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Kwok Fai Cheung

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  • Abbreviations and notes: PI = Principal Investigator; NOAA = National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; organization in collaboration = organization funded separately for the same project; funding in US dollars unless noted otherwise.

Education and Training Grants

  1. Cheung, K.F. (PI). University of Hawaii Sea Grant Traineeship in Support of Research Projects. NOAA Grant No. NA05OAR4171048, Project No. R/EP-20: Inverse Algorithm for Tsunami Forecast (02/01/03 – 01/31/07); Project Nos. R/EP-32 & R/IP-2: Three-dimensional Model of Tsunami Generation and Near-field Characteristics (02/01/07 – 01/31/12) ; Project No. R/IR-17: Modeling of Uncertainties in Flood Hazard Mapping (02/01/12 – 01/31/14).
  2. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Ocean Engineering Internship. Navatek Ltd., Hawaii: $314,390 (09/05/00 – 07/31/15); Sea Engineering Inc., Hawaii: $119,250 (09/01/03 – 07/31/15); Healy Tibbitts Builders Inc., Hawaii: $233,179 (08/01/05 – 07/31/11); Oceanit Inc., Hawaii: $194,140 (08/01/07 – 07/31/11); Makai Ocean Engineering Inc., Hawaii: $114,270 (08/01/07 – 07/31/11). Internship total: $975,229.

Current Research Projects

  1. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Tsunami Safety Products for the Maritime Community in Hawaii. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, Grant NA14NWS4670042 via Hawaii Emergency Management Agency: $160,017 (12/01/14 – 07/31/15).
  2. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Wave Modeling for Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System. NOAA Grant No. NA07NOS4730207: $270,000; NA10NOS4730016: $80,412, NA11NOS0120039: $272,033. Total: $662,445 (06/01/07 – 05/31/15).
  3. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Coupling of Coastal Wave Transformation and Computational Fluid Dynamics Models for Seakeeping Analysis. Office of Naval Research, Grant No. N00014-12-1-0721: $504,326 (07/01/2012-09/30/2015).
  4. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Advanced Wave Forecasting. Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG36-08GO18180 via National Marine Renewable Energy Center: $415,000 (09/15/08 – 09/14/14).

Completed Research Projects

Tsunami Forecasting and Impact Assessment
  1. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Tsunami Inundation Map for Hawaii. Hawaii State Civil Defense and National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program: $971,981 (07/01/07 – 07/31/15) .
  2. Riggs, H.R. (PI), Cheung, K.F. (Co-PI), Robertson, I.N. (Co-PI), Yim, S.C.S. (Co-PI), and Young, Y.L. (Co-PI). Development of Performance Based Tsunami Engineering. National Science Foundation, Grant No. CMS 0530759: $1,300,000 (10/01/05 – 09/30/10).
  3. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Tsunami Forecast and Inundation Map for Hawaii. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program via Hawaii State Civil Defense: $476,838 (01/01/04 – 06/30/08).
  4. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Vulnerability of Honolulu’s Infrastructure to Tsunamis. NOAA Sea Grant, No. NA05OAR4171048, Project No.: R/EP-30PD: $12,043 (10/01/06 – 03/31/07).
  5. Gonzαlez, F.I. (PI) and Cheung, K.F. (co-PI). FY03 Warning Guidance Proposal. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program task order to NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory: $283,000 (07/01/03 – 06/30/04).
  6. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Evaluation of Hawaii Tsunami Evacuation Map and Tsunami Forecast for Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program via Hawaii State Civil Defense: $59,980 (07/01/01 – 06/30/03).
  7. Teng, M.H. (PI) and Cheung, K.F. (Co-PI). An Improved Prediction Model for Tsunami Runup and Coastal Inundation in Hawaii. NOAA Sea Grant, No. NA86RG0041, Project No. R/EP-13: $120,688 (03/01/99 – 06/30/03). NOAA Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research: $48,516 and University of Hawaii Direct Match: $5,000. Project total: $174,204.
  8. Cheung, K.F. (PI) and Teng, M.H. (Co-PI). Modeling of Distant Generated Tsunamis. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program via Hawaii State Civil Defense: $35,000 (09/01/99 – 10/31/00).
Coastal Processes and Sediment Transport
  1. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Validation of Coastal Wave Models for Tropical Island Conditions. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Contract No. W912HZ-06-P-0231: $39,377 (05/25/06 – 12/31/06).
  2. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Motion Initialization and Transport of Tropical Island Beach Sand. NOAA Sea Grant, No. NA16RG2254, Project No. R/EP-11: $140,905 (03/01/99 – 06/30/03).
  3. Cheung, K.F. (PI). A Generalized Refraction-Diffraction Model for Steep Bathymetry. NOAA Sea Grant, No. NA36RG0507, Project No. R/EP-1 & M/PD: $42,164 (08/01/95 – 02/28/98). University of Hawaii Direct Match: $20,220. Project total: $62,384.
  4. Merrifield, M.A. (PI), Becker J.M. (Co-PI), Cheung, K.F. (Co-PI), Ertekin, R.C. (Co-PI), and Okihiro, M.S. (Co-PI). Wave Modeling for Pacific Island Regions. Federal Emergency Management Agency via Hawaii State Civil Defense: $68,975 (03/01/96 – 02/28/98).
  5. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Mechanics of Coastal Sediment Transport for Pacific Insular Environment. University of Hawaii Research Council: $8,000 (01/03/95 – 12/31/95).
Storm Surge, Waves, and Inundation
  1. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Coastal Storms Program SLR Study – Honolulu. NOAA Coastal Storms Program, Grant No. NA05OAR4170060 via University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, Project No. R/IR-8: $83,376 (02/01/11-01/31/13).
  2. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Shoreline Evolution and Coastal Resiliency at Two Military Installations: Modeling of Hurricane Surge, Waves, and Overwash. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Contract No. 09-SI05-002/SI-1702 via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts: $248,093 (08/24/2009-07/31/2013).
  3. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Modeling of Hurricane Surge and Waves in North Pacific. US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Contract No. W912HZ-09-C-0085: $224,883 (07/29/09-07/28/13).
  4. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Pacific and Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Readiness Response Planning. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Contract No. GS-23F-9755H, Task Order 20207, via Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Hawaii: $180,000 (09/02/08 – 07/15/09).
  5. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Hindcast of Hurricane Winds, Waves, Surge, and Overwash at Landfall. Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc., Bermuda: $41,500 (06/01/03 – 05/31/04).
  6. Cheung, K.F. (PI) and Teng, M.H. (Co-PI). Real-Time Simulation Package for Storm Surge and Wave Runup. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Earth Science, Grant No. NAG5-8748: $400,000 (09/01/99 – 08/31/02).
  7. Hon, Y.C. (PI) and Cheung, K.F. (Co-PI). Numerical Computation for Wave Runup and Inundation. City University of Hong Kong, Strategic Research Grant No. 7001051: HK$240,384 (01/01/00 – 06/30/02).
  8. Hon, Y.C. (PI) and Cheung, K.F. (Co-PI). Finite Element Modeling of Tides and Storm Waves in Hong Kong Waters. City University of Hong Kong, Strategic Research Grant No. 7000767: HK$283,390 (02/01/95 – 09/30/97).
Marine Hydrodynamics and Hydroelasticity
  1. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Hydrodynamics of Fluid-Filled Membrane in Gravity Waves. National Science Foundation, Grant No. CTS94-08939: $94,959 (08/15/94 – 07/31/99). University of Hawaii Equipment Match: $5,000. Project total: $99,959.
  2. Cheung, K.F. (PI), Seidl, L.H. (Co-PI), and Krock, H.J. (Co-PI). Numerical and Laboratory Modeling of Pneumatically Stabilized Platform. Office of Naval Research, Grant No. N00167-95-C-0103 via Float Incorporated, California: $150,439 (09/15/97 – 11/30/98).
  3. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Environment for Design of Advanced Marine Vehicles and Operations Research – in collaboration with Air Force Research Laboratory, Maui High Performance Computing Center. Office of Naval Research, Grant No. N00014-02-1-0903: $6,671,891 and Contract No. N00014-05-C-0392: $184,109. Project total: $6,856,000 (07/01/02 – 06/30/11).
  4. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Integration of Seakeeping Capability in the Coastal and Ocean Modeling System through Google Map API. Office of Naval Research, Grant No. N00014-09-1-1035: $50,000 (07/01/2009 – 06/30/2012).
  5. Cheung, K.F. (PI). Response of Marine Vehicles Advancing in a Seaway and in the Surf Zone. Office of Naval Research, Grant No. N00014-07-1-0933: $444,863 (04/25/07 – 06/30/12).

 

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