Bert Blocken


BERT BLOCKEN  is full professor in Building Physics and Urban Physics at the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and part-time full professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at Leuven University in Belgium. In 2004, he received his PhD in Civil Engineering from Leuven University. Since June 2006, he is employed at TU/e. His main areas of expertise are Urban Physics and Wind Engineering, where the latter includes sport stadium aerodynamics and cycling aerodynamics. He has published more than 100 papers on these topics in international journals with peer review. He supervises a group of 20 PhD students, 2 postdocs and 12 MSc students. He has received several national and international awards, including the 2013 Junior Award from the International Association of Wind Engineering and the 2011 best-lecturer award by the 3rd year bachelor students at the Department of the Built Environment at TU/e. He is Associate Editor of the ISI Journal Building and Environment and a member of the Editorial Board of the ISI Journals Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics and the Journal Building Simulation.