Michelle H. Teng

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: Holmes Hall 337
Phone: (808) 956-5060
E-mail: mteng@hawaii.edu
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Area of Specialty and Research Interest

Hydrodynamics, coastal and hydraulic engineering: water wave generation and propagation, coastal flooding due to storm surge and tsunamis, sediment transport, bridge scour.

Education

  • Ph.D., Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology, 1990
  • M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1987
  • B.E., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1985

Professional Registration

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), civil engineering, license #9788-C,
    Hawaii, since 1999.

Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1998 – present.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1992 – 1998.
  • Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, summer 1994.
  • Postdoc, California Institute of Technology, 1990-1992.
  • Consultant, Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research, California, 1990-1991.

Courses Taught

  • CEE270: Applied Mechanics I: Statics
  • CEE271: Applied Mechanics II: Dynamics
  • CEE320: Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals
  • CEE330: Environmental Engineering
  • CEE421: Engineering Hydraulics
  • CEE422: Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • CEE622: Fluid Mechanics
  • CEE630: Water Resources Systems Planning and Management – Part 5: Coastal Engineering and Management

Professional Activities

  • Member, Scientific Committee, the 2012 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (ASCE EMI-2012).
  • Member, Turbulence Technical Committee, Engineering Mechanics Institute, ASCE, 2006 to present.
  • Chair, Fluids Technical Committee, Division of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2002-2004.
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 2002-2004.
  • Guest Editor, with K.H. Wang, R. Baddour, and M. Hajj, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Special Issue: Recent Developments in Modeling of Linear and Nonlinear Water Waves, and Turbulent Flows. Vol.125, No.7, 1999.
  • Special Editor, with K.H. Wang and H.C. Chen, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Special Issue: Advanced Experimental Techniques in Environmental Fluid Mechanics. Vol.129, No.10, 2003.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, International Offshore and Polar Engineering (ISOPE) Annual Conference Series, 1998-2003.
  • Member, Tsunami Technical Review Committee, State Civil Defense, State of Hawaii, 1999-2005.
  • Member, Coastal Readiness Steering Committee, Department of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii, 2007.

Awards and Honors

  • Hi Chang Chai Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2002, 2007, 2011 and 2017.
  • Faculty Member, Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society, since 1995.
  • ASCE Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1993.
  • Charles Lee Powell Foundation Graduate Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, 1989-1990.

Research Grants

  1. Teng, M.H. (P.I.) “Numerical modeling and wave tank studies on wave energy conversion devices”, funded by DoE National Marine Renewable Energy Center (P.I. Rocheleau), the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, 09/15/08 – 09/14/15.
  2. Ooi, P. (P.I.) and Teng, M.H (Co-P.I.) “Evaluation of the new SRICOS-EFA method for predicting scour in Hawaiian rivers”, Hawaii State Department of Transportation, 06/15/10 – 06/14/15
  3. Ray, C. (P.I.), Teng, M. (Co-P.I.) and Moravcik, P. (Co-P.I.) “Assessment and improvement of the campus drainage plan for UH Manoa”, UH Manoa Office of Facilities and Grounds, 08/15/10 – 08/14/12.
  4. Lynett, P. (P.I., Texas A&M University), Liu, P.L.-F. (Co-P.I.,
    Cornell University), Mercado, A. and von Hillebrandt-Andrade (Co-P.I.,
    University of Puerto Rico) and Teng, M.H. (Co-P.I.) “TSUNAMOS:
    a validated, multi-scale tsunami model for hybrid numerical-experimental
    simulation”, funded by National Science Foundation, 10/01/06-08/31/12.
  5. Teng, M.H. (P.I.) and Cheng, E.D.H. (Co-P.I.) “Enhanced hydraulics
    design for highway bridges and culverts”, funded by Hawaii Department
    of Transportation, 10/09/06 – 12/31/12.
  6. Choi, S.K. (P.I.), Teng, M.H. (Co-P.I.), Ray, C. (Co-P.I.) and Allen, J. (Co-P.I.) “Re-circulating flume for laboratory research on unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs)”, Office of Naval Research (ONR), 05/12/08 – 05/31/11.
  7. Ray, C. (P.I.) and Teng, M.H. (Co-P.I.) “Infiltration of storm water from highway operations to reduce coastal pollution”, Hawaii State Department of Transportation, 11/01/07 – 10/30/11.
  8. Young, J. (P.I., Princeton University) and Teng, M.H. (Co-P.I.) Enhanced
    sediment transport due to transient wave loadí®, funded by National
    Science Foundation, 11/1/06-4/30/08.
  9. Choi, S.K. (P.I.) and Teng, M.H. (Co-P.I.) “3-D laser velocimetry
    for enhanced laboratory research on undersea vehicles”, funded
    by Office of Naval Research (ONR) under the Defense University Research
    Instrumentation Program (DURIP), 02/18/05 – 02/17/07.
  10. Teng, M.H. (P.I.) and Cheng, E.D.H. (Co-P.I.) “Instrumentation
    and monitoring of sand plugging and bridge scour at selected streams
    in Hawaii”, funded by Hawaii Department of Transportation, 05/15/00 – 12/31/06.
  11. Teng, M.H. (P.I.) and Cheung, K.F. (Co-P.I.) “An improved prediction
    model for tsunami run-up and coastal inundation in Hawaii: Phase I: model
    development and verification”, funded by NOAA Sea Grant College
    Program and NOAA Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research
    (JIMAR), 03/01/99-06/29/01.
  12. Teng, M.H. (P.I.) and Cheung, K.F. (Co-P.I.) “An improved prediction
    model for tsunami run-up and coastal inundation in Hawaii: Phase II:
    inundation risk analysis for Hawaii”, funded by NOAA Sea Grant
    College Program and NOAA Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric
    Research (JIMAR), 03/01/01-06/30/03.
  13. Cheung, K.F. (P.I.) and Teng, M.H. (Co-P.I.) “A real-time simulation
    package for storm surge and wave run-up”, funded by NASA Office
    of Earth Science, 09/01/99-12/31/01.

Selected Publications

Journals and Books

  1. Zhou, H. and Teng, M.H. 2010 Extended fourth order depth-integrated
    model for water waves and currents generated by submarine landslides.
    ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 136, No. 4, pp. 506 -516.
  2. Zhou, H., Teng, M.H., Lin, P., Gica, E. and Feng, K. 2009 Predicting
    run-up of breaking and non-breaking long waves by applying the Cornell
    COMCOT model. Nonlinear Wave Dynamics (ed. P. Lynett), World Scientific
    Publishing Co., pp. 147-163.
  3. Gica, E., Teng, M.H., Liu, P. L.-F., Titov, V. and Zhou, H. 2007
    Sensitivity analysis of source parameters for earthquake-generated
    distant tsunamis. ASCE Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean
    Engineering, Special Issue on Tsunami Engineering (ed. H.R. Riggs),
    Vol. 133, No. 6, pp. 429-441.
  4. Lee, J. L., Teng, M.H. and Kang, I.N. 2005 Modeling of sediment transport
    in a coral reef environment. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue
    No. 42, pp. 303-308.
  5. Shi, A., Teng, M.H. and Sou, I. M. 2005 Propagation of solitary waves
    in branching channels. ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol.
    131, No.8, pp. 859-871.
  6. Chwang, A.T., Teng, M.H. and Valentine, D. (ed.) 2005 Advances in
    engineering mechanics – reflections and outlooks. In honor of
    Professor Theodore Y. Wu. Book published by World Scientific Publishing Co.
  7. Shen, H.H., Cheng, A.H.D., Wang, K.H., Teng, M.H. and Liu, C.C.K.
    (ed.) 2002 Environmental fluid mechanics, theories and applications.
    Book published by ASCE Press.
  8. Teng, M.H. 2000 Boussinesq solution for solitary waves in uniform
    channels with sloping side walls. Journal of Mechanical Engineering
    Sciences, Series C, Vol.214, pp.781-787.
  9. Shi, A., Teng, M.H. and Wu, T.Y. 1998 Propagation of solitary
    waves through significantly curved shallow water channels. Journal
    of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 362, pp.157-176.
  10. Teng, M.H. and Wu, T.Y. 1997 Effects of channel cross-sectional
    geometry on long wave generation and propagation. Physics of Fluids,
    Vol. 9, No. 11, pp.3368-3377.
  11. Teng, M.H. and Wu, T.Y. 1997 Effect of disturbance length on
    resonantly forced nonlinear shallow water waves. International Journal
    of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp.262-268.
  12. Teng, M.H. 1997 Solitary wave solution to Boussinesq equations.
    Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Vol. 123,
    No. 3, pp.138-141.
  13. Teng, M.H. and Wu, T.Y. 1994 Evolution of long waves in variable
    channels. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol.266, pp.303-317.
  14. Teng, M.H. and Wu, T.Y. 1992 Nonlinear water waves in channels
    of arbitrary shape. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol.242, pp.211-233.

Conferences

Gica*, E., Teng, M.H. and Liu, P. L.-F. 2004 Probabilistic risk analysis
of run-up and inundation in Hawaii due to distant tsunamis. AGU Fall
2004 Meeting
in San Francisco, California, December 13-17, 2004.

* Received the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Outstanding Student
Paper
Award in Ocean Sciences.