Jie Chen, Ph.D.

Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI 
723 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone:(317)274-5918; Fax:(317)274-9744
Email: jchen3@iupui.edu

Dr. Chen received BSME degree from Tianjin University, P.R. Cina, in 1982, MS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Shanghai Second Medical University, P.R. China, in 1985 and Ph.D. from Drexel University in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, in 1989. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, from 1989 to 1990. He joined IUPUI in August of 1990 as assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering (80%) and Orthodontics (20%). He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1995 and to Professor in 2000. Dr. Chen is involved with many facilities and infrastructures. Some of these would include:
Experimental Mechanics Laboratory
Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Labratory
Computational Biomechanics Laboratory
Dental Biomechanics Laboratory.

Current Research Areas

Dr. Chen's research interests include mechanical system modeling, stress analysis, computer-aided-engineering, design, and biomechanics. He has been dealing with various engineering applications ranging from biological systems to power train of hybrid electric vehicle. His research has been on the following areas. (1) Design and performance evaluation of power trains using virtual prototyping methods. His research group has developed virtual component models of the power train and integrated them into virtual power trains. Various control and optimization methods are being implemented to optimize the design and to meet design specifications. (2) Development of an integrated design template that consists of CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM. Concurrent engineering design process is being built into the system for better project management. (3) Understanding mechanism of tooth movement and design of orthodontic appliances for moving the tooth more efficiently. His research group is investigating the optimal moment to force ratio for prescribed tooth movement using computer modeling and measuring the orthodontic forces by different appliances on dental brackets. (4) Mechanism of TMJ disorder.

Teaching Interests