Moez LOUATI
Moez LOUATI  

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mzlouati@ust.hk

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First Name (and Middle Name If Any)
Moez
LOUATI
Highest Degree Acquired (e.g. PhD in Engineering Science)
PhD in Civil Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Research Interests
Computational fluid dynamics
Hydraulics / fluid mechanics
Smart control technology
Sustainable development and management
Water environment engineering

Biography

Biography

Dr. Moez Louati is a research assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST. His B.Eng and MPhil degrees in Mechanical Engineering were obtained from the National School of Engineering of Sfax-Tunisia (ENIS). He received his PhD from HKUST in 2016 where he was awarded scholarships for four years as well as the SENG PhD Fellowship Awards for three years, and he received the SENG Overseas Research Award. Dr. Louati has more than eight years’ experience in hydraulic transient in pressurized pipe systems. During his PhD, Dr. Louati developed the fundamental principles for defect signatures on transient response systems. His PhD thesis received the first-ever nomination from Hong Kong for the Straub Award. He also participated in the prestigious JFK-IAHR paper competition in IAHR congress 2013.

Upon completion of his PhD, Dr. Louati has worked on a theme-based RGC project entitled: ‘Smart Urban Water Supply System’, where he acted as the research tasks coordinator, and the lab-field facilities manager. He has conducted numerous field tests in Hong Kong in collaboration with WSD on several DMAs and co-designed the transient facilities lab at HKUST. Dr. Louati is also a Co-I on other RGC-UGC projects and he is co-supervising five RPG students.

Dr. Louati has ample experience in analytical analysis, modeling, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), experimental work and machine learning. He is currently the chair of the CFD-HPC (high performance computing) committee for the hydraulic transient group. He has published over 15 technical papers in top international journals and has delivered over 20 conference presentations.

Locally, he contributes to consultancy and advisory services for the Water Supplies Department (WSD) and Drainage Services Department (DSD). Internationally, he is a member of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), serves as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Hydraulic Research (JHR-IAHR), and is the chair of the working group on Transient Flows in IAHR under the fluid mechanics section. In addition, Dr. Louati has served and still serving as co-organizing chair of international symposiums and conferences, and as a reviewer for over eight international journals.

Dr. Louati is a dedicated teacher. He has been teaching the Fluid Mechanics course (over 160 students) in HKUST since spring 2019 and his teaching evaluations are very positive. His communication skills are excellent. He speaks fluently three languages (Arabic, French and English).

Research Interests

Research Interests
Computational fluid dynamics
Hydraulics / fluid mechanics
Smart control technology
Sustainable development and management
Water environment engineering

Biography

Biography

Dr. Moez Louati is a research assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST. His B.Eng and MPhil degrees in Mechanical Engineering were obtained from the National School of Engineering of Sfax-Tunisia (ENIS). He received his PhD from HKUST in 2016 where he was awarded scholarships for four years as well as the SENG PhD Fellowship Awards for three years, and he received the SENG Overseas Research Award. Dr. Louati has more than eight years’ experience in hydraulic transient in pressurized pipe systems. During his PhD, Dr. Louati developed the fundamental principles for defect signatures on transient response systems. His PhD thesis received the first-ever nomination from Hong Kong for the Straub Award. He also participated in the prestigious JFK-IAHR paper competition in IAHR congress 2013.

Upon completion of his PhD, Dr. Louati has worked on a theme-based RGC project entitled: ‘Smart Urban Water Supply System’, where he acted as the research tasks coordinator, and the lab-field facilities manager. He has conducted numerous field tests in Hong Kong in collaboration with WSD on several DMAs and co-designed the transient facilities lab at HKUST. Dr. Louati is also a Co-I on other RGC-UGC projects and he is co-supervising five RPG students.

Dr. Louati has ample experience in analytical analysis, modeling, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), experimental work and machine learning. He is currently the chair of the CFD-HPC (high performance computing) committee for the hydraulic transient group. He has published over 15 technical papers in top international journals and has delivered over 20 conference presentations.

Locally, he contributes to consultancy and advisory services for the Water Supplies Department (WSD) and Drainage Services Department (DSD). Internationally, he is a member of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), serves as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Hydraulic Research (JHR-IAHR), and is the chair of the working group on Transient Flows in IAHR under the fluid mechanics section. In addition, Dr. Louati has served and still serving as co-organizing chair of international symposiums and conferences, and as a reviewer for over eight international journals.

Dr. Louati is a dedicated teacher. He has been teaching the Fluid Mechanics course (over 160 students) in HKUST since spring 2019 and his teaching evaluations are very positive. His communication skills are excellent. He speaks fluently three languages (Arabic, French and English).