Dr. Jiaxin Chen studied at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China and graduated as a research student in 1987. He then Joined the Central South University as a lecturer until 1996, when he worked at Aalborg University as a visiting scholar. In 1998, he went to Leeds Beckett University, Great Britain, and received his PhD in 2001. In 2002, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada. He joined the Ontario Forest Research Institute as a research scientist since 2003, working in the area of forest carbon modelling, wood product life cycle assessment, and forestry mitigation analysis. He has published more than 50 research articles in SCI journals.