Farid Chaaya

Farid Chaaya
Project Engineer
UNSW Water Research Laboratory
Contact details:
+61 (2) 8071 9800

Farid Chaaya surveying. Photo by Toby Tucker UNSW WRLFarid is a Project Engineer at the Water Research Laboratory. He completed a double degree in Civil and Environmental Engineer at UNSW, with a focus towards aspects of water engineering including hydraulics and coastal engineering. As part of his studies, he completed an Honours thesis investigating techniques for forecasting coastal flood and erosion hazards. 

Farid has become a proficient physical modeller, developing a sound understanding of complex hydraulic processes through laboratory testing of dam spillways, cruise ship prop-wash and flume modelling. He is adept in a wide range of instrumentation and modelling skills, as well as model design, construction and operation.