Genda Chen http://web.mst.edu/~gchen works as a Professor of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T, formerly University of Missouri-Rolla), Rolla, Mo, USA. He also serves as an Associate Director of the Mid-America Transportation Center, Lincoln, Neb, USA. In 1992, he received his Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Before joining the Missouri S&T faculty in 1996, Dr. Chen served as a Bridge Consultant with Steinman Consulting Engineers of New York and performed analysis, design, inspection, and assessment of both highway and long-span bridge structures. Dr. Chen is specialized in structural control, structural health monitoring, interface mechanics and degradation of composite structures, and multihazard effects on civil infrastructure. He authored and coauthored over 250 technical publications, including more than 87 journal articles and book chapters. He was a recipient of the 2008 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, the 2011 Missouri S&T Faculty Research Award, the 2009 Missouri S&T Inaugural Faculty Research Award, and the 2004 Joseph H. Senne, Jr. Academy of Civil Engineers Faculty Achievement Award. Dr. Chen was nominated and elected to be a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2007 and a Fellow of Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) in 2013. Dr. Chen is an Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering and a recent Guest Editor of a special issue of Structural Engineering and Mechanics. In addition, he has been an Editorial Board Member of Structural Control and Health Monitoring and The Scientific World Journal. He is an Executive Committee Member of the U.S. Panel on Structural Control and Monitoring, a former Chair of the ASCE Performance-Based Design of Structures Committee, and a former Secretary of the ASCE Structural Control Committee.
Biography Updated on 15 April 2013