B.J.E. (Bert) Blocken - Expertise

Blocken, B.J.E.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Chair :
Building Physics
Department :
Department of the Built Environment
Section :
Building Physics and Services
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
VRT 6.B14 (VRT6.30)
Tel :
+31 40-247 2138
Tel (internal) :
Fax :
040 2438595
Email :


  • D14410 - Building technology
  • D12700 - Gases, fluid dynamics, plasma physics
  • E15000 - Environmental studies
  • Urban physics
  • Wind engineering
  • Building physics
  • sports aerodynamics


Prof. dr. ir. Bert Blocken is a Civil Engineer holding a PhD in Building Physics. He is Full Professor in the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and part-time Full Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at KU Leuven in Belgium. His main areas of expertise are urban physics, wind engineering and sports aerodynamics. He has published 128 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He developed TU/e’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Sports & Building Aerodynamics” on the Coursera platform. He has received the 2013 Junior Award from the International Association of Wind Engineering and six best paper awards from the Elsevier ISI journal Building & Environment (2009, 2011, 2012) and at international conferences. According to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) & Elsevier, he is among the 150 most cited researchers world-wide both in the field of Civil Engineering and in the field of Energy Science & Engineering. Since 2016, he is editor of the Elsevier ISI journal Building & Environment and starting 2017, he is also associate editor of the Elsevier ISI Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics. He is member of the editorial board of the ISI journals Building Simulation and Sports Engineering. He has acted as a reviewer for more than 70 different ISI journals. He is currently supervising a team of 4 senior researchers, 32 PhD students and 5 MSc students.

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