PhD, Utrecht University (The Netherlands); M.Sc. and B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University Sains Malaysia (USM);

Dr Goh Chun Sheng is Programme Leader of the Master in Sustainable Development Management (MSDM). He is also an Associate at Harvard University Asia Center. His work addresses sustainability issues related to land-use and bio-economy, with a special focus on Asia. He is also working on a range of projects with IRENA, WWF, and UN-SDSN.

Chun Sheng 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’. Chun Sheng completed his PhD 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, Chun Sheng 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), followed by a 10-month fellowship at Harvard University Asia Center.


  • Jeffrey Cheah Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University Asia Center (USA)
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