Wei Taoyuan

Job Title: 
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: 
Morphodynamics processes
Sediment transport
Density current
Zhongshan N. Road 3663,Shanghai 200062, China
Education Experience: 
03/2006-09/2010, PhD in Process Sedimentology, Earth Science, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK.
09/2001-07/2004, Msc in Physical Geography, Department of Geography, ECNU, Shanghai, China.
09/1997-07/2001, Bsc in Geography, Department of Geography, ECNU, Shanghai, China.
Work Experience: 
06/2011-present, Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral research fellow, in the Sklec, ECNU, China.

Research interest and skills
My current research study is primarily to focus on sediment transport and dispersal processes of natural flow events (i.e. density currents, river flow, or tide) in lake/reservoir, river and estuarine region, by means of the observation of hydraulic instruments (i.e. ADP, OBS etc.). Experimental Modeling of density currents is recently developed during the PhD study to precisely examine the flow and sediment dynamics associated with depositional processes. Data processing based on the MATLAB programming is my specific interest in computing analysis technique. Research is ultimately associated with the application of local/basin environmental management and protection.

Wei, T.Y., Peakall, J., Parsons, D., Chen, Z., Zhao, B.C., Best, J., 2013. Three-dimensional gravity-current flow within a subaqueous bend: Spatial evolution and force balance variations. Sedimentology, 60 (7), 1680-1688, doi: 10.1111/sed.12052.
Finlayson, B.L., Barnett, J., Wei, T.Y., Webber, M., Li, M.T., Wang, M.Y., Chen, J., Xu, H., Chen, Z., 2012. The drivers of risk to water security in Shanghai. Regional Environmental Change, 1-12, doi:10.1007/s10113-012-0334-1.
Wei, T.Y., Chen, Z., Duan, L.Y., Gu, J.W., Saito, Y., Zhang, W.G., Wang, Z.H., Kan, Y., 2007. Sedimentation rates in relation to sedimentary processes of the Yangtze estuary, China. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 71, 37-46.
2011.11.23, Geomorphological and environmental evolution of the Yangtze catchment and delta: response to the global changes and human activities, First Prize of the Shanghai Natural Science 2011, the fifth investigator.
2008.12.15,"Pulsating flow and sediment dynamics of density currents: example of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir, the middle Yellow", BSRG Best Poster Presentation, British Sedimentary Research Group annual meeting, Liverpo
2006.03.01,Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK.
2003.12.28,Researches of the Yangtze delta and Nile delta: depositional environment changes and mechanism of evolution, Second Prize of the Shanghai Science and Technology Progress 2003, the fifth investigator.
Academic Conference: 
13/11-17/11, 2013, “The material intrusion in the North branch of the Yangtze Estuary: evidence of gravity flow and its implication for the salinity and sediment transport within the estuary”, Oral, ECSA 53, Shanghai
18/10-21/10, 2011, “Fine particle driven density currents in the Xiaolangdi Reservoir, the middle Yellow River, China: High-resolution flow dynamics and the implications”, oral presentation, the 11th INTERCOH2011, ECNU, Shanghai.
06/09-08/09, 2011, “Quantifying velocity and turbulence structure in constrained saline density currents across positive gradient breaks”, oral presentation, the 7th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, Beijing.
12/14-12/17, 2008, “Pulsating flow and sediment dynamics of density currents: example of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir, the middle Yellow River, China”, poster, British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) Annual Meeting 2008, University of Livepool.