Delton Chen

Research Fellow, 2016 and Summer 2015

Delton Chen an Australian civil engineer whose career is focused on the development of models of groundwater flow, surface water interactions, mining projects, and environmental impacts. Delton has used his skills to analyze and model the feasibility of a 4.2-km-deep ‘hot rock' geothermal power plant that was proposed for outback Australia, near the town of Innamincka.

Delton's current passion is the development of an award-winning international policy, called ‘Global 4C Risk Mitigation’, which aims to strongly mitigate climate change. In 2013, Delton co-founded with the Center for Regenerative Community Solutions (USA) and EconoVision (Netherlands). Global 4C is a monetary policy for climate finance and global risk management, and is based on a new market hypothesis that combines classic economics with the physics of currency systems. Global 4C offers a roadmap for managing the economy with a parallel currency that can price systemic risks, protect ecosystems, and create opportunities for social cohesion.

Delton earned his Ph.D. from The University of Queensland for researching the geo-hydrology of Heron Island - a coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef. He also received his Bachelor's of Engineering degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from The University of Queensland.