Julie Chen

Julie Chen, Mechanical Engineering, ACMTRL

Julie Chen, Mechanical Engineering, ACMTRL

Vice-Provost for Research, Professor, Co-Director
Phone:
978-934-2226
Fax:
978-934-3048
Office:
Perry 223A

Expertise

Composite Materials, Nanomanufacturing.

Research Interest

Deformation of fibrous and textile structures, affordable composites manufacturing, novel textile architectures, impact and crashworthiness, and nano-composites.

Educational Background

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Biosketch

Dr. Chen has taught in the mechanical engineering departments at both UMass Lowell and Boston University and is considered one of the region's leading experts on nanotechnology. 

Her interests are in mechanical behavior and deformation of fiber structures, fiber assemblies and composite materials. Additionally, her work focuses on experimental investigation and analytical modeling of processing such as forming, stamping, energy absorption,fatigue, and failure behavior of composites as they relate to the fiber architecture and manufacturing defects.

Dr. Chen also serves as the Vice Provost for Research for the University.