Website Bert Blocken, PhD - Unit Building Physics and Services - Department of the Built Environment
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

 

AWARDS / PRIZES / KEYNOTE LECTURES / APPOINTMENTS


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2018

1. Keynote lecture at 4th Conference of Building Energy and Environment (COBEE), Melbourne, Australia, 11-14 February 2018


2017

1. Keynote lecture at 13th American Conference in Wind Engineering, Gainesville, Florida, USA, 21-24 May 2017

2. Keynote lecture at the International Conference on Urban Comfort and Environmental Quality, Genoa, Italy, 28-29 September 2017

3. Appointment as Associate Editor of ISI Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics (from 1 January 2017)

4. Member Editorial Board of International Journal of Ventilation


2016

1. Top 150 Most Cited Researcher Worldwide according to Shanghai Ranking - Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 in the field Civil Engineering (Link to lists of different fields

2. Top 150 Most Cited Researcher Worldwide according to Shanghai Ranking - Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 in the field Energy Science & Engineering (Link to lists of different fields

3. Best PhD Supervision Team Award (Bert Blocken & Hamid Montazeri) from PhD Network at the Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology

4. Appointment as Editor of ISI Journal Building & Environment (from 1 November 2016)

5. Member Editorial Board ISI Journal Sports Engineering

6. Keynote lecture at IN-VENTO 2016, the 14th Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering, Terni, Italy, 25-28 September 2016

7. Keynote lecture at ANSYS Convergence Regional Conference 2016, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 14 October 2016

8. ExPat Top 10 Award for contributions to the Eindhoven area


2015

1. Ranking 38 in Elsevier Decade Physical Sciences TOP-100 of most downloaded full papers from Netherlands-based authors, over whole period 2005-2014, with a total of 12016 downloads for the paper:

Blocken B, Stathopoulos T, Carmeliet J. 2007. CFD simulation of the atmospheric boundary layer: wall function problems. Atmospheric Environment 41(2): 238-252. (preprint: )  doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.08.019 (ISI impact factor 3.062).

2. Honorary Promotor for Honorary Doctorate for Prof.dr. Theodore Stathopoulos, awarded by Eindhoven University of Technology, 2015.

3. Appointment as Associate Editor of the ISI Journal Building and Environment (ISI impact factor 3.341), starting Jan. 1, 2015.

4. Keynote Lecture at conference Science & Cycling, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 1-2. http://science-cycling.org/

5. Guest Lecturer at the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in the area of "CFD for atmospheric flows and wind engineering".

6. Most Cited Paper (ISI WoK and Scopus) in the ISI Journal Building and Environment for the years 2012-2015 [on total of 926 published papers] for the paper:

Ramponi R, Blocken B. 2012. CFD simulation of cross-ventilation for a generic isolated building: impact of computational parameters. Building and Environment 53: 34-48. (preprint: ) doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2012.01.004 (ISI impact factor 3.341).

7. Top-25 Hottest article in full year 2014 (Science Direct): Ranked 1st in ISI Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics:

Blocken B. 2014. 50 years of Computational Wind Engineering: Past, present and future. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 129: 69-102. (preprint: ) doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2014.03.008

8. Top-25 Hottest article in full year 2014 (Science Direct): Ranked 1st in ISI Journal Computers & Fluids:

Blocken B, Defraeye T, Koninckx E, Carmeliet J, Hespel P. 2013. CFD simulations of the aerodynamic drag of two drafting cyclists. Computers & Fluids 71: 435-445. (preprint: ) doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2012.11.012 (ISI impact factor 1.895).

9. Top-25 Hottest article in full year 2014 (Science Direct): Ranked 8th in ISI Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics:

 Blocken B, Carmeliet J, Stathopoulos T. 2007. CFD evaluation of the wind speed conditions in passages between buildings – effect of wall-function roughness modifications on the atmospheric boundary layer flow. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial               Aerodynamics 95(9-11): 941-962. (preprint: )  doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2007.01.013 

10. Top-25 Hottest article in full year 2014 (Science Direct): Ranked 18th in ISI Journal Environmental Modelling & Software

Blocken B, Janssen WD, van Hooff T. 2012. CFD simulation for pedestrian wind comfort and wind safety in urban areas: General decision framework and case study for the Eindhoven University campus. Environmental Modelling & Software 30: 15-34 (preprint: ) doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.11.009


2014

1. Appointment as member Editorial Board of the ISI Journal Building Simulation (ISI impact factor 0.631), starting November 7, 2014.

2. Cum laude PhD degree for PhD student Rubina Ramponi at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

3. Foreign Professor in Chinese 111 Project, Beijing Jiaotong University.

4. Best Paper Award for PhD student Adelya Khayrullina at the 6th International Symposium of Computational Wind Engineering (CWE2014), June 8 - 12, 2014, Hamburg, Germany, for the paper:

Khayrullina A, Blocken B, Janssen WD, Straathof J. 2014. CFD study on aerodynamics of a train passing an underground railroad platform. In (Schlünzen (Ed.)), 6th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, June 8-12 2014, Hamburg, Germany.

5. Academic keynote lecture at ANSYS Regional Convergence, October 10th, High-Tech Campus, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

6. Excellence in Reviewing Award from the ISI Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics for services performed in the year 2013.

7. Excellence in Reviewing Award from the ISI journal Building and Environment for services performed in the year 2013.


2013

1. International Association of Wind Engineering 2013 Junior Award (age < 40 years) for achievements in wind engineering research, practice and education (www.iawe.org).

2. Keynote lecture at the 6th European-African Conference on Wind Engineering (6EACWE),  July 7-11, 2013, Cambridge, UK.

3. Appointment as part-time full professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Leuven, Belgium (http://www.kuleuven.be/english) .

4. Appointment as committee member for 3 years at FWO-Flanders (FWO = Research Fund - Flanders) (www.fwo.be).

5. Top-25 Hottest article in full year 2012: Ranked 2nd in ISI Journal Environmental Modelling and Software for the article:

Blocken B, Janssen WD, van Hooff T. 2012. CFD simulation for pedestrian wind comfort and wind safety in urban areas: General decision framework and case study for the Eindhoven University campus. Environmental Modelling & Software 30: 15-34(preprint: ) doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.11.009 (ISI impact factor 4.538).

6. Top-25 Hottest article in full year 2012: Ranked 9th in ISI Journal Environmental Modelling and Software for the article:

Blocken B, Gualtieri C. 2012. Ten iterative steps for model development and evaluation applied to Computational Fluid Dynamics for Environmental Fluid Mechanics. Environmental Modelling & Software 33: 1-22. (preprint: ) doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.02.001 (ISI impact factor 4.538).


2012

1. Cum laude PhD degree for PhD student Twan van Hooff at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

2. Best Paper Award from the ISI Journal Building and Environment for the year 2012 [1 of a total of 3 awards out of 1195 submissions] for the paper:

Ramponi R, Blocken B. 2012. CFD simulation of cross-ventilation for a generic isolated building: impact of computational parameters. Building and Environment 53: 34-48. (preprint: ) doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2012.01.004 (ISI impact factor 2.700).

3. Best Paper Award for PhD student Pierre Gousseau at the 6th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs), July 1 - 5, 2012, Leipzig, Germany, for the paper:

Gousseau P, Blocken B, Stathopoulos T, van Heijst GJF. 2012. Large-eddy simulation of pollutant dispersion in downtown Montreal: evaluation of the convective and turbulent mass fluxes. In (Seppelt R, Voinov AA, Lange S, Bankamp D (Eds.)), International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software. Managing Resources of a Limited Planet, Sixth Biennial Meeting, July 1-5 2012, Leipzig, Germany.

4. Guest Lecturer at the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in the area of "Atmospheric Boundary Layer Modelling for Wind Engineering Applications".

5. Top-Cited Author in the ISI journal Atmospheric Environment for the period 2007-2012. [ranked 4th on total of 4519 published articles in Scopus] for the paper:

Blocken B, Stathopoulos T, Carmeliet J. 2007. CFD simulation of the atmospheric boundary layer: wall function problems. Atmospheric Environment 41(2): 238-252. (preprint: )  doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.08.019 (ISI impact factor 3.062).

6. Member of the Advisory Board of the ISI Journal Building and Environment (ISI impact factor 2.700) starting Jan. 2013.

7. Top-25 Hottest article in full year 2011: Ranked 13th in ISI Journal Building and Environment for the article:

van Hooff T, Blocken B, Aanen L, Bronsema B. 2011. A venturi-shaped roof for wind-induced natural ventilation of buildings: wind tunnel and CFD evaluation of different design configurations. Building and Environment 46(9): 1797-1807(preprint: ) doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.02.009  [Also received 2011 Best Paper Award from the Journal Building and Environment]  (ISI impact factor 2.700).


2011

1. Best Lecturer Award by Third-year Bachelor Students in the Department of the Built Environment (year 2010-2011):

Courses taught in third year: Research Methods (7W320) and Urban Physics: Wind & Solar Radiation (7S280)

2. Best Paper Award from the ISI Journal Building and Environment for the year 2011 [1 of a total of 3 awards out of about 1000 submissions] for the paper:

van Hooff T, Blocken B, Aanen L, Bronsema B. 2011. A venturi-shaped roof for wind-induced natural ventilation of buildings: wind tunnel and CFD evaluation of different design configurations. Building and Environment 46(9): 1797-1807. (preprint: ) doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.02.009 (ISI impact factor 2.700).


2010

1. Award as Top-Cited Author from the ISI Journal Atmospheric Environment for the period 2007-2010.[ranked 4th on total of 2662 published articles in Scopus] for the paper:

Blocken B, Stathopoulos T, Carmeliet J. 2007. CFD simulation of the atmospheric boundary layer: wall function problems. Atmospheric Environment 41(2): 238-252 (ISI impact factor 3.062).

2. Award as Outstanding Reviewer from Elsevier for the ISI Journal Building and Environment.

3. Winner of first round Best Innovator Group Award, Eindhoven University of Technology.


2009

1. Best Paper Award from the ISI Journal Building and Environment for the year 2009 [1 of a total of 3 awards out of about 1000 submissions] for the paper:

Briggen PM, Blocken B, Schellen HL. 2009. Wind-driven rain on the facade of a monumental tower: numerical simulation, full-scale validation and sensitivity analysis. Building and Environment 44(8): 1675–1690. (preprint: )doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2008.11(ISI impact factor 2.700).

2. Best Paper Award at the IBPSA Building Simulation Conference, 27-30 July 2009, Glasgow, Scotland for the paper:

Costola D, Blocken B, Hensen J. 2009. External coupling between BES and HAM programs for whole-building simulation. IBPSA Building Simulation Conference, 27-30 July 2009, Glasgow, Scotland.

3. Best Paper Award at the 7th International Conference for Urban Climate, 29 June – 3 July 2009, Yokohama, Japan for the paper:

Defraeye T, Blocken B, Carmeliet J. 2009. Computational modelling of convective heat and moisture transfer at exterior building surfaces. 7th International Conference on Urban Climate, 29 June – 3 July 2009, Yokohama, Japan.


2008   

1. Keynote lecture at the International Conference on Advances in Wind and Structures (AWAS'08), May 28-30, 2008, Jeju, Korea:

Blocken B, Stathopoulos T. 2008. On the use of CFD for modeling air pollutant dispersion around buildings.


2006

 

Mention in “Current Awareness (Hydrological Processes Today): Hydrological Processes 20(10). Date: 30 June 2006, in the category: “Hydrometeorology and the Impacts of Climate Change” as a result of the journal paper

 

Blocken B, Carmeliet J, Poesen J. 2005. Numerical simulation of the wind-driven rainfall distribution over small-scale topography in space and time. Journal of Hydrology. (doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2005.03.029) (ISI impactfactor 2.693)

 


2005

Award Fernand de Waele, June 24, 2005 (Research Fund – Flanders, FWO-Vlaanderen)


2004

1. Best presentation award: Fluent Benelux User Group Meeting, October 5-6, 2004, Leuven, Belgium

2. FWO-Flanders 3-year post-doctoral scholarship (Research Fund – Flanders, FWO-Vlaanderen)

3. FWO-Flanders 1-year mobility grant (Research Fund – Flanders, FWO-Vlaanderen)


2000

IWT-Flanders PhD scholarship – Renewal (Institute for the Promotion of Innovation through Science and Technology in Flanders, IWT-Vlaanderen)


1998

IWT-Flanders PhD scholarship (Institute for the Promotion of Innovation through Science and Technology in Flanders, IWT-Vlaanderen)