Chun Sheng Goh (Guest Fellow, Postdoc at Harvard University)

Chun Sheng Goh (CS) is a 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 research fellow at Jeffrey Sachs Center of Sustainable Development, Sunway University (Malaysia), as well as a visiting scholar at Zhu Liu's group, Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University (China).

CS was 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). Meanwhile, CS also assisted the management of IEA Bioenergy Task 40, an international working group with the theme of ‘Sustainable international bio-energy trade’. He received his PhD degree in 2017 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. Later, he 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 Nation Institute for the Environmental Studies (NIES).