Prof. Q. Chen is the director of Center for Eco-Environmental Research, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute since 2013. Prof. Chen received the first degree from Hohai University in 1996, and MSc from IHE Delft in 2000, and PhD jointly from Delft University of Technology and UNESCO-IHE 2004. In 2004, he joined Research Center for Eco-Environmental Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences as a 100 Talent Program candidate, where he set up the research lab for Environmental Hydroinformatics and Ecohydraulics. In 2013, he moved to Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute and set up a new department for ecohydraulics research. Dr. Chen is the pioneer who explored the integration of discrete paradigm for ecological module and continuous formulation for flow module to establish a novel angle in ecohydraulic modeling. Applications of the achievements in engineering practice of reservoir eco-operations have brought visible benefits to hydropower development and river ecosystem conservation, and to lake eutrophication adaptive management. Prof. Chen has published more than 160 papers in SCI journals, including Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, National Science Review, ES&T, Water Research, Journal of Hydrology, Ecohydrology, and 4 books as well as 3 book chapters. In 2017, Prof. Chen received the 20th Arthur Thomas Ippen Award from IAHR. He has also received one time the 2nd prize of national award, as well as 6 times the 1st prize of provincial or ministerial awards. Prof. Chen has also served as the associate editor of Ecological Informatics and Journal of Ecohydraulics.