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Dr. Genda Chen is Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Director of Mid-America Transportation Center since 2007. In 1992, he received his Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY. Before joining the Missouri S&T faculty in 1996, Dr. Chen performed structural analysis, design, inspection, and assessment of both highway and long-span bridges. His research interests include smart structures, structural control, structural health monitoring, interface mechanics and deterioration of composite structures, and multi-hazard effects on civil infrastructure. Dr. Chen authored and co-authored over 250 publications, including over 80 journal articles and book chapters. He was a 1998 recipient of National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards, the 2009 and 2011 Missouri S&T Inaugural Faculty Research Awards, and the 2004 Joseph H. Senne, Jr. Academy of Civil Engineers Faculty Achievement Award. Dr. Chen is Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering and was a recent Guest Editor of a special issue of Structural Engineering and Mechanics. He is Past Chair of the ASCE Performance-Based Design of Structures Committee, and Past Secretary of the ASCE Structural Control Committee. Dr. Chen was elected to be ASCE Fellow in 2007. He is a critical member of the team for two awarded patents and one pending patent.
Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2013