

  • 2017: $9,090

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report