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Yong Chen

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Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Education

  • 2001, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1996, Masters, Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Tec
  • 1993, Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang Univ.

Biography


Dr. Yong Chen is an associate professor in Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Southern California (USC). He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001. Prior to joining USC in 2006, he was a senior Research and Development (R&D) engineer in 3D Systems Inc, the pioneer and world leader in 3D Printing systems. Dr. Chen’s research focuses on additive manufacturing (3D printing) in micro- and meso- scales, especially modeling, analyzing, synthesizing, and optimizing digital design and manufacturing. Dr. Chen has published more than 80 publications in refereed journals and conferences. Among them, he received four Best Paper Awards in the ASME 25th, 28th, 31st, and 32nd annual Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE) conferences in 2005, 2008, 2011, and 2012 respectively; a Best Paper Award in the 2012 ASME annual Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC); two Outstanding Paper Awards in the SME 39th and 41st annual North American Manufacturing Research Conferences (NAMRC) in 2011 and 2013 respectively; an Outstanding Paper Award in the 21th International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) symposium in 2010; and a Honorable Mentioned Paper Award in the 8th International Conference on MicroManufacturing (ICOMM) in 2013. He also received an Outstanding Paper Award of the year from a major additive manufacturing journal – Rapid Prototyping Journal in 2011. Other major awards he received include the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2012, the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in 2008, and a Leadership and Service Award from the ASME CIE division in 2010. He was cited as one of the top young engineers (ages of 30-45) in USA through the invitation to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in 2009 and 2013. At USC, Dr. Chen teaches design and manufacturing related courses to undergraduate and graduate students. He also serves as the academic advisor to the Undergraduate Fab Lab at USC.


Research Summary


- Novel additive manufacturing process and machine development for direct digital manufacturing and personal 3D printing;
- New methodologies and techniques for reliable and fast manufacturing process based on process modeling and control;
- Design methods and computational tools for direct digital manufacturing enabled products and applications

Awards


  • 2005 ASME 25th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference Best Paper Award
  • 2007 NSF NSF Fellowship for Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics and Materials
  • 2007 SME Education Foundation Research Initiation Award
  • 2007 Zumberge Foundation Zumberge Award for Individual Research
  • 2008 ASME 28th Computers and Information in Engineering Conferenc Best Paper Award
  • 2008 NSF NSF Fellowship for Summer Institute on Nano-manufacturing
  • 2008 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer
  • 2009 National Academy of Engineering U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Participant
  • 2009 NSF NSF Fellowship for Summer Institute on Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites
  • 2009 NSF Invited participant for the NSF workshop on developing Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing
  • 2010 21st International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium Symposium Outstanding Paper
  • 2010 ASME CIE Division -Computer-aided Product and Process Development Technical Committee Leadership and Service Award
  • 2010 NSF NSF Fellowship for Summer Institute on Laser-Manufacturing
  • 2011 ASME 31th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference CAPPD Best Paper Award
  • 2011 National Science Foundation Fellowship for Summer Institute on Energy Manufacturing
  • 2011 SME 39th North American Manufacturing Research Conference Outstanding Paper Award
  • 2012 National Academy of Engineering NAE German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
  • 2012 ASME 32rd Computers and Information in Engineering Conference CAPPD Best Paper Award
  • 2012 ASME 2012 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference Best Paper Award (3rd Place)
  • 2012 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  • 2012 National Science Foundation Fellowship for Summer Institute on Materiomics
  • 2012 Rapid Prototyping Journal Outstanding Paper Award - Winner
  • 2013 NSF Invited Speaker for NSF Summer Institute on Additive Manufacturing
  • 2013 SME 41st North American Manufacturing Research Conference NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper Award
  • 2013 International Conference on MicroManufacturing Honorable Mention Paper Award
Appointments
  • Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Office
  • GER 201
  • Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
  • 3715 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 193

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-7829
  • yongchen@usc.edu

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