Xiao Hua Wang

Associate Professor - Oceanography
School Physical, Env & Math Sc
Contact details:
+61 2 6268 8473
+61 2 6268 8786

Room G21 PEMS South (Bldg 26) School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

Associate Professor Xiao (Hua) Wang graduated from Ocean University of China, and holds a PhD in Physical Oceanography from James Cook University in Australia. He is the Founding Director of the Sino-Australian Research Centre for Coastal Management (SARCCM), University of New South Wales, Australia, and an Associate Editor for Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (ERA ranked A, Q1, IF 2.32). He has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the Ocean University of China (OUC), and also at the Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA. He has over 25 years experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. His research concerns the modelling of ocean circulation, sediment transport dynamics, and understanding coastal management issues. He has over 70 publications including peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters, international conference abstracts, and government/technical reports. His work has been funded by a variety sources including the Australia Research Council, the EU Framework, and the US Office of Naval Research.

A/Prof. Wang is the Coordinator for China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship program at UNSW Canberra. He initiated and subsequently managed the MOU for academic exchange and research collaboration between UNSW and OUC since 2008. This agreement has resulted in a total of 43 OUC HDRs enrolled at UNSW (including 20 completions) and numerous academics visits between two institutions.

A/Prof. Wang has been involved in several international collaborative projects with both European and US scientists. He was a Visiting Scientist at Princeton University USA in 1995; a Visiting Scientist in the Institute of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences-CNR, Italy in 1999; a Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna Italy in 2001; and a guest investigator in Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2005. From 1999-2004, he has spent approximately one month per year in Bolonga, Italy to conduct his study of the Adriatic Sea. Since 2005, he has spent one month per year in China to study the sediment dynamics in the Yellow and East China Seas.