Cornell University (Now at: Kyoto University)
Che-Wei Chang is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Disaster Prevention Research Insitute of Kyoto University in Japan. He completed his PhD in 2017 at Cornell University where he worked with Prof. Philip L.-F. Liu on wave-vegetation interactions. They developed a theoretical/numerical model based on the homogenization theory to estimate wave attenuation by coastal forests.
Currently he is doing relevant research works with Prof. Nobuhito Mori on the impacts of green infrastructures on coastal disasters (esp. caused by storm surge/waves). More specifically, he is focusing on mangrove-type vegetation, which is featured by a complex root system, and studying the interactions with waves/flows via physical modeling and numerical modeling. His research interests mainly include coastal engineering, wave-vegetation/structure interactions, nearshore hydrodynamics and coastal hazards reduction.
Wednesday, August 1
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM