Shengyang (Chris) Chen
Shengyang (Chris) Chen began working as a Research Associate at WRL in February 2018, also undertaking teaching within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is currently working on the Thirlmere Lakes project, which aims to identify the sensitivity of the wetland systems to external influences, including the potential effects of mining activity, groundwater extraction, and climate change.
Chris completed his PhD at the School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney (USYD). He has a MEngSc (Water, Wastewater, and Waste) from UNSW and a BEng in Water Supply and Drainage Engineering from Hunan University in China.
Chris is particularly interested in modelling and field sampling of lakes and reservoirs. His PhD research focused on surface water dynamics under the influence of water-quality management systems. Chris has collaborated with researchers and engineers from USYD, Virginia Tech (VT), and Western Virginia Water Authority for interdisciplinary research projects. He was a visiting Graduate Researcher at VT in 2015 and 2016.