Mohamed Ghidaoui, born on 24th of August 1964 in Tunisia, received BASc, MASc and PhD all in Civil Engineering from University of Toronto, Canada, in 1989, 1991 and 1993, respectively. Since July 1993, he has been with the Department of Civil Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), where he is now a Chair Professor. He has spent his sabbatical leave at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, NZ. In 2006 he was a Visiting Erskine Fellow at University of Canterbury, NZ.
M.S. Ghidaoui holds the named Chinese Estates Professor of Engineering and is a Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST). He received the BASc (1989), MASc (1991) and Ph.D. (1993) all in civil engineering, University of Toronto, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers. His general interests are in the fields of hydraulics, water resources and environmental fluid mechanics. Currently, he leads a large-scale theme-based project on smart urban water supply systems (Smart UWSS http://smartuws.ust.hk/). He is the editor of the Journal of Hydraulic Research and served as its associate editor for 15 years. He is also the associate editor of the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE; and Journal of Hydro-environment Research, IAHR-APD. He is an editorial board member of the Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters (TAML), Chinese Academy of Sciences and The Chinese Academy of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and served as an advisory board of the Journal of Hydroinformatics for 12 years. He served as the chair of IAHR’s Fluid Mechanics Committee from 2013 to 2018. He is a founding member of the IAHR Hong Kong Chapter and served as its chair over 10 years ago. He chaired the university senate committee on research and university senate committee on undergraduate studies. His awards include the Arthur Ippen Award, IAHR; the Albert Berry Memorial Award, American Water Works Association; and Hilgard Award for best paper (runner-up), Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE. He received the Outstanding Faculty Award, HKUST. In addition, Prof Ghidaoui received two teaching excellence awards from the school of engineering at HKUST.