Prof. Xi Chen

About The Author

Xi Chen:  Dr. Xi Chen received his B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1994 (at the age of 18), M.S. in Solid Mechanics from Tsinghua University in 1997, and Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics from Harvard University in 2001 (under the supervision of Prof. John W. Hutchinson). He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University from 2001-2003. He joined Columbia University in 2003 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2007. He uses multiscale theoretical, experimental, and numerical approaches to investigate various research frontiers in materials addressing challenges in energy and environment, nanomechanics, and mechanobiology. He has published over 250 journal papers with a h-index over 38. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2007, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2008, ASME Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award in 2010, SES Young Investigator Medal in 2011, ASME Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award in 2012, and a number of international recognitions from Japan, Korea and China. He is a Fellow of ASME.

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