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November 3, 2020

USC professor to present IMSE lecture

Submitted by Shing Chang

Yong Chen, from the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California, will present the lecture "Additive Manufacturing of Bio-inspired Structures via Multi-scale, Multi-material and Multifunctional 3D Printing" at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, via Zoom.

To join, go to https://ksu.zoom.us/j/97415002336?pwd=OUp4N0hnVHJER3d0bWl5eHRJYTRiQT09.

Chen received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001. He was a senior research and development engineer in 3D Systems Inc., the pioneer in the 3D printing industry, until joining USC in 2006. Chen’s research focuses on additive manufacturing — 3D printing — in micro- and meso-scales. He has published more than 150 publications in refereed journals and conferences and has 12 issued and pending U.S. patents.

He received more than 10 best/outstanding paper awards in major design and manufacturing journals and conferences. Other major honors include the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development — or CAREER — Award, the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, invitations to the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposiums, and USC’s Innovation Commercialization awards.

A fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Chen has served as conference/program chairs and keynote speakers in several international conferences, including the conference chair of the 2017 International Manufacturing Research Conference and the program co-chair of the 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences. He also serves on the editorial boards of several design and manufacturing journals.

For more information contact Shing Chang, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, at changs@k-state.edu.