Guangtao Fu is Associate Professor of water infrastructure systems at the Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter and a Royal Society Industry Fellow working with Northumbrian Water Limited. He has a Bachelor's degree and a Masters in hydraulic engineering from Shandong University, and a PhD in water resources engineering from Dalian University of Technology, China. Before becoming a member of academic staff, he worked as a researcher at University of Bristol, Imperial College London, and University of Exeter.

Research interests

He focuses on developing and applying new computer models, data analytics and artificial intelligence tools to tackle urban water infrastructure challenges. His work has advanced our understanding of key processes in urban water systems through data analytics and artificial intelligence and developed new algorithms and tools to improve the long-term resilience and sustainability of water infrastructure. Current research areas include smart water and wastewater infrastructure, integrated modelling, real time control of urban water systems, flood risk and resilience, and green infrastructure.