Prof. Chuin-Shan (David) Chen is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University (NTU). He is also the Director and Co-Founder of NTUCE-NCREE Joint Artificial Intelligence Research Center and the Deputy Director and Co-Founder of iNSIGHT Center, NTU. He was President of the Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (STAM) Taiwan. He is currently the President of the Association of Computational Mechanics Taiwan (ACMT), an Executive Council Member of IACM, an Executive Council Member of the Asian-Pacific Association for Computational Mechanics (APACM), a Vice President, and an Executive Council Member of the International Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics (ICACM), Fellow of International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), and a member of EASEC International Steering Committee. He is the Editors-in-Chief of Multiscale Engineering and Science (Springer Nature) and the Editors-in-Chief of Coupled System Mechanics, An International Journal (Techno Press).

Prof. Chen’s research interests are associated with the mechanics and physics of materials at the nanometer and micrometer scales. He has significantly contributed to multiscale computational methods, mechanistic machine learning, and their applications to nanomechanics, materials modeling, and bio-inspired structural materials. Among his major achievements are: the design and modeling of bio-inspired structural materials; the development of physical partition cluster summation and atom-continuum transition for the quasicontinuum method; closed-form real-space coarse-graining interface and absorbing boundary condition for molecular dynamics; multiscale method for microcantilever biosensors; atomistic and continuum modeling of ceramics and piezomaterials; phase-field model for freeze casting and crack growth simulation; p-version finite element and its applications to fracture mechanics; novel contact detection algorithms for polyhedral blocks; discrete elements coupling with fluid dynamics; subgrid-enriched immersed boundary method for solid-fluid interaction, among others. His work on bio-inspired structural materials has recently been recognized by a review invitation from Applied Physics Reviews (APR, IF 19.527 (2021)). Prof. Chen has received numerous awards, including the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) Fellow Award, the Asian-Pacific Association for Computational Mechanics (APACM) Computational Mechanics Award, the International Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics (ICACM) Computational Mechanics Award, the Life-Long National Taiwan University Distinguished Teaching Award, National Science Council Distinguished Young Investigator Award, Distinguished Young Scholar from Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, among others.

Education

 

Ph.D.  School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, USA, 1999 (Advisor: Prof. Anthony R. Ingraffea).

M.S.    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, USA, 1994 (Advisors: Prof. William McGuire and Prof. Gregory G. Deierlein).

B.S.     Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1989.

Experience

 

08/2021 – present Distinguished Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University

08/2021 – present Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University

02/2008 – present Deputy Director and Co-Founder, iNSIGHT Center (Center of Innovation and Synergy for Intelligent Home and Living Technology), National Taiwan University

07/2018 – present Director and Co-Founder, NCREE-NTUCE Joint Artificial Intelligence Research Center

02/2020 – present Chairman, Information Technology Division, NCREE

10/2020 – present Advisor, Biomedical Technology and Device Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

01/2022 – present Advisory Broad, National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC)

08/2010 – 07/2021 Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University

08/2019 – 07/2021 Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University

08/2016 – 02/2020 Head, Information Technology Division, NCREE

08/2004 – 07/2010 Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University

08/2001 – 07/2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University

06/1999 – 07/2001 Research Associate, Computational Materials Institute, Cornell Theory Center, Cornell University (Collaboration with Prof. James P. Sethna, Physics Department, Cornell University)

01/1999 – 06/1999 Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

 

Major Research Interests

 

Multiscale Modeling, Computational Mechanics, Materials Modeling, Software Design and Development, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Application.

 

Curriculum Vitae