Dr Si Chen

Research Associate at Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge

Research Associate, DAMTP

Dr Si Chen is a Research Associate at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. In 2022, he was also a Darwin College Cambridge Zero David MacKay Research Associate.

His current work focuses on developing a mathematical model for the interaction between kelp and its physical and biogeochemical environment. The project aims to quantify the potential for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and sequestration through ocean reforestation.

Before starting his role at the University of Cambridge, he worked for the World Ocean Council on the GloFouling Partnerships Project which is part of the wider efforts by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive species.

Si's background is in Marine Sciences and Fluid Dynamics. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA.