Dr. T.F. May Chui

Associate Professor (Environmental Engineering)

Dr. T.F. May CHUI

BS, Lafayette College, USA
MS, Stanford University, USA
PhD, Stanford University, USA

Office: HW 6-24
Phone: +852 22194687
Fax: +852 25595337


Teaching Activities

  •   CIVL2004/2104 Hydraulics and Hydrology
  •   CIVL3021 Water Resources Engineering
  •   CIVL 6029 Groundwater Hydrology
  •   CIVL6050 Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics
  •   CIVL6061/8015 Special Topics in Water and Environmental Engineering


Research Interests

  •   Sustainable water resource development and management
  •   Numerical modeling of coupled hydrologic and vegetation processes
  •   Interactions between surface water and groundwater


Representative Research / Consultancy Projects

  •   Developing sustainable Hong Kong through low impact development: from science to innovation policy
  •   Influence of water and energy exchange between vegetated areas and shallow open water on wetland evapotranspiration
  •   Incorporation of hyporheic zone into stream rehabilitation
  •   Modeling hydrologic and vegetation responses to management in freshwater wetlands
  •   Novel bioretension systems development for sustainable stormwater management
  •   Creating eco-friendly flow regimes in Singapore canals


Professional Activities

  •   Executive committee of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research - Asian and Pacific Regional Division (IAHR-APD), 2015-present
  •   Associate editor of Hydrogeology Journal (Springer), 2014-present
  •   Secretary of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research - Hong Kong Chapter (IAHR-HK), 2014-present


Representative Publications

  • Yang, Y. and T.F. M. Chui, 2016. Potential causes of salinity trend in seawater overlaying a mudflat inside a semi-enclosed bay. Wetlands. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-016-0792-1.
  • Chui, T. F. M. and D. H. Trinh, 2016. Modeling infiltration enhancement in a tropical urban catchment for improved stormwater management. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10926.
  • Chui, T. F. M. and W. Y. Ngai, 2016. Willingness to pay for sustainable drainage systems in a highly urbanised city: a contingent valuation study in Hong Kong. Water and Environment Journal DOI: 10.1111/wej.12159.
  • Chui, T. F. M., X. Liu and W. Zhan, 2016. Assessing cost-effectiveness of specific LID practice designs in response to large storm events. Journal of Hydrology 533:353-364.
  • Palanisamy, B. and T. F. M. Chui, 2015. Rehabilitation of concrete canals in urban catchments using low impact development techniques. Journal of Hydrology 523:309-319.
  • Trinh, D. H. and T. F. M. Chui, 2013. Assessing the hydrologic restoration of an urbanized area via integrated distributed hydrological model. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17: 4789-4801.
  • Palanisamy, B. and T. F. M. Chui, 2013. Understanding wetland plant dynamics in response to water table changes through ecohydrological modeling. Ecohydrology 6(2): 287-296.
  • Terry, J. P. and T. F. M. Chui, 2012. Evaluating the fate of freshwater lenses on atoll islands after eustatic sea-level rise and cyclone driven inundation: a modelling approach. Global and Planetary Change 88-89: 76-84.
  • Chui, T. F. M., S. Y. Low and S. Y. Liong, 2011. An ecohydrological model for studying groundwater-vegetation interactions in wetlands. Journal of Hydrology 409(1-2): 291-304.
  • Chui, T. F. M. and D. L. Freyberg, 2009. Implementing hydrologic boundary conditions in multiphysics model. ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 14(12): 1374-1377.



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