Chen, Chen 陳晨

BSc(RUC); PhD(Tsinghua)

Dr Chen Chen is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Architecture, where she works on research projects in urban scaling, urban systems and urban performance analytics. She holds a PhD in environmental science and engineering from School of Environment, Tsinghua University. Her previous research in the field of urban metabolism used several methods, such as substance flow analysis, ecological network analysis, and spatial econometrics analysis to simulate the urban material flows and explore the coordinated pollution control paths for urban agglomerations. Currently, she is focusing on linking the modelling of cities to the dynamics of the city systems from the perspectives of economy, society, and environment, to improve the sustainability of cities.


  • Chen, C., Wen, Z., Wang, Y., Zhang, W., Zhang, T. (2022). Multi-objective optimization of technology solutions in municipal solid waste treatment system coupled with pollutants cross-media metabolism issues. Science of the Total Environment, 807:150664.
  • Chen, C., Yao, Z., Wen, Z., Sheng, N. (2021). Impact of city characteristics on its phosphorus metabolism in the bay area: A comparative analysis of cities in the Greater Bay Area of China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 286: 124925.
  • Chen, C., Wen, Z., Wang, Y. (2020). Nitrogen flow patterns in the food system among cities within urban agglomeration: A case study of the Pearl River Delta region. Science of the Total Environment, 703: 135506.
  • Wen, Z., Chen, C., Ai, N., Bai, W., Zhang, W., Wang, Y. (2019). Environmental impact of carbon cross-media metabolism in waste management: A case study of municipal solid waste treatment systems in China. Science of the Total Environment, 674: 512-523.