Weicheng Lo
Weicheng Lo

Professor
Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University

Invited Affiliate Scientist
Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Tel: 011 886 6 275 7575 ext 63264     Fax: 011 886 6 274 1463
lowc@mail.ncku.edu.tw

Office: 4691, Building of Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering

Education
Experience
Teaching
Research
Awards
Service
Publications
Research projects
Research team

 


button Education

2003 Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
1996 M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
1993 B.S. Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University


button Experience

08/2011 - present   Professor, Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University
06/2006 - 12/2014   Invited Affiliate Scientist, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
08/2008 - 07/2011   Associate Professor, Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University
02/2005 - 07/2008   Assistant Professor, Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University
11/2003 - 01/2005   Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
07/2000 - 08/2003   Graduate Student Research Assistant, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
08/1999 - 06/2000   Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley


button Teaching

Dr. Lo teaches graduate courses on

Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Advanced Groundwater Hydrology, Applied Hydrology, Two-phase Fluid Flows in Deformble Porous Media, Vadose Zone Hydrology, and Seminar,

as well as undergraduate courses on
Engineering Mathematics, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics (I)(II), Hydrology , Mechanics of Materials , and Structural Analysis.


button Research

Remediation of groundwater aquifers and enhanced oil recovery
Modeling multiphase flow and transport in elastic porous media
Wave propagation and attenuation through an elastic porous medium containing two immiscible compressible viscous fluids
Consolidation in unsaturated soils
Continuum mechanics of mixtures


button Awards

Paper Award - Taiwan Agricultural Engineers Society, 2013
Project for Distinguished Young Reseacher - National Science Council, 2011, 2013
Excellent Mentor Award - Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 2013
Service Award - Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Republic of China, 2012
"Emerging Star" Award - College of Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Research Award of Dr. Kwoh-Ting Li's Lecture on Science and Social Science - National Cheng Kung University, 2010
Excellent Research Award - Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 2010
Excellent Teaching Award - Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 2008, 2010
Incubation Project for Outstanding Scholars - National Science Council, 2009
High-ranking Paper Award (totally 5 papers up to now) - College of Engineering (Aim for the Top-Tier University and Elite Research Center Development Plan), National Cheng Kung University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Excellent Research Award - College of Engineering (Aim for the Top-Tier University and Elite Research Center Development Plan), National Cheng Kung University, 2007, 2008, 2009
Distinguished Young Engineer - Chinese Water Resources Management Society, 2007
Laboratory Directed Research and Development Grant - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Fellowship, Department of Civil and Environmental Enginnering - University of California at Berkeley
Li Kuo Wei and Rong Mu Yung Fellowship - University of California at Berkeley
Dr. and Mrs. James C, Y. Soong Fellowship - University of California at Berkeley


button Service

Vice Secretary, Kaohsiung branch, Chinese Institute of Engineers
Board Member, Foundation of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering Research
Member: American Geophysical Union
Reviewer: Advances in Water Resources; Applied Mathmatical Modelling; Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science; Computers and Electronics in Agriculture; Computers & Geosciences; Journal of Hydrology; Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures; Journal of Sound and Vibration; Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering; Transport in Porous Media; Water Resources Research;


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Archival Journal Paper
Year 2014
[18] Lo, W. C. , G. Sposito, and H. Chu, (2014), Poroelastic Theory of Consolidation in Unsaturated Soils, Vadose Zone Journal, Accepted, 2014 (Invited, Special Issue - Principle of Effective Stress in Variably Saturated Porous Media). (SCI) (NSC 101-2625-M-006-007) (IF = 2.2, Rank: 16/80 in Water Resources)

Year 2013
[17] Lo, W. C. , and G. Sposito, (2013), Acoustic Waves in Unsaturated Soils, Water Resources Research, 49, 9, 5674-5684, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20423, 2013 (Invited, Special Issue - Hydrologic Discovery Through Physical Analysis Honoring the Scientific Legacies of W. Brutsaert and J.-Y. Parlange). (SCI) (NSC: NSC100-2628-E-006-033) (IF = 3.149, Rank: 3/80 in Water Resources)

Year 2012
[16] Lo, W. C. , G. Sposito, and Y. H. Huang, (2012), Modeling enhanced multi-phase fluid flow in porous media subjected to pore-pressure pulsing at seismic frequencies, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 78, 77-84, (Invited, Special Issue - Developments in GPR and near-surface seismics - New applications and strategies for data integration, inversion, and modeling). (SCI) (NSC: 99-2116-M-006-011) (IF = 1.327, Rank: 3/20 in Mining & Mineral Processing)

Year 2011
[15] Yu, H. W, C. H. Chen, W. C. Lo*, (2011), Mechanical behavior of the soil-root system, Soil Science, 176(2), 99-109. (SCI) (IF = 1.051, Rank: 22/34 in Soil Science)(* Corresponding author)

Year 2010
[14] Lo, W. C., C. H. Chen, and C. L. Yeh, (2010), Analytical solution for the dynamic response of a saturated poroelastic half-space to harmonic stress loading, Journal of Hydrology, 387, 233-243. (SCI) (NSC: 98-2628-M-006-008) (IF = 2.964, Rank: 4/122 in Civil Engineering)

[13] Lo, W. C., G. Sposito, E. Majer, and C. L. Yeh, (2010), Motional modes of dilatational waves in elastic porous media containing two immiscible fluids, Advances in Water Resources, 33(3), 304-311. (SCI) (NSC: 98-2628-M-006-008) (IF = 2.412, Rank: 11/80 in Water Resources)

[12] Yeh, C. Y., W. C. Lo*, C. D. Jan, and C. C. Yang, (2010), Reflection and refraction of obliquely incident elastic waves upon the interface between two porous elastic half-spaces saturated by different fluid mixtures, Journal of Hydrology, 395, 91-102. (SCI) (NSC: 98-2628-M-006-008) (IF = 2.964, Rank: 4/122 in Civil Engineering) (* Corresponding author) (The first author is the advised Ph.D. student)

[11] Chen, Y. S., W. C. Lo , J. M., Leu, and Alexander H. D. Cheng, (2010), Effect of impermeable boundaries on the propagation of Rayleigh waves in an unsaturated poroelastic half-space, Journal of Mechanics, 26(4), 501-511. (SCI) (IF = 0.333, Rank: 123/134 in Mechanics) (The first author is the advised Ph.D. student)

Year 2009
[10] Lo, W. C., G. Sposito, and E. Majer, (2009), Analytical decoupling of poroelasticity equations for acoustic wave propagation and attenuation in a porous medium containing two immiscible fluids, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 64(2), 219-235. (SCI) (Invited, Special Issue - Applying Mathematics to Flow in Porous Media). (SCI) (NSC: 95-2211-E-006-062) (IF = 1.075, Rank: 30/90 in Engineering, Multidisciplinary)

Year 2008
[9] Lo, W. C. (2008), Propagation and attenuation of Rayleigh waves in a semi-infinite unsaturated poroelastic medium, Advances in Water Resources, 31, 1399-1410. (SCI) (NSC: 95-2211-E-006-062) (IF = 2.412, Rank: 11/80 in Water Resources)

[8] Lo, W. C., C. L. Yeh, and C. D. Jan, (2008), Effect of soil texture and excitation frequency on the propagation and attenuation of acoustic wave at saturated conditions, Journal of Hydrology, 357, 270-281. (SCI) (NSC: 95-2211-E-006-062) (IF = 2.964, Rank: 4/122 in Civil Engineering)

Year 2007
[7] Lo, W. C., C. L. Yeh, and C. T. Tsai, (2007), Effect of soil texture on the propagation and attenuation of acoustic wave at unsaturated conditions, Journal of Hydrology, 338, 273-284. (SCI) (NSC: 95-2211-E-006-062) (IF = 2.433, Rank: 3/106 in Civil Engineering)

[6] Lo, W. C., G. Sposito, and E. Majer, (2007), Low-frequency dilatational wave propagation through unsaturated porous media containing two immiscible fluids, Transport in Porous Media, (Invited, Special Issue - Vadose Zone Dynamics and the Legacy of Wilford R. Gardner), 68, 91-105. (SCI) (IF = 1.551 Rank: 48/133 in Engineering, Chemical)

[5] Jan, C. D., T. H. Chen, and W. C. Lo (2007), Effect of rainfall intensity and distribution on groundwater level fluctuations, Journal of Hydrology, 332 (3-4), 348-360. (SCI) (IF = 2.964, Rank: 4/122 in Civil Engineering)

Year 2006
[4] Lo, W. C., (2006), Decoupling of the coupled poroelastic equations for quasistatic flow in deformable porous media containing two immiscible fluids, Advances in Water Resources, 29 (12), 1893-1900. (SCI) (NSC: 94-2211-E-006-062) (IF = 2.412, Rank: 11/80 in Water Resources)

[3] Lo, W. C., G. Sposito, and E. Majer, (2006), Low-frequency dilatational wave propagation through fully-saturated poroelastic media, Advances in Water Resources, 29 (3), 408-416. (SCI) (IF = 2.412, Rank: 11/80 in Water Resources)

Year 2005
[2] Lo, W. C., G. Sposito, and E. Majer, (2005), Wave propagation through elastic porous media containing two immiscible fluids, Water Resources Research, 41, W02025, (20 pp.). (SCI) (IF = 3.149, Rank: 3/80 in Water Resources)

Year 2002
[1] Lo, W. C., G. Sposito, and E. Majer, (2002), Immiscible two-phase fluid flows in deformable porous media, Advances in Water Resources, (Invited, Special Issue - 25 Years of Advances in Water Resources), 25 (8-12), 1105-1117. (SCI) (IF = 2.412, Rank: 11/80 in Water Resources)

Invited Book Chapter
[1] Lo, W. C., G. Sposito, and E. Majer, (2003), Immiscible two-phase fluid flows in deformable porous media, 25 Years of Advances in Water Resources edited by C. T. Miller, M. B. Parlange, and S. M. Hassanizadeh, Elsevier, pages 245-257.


button Research projects

Modeling Multiphase Flow and Transport in Deformable Porous Media
Ultrasonic and Seismic Measurements of Hydrological and Geophysical Parameters in Shallow Subsurface Zones

12/2009