Lei Chen, Ph.D.
Biography and Education
Dr. Lei Chen joins the University of Michigan-Dearborn from Mississippi State University. His research interests are in the broad area of advanced manufacturing and materials design, with a focus on additive manufacturing of metals and piezoelectric composites. Dr. Chen has published over 70 papers in top international journals including Nature, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Acta Materialia, Additive Manufacturing, etc. and has received a number of awards, the most recent of which are the prestigious ASEE Southeastern Section New Researcher Award (2018) and ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2017).
Ph.D., National University of Singapore, 2012
M.S., Huazhong University of Science & Technology, 2007
B.S., Huazhong University of Science & Technology, 2005
Teaching and Research
- computational materials
- advanced manufacturing
- energy systems
Awards and Recognition
Southeastern Section New Researcher Award, ASEE, 2018
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, ORAU, 2017