Topic: Perspectives on Multi-facet Impacts of Global Warming to the Hydrosphere & Cryosphere
Speaker: Professor Thian Yew Gan, University of Alberta
Brief introduction to the speaker: Thian Yew Gan is a professor of civil & environmental engineering of the University of Alberta specializing in water resources, hydrology, cryosphere, remote sensing, and environmental impact of climate change. He is a research ambassador of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).He has published over 100 refereed journal papers, and a book, “Global Cryosphere, Past, Present and Future” by the Cambridge University Press. He has been a visiting professor of Hong Kong University, Hong Kong Baptist University & Ludwig Maximillian University, Germany (2017); Chinese University of Hong Kong (2016, 2017); Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellow of National U. of Singapore (2014), Tan Chin Duan fellow of Nanyang Technological U. of Singapore (2013); visiting professor of Aalto University, Finland (2013, 2017); visiting scholar of United Nation University (UNU-FLORES), Germany (2013); Rossby Fellow of Stockholm University, Sweden (2012); Erskine Fellow of University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2011); Visiting professor of Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland (2010); Research Scientist of Cemagraf, France (2009); CIRES Visiting Fellow of University of Colorado-Boulder (2007); Guest university professor (W3) of Technical University of Munich, Germany (2006-07); Adjunct professor of Utah State University, USA (1998-2005); Honorary Professor of Xian University of Technology and Yangtze University of China; JSPS Fellow of Kyoto University (2000) and guest professor of Saga University (1999) of Japan, and assistant professor, Asian Inst. of Technology (1989-1990), Bangkok.