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Albert S. Chen

  • PhD
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • University of Exeter College of Engineering Mathematics and Physical Sciences
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Recent publications

  • Human Agency in Disaster Planning: A Systems Approach

    • Powell J
    • Hammond M
    • Chen A
    • et al.
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  • A framework for flood impact assessment in cities

    • Hammond M
    • Chen A
    • Djordjević S
    • et al.

Professional experience

Senior Research Fellow

Exeter University

October 2012 - Present


Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering

National Taiwan University

September 1997 - January 2002(4 years)

Department of Agricultural Engineering

National Taiwan University

September 1989 - June 1993(4 years)


Dr Albert Chen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Water Systems (CWS), University of Exeter with over 15 years of experience in urban flood modelling. He received the PhD from National University of Taiwan (NTU), Taiwan, in 2002 with the topic of coupled 1D-sewer and 2D-overland flow modelling for urban areas. Before joining the CWS, Albert worked at the National Science and Technology Centre for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), Taiwan, on flood modelling, forecasting and hazard mitigation. He developed a real-time rainfall monitoring and warning system to notify the emergency operators 24/7 automatically when the precipitation was exceeding a threshold that might cause flooding. Albert’s main research topics include urban drainage, hydrology and hydraulic modelling, computational fluid dynamic, flood forecasting and early warning, flood damage assessment, flood risk management, hazard mitigation and resilience strategies. He has been working on more than 30 flood-related projects in Taiwan and in the UK as a PI, Co-I, PM or named researcher. He also has published over 25+ peer-reviewed journal papers and 40+ peer-reviewed conferences papers. He is the developer of the 2D Urban Inundation Model (UIM), which was applied to establish the national inundation potential database in Taiwan. The UIM was also coupled with the 1D sewer model SIPSON and used in the Cowes flooding case study of the UKWIR and a number of other research projects (FRMRC Phase 1&2, SWERVE, and EA 2D Model benchmarking). Albert has extensive networking with international partners. He was a visiting scholar at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) and University of Messina (Italy). He also collaborated closely with global major consulting and insurance companies on different projects. Albert has recently finished the EPSRC CADDIES project that developed a rapid flood model, including surface water and storm sewer, for urban environment using cellular automaton. He was also involved in the EU FP7 CORFU project that focused on the urban flood hydraulic modelling, impact assessment, and resilience strategies for future urban growth, socio-economic development, and climate change scenarios in European and Asian cities.

Co-authors (94)

  • Eduardo Martínez-Gomariz
  • Johanna Sörensen
  • Laura Wignall
  • Salmatta Ibrahim
  • Alison Prior