Dr Daniel Chen
Lecturer

Dr Daniel Chen

Doctor of Philosophy (Structural Engineering), The University of Queensland, Australia

Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dr Da (Daniel) Chen is an ARC DECRA fellow and a Lecturer at School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney. He also holds honorary appointments in the University of Melbourne (UoM) and the University of Queensland (UQ).

In June 2018, Daniel obtained his PhD in Structural Engineering from School of Civil Engineering, UQ with the topic: Static and Dynamic Analysis of Functionally Graded Porous Structures, where he systemically examined the bending, buckling, vibration, and energy absorption of innovative composite structural forms made of metal foams and featured by graded porosities. After PhD, he embarked on new research related to novel vibration absorbers, offshore fish cages, and wheel-rail interactions within Blue economy CRC, School of Civil Engineering (UQ), and School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering (UQ).

During May 2021 to May 2022, Daniel joined Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, and was affiliated with Division Mechanics of Functional Materials (MFM) and Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design (ISMD). He continued his journey on porous structures and extended his study towards the multi-scale modelling and deep learning. From May 2022 to April 2023, he worked at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, UoM under his DECRA project: Smart Optimisation of Functionally Graded Porous Structures. Meanwhile, he was involved in the experimental investigation of advanced composite concrete columns and structural health monitoring of bridges and road networks.

Daniel started his role in School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney as a Lecturer from May 2023. He is within the world’s top 2% scientists (single-year ranking, Stanford University), based on October 2023 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators".

Phone
+61-2-9065-2417
Location
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Room 614, Level 6, Civil Engineering Building (H20) UNSW SYDNEY 2052
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Chen S; Chen D; Li L; Miramini S; Zhang L, 2024, 'Optimized Bridge Maintenance Strategies: A System Reliability-Based Approach to Enhancing Road Network Performance', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/JCEMD4.COENG-14176
    Journal articles | 2024
    Tian W; Li Q; Wang Q; Chen D; Gao W, 2024, 'Additive manufacturing error quantification on stability of composite sandwich plates with lattice-cores through machine learning technique', Composite Structures, 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2023.117645
    Journal articles | 2023
    Chen D; Gao K; Yang J; Zhang L, 2023, 'Functionally graded porous structures: Analyses, performances, and applications – A Review', Thin-Walled Structures, 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2023.111046
    Journal articles | 2023
    Chen D; Rezaei S; Yang J; Kitipornchai S; Zhang L; Rosendahl PL, 2023, 'Linking Mesoscopic and Macroscopic Aspects of Inclined Self-Weight Sandwich Beams with Functionally Graded Porous Cores Under Moving Loads', International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S021945542340014X
    Journal articles | 2023
    Chen S; Chen D; Sannasiraj RDA; Zhang L, 2023, 'Engineering Reliability-Based Condition Assessment for Stay Cables Using Non-Destructive Interferometric Radar', International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219455424501542
    Journal articles | 2023
    Liu S; De Silva U; Chen D; Leslie AC; Meehan PA, 2023, 'Investigation of wheel squeal noise under mode coupling using two-disk testrig experiments', Wear, 530-531, pp. 205035 - 205035, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2023.205035
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lu H; Lee TU; Ma J; Chen D; Xie YM, 2023, 'Designing 2D stochastic porous structures using topology optimisation', Composite Structures, 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2023.117305
    Journal articles | 2023
    Xu C; Chen D; Miramini S; Liu X; Xu W; Zhang L, 2023, 'Experimental fire performance assessment of a new type of prestressed composite circular precast concrete columns', Engineering Structures, 278, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2022.115509
    Journal articles | 2022
    Chen D; Rezaei S; Rosendahl PL; Xu BX; Schneider J, 2022, 'Multiscale modelling of functionally graded porous beams: Buckling and vibration analyses', Engineering Structures, 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2022.114568
    Journal articles | 2022
    Chen D; Yang J; Schneider J; Kitipornchai S; Zhang L, 2022, 'Impact response of inclined self-weighted functionally graded porous beams reinforced by graphene platelets', Thin-Walled Structures, 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2022.109501
    Journal articles | 2022
    Vicari Stefani B; Wright M; Soeriyadi A; Chen D; Kim M; Wright B; Andronikov D; Nyapshaev I; Abolmasov S; Wilson G; Hallam B, 2022, 'Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells and p-type Crystalline Silicon Wafers: A Historical Perspective', Solar RRL, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.202200449
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zhao S; Zhang Y; Chen D; Yang J; Kitipornchai S, 2022, 'Enhanced thermal buckling resistance of folded graphene reinforced nanocomposites with negative thermal expansion: From atomistic study to continuum mechanics modelling', Composite Structures, 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114872
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Impact of surface doping profile and passivation layers on surface-related degradation in silicon PERC solar cells', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 235, pp. 111497 - 111497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2021.111497
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chen D; Wang CM; Zhang H, 2021, 'Examination of net volume reduction of gravity-type open-net fish cages under sea currents', Aquacultural Engineering, 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaeng.2020.102128
    Journal articles | 2021
    Liu D; Chen D; Yang J; Kitipornchai S, 2021, 'Buckling and free vibration of axially functionally graded graphene reinforced nanocomposite beams', Engineering Structures, 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.113327
    Journal articles | 2020
    Chen D; Wang CM; Zhang H; Ke LL, 2020, 'Vibration Absorber for Spring-Mass System Using a Hanging Heavy Column with Rotationally Restrained End', Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001750
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chen D; Yang J; Kitipornchai S, 2019, 'Buckling and bending analyses of a novel functionally graded porous plate using Chebyshev-Ritz method', Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 19, pp. 157 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acme.2018.09.004
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chen D; Kitipornchai S; Yang J, 2018, 'Dynamic response and energy absorption of functionally graded porous structures', Materials and Design, 140, pp. 473 - 487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2017.12.019
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dong YH; Li YH; Chen D; Yang J, 2018, 'Vibration characteristics of functionally graded graphene reinforced porous nanocomposite cylindrical shells with spinning motion', Composites Part B: Engineering, 145, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.03.009
    Journal articles | 2018
    Gao K; Gao W; Chen D; Yang J, 2018, 'Nonlinear free vibration of functionally graded graphene platelets reinforced porous nanocomposite plates resting on elastic foundation', Composite Structures, 204, pp. 831 - 846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.08.013
    Journal articles | 2018
    Yang J; Chen D; Kitipornchai S, 2018, 'Buckling and free vibration analyses of functionally graded graphene reinforced porous nanocomposite plates based on Chebyshev-Ritz method', Composite Structures, 193, pp. 281 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.03.090
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chen D; Yang J; Kitipornchai S, 2017, 'Nonlinear vibration and postbuckling of functionally graded graphene reinforced porous nanocomposite beams', Composites Science and Technology, 142, pp. 235 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2017.02.008
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kitipornchai S; Chen D; Yang J, 2017, 'Free vibration and elastic buckling of functionally graded porous beams reinforced by graphene platelets', Materials and Design, 116, pp. 656 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2016.12.061
    Journal articles | 2016
    Chen D; Kitipornchai S; Yang J, 2016, 'Nonlinear free vibration of shear deformable sandwich beam with a functionally graded porous core', Thin-Walled Structures, 107, pp. 39 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2016.05.025
    Journal articles | 2016
    Chen D; Yang J; Kitipornchai S, 2016, 'Corrigendum to "Elastic buckling and static bending of shear deformable functionally graded porous beam" [Compos. Struct. 133 (2015) 54-61] DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.07.052', Composite Structures, 139, pp. 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.12.063
    Journal articles | 2016
    Chen D; Yang J; Kitipornchai S, 2016, 'Free and forced vibrations of shear deformable functionally graded porous beams', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 108-109, pp. 14 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2016.01.025
    Journal articles | 2015
    Chen D; Yang J; Kitipornchai S, 2015, 'Elastic buckling and static bending of shear deformable functionally graded porous beam', Composite Structures, 133, pp. 54 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.07.052
    Journal articles | 2014
    Jin H; Chen D, 2014, 'Braking performance of working Rail-mounted cranes under wind load', Wind and Structures, An International Journal, 19, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/was.2014.19.1.001
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Chen D; Zhang L, 2023, 'Harmonic Vibration of Inclined Porous Nanocomposite Beams', in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, pp. 497 - 501, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-3330-3_52
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Chen D; Kitipornchai S; Yang J, 2017, 'Postbuckling of shear deformable sandwich beam with a functionally graded porous metal foam core', in Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges - Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM24 2016, pp. 1797 - 1802
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Yang J; Chen D; Kitipornchai S, 2017, 'Nonlinear free vibration of shear deformable functionally graded porous beams', in 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2017
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Hu J; Da Chen ; Ding S; Qing G; Jin H, 2012, 'Simulation of the wind field of gantry cranes based on FLUENT', in Applied Mechanics and Materials, pp. 1530 - 1534, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.217-219.1530

  • Faculty International Seed Grant (2023) The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Learning and Teaching Initiatives Grant (2022) - The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA, 2022) - Australian Research Council, Australia

  • ´Future Talent´ Short-term Scholarship (2021) - Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • ´Future Talent´ Guest Stay (2020) - Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding HDR Theses (2018) - The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Civil Engineering Conference Travel Contribution Award (2017) - The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (2014) -  Australian Government, Australia
  • UQ Centennial Scholarship (2014) - The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Research Higher Degree Top Up Scholarship (2014) - The University of Queensland, Australia

With diverse research experience in Australia and Germany, Daniel has an interdisciplinary knowledge background across structural, material, and mechanical engineering. He is best known for his expertise in the development of functionally graded porous structural components.

Daniel is interested in the following research fields :

  • Lightweight multifunctional structural forms
  • Architectured materials
  • Machine learning aided analysis
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Offshore structures