A/PROF Dongryeol Ryu

A/PROF Dongryeol Ryu


  • Environmental Remote Sensing (Remote Sensing, Soil Moisture, Evapotranspiration)
  • Flood Forecasting and Monitoring Flood Inundation (Flood, Flood Plain)
  • Hydrological Sciences (Soil Moisture, Evapotranspiration, Water Accounting)



  • A/Prof Dongryeol Ryu the Graduate Research Coordinator of the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He leads the Melbourne Environmental Sensing and Modelling Lab (MESML) in the Department with a special interest in surface water hydrology and microwave remote sensing. A/Prof Ryu is currently working on developing microwave soil moisture retrieval algorithms and on investigating an innovative method of flood forecasting by using various satellite observations, which are funded by ARC. He is also a past recipient of a NASA Earth System Science Fellowship and the University of California, Irvine Medal Fellowship.   


Member of

  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. Member of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society 2005 -
  • American Geophysical Union. Member of American Geophysical Union 1997 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2008: D. Ryu and W. Crow, 'Improved flood prediction using remotely sensed soil moisture from space', Joint Research Project with US Dept of Agriculture, US and The University of Melbourne, $15K



Education and training

  • PhD, University of California - Irvine 2006
  • MSc, University of California - Irvine 2004
  • MSc, Seoul National University 2000
  • BSc, Seoul National University 1997

Awards and honors

  • Early Career Research Excellence Award, The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2013
  • UCI Medal Fellowship, University of California, 2005
  • NASA Earth System Science Fellowship, NASA, 2004



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • - 3-D radiative transfer modeling for remote sensing - Soil-vegetatoin-atmosphere processes modeling and sensing