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Memorial University of Newfoundland
Department of Civil Engineering

St. John's, NL, A1B 3X5, Canada

Research Interests



Dr. Bing Chen is a professor in civil (environmental) engineering with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Memorial), Canada. He is the founding Director of the Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control Laboratory (NRPOP) and the Chair of the Environmental Systems Engineering & Management Board of Studies at Memorial. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars. He obtained his B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in environmental science and technology from Jilin University and Peking University (China) respectively, as well as his Ph.D. degree in environmental systems engineering from University of Regina (Canada). Before he joined the Memorial, he conducted research with Environment Canada and worked as NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at University of British Columbia (Canada).

His research interests lie in the areas of offshore/onshore oil spill response and mitigation, marine/coastal pollution monitoring and control, marine wastewater treatment and reuse, physical and numerical simulation of nonpoint source and persistent pollutant transport and fate, petroleum waste management and site remediation, watershed modeling and management, and decision making under uncertainty. He has acted as PI or Co-PI in 30+ research projects and produced 270+ technical publications including 80+ refereed journal articles and 140+ refereed book chapters and conference publications.

He serves as a UNDP Senior Expert, NSERC Grant Evaluation Group Member, RSC Expert Penal Member, CSCE-NL Chair, CAWQ Vice President (Atlantic), ACWWA Scholarship Committee Chair, and ISEIS Commission Co-chair. He is/was Visiting/Adjunct Professor or Visiting Research Fellow in 6 institutions such as UC Berkeley and Peking University. He is also the Editorial Board or Associate Editor of 5 peer-refereed journals and Guest Editor for 3 other journals and has been invited as reviewer for 30+ journals and some major international funding organizations. He has participated in over 40 symposiums and given over 30 invited keynotes and guest lectures. He is a member or serves on subcommittees of several other professional associations such as ASCE, IWA, IAHS, and WEF as well as a registered Professional Engineer in Canada. He has received many prestigious awards and hornors, such as induction into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists and the Global Young Academy (GYA), Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunity Fund Awards, Terra Nova Young Innovator Award, and FEAS Award for Research Excellence.