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, an elected Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts (MEASA), Fellow of Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (FCIM), Fellow of Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (FCSME), Fellow of CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) Association (FCWBA), Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), and a recipient of Premier's Research Excellence Award, G.H. Duggan Medal, Canadian Metal Physics 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 434 peer-reviewed journal (347) and conference (87) papers, plus 212 additional non-refereed conference papers/abstracts and research reports, including an invited "Advanced Engineering Materials Hall of Fame" article and two sets of "ABC" journals (Set one: Acta Materialia, Biomaterials, and Carbon; Set two: Materials Science and Engineering A, B, and C), Journal of Magnesium and Alloys, Journal of Power Sources, Journal of Materials Science and Technology, Scripta Materialia, etc. An incomplete search (mainly based on the Web of Science) indicates that his research results have received 8,732 non-self citations by other researchers (or 11,000+ citations with an h-index of 55 from Scopus, or 13,000+ citations with an h-index of 59 from Google Scholar), including those cited in 315 review papers, 119 books or book chapters (where the number of the authored/non-edited books is 35), and 12 handbooks/sourcebooks or encyclopedia. His ground-breaking work on the nanocomposite materials leads to a well-known method that bears his name, and is twice identified by the Council of Canadian Academies (consisting of the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Canadian Academy of Health Sciences) to be one of the top 1% most highly cited papers in his field worldwide.

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