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Prof Albert S. Chen

Associate Professor of Water and Human Environment


Telephone: 01392 724054

Extension: (Streatham) 4054


  • PhD studentship

I am currently looking for a candidate who is interested in Near Real-Time Multiscale Hybrid Surface Water Flooding Risk Forecasting.

The PhD  studentship will be funded by NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership, under the supervision of myself and Prof Slobodan Djordjevic at the Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, and Dr Steven Cole  and Mr Robert Moore at UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

About Albert

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 projects, I am collaborating  with international leading academics and industries to develop novel approaches for tackling water management challenges that our human society is facing.

For more details, please visit  my personal page