Hung-Chu is a research fellow at AMS Institute and also a postdoc researcher of Climate Design & Sustainability at the Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands. She is developing a sustainable solution for Amsterdam from the urban energy aspect. Her research focus is on developing a sustainable energy network for the historical center of Amsterdam. She is involved in the urban energy project in collaboration with Paul Voskuilen (AMS Institute), Prof. Andy van den Dobbelsteen (TU Delft), Dr. Maeva Dang (AMS Institute/ TU Delft), and local stakeholders in Amsterdam. The main challenge of her research is evaluating the sustainable waste heat source and designing the energy storage spots. Her main target is to develop a sustainable energy network that can collect and store the waste heat from the neighborhood and location-wise distribute it to the neighboring buildings in the Amsterdam historical center. This sustainable energy network can help to reach its vision as a natural gas-free city by 2040.
In 2020, Dr. Chen achieved a Ph.D. position in Information Systems in the Built Environment (ISBE) research group at the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. During her Ph.D. research, she focused on the spatial and temporal relationship between urban land use, microclimate, and energy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She is a self-motivated and target-oriented person, who aims at high quality and effective results. Over the years, she developed her coordinating and teamwork skills by organizing international conferences and organizing the Taiwanese student association in Eindhoven. She is really fascinated by academic research. Her work interests lie in sustainable development: land-use change modeling, climate change, energy modeling, and planning support systems. Besides this, she has extensive experience in multicultural cooperation with universities, companies, and governments from different countries. She has the ability to think strategically and solve problems creatively. Thus, she is always looking for innovative and sustainable ways to a solution.