Dr. Ben Schwegler, Ph.D. is Chief Scientist of Engie China Lab. Before joining Engie, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist of The Walt Disney Company. In that role, he founded and led Disney’s first Research Laboratory in China. He is also a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, where his research team created the world’s first computer simulation of the global demand for resources needed to respond to sea level change in every continent of the world. Ben’s current research is focused on understanding how to balance the needs of environmental quality with economic growth, and specifically how cities can be designed to achieve both great efficiency of energy and resources and at the same time have a higher quality of life for the citizens. He is a member of the US National Academy of Construction and was honored with the Michel Award from ASCE (USA) for outstanding research in the Design and Construction Industry. Ben has also advised graduate students at École Nationale des Ponts et Chausées (France), the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) and the University of California at Los Angeles (USA). He has authored dozens of scientific articles and book chapters and has several US Patents.
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