The Pennsylvania State University
Chen is Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Professor of Mathematics at Penn State and the Editor-in-Chief for npj Computational Materials by Springer-Nature. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering in 1990 and joined the faculty at Penn State in 1992. He has published over 600 papers (with > 40,000 total citations and H-index of 95 according to the Google Scholars) in the area of computational phase transformations and microstructure evolution and multiscale modeling of structural metallic alloys, functional oxide thin films, and energy materials and is a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher. He received the 2014 MRS Materials Theory Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005, a Humboldt Research Prize in 2017, 2011 The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) EMPMD Distinguished Scientist Award, 2008 ASM International Silver Medal, and the 2015 Lee Hsun Lecture Award by the Shenyang Institute for Metals of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow and Life Member of TMS and a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS), American Physical Society (APS), American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), American Ceramic Society (ACerS), and ASM International (ASM).