James Chen


James Chen.

James Chen


James Chen


Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Fundamental theories and numerical simulation for different physical problems across multiple spatial and temporal scale; turbulence; triboelectricity; atomistic simulation; continuum mechanics; applied mathematics; multiscale simulation

Contact Information

325 Jarvis Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-3162


Biography Publications Teaching Research


  • PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The George Washington University, 2011
  • MS, Applied Mathematics, National Taiwan University, 2007
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, National Chung-Hsing University, 2005

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Young Engineer Award, Wichita Council of Engineering Societies, 2018
  • Steve Hsu Keystone Research Faculty Scholar (Endowed Scholarship), 2017-2020
  • U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, 2017
  • Paul H. Cutler Faculty Excellence Endowment in Condense Matter Physics, Eberly College of Science at Penn State, 2014
  • Research Collaboration Fellowship Award, Penn State Materials Research Institute (MRI), 2014
  • Honorary Fellow, Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials, 2011
  • Student Travel Award, 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2010
  • Student Travel Award, 10th US National Congress of Computational Mechanics, 2009
  • Fellowship, The George Washington University, 2008, 2009, 2010