Zhen Chen

Zhen Chen

Zhen Chen, Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Zhen Chen is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Nuclear Engineering Program, as well as an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri. He is a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER grant and a Fellow with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Chen spent several years working for the New Mexico Engineering Research Institute and Sandia National Laboratories before joining the MU faculty in 1995. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, Sandia National Laboratories, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office, General Motors and other funding sources.


  • PhD from the University of New Mexico
  • MS from the University of New Mexico
  • BE from Shanghai University

Technical Focus

Simulation of structural failure for extreme conditions
Multi-physical and multi-scale phenomena in engineering and life science problems

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