Doctor of Philosophy (Structural Engineering) The University of Queensland, Australia
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). He is a member of Engineers Australia and The International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS).
In 2018, Daniel obtained his PhD in Structural Engineering from 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 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 interaction.
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 multi-scale modelling and deep learning. During May 2022 and April 2023, he worked for UoM under his DECRA project: Smart Optimisation of Functionally Graded Porous Structures. Meanwhile, he was also involved in the experimental investigation of advanced composite concrete columns and structural health monitoring of bridges and road networks.
Daniel started his role in UNSW Sydney as a Lecturer from May 2023.
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 :