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About Genda Chen

Dr. Chen's research has been focused on the development and understanding, laboratory and field validation, and engineering application of innovative concepts in the area of smart infrastructural engineering systems subjected to multiple hazards. Due to their broad and interdisciplinary nature, these concepts are researched in close collaboration with a variety of subject matter experts in electrical and mechanical engineering, material engineering and science, and computer science and engineering. Both numerical simulations and experimental studies are emphasized in various phases of development and validation. Student and scholarly exchanges with foreign universities are encouraged in Dr. Chen's research group to enrich the learning environment.

Dr. Chen’s research interests include: Structural Health Monitoring: sensors and sensing systems; signal processing and data analysis; damage detection and system ID; structural condition assessment; engineering application. Structural Materials and Mechanics: interface behavior & deterioration of composite systems; fatigue and fracture; forensic investigation. Structural Control and Earthquake Engineering: adaptive passive and semi-active systems; soil-structure interaction; performance-based design; seismic retrofit with new materials. Multi-Hazard Assessment and Mitigation: earthquake, wind, blast, and flood; post-event reconnaissance; mitigation strategy.

Positions

November 2016 - Present Director and Principal Investigator, Missouri University of Science and Technology INSPIRE-University Transportation Center
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July 2014 - Present Robert W. Abbett Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
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September 2007 - Present Associate Director, Missouri University of Science and Technology Mid-America Transportation Center
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September 2007 - June 2014 Professor of Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
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September 2002 - August 2007 Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
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August 1996 - August 2002 Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
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Curriculum Vitae




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Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - Present Council Member, International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII)
2013 - Present Fellow Member, Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)
2009 - Present Member, Transportation Research Board (TRB)
2007 - Present Member, American Concrete Institute
2007 - Present Fellow Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
2005 - Present Member, ASCE Committee on STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING AND CONTROL (EMI)
1997 - Present Member, ASCE Committee on SEISMIC ISOLATION SYSTEMS TESTING
1997 - Present Member, ASCE Subcommittee on PERFORMANCE OF BRIDGES
1995 - Present Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
2014 - 2020 Member, ASCE Committee on METHODS OF MONITORING STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE
2016 - 2019 Member, TRB AFF40 Standing Committee on FIELD TESTING AND NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION (NDE) OF TRANSPORTATION
2016 - 2018 Vice Chair, US PANEL OF STRUCTUAL CONTROL AND MONITORING
2009 - 2018 Member, TRB AFF50 Standing Committee on SEISMIC DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE OF BRIDGES Committee
2011 - 2016 Executive Committee Member, US PANEL OF STRUCTUAL CONTROL AND MONITORING
2012 - 2015 Chair, ACI 408 Committee on DEVELOPMENT AND SPLICING OF DEFORMED BARS (ACI-ASCE Joint Committee),
2012 - 2015 Past Chair, ASCE Committee on PERFORMANCE-BASED DESIGN FOR BUILDINGS
2007 - 2013 Member, International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII)
2009 - 2012 Associate Member, ACI 408 Committee on DEVELOPMENT AND SPLICING OF DEFORMED BARS (ACI-ASCE Joint Committee),
2006 - 2012 Member, Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)
2008 - 2011 Chair, ASCE Committee on PERFORMANCE-BASED DESIGN FOR BUILDINGS
2008 - 2011 Secretary, ASCE Committee on STRUCTURAL CONTROL (SEI)
2005 - 2008 Control Member, ASCE Committee on STRUCTURAL CONTROL (SEI)
1991 - 2007 Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
2003 - 2005 Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
2003 - 2005 Member, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
2000 - 2005 Member, ASCE Committee on STRUCTURAL CONTROL (SEI)
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Honors and Awards

  • Missouri S&T Faculty Research Award (2011, 2013)
  • Missouri S&T Inaugural Faculty Research Award (2009)
  • Engineers Make a World of Difference Award by the Society of American Military Engineers, Fort Leonard Wood Chapter, 2008
  • Joseph H. Senne, Jr. Academy of Civil Engineers Faculty Achievement Award, 2004
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 1998
  • America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2003
  • Who’s Who in America, 2000

Courses

  • CE425 Finite Element Application in Structural Design
  • CE401 Structural Health Monitoring
  • CE/ME/EE/NU 301 Structural Health Monitoring
  • CE/Arch320 Structural Analysis II
  • CE/Arch384/5208 Structural Dynamics
  • CE/Arch221 Structural Design in Metals
  • CE/Arch218 Structural Dynamics
  • CE/Arch217/3201 Structural Dynamics
  • CE424 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • CE430/401 Stochastic Theory of Structural Vibration
  • CE/ME/EE/NU401 Integrated Health Monitoring Systems
  • CE/ME/EE/NU301 Structural Health Monitoring
  • CE/Arch384/5208 Structural Dynamics
  • CE/Arch223 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CE/Arch375/301 Low-rise Building Analysis and Design

Education

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1992 Ph. D. in Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
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1985 M.S. in Civil Engineering, Dalian Institute of Technology
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1978 B.S. in Civil Engineering, Dalian Institute of Technology
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Contact Information

328 Butler-Carlton Hall
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T)
1401 N. Pine Street, Rolla, MO 65409-0030

Tel: (573) 341-4462
Fax: (573) 341-6215

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