東亞水環境可持續發展研究中心 (WEEA)

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Senior Research Fellow (Ji Chen)
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Personal Information
Current Position:Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Mailing Address:Room 603, Haking Wong Building, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Telephone Number:+852-2859-2646
Fax Number:+852-2559-5337
Email Address:jichen@hku.hk
Personal Webpage:http://web.hku.hk/~jichen




Education

Ph.D.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dissertation: Influence of climate variability on terrestrial hydrology in North America                    
Advisor: Prof. Praveen KUMAR2001


M.E.Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Department of Hydraulics and Hydropower Engineering
Thesis: An experimental study of the capacity of non-uniform sediment transport
Advisor: Prof. Shiqiang WANG1996


B.E.Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Department of Hydraulics and Hydropower Engineering
Thesis: A modeling study of flood control operating plans in a series of reservoirs in the Tai-Zi River basin, Northeast China
Advisors: Prof. Lu WANG and Prof. Song LIAO1993


Research Interests
•climate change and urbanization effects
•teleconnection of climate patterns
•remote sensing in hydrology
•hydrologic numerical models and regional climate models
•water resources
•water-related natural hazards (i.e., floods and droughts)
•integrated watershed processes (water, sediment, and water pollutants)


Research and Work Experience

9/2004-present, Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
11/2010-present, Adjunct Professor, College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
11/2001-9/2004, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
08/1996-10/2001, Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA


Prizes and Related Awards

•Outstanding Student Paper Award, AGU Fall Meeting, 1999
•Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, USA, 2000
•Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Illinois, 2000-2001
•Stout Water Resources Engineering Research Award, UIUC, USA, 2001
•Research Output Prize, The Department of Civil Engineering, HKU, 2013


Publications

My publications are listed below in chronological order in four separate categories based upon the classification of research output of HKU.
Please note the following: My name is in bold, and the names of my research students, research assistants and research associates are underlined. An asterisk (*) indicates my corresponding authorship.
The authorship order shows the authors in order of their degree of involvement in the work.


Scholarly Books and Chapters

[1]Chen, J.*, and Niu, J. (2010) Large-Scale Hydrological Model – VIC. In: Modern Hydrological Modeling and Forecasting Techniques (Eds. Li et al.), ISBN 978-7-5630-2758-3, Hohai University Press, Nanjing, China 171-189 (a chapter in Chinese)
[2]Chen, J.*, Niu, J. and Sun, L. (2013) Water Resources of Mainland China. In Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources, Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, 195–211 (a peer reviewed chapter)
[3]Chen, J.*, Shi, H., Sun, L. and Niu, J. (2016) Yangtze River Basin, In book: Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Edition: Second Edition, Chapter: 100, Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Editor: Vijay Singh, pp.1-6
[4]Chen, J.*, Shi, H., Sun, L. and Niu, J. (2016) Yellow River Basin, In book: Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Edition: Second Edition, Chapter: 101, Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Editor: Vijay Singh, pp.1-6


Peer Reviewed Papers

[1]Chen, J. and Kumar, P. (2001) Topographic influence on the seasonal and interannual variation of water and energy balance of basins in North America, Journal of Climate, 14(9), 1989-2014 (SCI)
[2]Chen, J. and Kumar, P. (2002) Role of terrestrial hydrologic memory in modulating ENSO impacts in North America, Journal of Climate 15(24), 3569-3583 (SCI)
[3]Chen, J. and Kumar, P. (2004) A modeling study of the ENSO influence on the terrestrial energy profile in North America, Journal of Climate, 17(8), 1657-1670 (SCI)
[4]Chen, J.* and Chan, F.P. (2007) A preliminary drought mitigation plan for Hong Kong, In Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (eds) MODSIM 2007, 1492-1498 (EI)
[5]Chen, J.* and Chan, S.N. (2007) Water resources sustainability in the East River in South China using Water Rights Analysis Package, In Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (eds) MODSIM 2007, 1985-1991 (EI)
[6]Wu, Y., Chen, J.* and Jayawardena, A.W. (2007) Establishing a physically-based representation of groundwater re-evaporation parameter in SWAT, In Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (eds) MODSIM 2007, 1423-1428  (EI)
[7]Wu, Y., Chen, J.* and Sivakumar, B. (2007) Numerical modelling of operation and hydrologic effects of Xinfengjiang reservoir in Southern China, In Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (eds) MODSIM 2007, 1561-1567  (EI)
[8]He, W., Chen, J. and Dai, H. (2008) The application of decision support system to the Three Gorges Reservoir operation, Journal of Hydroelectric Engineering, 27(2), 11-16 (EI, in Chinese)
[9]Chen, J.* and Wu, Y. (2008) Exploring hydrologic process features of the East River (Dongjiang) basin in South China using VIC and SWAT, IAHS Publication 319, ISBN 978-1-901502-44-2, ISSN 0144-7815, 116-123, 2008 (EI)
[10]Chen, J.*, and Sun, L. (2010) Using MODIS EVI to detect vegetation damage caused by the 2008 ice and snow storms in south China, Journal of Geophysical Research, Biogeosciences, 115, G00H04, doi:10.1029/2009JG001246 (SCI)
[11]Chen, J.*, and Sun, L. (2010) Geographic features of severely affected vegetated areas in the Nanling mountains due the 2008 ice storms in southern China, Asian Geographer 27(1-2), 145-160
[12]Chen, J.* and Wu, Y. (2010) Enhancement of physical representation in a basin-scale hydrologic model, SWAT, Advances in Geosciences, Hydrological Science, 23, 121-132
[13]Chen, J.*, Li, Q., Niu, J. and Sun, L. (2011) Regional climate change and urbanization effects on weather variables in Southeast China, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 25(4), 555-565, doi:10.1007/s00477-010-0421-0 (SCI)
[14]Wu, Y. and Chen, J.* (2012) An Operation-based Scheme for a Multiyear and Multipurpose Reservoir to Enhance Macro-scale Hydrologic Models, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 13, 270-283, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-10-05028.1 (SCI)
[15]Chen, J.* and Wu, Y. (2012) Advancing representation of hydrologic processes in the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) through integration of the TOPographic MODEL (TOPMODEL) features, Journal of Hydrology, 420-421, 319-328, doi:10.1016/j.jhdrol.2011.12.022 (SCI)
[16]Wu, Y., Liu, S. and Chen, J. (2012) Urbanization eases water crisis in China, Environmental Development, 2, 142-144, doi:10.1016/j.envdev.2012.02.003
[17]Wu, Y. and Chen, J.* (2012) Modeling of soil erosion and sediment transport in the East River Basin in Southern China, Science of the Total Environment, 441, 159-168, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.09.057 (SCI)
[18]Wu, Y. and Chen, J.* (2013) Analyzing the water budget and hydrological characteristics and responses to land use in a monsoonal climate river basin in South China, Environmental Management, 51, 1174-1186, doi:10.1007/s00267-013-0045-5 (SCI)
[19]Chen J*, Niu J and Sivakumar B (2014) Daily anomalous high flow (DAHF) of a headwater catchment over the East River basin in South China, Journal of Hydrology, 519: 284-294, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.023 (SCI)
[20]Chen, J*, and Chung, C. (2015) Representation of global precipitation anomalies using four major climate patterns, Science China Technological Sciences, 58(5), 927-934, doi:10.1007/s11431-015-5799-y (SCI)
[21]Chen, J*, Shi, H., Sivakumar, B., and Peart, M.R. (2016) Population, water, food, energy and dams, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 56, 18-28, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.11.043 (SCI)


Editorship

I was invited to serve as an Associate Editor (AE) for Water Resources Research in 2011, for Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment in 2013, for Journal of Hydro-environment Research in 2014 and as an Editor for Advances in Geosciences, Hydrological Science Volume, in 2009.
[1]Editor, Advances in Geosciences, Hydrological Science, World Scientific (Publisher), Singapore, (September 2009 – September 2011) (http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/pdf/10.1142/9789812838124_fmatter)
[2]Associate Editor for Water Resources Research (WRR) (a top international journal in the fields of water resources, limnology and environmental sciences) (October 2011 – 31 December 2015)
[3]Associate Editor for Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (SERRA) – Springer (October 2013 – present)
[4]Associate Editor for Journal of Hydro-environment Research (JHER) – Elsevier (October 2014 – present)
[5]Guest Editor for Advances in Meteorology, Special Issue: Statistical Modeling of Hydroclimatological Processes (2016)


Membership of Professional Societies and Committees

[1]American Geophysical Union (AGU) (1996 – present)
[2]American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (1996 – present)
[3]American Meteorological Society (AMS) (2000 – present)
[4]Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) (2009 – present), in August 2017, I was elected as the Hydrologic Sciences Section President for the period from June 2018 to June 2020
[5]International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) (2014-present)
[6]International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research – Hong Kong Chapter (IAHR-HK) (2004 – present)
[7]Water Resources Commission member in the China Society of Natural Resources (invited) (2009 – present)