Bing Chen is a Professor in Environmental Engineering, Associate Dean (Acting) of Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science and former Department Head of Civil Engineering, and Director of Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He also serves as the founding Director of a global Network on Persistent, Emerging and Organic PoLlution in the Environment (PEOPLE Network). He has been selected as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), and Member of the Royal Society of Canada (College).
Dr. Chen is an internationally recognized leader in environmental engineering research and applications and particularly in marine and coastal pollution mitigation, environmental emergency (e.g., oil/chemical spills) responses, persistent and emerging contaminants studies, water and wastewater treatment, AI-aided decision making, environmental sustainability, cold region (Arctic and Subarctic) and climate change studies. He has produced more than 460 technical publications and 8 patents/disclosures and trained over 80 thesis-based graduate students and postdocs. He is an Affiliated Faculty with University of California Berkeley and Adjunct/Visiting Professor of five other institutions worldwide. He has served as Senior Advisor of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), VP of CSCE, VP of Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ), VP of Sigma Xi Avalon Chapter, member of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan’s National Advisory Committee on Multi-Partner Research Initiative, member of Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel, etc. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Systems Research, Associate Editor of two refereed journals and Editorial Board Member of six journals. He has given over 80 invited keynotes and guest lectures worldwide and received over 50 awards and honours at institutional, national, and international levels. As a registered Professional Engineer in Canada, he has provided consulting service to government, industry, NGOs, and communities globally.