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Prof Albert S. Chen

Associate Professor of Water and Human Environment


Telephone: 01392 724054

Extension: (Streatham) 4054

For students
During the COVID-19 crisis, I will be reachable via email (,  Microsoft Teams, Skype (Albert.Chen.TW) or social media (see below) as usual. If you need to discuss with me, feel free to contact me in any means and I will respond to you asap. Stay safe and be healthy!


Job opportunity
PDRF in ULTIMATE Water, Application deadline: 30 August 2020


I am an Associate Professor at the Centre for Water Systems (CWS), University of Exeter with over 20 years of experience in Water and Human Environment studies. My research interests include water resources, hydrology and hydraulic modelling, urban drainage, flood forecasting and early warning, innovation technology applications, water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus, climate change impact to critical infrastructure, prediction of water-borne disease, hazard impact assessment, mitigation and resilience strategies. I have participated in more than 40 international projects, and published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and 70 peer-reviewed conferences papers.

I am currently leading multiple ongoing research projects with a total grant value exceeding £4m, funded by EU H2020, UKRI, NERC and Royal Academy of Engineering. Through those project, I am collaborating  with international leading academics and industries to develop novel approaches for tackling water management challenges that our human society is facing.


  • EUvsVirus Hackathon Other Domain Winner, European Commission, 2020
  • Water Control Room Forum, Exeter, 2018
  • Keynote speaker and expert debate panel, FloodExpo 2017
  • University of Exeter Above and Beyond Silver Award, 2017
  • OpenDataHack WINNER - GET CREATIVE challenge, ECMWF, 2017
  • The First Winner team of Flood Hack, ECMWF, 2016
  • University of Exeter Merit Award of year 2012/13/14
  • Outstanding Reviewer of Year 2012, Journal of Hydroinformatics
  • University of Exeter Contribution point of year 2011/12
  • University of Exeter Merit Award of year 2010/11
  • The ERES (European Real Estate Society)/JPR (Journal of Property Research) Award 2011 for the Best Paper in Real Estate Economics
  • Graduate Students & Post-Doctoral Researchers Study Abroad Program, 2005, National Science Council, Taiwan

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