Dr. Zengtao Chen is a tenured professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
of University of Alberta. He is an elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME). He has been a faculty member at Harbin Institute of Technology,
Tsinghua University and University of New Brunswick prior to the current position. He
has been the Director of Graduate Studies and Department Chair for four years at New
Brunswick. He won two merit awards and was named one of two University Research
Scholars in 2013.
Dr. Chen has published extensively in solid mechanics, including more than 190
prestigious journals, three books, numerous conference papers and invited and keynote
speeches, with more than 2400 citations and an H-index of 27. He is an editor or guest
editor of 8 journals and the scientific committee member of more than 30 mainstream
international conferences. Dr. Chen has trained many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and many of them became academics in world renowned institutions,
including McGill, Waterloo, etc. Dr. Chen has served as committee member for many
organizations and conferences, including Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council of Canada, Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, Professional Engineers
of Ontario, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Education of China.