Lei Chen

Lei ChenAssistant Professor
Office: 224 Carpenter
Email: chen@me.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-3260
Google Scholar Citation

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, 02/2012
M.E., Materials Processing, Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), China, 2007
B.E., Materials Processing, Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), China, 2005

Experience Record

08/2015-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, MS
03/2013-08/2015, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (PI: Long-Qing Chen)
08/2012- 03/2013, Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Southampton, UK (PI: Georges Limbert)
03/2011- 08/2012, Research Scientist, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore (PI: Yong-Wei Zhang)
06/2005- 09/2005, Internship, Autodesk (Shanghai) Strategies Ltd.

Specialty Areas

  • Advanced numerical methods for fracture modelling of solids and structures
  • Multi-physics and multi-scale modelling for energy storage systems
  • Multi-scale model integrating phase-field and finite-element methods for additive manufacturing
  • Isogeometric phase-field analysis for wrinkling and folding of biological membranes
  • Phase-field model coupled with crystal plasticity for microstructure evolution in Mg-, Ti- Ni- alloys

Honors and Awards

  • Travel Fellowship, workshop on “Enabling Methods for Materials Innovation from Quantum to Mesoscale”, University of Florida, 2015
  • Travel Grant, 13th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM13), San Diego, California, 2015
  • Z. Hsu Scientific Paper Award, Tuning phase stability of complex oxide nanocrystals via conjugation, 2015
  • Vice-Chancellor’s research fellowship, QUT, AUS.
  • Chinese Excellent Self-financed Student Abroad Scholarship, 2012
  • President Graduate Fellowship (top 5%), NUS, 2009-2011
  • Research Graduate Scholarship, NUS, 2007-2011
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award (top 5%), HUST, 2006
  • Excellent Bachelor Graduate Award (top 5%), HUST, 2005
  • First-Class Scholarship of Study (top 5%), HUST, 2002-2004

Publications:

Journals

  • Chen, H.W. Zhang, Z. Liu, Y. Qi, S.J. Harris, J. Chen, L.Q. Chen, Modulation of dendritic patterns during electrodeposition: A nonlinear phase-field model. Journal of Power Sources, 2015, accepted.
  • Qi Li, Lei Chen, Matthew R. Gadinski, Shihai Zhang, Guangzu Zhang, Haoyu Li, Aman Haque, Long-Qing Chen, Tom Jackson, Qing Wang, Flexible ultrahigh-temperature dielectric materials from polymer nanocomposites. Nature, 2015, 523: 576-579.
  • Jiang, T.E. Tay, L. Chen, Extended finite element method coupled with face-based strain smoothing technique for three-dimensional fracture problems. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2015,102, 1894-1916.
  • Chen, J. Chen, Y.Z. Ji, T.W. Heo, S. Bhattacharyya, R. Lebensohn, S. Mathaudhu, Z.K. Liu, L.Q. Chen, An integrated fast Fourier transform-based phase-field and crystal plasticity approach for modelling grain growth of three dimensional polycrystals. Computer Method in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2015, 285: 829-848.
  • Chen, F.F. Fan, H. Liang, J. Chen, Y.Z. Ji, S.L. Zhang, T. Zhu, L.Q. Chen, A phase-field model incorporating large elasto-plastic deformation: application to lithiated silicon electrodes. Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2014, 161 (11): F1-F9.
  • Li, Z.C. He, L. Chen, B. Li, X. Xu, G.R. Liu, An ultra-accurate hybrid smoothed finite element method for piezoelectric problem. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 2015, 50: 188-197.
  • W. Zhang, Z. Liu, L.Y. Liang, L. Chen*, Y. Qi, S.J. Harris, P. Lu, L.Q. Chen, Understanding and predicting the lithium dendrite formation in Li-ion batteries: phase-field model. ECS Transactions, 2014, 61(8): 1-9.
  • Wang, B.C. Khoo, G.R. Liu, X.G. Xu, L. Chen*, Coupling GSM/ale with ES-FEM-T3 for fluid-deformable structure interactions. Journal of Computational Physics, 2014, 276: 315-340.
  • H. Kuo, L. Chen, Y.Z. Ji, L.Q. Chen, Y.H. Chu, Tuning phase stability of complex oxide nanocrystals via conjugation. Nano Letters, 2014, 14(6): 3314-20.
  • Chen, N. Nguyen-Thanh, H. Nguyen-Xuan, T. Rabczuk, S. Bordas, G. Limbert, Explicit finite deformation analysis of isogeometric membranes. Computer Method in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2014, 227: 104-130.
  • R. Liu, L. Chen*, M. Li, SFEM for fracture problems, theory, formulation and application. International Journal of Computational Methods, 2014, 11(2): 1-14.
  • Jiang, T.E. Tay, L. Chen, X.S. Sun, An edge-based smoothed XFEM for composite materials. International Journal of Fracture, 2013 (179): 179-199.
  • B. Yeap, M. Kopycinska‑Mueller, L. Chen, S. Mahajan, M. Phillips, W.R. Bottoms, Y. Chen, J. Vlassak, M. Gall, E. Zschech, Deformation and mechanical properties of self-assembled organosilicate glasses with different pore topologies. Journal of Materials Research, 2013 28 (22): 1262-1268.
  • Li, L. Chen, K.Y. Zeng, In situ studies of nanoscale electromechanical behavior of nacre in abalone shell under external bending stress by band excitation method. Acta Biomaterialia, 2013 9: 5903.
  • Chen, K.Y. Zeng, Y.W. Zhang, C.M. She, G.R. Liu, A new approach to determine wedge indented interfacial toughness in soft-film-hard-substrate systems with application to low-k films on Si substrate. Journal of Materials Research, 2012 27 (22): 2872.
  • Chen, Y.W. Zhang G.R. Liu, X. Nguyen-Xuan, Z.Q. Zhang, A stabilized finite element method for certified solution with bounds in static and frequency analyses of piezoelectric structures. Computer Method in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2012, 241: 65-81.
  • Chen, T. Rabczuk, G.R. Liu, S. Bordas, K.Y. Zeng, P. Kerfriden, Extended finite element method with edge-based strain smoothing (ESm-XFEM) for linear elastic crack growth. Computer Method in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2012, 209: 250-265.
  • Nguyen-Xuan, G.R. Liu, N. Nourbkhshnia, L. Chen, A novel singular ES-FEM for crack growth simulation. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2012, 84: 41-66.
  • Chen, K.B. Yeap, K.Y. Zeng, C.M. She, G.R. Liu, Interfacial delamination cracking shapes and stress states during wedge indentation in thin film systems-computational simulation and experimental studies. Journal of Materials Research, 2011, 26: 2511-2523.
  • Chen, K.B. Yeap, C.M. She, G.R. Liu, A computational and experimental investigation of three-dimensional micro-wedge indentation-induced interfacial delamination in a soft-film-on-hard-substrate system. Engineering Structures, 2011, 33: 3269-3278.
  • Jiang, G.R. Liu, Y.W. Zhang, L. Chen, A singular ES-FEM for plastic fracture mechanics. Computer Method in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2011, 200: 2943-2955.
  • Chen, G.R. Liu, K.Y. Zeng, J. Zhang, A novel variable power singular element in G space with strain smoothing for bi-material fracture analyses. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 2011, 35: 1303-1317.
  • Chen, G.R. Liu, Y. Jiang, K.Y. Zeng, J. Zhang, A singular edge-based smoothed finite element method (ES-FEM) for crack analysis in anisotropic media. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2011, 78(1): 85-109.
  • Chen, G.R. Liu, K.Y. Zeng, A combined extended and edge-based smoothed finite element method (ES-XFEM) for fracture analysis of 2D elasticity. International Journal of Computational Methods, 2011, 8(4): 773-786.
  • Wang, G.R. Liu, G.Y. Zhang, L. Chen, Design of asymmetric gear and accurate bending stress analysis using the ES-PIM with triangular mesh. International Journal of Computational Methods, 2011, 8(4): 759-772.
  • Chen, G.Y. Zhang, J. Zhang, K.Y. Zeng, An adaptive edge-based smoothed point interpolation method (ES-PIM) for mechanics problems. International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 2011, 88: 2379-2402.
  • Vu-Bac, H. Nguyen-Xuan, L. Chen, C.K. Lee, G. Zi, X. Zhuang, G.R. Liu, T. Rabczuk, A Phantom-Node Method with Edge-Based Strain Smoothing for Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics. Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2013, 978026.
  • Vu-Bac, H. Nguyen-Xuan, L. Chen, P. Kerfriden, S. Bordas, R.N. Simpson, G.R. Liu, T. Rabczuk, A node-based smoothed extended finite element method (NS-XFEM) for fracture analysis. Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science, 2011, 1898: 1-25.
  • R. Liu, Y. Jiang, L. Chen, G.Y. Zhang, A singular cell-based smoothed radial point interpolation method (CS-RPIM) for fracture problems. Computers and Structures, 2011, 89: 1378-1396.
  • Wang, G.R. Liu, G.Y. Zhang, L. Chen, Accurate bending stress analysis of the asymmetric gear using the novel ES-PIM with triangular mesh. International Journal of Automotive & Mechanical Engineering, 2011, 3: 373-397.
  • Chen, J. Zhang, K.Y. Zeng, P.G. Jiao, An edge-based smoothed finite element method (ES-FEM) for adaptive analysis. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, an International Journal, 2011, 39 (6): 767-793.
  • Wang, G.R. Liu, Z.Q. Zhang, L. Chen, Nonlinear 3D numerical computations for the square membrane versus experimental data. Engineering Structures, 2011, 33: 1828-1837.
  • Chen, G.R. Liu, N. Nourbakhsh-Nia, K.Y. Zeng, A singular edge-based smoothed finite element method (ES-FEM) for bimaterial interface cracks. Computational Mechanics, 2010, 45: 109-125.
  • R. Liu, L. Chen*, T. Nguyen-Thoi, K.Y. Zeng, G.Y. Zhang, A novel singular node-based smoothed finite element method (NS-FEM) for upper bound solutions of fracture problems. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2010, 83: 1466-1497.
  • Chen, X. Nguyen-Xuan, T. Nguyen-Thoi, K.Y. Zeng, S.C. Wu, Assessment of smoothed point interpolation methods for elastic mechanics. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 2010, 89: 1635-1655.
  • Nourbakkhsh-Nia, G.R. Liu, L. Chen, Y.W. Zhang, A novel general formulation for singular stress field using the ES-FEM method for the analysis of mixed-mode cracks. International Journal of Computational Methods, 2010, 7: 191-214.
  • C. Wu, H.O. Zhang, Q. Tang, L. Chen, G.L. Wang, Meshless analysis of the substrate temperature in plasma spraying process. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2009, 48: 674-681.
  • H. Li, L. Chen, H.M. Zhou, D.Q. Li, Surface model based modeling and simulation of filling processing gas-assisted injection molding. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 2009, 131 (011008): 1-8.
  • Chen, K.B. Yeap, K.Y. Zeng, G.R. Liu, Finite element simulation and experimental determination of interfacial adhesion properties by wedge indentation. Philosophical Magazine 2009, 89: 1395-1413.
  • Chen, J. H. Li, H.M. Zhou, D.Q. Li, Z.C. He, Q. Tang, A study on gas-assisted injection molding filling simulation based on surface model of a contained circle channel part. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2008, 208: 90-98.

Book Chapter

  • Y. Zeng, K.B. Yeap, A. Kumar, L. Chen, H.Y. Jiang, Fracture toughness and interfacial adhesion strength of thin films-indentation and scratch studies, in: Handbook of Nano-structured Thin Films and Coatings Three-Volume Set, 2009, Editors: S. Zhang, CRC, USA.

Conference Papers

  • Chen, H.W. Zhang, Z. Liu, L.Y. Liang, Y. Qi, S.J. Harris, J. Chen, L.Q. Chen, Modulation of dendritic patterns during electrodeposition: A nonlinear phase-field model, 13th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM13) to be held in San Diego, California July 26-30, 2015.
  • Chen, J. Chen, Y.Z. Ji, T. W. Heo, S. Bhattacharyya, R. Lebensohn, S. Mathaudhu, Z.K. Liu L.Q. Chen, An image-driven phase-field model integrating microstructure and crystal plasticity. The 3rd International Conference on Phase-field Method 2014, August 26-29, Penn State University.
  • Chen, J. Chen, Y.Z. Ji, T. W. Heo, S. Bhattacharyya, R. Lebensohn, S. Mathaudhu, Z.K. Liu L.Q. Chen, A fast Fourier transform based elasto-viscoplastic phase-field model for static recrystallization of polycrystal. The 5th International Conference on Computational Methods ICCM 2014, July 28-30, Cambridge, UK (Invited talk).
  • Chen, L. Hong, J. Chen, Y.Z. Ji, S.L. Zhang, T. Zhu, and L.Q. Chen, The role of elasto-plasticity on phase kinetics in lithiated silicon nanowires: phase-field simulation, ECS 225th Meeting Orlando, FL, May 11-15 2014.
  • Chen, J. Chen, Y.Z. Ji, T. W. Heo, S. Bhattacharyya, R. Lebensohn, S. Mathaudhu, Z.K. Liu L.Q. Chen, A fast Fourier transform based elasto-viscoplastic phase-field model for static recrystallization of polycrystal. NSF I/UCRC CCMD Bi-Annual Meeting, Penn State University, 2013.
  • H. Kuo, L. Chen, Y. Z. Ji, L. Q. Chen, Y. H. Chu, Tuning the phase stability of BiFeO3 nanocrystals via hetero-conjugation. International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technology, Singapore, 2013.
  • Chen, T. Rabczuk, G.R. Liu, K.Y. Zeng, P. Kerfriden, S. Bordas, Extended finite element method with edge-based strain smoothing (ESm-XFEM) for linear elastic crack growth. The 6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Vienna, Austria, 2012.
  • R. Liu, L. Chen, S-FEM for fracture problems, theory formulation and application. The International Conference on Advances in Computational Mechanics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2012. (Plenary)
  • B. Yeap, M. Kopycinska Mueller, L. Chen, M. Gall, E. Zschech, Nanoscale mechanical characterization of thin films with different topological structures. Frontiers in Electronic Materials: Correlation Effects and Memristive Phenomena. Aachen, Germany, 2012. (Nature Conference)
  • Chen, K.Y. Zeng, G.R. Liu, A combined ES-FEM and XFEM method (ESm-XFEM) for fracture analyses. Annual Meeting of the Singapore Association of Computational mechanics, Singapore, 2011.
  • Chen, G. R. Liu, K. Y. Zeng, A novel singular node-based smoothed finite element method (NS-FEM) for upper bound solutions of fracture problems. The 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, Sydney, Australia, 2010.
  • Chen, K.Y. Zeng, G.R. Liu, Determination of the interfacial adhesion properties by wedge indentation: 3D finite element simulation and experiment. Annual Meeting of the Singapore Association of Computational mechanics, Singapore, 2010.
  • Chen, K.Y. Zeng, G.R. Liu, Determination of the interfacial adhesion properties by wedge indentation: finite element simulation and experiments. International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technology, Singapore, 2009.
  • B. Yeap, L. Chen, K.Y. Zeng, D. Chi, A simple method to quantify interfacial mechanical properties of low-k/Si. MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 2009.
  • L. Chen, G.R. Liu, An adaptive edge-based smoothed point interpolation method (ES-PIM) for mechanics problems. Annual Meeting of the Singapore Association of Computational mechanics, Singapore, 2008.