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Yong Chen

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Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Master's Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Tec
  • Bachelor's Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University

Biography


Dr. Yong Chen is a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the Director of Daniel J. Epstein Institute at the 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 in 3D Printing industry. 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 120 publications in refereed journals and conferences. He received multiple Best/Outstanding Paper Awards in major design and manufacturing journals and conferences. 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 invited to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in 2009, 2013, and 2015, respectively. Dr. Chen is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has served as conference/program chairs as well as keynote speakers in several international conferences, including the Conference Chair of the 2017 International Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC/MSEC/ICM&P) in Los Angeles, California. 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 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


  • 2018 Orange County Engineering Council Outstanding Engineering Merit Award
  • 2018 SME 46th North American Manufacturing Research Conference Outstanding Paper Award
  • 2018 USC Stevens Center for Innovation USC Stevens Center for Innovation Commercialization Award
  • 2018 American Society of Mechanical Engineering Fellow
  • 2017 SME 45th North American Manufacturing Research Conference Outstanding Paper Award
  • 2017 2017 International Manufacturing Research Conference Conference Chair
  • 2017 28th International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium Plenary Speaker
  • 2016 SME 44th North American Manufacturing Research Conference Outstanding Paper Award
  • 2015 National Academy of Engineering Session Chair in China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
  • 2015 2015 SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling Plenary Speaker
  • 2014 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering Best Application Paper Award Finalist
  • 2014 11th Annual International CAD Conference and Exhibition Keynote Speaker
  • 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
  • 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 Rapid Prototyping Journal Outstanding Paper Award - Winner
  • 2011 ASME 31th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference CAPPD Best Paper Award
  • 2011 SME 39th North American Manufacturing Research Conference Outstanding Paper Award
  • 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
  • 2009 National Academy of Engineering U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Participant
  • 2009 NSF Invited participant for the NSF workshop on developing Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing
  • 2008 ASME 28th Computers and Information in Engineering Conferenc Best Paper Award
  • 2008 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer
  • 2007 SME Education Foundation Research Initiation Award
  • 2007 Zumberge Foundation Zumberge Award for Individual Research
  • 2005 ASME 25th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference Best Paper Award
Appointments
  • Dir-Institute, Daniel J. Epstein Institute
  • 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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