Biography

 

Biography

Dr. Chen is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University. He received his BS in 1983, MS in 1986 in Materials Science and Engineering from Northeastern University, China; Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1989; and his second doctorate (Dr.rer.nat.) in Chemistry from the University of Vienna, Austria, 1993. In addition, Dr. Chen obtained a Certificate in Higher Education Teaching at the University of Manitoba in 2000. Prior to joining Ryerson University as an Assistant Professor (2001-2004) and then Associate Professor (2004-2008), Dr. Chen worked as a Post-doc Fellow (1993-1995) and Senior Research Scientist (1995-1997) at the University of Vienna; Research Associate at the University of Manitoba (1997-2000); and Materials and Process Engineer at Bristol Aerospace Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba (2000-2001).

Dr. Chen, a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), and a recipient of Premier's Research Excellence Award (PREA), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada DAS Award, MetSoc Award for Research Excellence, MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award, Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award, Ryerson inaugural Faculty SRC Award, FEAS Research Excellence Award, and Ryerson Research Chair, has authored or co-authored 356 peer-reviewed journal (274) and conference (82) papers, plus additional 98 non-refereed conference papers/abstracts and 85 research reports. An incomplete search (mainly based on the Web of Science) indicates that his research results have been cited 4,098 times by other researchers (or over 6,600 citations with an h-index of 42 from Google Scholar), including those cited in 104 review papers, 50 books or book chapters, and 4 handbooks/sourcebooks or encyclopedia. According to an analysis by the Council of Canadian Academies (consisting of the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Canadian Academy of Health Sciences) in 2011 and 2016, Dr. Chen was twice identified to be an author of one of the top 1% most highly cited papers in his field worldwide.

Dr. Chen is an Editor, Associate Editor, or Member of Editorial Board (or Advisory Board) of the following journals: