Prof. dr. ir. Bert Blocken


Prof. dr. ir. Bert Blocken (*1974, Hasselt, Belgium) is a Belgian national and a Civil Engineer holding a PhD in Civil Engineering / Building Physics from KU Leuven in Belgium. He is Full Professor in the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and part-time Full Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at KU Leuven (Leuven University) in Belgium. His main areas of expertise are urban physics, wind engineering and sports aerodynamics. He has published 183 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He developed TU/e's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Sports & Building Aerodynamics on the Coursera platform. He received the 2011 and 2018 Best Bachelor Teacher Award from the students of the Department of the Built Environment at TU/e. According to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) & Elsevier, he is among the 150 most cited researchers world-wide both in the field of Civil Engineering and in the field of Energy Science & Engineering. He is listed as 2018 and 2019 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) for production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science Core Collection (https://hcr.clarivate.com/). He is editor of the ISI journal Building & Environment, associate editor of the ISI Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics and associate editor of the ISI journal Sports Engineering. He is member of the editorial board of the journals Building Simulation and the International Journal of Ventilation. He has acted as a reviewer for more than 70 different ISI journals. He is supervising a team of 5 senior researchers and 24 PhD students (see here).

 

 

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