Date 2019-05-06 3201 Clicks
For the 9th lecture of the Tamkang Clement and Carrie Chair Lecture Series, TKU invited Dr. Philip Li-Fan Liu, the Vice President (Research and Technology) of the National University of Singapore, an academician at the US National Academy of Engineering, and an academician at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Dr. Liu is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of tsunami science and fluid mechanics (theory, calculation, and experimentation). He is also widely known in the fields of marine engineering and hydraulic engineering.
Dr. Liu’s lecture was held at 2:00 pm on May 6, 2019, at the Hsu Shou-Chlien International Conference Hall, Tamsui Campus. The event commenced with a joint opening address by the Dean of the TKU College of Engineering, Dr. Tzung-Hang Lee, and the Chair of the Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Po-ching Lee. This was followed by an introduction of Dr. Liu’s numerous accomplishments by Yun-Ta Wu, an assistant professor from the same department.
The topic of Dr. Liu’s speech was the 2018 Sulawesi Earthquake and Palu Tsunami. Dr. Liu told attendees about the response mechanism in place when Indonesian tsunamis occur and the new generation of tsunami alert systems that was later developed. He also described his research at Sulawesi Island in 2018, when he led a team to survey the area and test the local bay landscapes.
In addition to Dr. Liu’s lecture, a series of discussions were also arranged in which the visiting speaker addressed the possibility of future collaboration on Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) research projects, while also discussing possible directions for future research and cooperation with both Tamkang students and faculty.