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 166 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 has received the 2013 Junior Award from the International Association of Wind Engineering and six best paper awards from the Elsevier ISI journal Building & Environment (2009, 2011, 2012) and at international conferences. 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 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 ( He is editor of the Elsevier ISI journal Building & Environment and associate editor of the Elsevier ISI Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics. He is member of the editorial board of the journals Building Simulation, Sports Engineering 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 28 PhD students (see here).



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