Dr. Q. Jim Chen is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering/Marine and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern University (NEU). He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Delaware’s Center for Applied Coastal Research, and doctoral research at Old Dominion University and Danish Hydraulic Institute. Dr. Chen specializes in the development and application of numerical models for coastal dynamics, including ocean waves, coastal and estuarine circulation, wave-structure interactions and sediment transport. His research includes field experiments and application of remote sensing and highperformance computing technologies to solve engineering problems. Dr. Chen has secured over $13.9 million of federal research grants, and more than $1.2 million of research contracts from the state and industry. His federal grants include the NSF CAREER award and five NSF collaborative awards to support interdisciplinary research. He has published more than 70 manuscripts in technical journals, 5 book chapters and 35 conference papers. The impact of his research on coastal engineering and science is reflected in more than 3190 Google Scholar citations of his publications. Dr. Chen serves as an Associate Editor for two American Society of Civil Engineers journals and on the editorial board of an international journal. Prior to joining NEU in 2108, he served as Associate Director of the Coastal Studies Institute, and Head of Coast to Cosmo in the Center for Computation and Technology at Louisiana State University (LSU). He also serves on the LSU Council on Research and the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute Advisory Board.