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Dr Jaan H Pu is an Associate Professor at University of Bradford, UK. Dr Pu’s research concentrates on numerical and laboratory approaches to represent various water engineering applications which include the naturally compound riverine flow, sediment transport, scouring and vegetated flow. His research outputs have led to several high-quality journal articles, conference proceedings, book-chapters, and edited books. He has also been assigned as the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Environmental Science and of Frontiers in Built Environment, and Special Issues' Leading/Joint Guest Editor for MDPI Fluids, MDPI Water and Frontiers in Environmental Science. He is currently Visiting Scientist at Tsinghua University and at Nanyang Technological University. He has also been involved as reviewer for several internationally well-reputed journals. 


Numerical schemes for shallow water equations; 

Experimental methods for non-uniform;

Unsteady and turbulent flows; 

Engineering software: Delft3D, Matlab;

Flow measuring techniques: ADV, PIV;

Sediment transport and multi-phase flow studies;

Flow-structure interaction modelling;

Flow turbulent bursting studies and turbulence structures analysis;

Flood waves;  

Rainwater quality. 


Teaching interests

Water Engineering; Fluids Dynamics; Mechanics.  

Professional activities

  • 01-SEP-17: University of Bradford - Associate Professor
  • 01-JAN-14: University of Bradford - Lecturer 
  • 01-JAN-13: University of Southampton, Malaysia - Lecturer 
  • 01-JAN-11: Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan - Assistant Professor
  • 01-JAN-10: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - Research Fellow 
  • 01-JAN-09: The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks, IFSTTAR, France - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
  • 01-DEC-14: Tsinghua University, Visiting Research Scientist
  • 01-SEP-17: Newcastle College, UK, External Examiner
  • 01-SEP-17: Leader in Civil Recruitment and Marketing,
  • Visiting Scientist: Visiting Scientist, Tsinghua University, China
  • External Examiner: External Examiner for School of Engineering, Newcastle College, UK 
  • External Panel Member: External Panel for BEng Scheme Approval of University of Highlands and Islands, UK
  • External Panel Member: External Panel for BEng Scheme Validation of School of Engineering, Newcastle College, UK
  • PhD External Examiner: PhD External Examiner for School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, UK 


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleAnalysis of turbulent flow structure with its fluvial processes around mid-channel bar (2022)
AuthorsKhan MA*, Sharma N, Pu JH, Alfaisal FM, Alam S, Khan WA
TitleMid-channel Braid Bar Induced Turbulent Bursts: Analysis Using Octant Events Approach (2022)
AuthorsKhan MA*, Sharma N, Pu JH, Alfaisal F, Alam S, Garg R, Qamar MO
TitleReview of Suspended Sediment Transport Mathematical Modelling Studies (2022)
AuthorsWallwork J.T.;Pu J.H.;Kundu S.;Hanmaiahgari P.R.;Pandey M.;Satyanaga A.;Khan M.A.;Wood A.
TitleInclusive Hyper- to Dilute-Concentrated Suspended Sediment Transport Study Using Modified Rouse Model: Parametrized Power-Linear Coupled Approach Using Machine Learning (2022)
AuthorsSanny Kumar, Harendra Prasad Singh, Srinivas Balaji, Prashanth Reddy Hanmaiahgari, and Jaan H. Pu
TitleGeotechnical Behaviour of Fly Ash–Bentonite Used in Layers (2022)
AuthorsHasan M, Khan MA, Alsabhan AH, Almajid AA, Alam S, Khan MA*, Biswas T, Pu JH
JournalApplied Sciences
TitleMorphology and hydrodynamics numerical simulation around groynes (2022)
AuthorsPourshahbaz H*, Abbasi S, Pandey M, Pu JH, Taghvaei P, Tofangdar N
JournalISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
TitleAnalytical models of mean secondary velocities and stream functions under different bed-roughness configurations in wide open-channel turbulent flows (2022)
AuthorsKundu S, Chattopadhyay T, Pu JH
JournalEnvironmental Fluid Mechanics
TitleReduction of scour around circular piers using collars (2022)
AuthorsManish Pandey, Jaan H Pu, Hanif Pourshahbaz, Mohammad Amir Khan
JournalJournal of Flood Risk Management
TitleExperimental observation of turbulent structure at region surrounding the mid-channel braid bar (2022)
AuthorsKhan MA, Sharma N, Pu JH, Pandey M, Azamathulla H
JournalMarine Georesources and Geotechnology
PublisherTaylor and Francis
TitleSediment Deposition within Rainwater: Case Study Comparison of Four Different Sites in Ikorodu, Nigeria (2021)
AuthorsJohn CK, Pu JH*, Pandey M, Hanmaiahgari PR
TitleReusable rainwater quality at Ikorodu area of Lagos, Nigeria: Impact of first-flush and household treatment techniques (2021)
AuthorsJohn CK, Pu JH*, Moruzzi R, Pandey M, Azamathulla HM
JournalJournal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
TitleA Comparative Study between Sand- and Gravel-Bed Open Channel Flows in the Wake Region of a Bed-Mounted Horizontal Cylinder (2021)
AuthorsDevi K, Hanmaiahgari PR*, Balachandar R, Pu JH*
TitleStability and consolidation of sediment tailings incorporating unsaturated soil mechanics (2021)
AuthorsSatyanaga A, Wijaya M, Zhai Q, Moon SW, Pu JH, Kim JR*
TitleTwo-dimensional turbulent burst examination and angle ratio utilization to detect scouring/sedimentation around mid-channel bar (2021)
AuthorsMohammad Amir Khan, Nayan Sharma, Jaan H Pu, Mohammad Aamir, Manish Pandey
JournalActa Geophysica
TitleImpacts of sedimentation on rainwater quality: case study at Ikorodu of Lagos, Nigeria (2021)
AuthorsJohn CK, Pu JH*, Pandey M, Moruzzi R
JournalWater Science and Technology: Water Supply
DOI 10.2166/ws.2021.093
TitleHealth-risk assessment for roof-harvested rainwater via QMRA in Ikorodu area, Lagos, Nigeria (2021)
AuthorsJohn CK, Pu JH*, Pandey M, Moruzzi R
JournalJournal of Water and Climate Change
TitleFlood Suspended Sediment Transport: Combined Modelling from Dilute to Hyper-concentrated Flow (2021)
AuthorsJaan H. Pu, Joseph T. Wallwork, Md. Amir Khan, Manish Pandey, Hanif Pourshahbaz, Alfrendo Satyanaga, Prashanth R. Hanmaiahgari and Tim Gough
TitleVelocity Profile and Turbulence Structure Measurement Corrections for Sediment Transport-Induced Water-Worked Bed (2021)
AuthorsJaan H. Pu
TitleSelf-Preservation of Turbulence Statistics in the Wall-Wake Flow of a Bed-Mounted Horizontal Pipe (2021)
AuthorsDevi K, Hanmaiahgari PR*, Balachandar R, Pu JH*
TitlePier Scour Prediction in Non-Uniform Gravel Beds (2020)
AuthorsManish Pandey, Giuseppe Oliveto, Jaan H. Pu, Pramad K. Sharma and Chandra S.P. Ojha
TitleA Review on Hydrodynamics of Free Surface Flows in Emergent Vegetated Channels (2020)
AuthorsSoumen Maji, Prashanth Reddy Hanmaiahgari, Ram Balachandar, Jaan H. Pu, Ana M. Ricardo and Rui M.L. Ferreira
TitleA review on hydrodynamics of free surface flows in emergent vegetated channels (2020)
AuthorsMaji S.;Hanmaiahgari P.R.;Balachandar R.;Pu J.H.;Ricardo A.M.;Ferreira R.M.L.
TitleExperimental study of clear-water contraction scour (2020)
AuthorsSingh R.K.;Pandey M.;Pu J.H.;Pasupuleti S.;Villuri V.G.K.
JournalWater Science and Technology: Water Supply
TitleExperimental study of clear-water contraction scour (2020)
AuthorsRavindra Kumar Singh ; Manish Pandey ; Jaan H. Pu ; Srinivas Pasupuleti ; Vasanta G. Kumar Villuri
JournalWater Supply
TitleAnalytical modelling of sidewall turbulence effect on streamwise velocity profile using 2D approach: A comparison of rectangular and trapezoidal open channel flows (2020)
AuthorsPu J.H.;Pandey M.;Hanmaiahgari P.R.
JournalJournal of Hydro-Environment Research
TitleReduction of time-dependent scour around piers using collars (2020)
AuthorsPandey M.;Azamathulla H.M.;Chaudhuri S.;Pu J.H.;Pourshahbaz H.
JournalOcean Engineering
TitleReduction of time-dependent scour around piers using collars (2020)
AuthorsManish Pandey, H. Md Azamathulla, S. Chaudhuri, Jaan H. Pu, Hanif Pourshahbaz
JournalOcean Engineering
TitleSubmerged flexible vegetation impact on open channel flow velocity distribution: An analytical modelling study on drag and friction (2019)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Hussain, Awesar; Guo, Yakun; Vardakastanis, Nikolaos; Hanmaiahgari, P.R.; Lam, Dennis
TitleNumerical and experimental analysis of shallow turbulent flow over complex roughness beds (2019)
AuthorsZhang, Y.; Rubinato, M.; Kazemi, E.; Pu, Jaan H.; Huang, Y.; Lin, P.
TitleTurbulent Rectangular Compound Open Channel Flow Study Using Multi-Zonal Approach (2019)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.
TitleTurbulent rectangular compound open channel flow study using multi-zonal approach (2018)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.
JournalEnvironmental Fluid Mechanics
TitleNumerical modeling of the Sakuma Dam reservoir sedimentation (2018)
AuthorsHanmaiahgari, P.R.; Gompa, N.R.; Pal, D.; Pu, Jaan H.
TitleDominant features in three-dimensional turbulence structure: comparison of non-uniform accelerating and decelerating flows (2018)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Tait, Simon J.; Guo, Yakun; Huang, Y.; Hanmaiahgari, P.R.
TitleVelocity distribution and 3D turbulence characteristic analysis for flow over water-worked rough bed (2017)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Wei, J.; Huang, Y.
TitleConceptual hydrodynamic-thermal mapping modelling for coral reefs at south Singapore sea (2016)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.
TitlePhenomenological features of turbulent hydrodynamics in sparsely vegetated open channel flow (2016)
AuthorsMaji, S.; Pal, D.; Hanmaiahgari, P.R.; Pu, Jaan H.
TitleThree-Gorges Dam Fine Sediment Pollutant Transport: Turbulence SPH Model Simulation of Multi-Fluid Flows (2016)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Huang, Y.; Shao, Songdong; Hussain, Khalid
TitleA novel explicit-implicit coupled solution method of SWE for long-term river meandering process induced by dam break (2016)
AuthorsZheng, X-G.; Pu, Jaan H.; Chen, R-D.; Liu, X-N.; Shao, Songdong
TitleTurbulence modelling of shallow water flows using Kolmogorov approach (2015)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.
TitleEfficient numerical computation and experimental study of temporally long equilibrium scour development around abutment (2014)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Lim, S.Y.
TitleShallow sediment transport flow computation using time-varying sediment adaptation length (2014)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Shao, Songdong; Huang, Y.
TitleNumerical and experimental turbulence studies on shallow open channel flows (2014)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Shao, Songdong; Huang, Y.
TitleUniversal Velocity Distribution for Smooth and Rough Open Channel Flows (2013)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.
TitleEvaluations of SWEs and SPH numerical modelling techniques for dam break flows (2013)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Shao, Songdong; Huang, Y.; Hussain, Khalid
TitleVelocity Distribution in Open Channel Flows: Analytical Approach for the Outer Region (2013)
AuthorsLassabatere, L.; Pu, Jaan H.; Bonakdari, H.; Joannis, C.; Larrarte, F.
TitleAdvanced numerical solver for dam-break flow application (2012)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Bakenov, Z.; Adair, D.
TitleSmoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Simulation of Wave Overtopping Characteristics for Different Coastal Structures (2012)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Shao, Songdong
TitleAssessment of a shallow water model using a linear turbulence model for obstruction-induced discontinuous flows (2012)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Bakenov, Z.; Adair, D.
TitleSource term treatment of SWEs using surface gradient upwind method (2012)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Cheng, N.; Tan, S.K.; Shao, Songdong
TitleTurbulent velocity profiles : a new law for narrow channels (2010)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Bonakdari, H.; Lassabatere, L.; Joannis, C.; Larrarte, F.
Book Chapters
TitleChapter 26: A case of wastewater management modeling in the southern Singapore sea: application for coral reef protection (2018)
AuthorsPu JH, Guo Y, Rahman MA et al
JournalWater management: social and technological perspectives.
PublisherCRC Press
TitleA case of wastewater management modeling in the southern Singapore sea: application for coral reef protection (2018)
AuthorsPu, Jaan H.; Guo, Yakun; Rahman, M.A.; Hanmaiahgari, P.R.
TitleChapter 65: Modelling of Laboratory Created Highly Concentrated Sediment Transport Flow (2007)
AuthorsPu JH, Hussain K, Tait S
JournalRiver, Coastal & Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2007
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Edited Book
TitleEnvironmental Hydraulics, Turbulence and Sediment Transport (2022)
AuthorsPu JH
TitleAdvances in Modelling and Prediction on the Impact of Human Activities and Extreme Events on Environments (2020)
AuthorsSongdong Shao, Min Luo, Matteo Rubinato, Xing Zheng and Jaan H. Pu
Other Publications
Other typeEditorial
TitleEnvironmental Hydraulics, Turbulence and Sediment Transport (2022)
AuthorsPu JH
Other typeEditorial
TitleAdvances in modelling and prediction on the impact of human activities and extreme events on environments (2020)
AuthorsRubinato M.;Luo M.;Zheng X.;Pu J.H.;Shao S.
Title Author(s)
Modeling and Simulation of an Aqueous Li-Ion Battery with a Complex Electrolyte (2012)Assiya Yermukhambetova, Jaan H Pu, Zhumabay Bakenov
Modelling of laboratory created highly concentrated sediment transport flow (2008)Pu J.;Hussain K.;Tait S.