Qiuwen ChenDr., Prof.

Professor Chen is the Principal Investigator of the Eco-Environmental Research Department of Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute. He received Ph.D. degree from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Prof. Chen is the recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (China) and a member of National High-level Talents Program. He has been long engaged in Eco-environmental conservation for hydraulic engineering and hydropower development. He has published over 400 papers in journals such as National Science Review, Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, Science Bulletin, Reviews of Geophysics, Engineering, Environmental Science & Technology, and Water Research, authored 5 books, authorized 61 innovation patents. Prof. Chen has received 1 National Second Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress, 8 first-class awards at provincial and ministerial levels, and 3 Innovation Team Awards. He was awarded the 20th Arthur Thomas Ippen Award from the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering, the Xplore Prize, and the National Innovation Forefront Award.

Educational experience

  • 2000.06 – 2004.06 Ph.D. Ecohydraulics, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 1998.09 – 2000.06 M.Sc. Hydroinformatics, IHE Delft, The Netherlands
  • 1993.09 – 1996.07 B.Sc. Water Environment Monitoring and Management, Hohai University, China

Working experience

  • 2013.10 – Present: Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, China, Professor
  • 2004.11 – 2013.10: Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Professor
  • 1999.11 – 2004.10: WL | Delft Hydraulics, Netherlands, Research Assistant
  • 1996.08 – 1998.09: Yangtze River Basin Water Resources Protection Bureau, Ministry of Water Resources and State Environmental Protection Administration, China, Assistant Engineer

Research interests

  • Ecohydraulics
  • Hydrogeochemistry
  • Environmental Hydroinformatics
  • Watershed Environment and Health
  • Urban Water Environment

Major Honors and Awards

  • Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award (2009, 5/10)
  • First Prize of Hydropower Science and Technology Award (2021, 1/15; 2018, 1/15; 2015, 2/15; 2014, 4/15)
  • First Prize of Dayu Water Science and Technology Award (2021, 1/15; 2017, 1/15; 2018, 5/15; 2013, 5/15)
  • Arthur Thomas Ippen Award-International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (2017, 1/1)
  • Xplore Prize
  • National Innovation Forefront Award

Academic Appointments

  • 2022.04–Present, Associate Editor, Journal of Ecohydraulics
  • 2020.01 – present: International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), China Committee-Ecohydrology Division, Chairman
  • 2019.06 – present: Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society, Eco-hydraulic Engineering Committee, Vice Chairman
  • 2017.01 – present: Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, Environmental Geosciences Division, Vice Chairman

Representative publications in the last 5 years

  • Chen, Q.†*, Chen, Y.†, Lin, Y., Zhang, J.*, Ni, J., Xia, J., Xiao, L., Feng, T., Ma, H., 2024. Does a hydropower reservoir cascade really harm downstream nutrient regimes. Science Bulletin, 69: 661-670
  • Chen, Q.*, Li, Q., Lin, Y., Zhang, J.*, Xia, J., Ni, J., Cook, S.J., Best, J., He, S., Feng, T., Chen, Y., Tonina, D., Benjankar, R., Birk, S., Fleischmann, A.S., Yan, H., Tang, L., 2023. River damming impacts on fish habitat and associated conservation measures. Reviews of Geophysics, 61: e2023RG000819
  • Chen, Q.†*, Zhang, J.*, Chen, Y.†, Mo, K., Wang, J., Tang, L., Lin, Y., Chen, L., Gao, Y., Jiang, W., Zhang, Y., 2021. Inducing flow velocities to manage fish reproduction in regulated rivers. Engineering, 7(2): 178-186
  • Chen, Q.†*, Shi, W.†, Huisman, J., Maberly S.C., Zhang, J., Yu, J., Chen, Y., Tonina, D., Yi, Q., 2020. Hydropower reservoirs on the upper Mekong River modify nutrient bioavailability downstream. National Science Review, 7: 1449-1457
  • Maavara, T.†*, Chen, Q.† *, Van Meter, K., Brown, L., Zhang, J., Ni, J., Zarfl, C., 2020. River dam impacts on biogeochemical cycling. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 1(2): 103-116
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