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19992022

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Research profile

Bert Blocken is a Belgian national and a Civil Engineer holding a PhD in Building Physics from KU Leuven in Belgium. He is a Full Professor at the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and a part-time Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at KU Leuven in Belgium. His areas of expertise are urban physics, building and city aerodynamics & sports aerodynamics.

His research activities include both basic and applied research. The methods applied are numerical simulation with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel testing and field experimentation. The basic research is mainly focused on CFD grid generation, wall function development and analysis of basic flow phenomena. The applied research includes topics of high societal relevance and impact such as COVID19 aerosol dispersion and removal, climate adaptation of buildings and cities, air pollution, wind energy and important aerodynamic effects in cycling that can be decisive in terms of winning or losing the race.

Academic background

Bert Blocken obtained his MSc (with great distinction) in Civil Engineering from KU Leuven, where he also received his PhD in Building Physics. In addition to his work at TU/e, Bert is a part-time Full Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at KU Leuven in Belgium. He is also the scientific director of the Eindhoven Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel facility.

He has published 217 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. His h-index values are 62, 69 and 83 on Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar, respectively. He has graduated 24 PhD students. He also 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 at the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology. The 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) & Elsevier list Bert as one of the 150 most cited researchers worldwide in both Civil Engineering and Energy Science & Engineering. He is listed as 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) for the production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science Core Collection (https://hcr.clarivate.com).

He is editor of the journal Building & Environment and associate editor of the journal Sports Engineering. Bert is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, the journal Building Simulation, the International Journal of Ventilation and the journal SN Applied Sciences. He is leading a research team of 6 senior researchers and 22 PhD students.

Quote

“ "One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike - and yet it is the most precious thing we have.” (Albert Einstein)

Affiliated with

Unit Building Physics & Services, Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Building Physics and Sustainable Design, Department of Civil Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium

Expertise gerelateerd aan duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstellingen van de VN

In 2015 stemden de VN-lidstaten in met 17 wereldwijde duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstellingen (Sustainable Development Goals, SDG's) om armoede te beëindigen, de planeet te beschermen en voor iedereen welvaart te garanderen. Het werk van deze persoon draagt bij aan de volgende duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstelling(en):

  • SDG 3 – Goede gezondheid en welzijn
  • SDG 7 – Betaalbare en schone energie
  • SDG 11 – Duurzame steden en gemeenschappen
  • SDG 13 – Klimaatactie
  • SDG 14 – Leven onder water

Opleiding / Academische kwalificatie

Science and technology, Doctor, KU Leuven

1 okt. 199827 mei 2004

Datum van toekenning: 27 mei 2004

Science and technology, Master, KU Leuven

1 okt. 19943 jul. 1998

Datum van toekenning: 3 jul. 1998

Externe posities

Gewoon Hoogleraar, KU Leuven

1 okt. 201830 sep. 2023

Hoogleraar KU Leuven, België

1 okt. 201330 sep. 2018

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