MUN

Department of Civil Engineering

Bing Chen, Ph.D., P.Eng., F.EIC, F.CSCE

BC

UArctic Chair in Marine and Coastal Environmental Engineering
Professor in Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
Associate Dean Graduate Studies (Acting), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Director, Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control Laboratory (NRPOP Lab)
Director, Network on Persistent, Emerging, and Organic PoLlution in the Environment (PEOPLE Network);
                    and NSERC PEOPLE CREATE Network

Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering
Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada
Fellow, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Member, Royal Society of Canada (College)
Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Memorial University of Newfoundland
240 Prince Phillip Drive, St. John's, NL A1B 3X5, Canada
Tel: (709) 864-8958, E-mail: bchen@mun.ca

Biography

Dr. Bing Chen is Professor in Civil (Environmental) Engineering, UArctic Research Chair in Marine and Coastal Environmental Engineering, Associate Dean Graduate Studies (Acting) of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and Director of Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is also the founding Director of the global Network on Persistent, Emerging and Organic PoLlution in the Environment (PEOPLE Network). He is an elected Fellow of Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Fellow of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), and Member of Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College.

Dr. Chen is an internationally respected leader in environmental engineering research with exemplary achievements in environmental emergency (e.g., on/off shore oil spills) responses, water/wastewater treatment, AI-aided decision making, and environmental sustainability. He has produced over 470 technical publications and 8 patents/disclosures, gave over and trained over 70 thesis-based graduate students and PDFs. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) and has served as Senior Advisor of the United Nations Development Programme, Vice-President of the CSCE, Vice-President of the Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ), Vice-President of Sigma Xi Avalon Chapter, Member of the RSC’s Expert Panel, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Systems Research (Springer), Associate Editor of 4 journals, and Editorial Board Member of 6 other journals. He is an Affiliated Faculty with University of California Berkeley and Adjunct/Visiting Professor of five other institutions worldwide. He has given over 80 invited keynotes and guest lectures worldwide. He has received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions such as WEF A.S. Bedell Award, Terra Nova Young Innovator Award, CFI Leaders Opportunity Fund Awards, FEAS Research of Excellence Award and diverse conference/paper awards.

As a registered Professional Engineer, Dr. Chen has provided consulting service to governments and industry from environmental/water, oil and gas, petrochemical, shipping, fishing, mining, and agriculture sectors as well as NGOs and communities in Canada and worldwide.

Education

2005        Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Regina, Canada
2000        M.Sc., Environmental Science and Technology, Peking University, China
1997         B.Eng., Environmental Engineering, Jilin University, China

Positions Held

Year Role
2021 - Present Associate Dean Graduate Studies (Acting), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, Canada
2022 - Present UArctic Research Chair in Marine and Coastal Environmental Engineering, Memorial University and University of the Arctic (UArctic)
2019 - 2021 Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, Canada
2017 - Present Director, Research and Training Network on Persistent, Emerging, and Organic Pollution in the Environment (PEOPLE Network) ; & Director of NSERC PEOPLE CREATE Program
2016 – Present Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, Canada
2016 - Present Affiliated Expert , Centre for Catastrophic Risk Management (CCRM), University of California, Berkeley (Visiting Professor, 2016-17)
2007 - Present Director, Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory, Memorial University, Canada
2011 – 2016 Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, Canada
2006 – 2011 Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Discipline, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, Canada
2006 NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia and Environment Vancouver, Canada