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Ven Te Chow

Ven Te Chow, Chinese educator, engineering consultant.

Background

  • Chow, Ven Te was born on August 14, 1919 in Hangchow, China. Son of Chung Tan and Chin Yu (Young) Chow.

  • Education

    • Came to the United States, 1947, naturalized, 1962. Bachelor of Science, National Chiao Tung U., 1940. Master of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1948.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1950. Doctor of Science, Andhra U. (India), 1975. Doctor of Engineering, Yuengnam U. (Korea), 1976.

      D. honoris causa, Universite Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg, France, 1976.

    Career

    • Teaching positions Great China School, Shanghai, 1940-1941, U. Utopia, Shanghai, 1941-1943, China Agricultural and Textile Engineering College, Shanghai, 1943-1945, National Chiao Tung U., Shanghai, 1946-1947. Civil engineer Bureau Public Works, Taiwan, 1945-1946. Research assistant Pennsylvania State University, 1947-1948.

      Research assistant University of Illinois, Urbana, 1948-1951, assistant professor сivil engineering, 1951-1955, associate professor hydraulic engineering, 1955-1958, professor, 1958-1981, associate member Center for Advanced Study, 1962-1963. Director National Science Foundation Watershed Experimentation System, 1963-1977. Member of advisory panel Water Resources Center, from 1964.

      Consultant City and County Honolulu, 1959, 65-66, 68-69, Harza Engineering Company, Chicago, 1968, 73, Oahu Environmental Consultants, Honolulu, 1969, Union Carbide Corporation, 1970, Hanson-Rodriques & Associates, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1971-1973, Sinotech Engineering Consultants, from 1972, Tri-County Engineering Inc., 1973, from 77, Alfred Benesch & Company, Chicago, 1974, Murphy L. Clark, Anchorage, 1975, McMillan & Binch, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1975, Papillion Valley (Nebraska) Preservation Association, 1975-1976, Texas Assessment Management System, New York City, 1977-1978, others. Member United States nat. committee irrigation, drainage and flood control International Commision on Irrigation and Drainage, from 1961. National Academy Sciences-National Research Council United States nat. committee for International Hydrological Decade, 1965-1975, member steering committee, 1966-1973.

      Member various advisory groups National Academy Science, 1967-1977. Member United States advising committee International Institute Applied Systems Analysis subcommittee on water resources, 1974-1981. Distinguished consultant on water resources problems developing nations and world water conderence United Nations Secretariat, 1968-1974.

      Member of advisory panel to unites states department Interior Water Resources Science Information Center, 1968-1972. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization consultant to establish Centre Applied Hydrology Brazil, 1967, International Hydrological program, 1974, U. Costa Rica, also in Lima, Peru, 1969. Agency for International Development expert to India, 1970.

      Chairman international advisory panel on Morava River water resources systems development, Yugoslavia, 1971-1981. Cons P.R. Department Public Works, 1969, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1972, Côrporación Dominicana de Electricidad, Dominican Republic, 1972-1981, Departamento de Aquas e Energia Electrica, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1973, water management Department State, 1973-1975. Distinguished visiting professor Nihon U. (Japan), 1977.

      President World Congress on Water Resources, 1973, 75, 78.

    Works

    • Author: Open-Channel Hydraulics, 1959. Editor-in-chief: Handbook of Applied Hydrology. Editor Advances in Hydrosci., since 1964, Journal Hydrology, 1969-1981.

      Consultant editor McGraw-Hill Book Company. New York City, 1962-1981. Advisory editor Devels. in Water Sciences, 1974-1981.

      Member editorial board Remote Sensing of Environment-An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1967-1971, Geophysical Surveys-An International Journal Geophysics 1971-1981. Water Supply and Management, 1977-1981. Member of advisory board Fluid Mechanics-Soviet Research, 1972-1981.

      Editor-in-chief Water International, 1975-1981. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Center for Advanced Study, 1962-1963. Director National Science Foundation Watershed Experimentation System, 1963-1977. Member of advisory panel Water Resources Center, from 1964.

    Member United States nat. committee irrigation, drainage and flood control International Commision on Irrigation and Drainage, from 1961. Member various advisory groups National Academy Science, 1967-1977. Member United States advising committee International Institute Applied Systems Analysis subcommittee on water resources, 1974-1981.

    Member of advisory panel to unites states department Interior Water Resources Science Information Center, 1968-1972. Fellow American Academy Mechanics (founding. Member of New York Academy Sciences, Korean Association Hydrological Science (honorary), American Society Engineering Education (Western Electric Fund award 1974, Vincent Bendix award, 1977), American Society of Civil Engineers (Research prize 1962), International Association Hydraulic Research, International Association for Hydrological Sciences (United States committee International Union Geodesy and Geophysics subcommittee 1973-1981), National Academy Engineering (member panel natural hazards and disasters, 1972, commission on remote sensing for development 1975-1977), Academia Sinica (academician), Sigma Xi, Phi TAu Phi (president Mid-American chapter), Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Epsilon, Chi Epsilon (honorary faculty.

    Connections

    • Married Lora Y. Shu, June 3, 1961. Children: Margot, Marana.
    • father: Chung Tan Chow
    • mother: Chin Yu (Young) Chow
    • spouse: Lora Y. Shu
    • children: Margot Chow
    • Marana Chow
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    Born August 14, 1919
    Died July 30, 1981
    (aged 61)
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