Yee-Meng Chiew

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Nanyang Technological Univeristy

Yee-Meng Chiew

Yee-Meng Chiew

Yee-Meng Chiew is a Full Professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He received his undergraduate degree with First Class honors and Ph.D. from The University of Auckland, New Zealand. During his doctoral study, he examine the development of bridge pier scour holes in live-bed conditions. Based on his finding, subsequent research works are able to better explore the role of bed features, such as ripples and dunes, on bridge pier scour and scour countermeasure.

Over the past thirty years since his doctoral graduation, Dr Chiew has extended his research into the area of local scour around other riverine, coastal and offshore structures, such as jets, submarine pipelines, ship propellers, catenary risers, etc., as well as investigating seepage and suction effects on the turbulence characteristics of open channel flows. He explored the possibility of applying seepage/suction as a form of scour countermeasure; and is one of the first to clearly present the turbulent flow field around a vibrating pipeline and how the dynamics of the structure affects local turbulence and eventually erosion.

Dr. Chiew is active engineering societies both locally and internationally, having successfully organized the 2nd International Conference on Scour and Erosion in 20014 in Singapore. He also provides specialist consulting works to local and international government agencies and private companies.