Dr. Huan Chen, Ph.D.

Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 2009. Her Ph.D. work was on micromechanical modeling of composite materials incorporating both nonlocal and interface effects. Following the completion of her doctorate training, Dr. Chen was appointed as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis from 2009 to 2014. She started working as an assistant professor for the California Medical Innovations Institute in 2015. Dr. Chen applied her mechanical engineering skills to Biomechanical Engineering, and developed microstructural mechanical approaches to biological systems, resulting in new and better understanding of cardiovascular biomechanics. Her current research, with focus on the biomedical imaging-based micromechanics of cardiovascular tissues, integrates two main approaches; from functional microstructures to macroscopic behaviors: micromechanics, and from image to mechanics: quantitating geometries and deformation from image to analyze the mechanical behaviors. Dr. Chen has published a total of thirteen peer-reviewed journal articles in highly ranked journals, including Biomaterials, Biophysical Journal, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Applied Physiology, etc. In addition, Dr. Chen has published two book chapters and two proceeding papers.