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Faculty Profile

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Name: Xu Chen
Title: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Department: Mechanical Engineering
E-Mail: xchen@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~xchen
Program/Department Website: http://me.engr.uconn.edu/faculty/chen-xu/
Office Telephone: (860) 486-3688



Keywords | Categories: advanced manufacturing, complex systems, human-machine collaboration, Institute of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, mechatronics, optimization, precision engineering, robotics, systems and controls

Professional Summary

Prof. Xu Chen’s research interests are theory and applications of dynamic systems and controls to advance the technology development in modern engineering systems. He has worked closely with the precision control and information storage industries, and helped Western Digital Corporation to develop multiple new control and system designs for industrial mass production. His other contributions include development and implementation of new control algorithms that solved practical problems in semiconductor manufacturing, nm-scale precision motion control, system identification and optimization, human-machine interactions, mechatronics, and robotics. Dr. Chen is a recipient of the 2014 Young Investigator Award in ISCIE/ASME International Symposium on Flexible Automation, the 2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, the 2012 UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Frank and Margaret Lucas Fellowship at UC Berkeley, and the 2008 Outstanding Graduate Award from Tsinghua University.