Dr. Shauhrat S. CHOPRA


Assistant Professor (School of Energy and Environment)

Dr. Shauhrat S. Chopra

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-B5422
Phone: 3442-4665
Fax: +(852)-3442-0688
Email: sschopra@cityu.edu.hk
Time slots for consultation

Research Interests

  • Industrial ecology and symbiosis
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA) for emerging materials and technology
  • Ecosystem goods and services management
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Disaster response and recovery
  • Interdependent urban infrastructure systems
  • Food production systems

Dr. Shauhrat S. Chopra obtained his Integrated Masters of Science in Systems Biology from the University of Hyderabad, India in 2011. He received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, in 2015. His doctoral dissertation was focused on resilience of complex systems including economic systems, industrial symbiosis, and critical infrastructure systems at urban and national levels. Before joining the School of Energy and Environment, Shauhrat worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, on the U.S. EPA funded LCnano project focused on sustainable design of future transformative nano-enabled products. His data-driven research is focused on designing indicators for sustainability and resilience of the built environment in support of environmental decision-making.

Research Interests:

Dr. Chopra’s research plans revolve around the development of multidisciplinary projects that will address pressing challenges for building a socially just and sustainable future—a future which is not only environmentally and economically feasible but also resilient. To achieve this goal, his research involves designing and applying systems level modeling approaches to numerous areas that include:

  • Industrial ecology and symbiosis
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA) for emerging materials and technology
  • Ecosystem goods and services management
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Disaster response and recovery
  • Interdependent urban infrastructure systems
  • Food production systems

Position(s) available

Dr. Chopra has several research opportunities for research assistants, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to work in the area of environmental engineering, systems modeling, life cycle assessment, and urban sustainability and resilience. Effective writing and oral communication skills in English are essential.

  • Candidates for graduate studentships positions must have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or a related field.
  • Postdoctoral fellow candidates must have a Ph.D degree in Environmental Science, Policy, Engineering, or a related field.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with scholars from different fields who are concerned with the environmental, social, and economic implications of system design.

To apply, please submit your CV to Dr. Shauhrat S. Chopra. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Competitive salary and benefits will be offered, along with funding to attend conferences to deliver papers and interact with fellow researchers.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially applicants who will enhance the diversity of our staff.