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Personal Statement

Dr Zhen Chen is Lecturer in Construction Management in the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde. He has developed his specialties through a career of academic and professional services in architectural engineering, construction engineering and management, and facilities management respectively at companies, organisations and universities worldwide. He has engaged in more than 70 funded research projects, and has more than 200 authored publications with over 100 plenary lectures and presentations at national and international events. He was the management committee member of COST Action on the effective design and delivery of megaprojects in the European Union, and serves on technical committees at ASCE, BIFM, BSI, CIBSE, and RICS.

Education/Academic qualification

Heriot-Watt University

Doctor of Philosophy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bachelor of Engineering, Qingdao University of Technology

Master of Engineering, Tongji University

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Projects 2018 2021

REMS | Simpson, Cameron

Chen, Z., Egea Alvarez, A. & Simpson, C.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)


Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

An analytic approach to sustainability assessment in urban megaprojects

Chen, Z. & Agapiou, A.


Project: Research - StudentshipResearch (Internally Funded)

Research Output 2000 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Grand challenges in construction management

Chen, Z., 2 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Built Environment. 5, 22 p., 31.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Construction industry

Book review: Handbook on Transport and Development

Chen, Z., 3 Apr 2018, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law . 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Open Access


Activities 2008 2018

Improving Science-based Climate Policy for Flood Risk Management

Zhen Chen (Participant)
4 Jun 20186 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Frontiers in Built Environment (Journal)

Zhen Chen (Editor)
17 May 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal or guest editorship


Megaproject Management

Zhen Chen (Main contact)

Impact: Professional practice, training and standards, Public understanding, information and debate, Education