Pat J.F. Yeh

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

1998 …2024

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Personal profile


Pat YEH is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Civil Engineering at Monash University Malaysia. He is originally from Taiwan. He obtained his PhD degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2003 in the field of Hydrology, and since then he had worked in the University of Hong Kong (HKU), University of California (Irvine), University of Tokyo (UT), and National University of Singapore (NUS).

Pat YEH has expertise in hydrologic modelling, hydro-climatic data analysis, remote sensing applications in hydrology, and the assessment of climate change impacts on water disasters (flood and drought) and water resources. Up to now (2023), he has published 79 SCI journal papers (78 of them are Q1 according to Scopus 2023) with the Web of Science h-index of 32 (total citations 5338) and Google Scholars h-index of 37 (total citations 8306).

Research interests

My primary research fields are hydrology, hydroclimatology, water resources, and climate change. The fundamental goal of my research is to seek for better holistic understanding of the basic hydrologic and atmospheric processes and mechanisms, and their mutual interactions (e.g. paths, residence times, functional dependence, etc) governing the water and energy cycles over a wide spectrum of spatio-temporal scales globally.

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 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Hydrology, Ph.D., Representation of water table dynamics in a land surface scheme: Observations, models, and analyses, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

1 Sept 19961 Jan 2003

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Groundwater, Master of Engineering, National Chiao Tung University

1 Sept 199230 Jun 1994

Civil Engineering, Bachelor, National Taiwan University

1 Sept 198730 Jun 1992

Research area keywords

  • Hydrology
  • Hydrologic Remote Sensing
  • Water Resources
  • Climate change
  • sea level rise
  • groundwater hydrology
  • Soil Moisture
  • Flood and Drought

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