Chun Sheng Goh (CS) is the Jeffrey Cheah's postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University Asia Center. He is interested in sustainability issues related to land-use and bio-economy, with a special focus on Asia. He is also a visiting scholar at Zhu Liu's group, Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University (China). CS will be joining Jeffrey Sachs Center of Sustainable Development, Sunway University (Malaysia) from July 2020.
CS began his career as a researcher and a PhD candidate at Utrecht University in 2011-2016, focusing on international trade, land-use and carbon impacts of bio-economies. Two notable projects are ‘Monitoring of biomass and bioenergy trade flows in the Netherlands’ with Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and ‘Large-scale Investments in Food, Fibre, and Energy (LIFFE) Options for the Poor’ with Centre of International Forestry Research (CIFOR). In the same period of time, he also managed the operation of IEA Bioenergy Task 40, an international working group consists of 14 member countries with the theme of ‘Sustainable international bio-energy trade’. CS completed his PhD with with the dissertation "Monitoring the bio-economy: Assessing local and global biomass flows, land-use change, carbon impacts and future land resources".
In 2016-2017, CS worked at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), responsible for the execution of National Biomass Strategy 2020. He then spent two years in Tokyo as Japan Science Promotion Society (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow at United Nations University - Institute for the Advanced Studies of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and Japan's National Institute for the Environmental Studies (NIES).