|Institutions||University of Queensland|
|Alma mater||ENSHM Grenoble, INSTN Saclay, University of Canterbury (NZ)|
|Doctoral advisor||Ian R. Wood|
|Known for||Hydraulic engineering; Fluid dynamics; Hydrodynamics|
|Notable awards||13th IAHR Arthur Ippen Award, 2004 ASCE-EWRI award for tbest practice paper in Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering|
Hubert Chanson (b. November 1, 1961) is a professor in hydraulic engineering and applied fluid mechanics in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland since 1990. He lectures civil and environmental engineering students in a variety of courses including fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, civil design, engineering history, coastal processes and environmental modelling. His research interests include the hydraulics of open channel flows, the design of hydraulic structures, experimental investigations of two-phase flows, coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics, water quality modelling, environmental management and natural resources.
Chanson authored several books among which: Hydraulic Design of Stepped Cascades, Channels, Weirs and Spillways (Pergamon, 1995), Air Bubble Entrainment in Free-Surface Turbulent Shear Flows (Academic Press, 1997), The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow: An Introduction (Edward Arnold/Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999 & 2004), The Hydraulics of Stepped Chutes and Spillways (Balkema, 2001), Environmental Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows (Elsevier, 2004) and Applied Hydrodynamics: An Introduction to Ideal and Real Fluid Flows (CRC Press/Balkema 2009). He co-authored the book Fluid Mechanics for Ecologists (IPC Press, 2002) and he edited several other books (Balkema 2004, IEaust 2004, The University of Queensland 2006, 2008). The textbook The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow: An Introduction has already been translated into Chinese (Hydrology Bureau of Yellow River Conservancy Committee) and Spanish (McGraw Hill Interamericana) and the second edition appeared in 2004. He has further published over 470 peer-reviewed papers and his work was cited more than 2,400 times. His h-index is 17 excluding the citations of his books (Ref.: Web of Science, on 1 Aug. 2009).
The International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) presented Chanson with the 13th Arthur Ippen Award for outstanding achievements in hydraulic engineering. The American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI) presented him with the 2004 award for the best practice paper in the Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering ("Energy Dissipation and Air Entrainment in Stepped Storm Waterway", Chanson and Toombes 2002). In 1999 he was awarded a Doctor of Engineering from the University of Queensland for his outstanding research achievements in gas-liquid bubbly flows.
Chanson has been active also as an expert consultant for both governmental agencies and private organisations . He chairs the organisation of the 34th IAHR Biennial Congress in Brisbane, Australia to be held from 26 June to 1 July 2011 .
He participated to a number of audio-visual documentaries on tidal bore and tsunami, including 'La Tribu du Mascaret' (Surfing the Dordogne, 2004), 'Les Fils de la Lune' (Sons of the Moon, 2005) and 'Animaux Sentinelles: Alerte au Tsunami' (Wenn Tiere Alarm Schlagen: Die Tsunami Warner, 2008). He lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife Ya-Hui (Karen) Chou and their children Bernard, Nicole and André.