Prof. Chen received her M.S and Ph.D degrees in Solid Mechanics at the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, United States. She continued her research as the ALS postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. She joined the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in September 2015, thereafter she visited Caltech for a year to conduct nano-mechanics experiment for phase-transforming materials. Her main research interests are theory-driven material design for novel functionalities. Her group also works on the emerging applications of phase-transforming materials for energy conversion, the integration of synchrotron characterization and nano-to-meso scale experimental mechanics.
Deformation and microstructure in structural phase transformation; Crystalline mechanics and Crystallography; Advanced structural characterization by synchrotron X-ray diffraction); Experimental mechanics; Nanomechanics of shape memory alloys; Multiferroic phase transformation.
|2015||-||Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology|
|2015||- 2016||Visiting Professor, Caltech|
|2014||- 2015||ALS Postdoctoral Fellow , Lawrence Berkeley National Lab|
|2013||- 2015||Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota Twin Cities|