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Dr. Yeo Howe Lim, P.E.
UND Civil Engineering
Upson II Room 260D
243 Centennial Drive Stop 8115
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8115
PH: (701) 777-3998
Areas of Interest: Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering
Joined the Civil Engineering Department: March 2003
1. Educational Background
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Memorial University, Canada, May, 2003.
M.E. Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, May, 1984.
B.E. Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, May, 1983.
2. Professional Experience
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of North Dakota, 3/2003–Present.
Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia, 1/1996–4/1999.
Hydrologist/Civil Engineer, Drainage & Irrigation Department, Malaysia, 5/1984–12/1995.
3. Other Related Experience
Visiting Engineer, Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, 6/1997–9/1997.
Responsibilities: Participated in the design, fabrication and testing of a physical hydraulic model of a proposed Bakun Dam, Malaysia. The study was conducted by HARZA-INTERTECHNE-HECEC Consortium.
4. Consulting, patents, etc.
Indo-German Bilateral Project on Watershed Management, Rodeco Consulting GMBH, 1990.
5. Professional Registration
Professional Engineer, Malaysia (IEM) (since 1997).
6. Principle Publications of Last Five Years
Lim, Y.H., and Voeller D. L. (2010). “Closure to ‘Regional Flood Estimations in Red River Using L-Moment-Based Index-Flood and Bulletin 17B Procedures’ by Yeo H. Lim and Donovan L. Voeller," ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 15 (8), 669-670.
Lim, Y.H., Hassell, J., and Teng, W. (2010). “Modeling Hydrologic Regime of a Terminal Lake Basin with GCM Down-scaled Scenarios.” Proc., Modelling for Environment’s Sake, International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Switzerland, S19.07: 1-8.
Lim, Y.H., Wieland, J. O., and Kalenze, N. (2009). “Space-Constrained Stilling Basins for Pipe Outlets.” Proc., Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment, International Association of Hydraulic Engineering & Research, Spain, 2351-2357.
Lim, Y.H., and Voeller D. L. (2009). “Regional Flood Estimations in Red River Using L-moment-Based Index-Flood and Bulletin 17B Procedures.” ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 14 (2), 1002-1016.
Sorum, Travis and Lim, Y.H. (2008). “Experimental PVC Pipe Leak Detections Using Wavelet De-nosing and Cepstrum Methods.” Proc. International Water Week, Singapore, 1-10.
Lim, Y.H. and Wieland, J. (2007). “Hydraulic Model Study of a Short Stilling Basin.” In: Edwin A.C. and Hill, D. editors, Hydraulic Measurements & Experimental Methods 2007 (HMEM 2007)-Book of Extended Abstracts, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR).
Lim, Y.H. and Wieland, J. (2007). McVille Dam Spillway Hydraulic Model Study –A report prepared for the North Dakota State Water Commission. Civil Engineering Department, University of North Dakota.
Lim, Y.H. (2007). “Regional Flood Frequency Analysis of the Red River Basin Using L-moments Approach.” Proc., Restoring Our Natural Habitat, World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Environmental and Water Resources Institute, ASCE, Reston, VA, 1-10.
Lim, Y.H., Kurz, B.A., and Wang, X. (2006). Regional Flood Frequencies of the Red River Basin – A Risk Assessment for the EERC Waffle Project. Research Report, Waffle Project, EERC.
Lim, Y.H. (2005). “Soft Tools for Regional Flood Frequency Analysis of the Red River Basin of the North.” Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), 2005 Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H53F-0545
7. Scientific and Professional Societies
Member ASCE, Member AGU, Member AWRA, Member IEM.
8. Honors and Awards
2009 Outstanding Reviewer, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Who’sWho in America 64th Edition 2010 –biography selected for inclusion
2008 Favorite UND Professor, Brannon Hall, University of Canterbury.
2003 David Dunsigner Award, Memorial University, Canada.
2001 Overseas Prize, Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK. for a published journal paper.
9. Institutional/Professional Service Last Five Years
Reviewer of manuscripts submitted for these technical journals:
Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (6 manuscripts).
Journal of American Water Resources Association (3 manuscripts).
Hydrological Process (2 manuscripts).
Journal of Hydrology (1 manuscript).
Journal of Environmental Management (1 manuscript).
Environmental Geology (1 manuscript).
Journal of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (1 manuscript)
External Grant Proposal Reviewer for:
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, Swiss Development Cooperation Agency, Switzerland (10/2008–11/2008).
National Institute for Water Resources Program, USGS (10/2007–11/2007 and 3/2009–
10. Time Percentages: (Teaching, Research, Service, Civil Engineering Program)
70%, 25%, 5%, 100%