Jinn Kuen Chen
Jinn Kuen Chen received his B.S. and M.S. degree in engineering science and mechanical engineering from the National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan in 1973 and 1977, respectively and the Ph.D. degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind, USA. in 1984. Since 2005, Chen has been the Thompson Chair Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Director of the Center for Ultrashort, Ultraintense Lasers, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo, USA. He was a Senior Research Mechanical Engineer (1996– 2004) and the Technical Advisor (2004-5) of the Laser Effects Research Branch, Air Force Research Laboratory and a Senior Mechanical Engineer (1993-6) at the Space Kinetic Impact and Debris Branch, Phillip Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM, USA. Before joining the DoD laboratory, Chen had nine years of extensive experience in both industry and academia. His main research interest areas include ultrafast laser-material interactions, thermomechanics, computational mechanics, impact and penetration mechanics, composite materials and structures, and fracture mechanics. Chen is an ASME Fellow.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2010