Chow Ming Fai

Assoc Professor

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Ir. Ts. Gs. Dr. Chow Ming Fai is an Associate Professor in the Civil Engineering Discipline of the School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia. His research interests are mainly focus on (i) Sustainable urban stormwater management, (ii) hydrological & water quality modeling, (iii) flood forecasting and inundation modeling and (iv) hydropower and dam management. He completed bachelor degree of civil engineering and PhD degree from University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) in 2007 and 2012, respectively. Since then, he had worked in Academia Sinica, Taiwan and Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). To date, he had successfully secured five government grants (3 FRGS and 1 PRGS from Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 1 chair in energy economics (GCEE) grant from Energy Commission Malaysia) and 1 industry grant from Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) as project leader. He had obtained the professional engineer (Ir.), chartered engineer (CEng.), professional technologist (Ts) and professional geospatialist recognitions. In 2015, Dr. Chow was awarded the Green Talent award by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for his excellent in sustainability research. Besides that, he was awarded the Outstanding Young Academician Award (category research & publication) 2016 and Excellent Teaching Award 2019 by Universiti Tenaga Nasional. He has been involved in many consultancy projects with clients from TNB, TNBR, Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia (DID) and Lembaga Kemajuan Pertanian Muda (MADA). Dr. Chow is currently inviting potential postgraduate students (research) to join the water research group in Monash University Malaysia.

Research interests

  • Sustainable urban stormwater management
  • Hydrological & water quality modeling
  • Flood forecasting and inundation modeling
  • Hydropower and dam management

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering, PhD, Modelling of non point source pollution at residential, commercial and industrial catchments, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTS) (University of Technology Malaysia)

Award Date: 10 Feb 2012

Research area keywords

  • Sustainable Stormwater Management
  • Flood Simulation
  • Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Hydrological Modelling
  • Water Resources
  • Green infrastructure

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