Chair Professor Department of Ocean Science and Engineering
Dr. Chen is currently a Chair Professor at the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. Dr. Chen obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at University of Edinburgh, UK in 1996. Dr. Chen has research interests in advanced construction materials such as ultra-high performance concrete and geopolymer concrete, broad areas in structural engineering in particular the use of FRP in civil engineering, research and application of advanced discrete element and finite element method, mechanics of unconsolidated material, and particulate solids flow and stresses in silos and materials handling. To date, Dr. Chen has authored or co-authored over 300 publications. His work has been widely cited. Based on Web of Science, Dr. Chen's work have been cited over 4212 times, with an h-index of 30. According to an Elsevier research conducted for Academic Ranking of World Universities, he was one of the 150 Most Cited Researchers worldwide in Civil Engineering in 2016.
RESEARCH PROJECTS (Over 20 projects. Examples include :
2018 - 2020: “Re-use and recycling of decommissioned composite material wind turbine blades”, under the US-Ireland Tri-partite research scheme (grant total value about 1.3m USD with partners at City University New York and Georgia Institute of Technology in the US, and University College Cork in the Republic of Ireland), QUB grant funded by the NI Department for the Economy: £299,194, JF Chen (PI), J. McKinley and R. Morrow.
2017 - 2019: “A ductile, high energy absorptive and rapid post tensioning system for extending life of concrete structures”, H2020-MSCA-IF-2016, JF Chen (PI), Soutsos, M. and Amato G., £141,119 (€183,454.80) (Project No. 753903 — SMArtPlate).
2016: “Non–conventional, recyclable, construction materials for infrastructure renewal”, Royal Academy of Engineering, DVF1516\4\25, £5930, JF Chen (PI) & M Soutsos.
2016 - 2019: “Study of FRP confined seawater sea-sand concrete”, Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Project No. 51578423, RMB747,000 (hosted at Wenzhou University), JF Chen (PI) et al.
2013 - 2015: “Transporting, handling and storing behaviour of iron ore fines”, LKAB, £200,000 (JF Chen (PI) and JY Ooi).
HONORS & AWARDS
June 2016: Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholar Award (VISA), awarded by the University of Wollongong for visiting UoW in July-Sept 2016 (two months)
Oct. 2015: Frederick Palmer Prize (Journal Prize for best paper in journal) awarded by the ICE for paper entitled “Simulating RC members Part 1: partial interaction properties”in Structures and Buildings (Vol 167, Issue SB12)
Jan. 2014: J.M. Ko Medal of Advances in Structural Engineering for the year of 2013,international journal of Advances in Structural Engineering
Aug. 2008: IIFC Fellow, International Institute for FRP in Construction.
Dec. 2006: President’s Award, International Institute for FRP in Construction.
Nov. 2004: Howard Medal 2004, the Institution of Civil Engineers
2014 – 2018，President, International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
Membership of Committee relevant to research: 18 committees. Examples include:
1.2018 – present Member of Advisory Committee, International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
2.2016 – Present Member of Expert Committee, Emerging Structural Materials And Systems Committee (ESMAS), Chinese Society of Building Structures.
3.2014 – 2018 President, IIFC
4.2012 – present Member of Advanced Composites Materials (ACM) Committee (under Structures Division), Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
5.2011– present Member of Award Committee, Distinguished Young Researcher’s Award for FRP Materials and Structure in Construction, and Outstanding Contribution Award for Applications of FRP in Construction, Chinese Society of Civil Engineers
Editor and Member of Editorial Board of International Journals:
1.2015 – Present: Editor, Advances in Structural Engineering.
2.2007 – Present: Editorial board member, Journal of Composites in Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers.
3.2010 – Present: Editorial board member, ISRN Civil Engineering.
4.2008 – 2015: Member of International Editorial Board, Advances in Structural Engineering.
5.2013 – 2016: Editorial board member, The Scientific World Journal.
Guest Editor of 9 Special issues for the various international journals.
Reviewer of over 35 international journals, examples include:
1.Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), from 2000
2.Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, from 2000
3.Journal of Composites for Construction, ASCE, from 2002
4.Construction and Building Materials, from 2000
5.Engineering Structures, from January 2002
Chairman, co-chairman or member of Scientific Committee of International Conferences: 60 conferences. Examples include:
1.International Advisory Board for SEMC 2019: The Seventh International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, 2-4 September 2019, Cape Town, South Africa
2.Vice-Chairman of Scientific Committee, The 9th National Conference on FRP in Construction, 15-17 May 2015, Chongqing, China
3.Member of International Advisory Committee, The 4th International Symposium on Bond in Concrete 2012: Bond, Anchorage, Detailing, 17-20 June 2012, Brescia, Italy.
4.Member of International Scientific Committee, The 8th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE2016), 14-16 December 2016, Hong Kong.
5.Member of International Scientific Committee, The 7th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, ACMBS-VII, 22-24 August 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Chair of over 50 keynote or parallel sessions at various international conferences.
Advanced construction materials such as ultra-high performance concrete and geopolymer concrete, and broad areas in structural engineering in particular the use of FRP in civil engineering.
Research and application of advanced discrete element and finite element method
Mechanics of unconsolidated material, particulate solids flow and stresses in silos and materials handling.
Publications Read More
SUSTech students succeed in underwater robot contest2019-11-12
SUSTC's marine science program officially filed with the Ministry of Education for review2019-11-12
The Department of Marine Science and Engineering of our university successfully held the 5th International Symposium on Marine Structures and Pipelines2019-11-12
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Professor Chen's research group invites applications for positions at the ranks of Research Assistant Professors, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Assistants. Applicants must have earned a master or doctoral degree in civil and ocean engineering, mechanics, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering or closely related fields. Employees will be engaged in the application of Fiber Reinforced Polymer in civil engineering, involving making contribution to further cooperation between Prof. Teng's team in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Prof. Chen's team in the South China University of Technology, and giving assistance to the team construction and management.
To apply, please submit an e-mail application that includes a cover letter, a CV with a full list of publications, a research statemen, projects you've participated in and contact information for four references to Ms. Chuying Cui at firstname.lastname@example.org.