Zengtao Chen   2012 University Research Scholar Award Recipient

Dr. Chen is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department.  He has been working on modelling of various engineering materials including metals, ceramics, and fibrous materials. He has received more than one million dollars in research funds, and published 43 journal papers since joining UNB in 2004. He was the recipient of many awards, such as the UNB me it award and the Harrison-McCain Young Scholar's award in 2007, the CFI Leaders Award in 2006, and the Humboldt Research Fellowship in 1999. He has supervised 3 Post-doctoral fellows, 2 PhDs, and 10 Masters. One of his PhD students has been hired by National Research Council in Ottawa as Research Officer, and the other was awarded the prestigious NSERC Post-doctoral Fellowship in 2011 and will strut his Fellowship at the University of Waterloo in January 2012. This is the lone NSERC PDF of New Brunswick in 2011, and only one for UNB in the past five years.

Dr. Chen is cuuently supervising one visiting scholar, one project engineer, one PDF, two PhD students, and four MSc students. He is an executive board member of Canadian Fracture Research Corporation, and editor or guest editor of a number of international journals. He has been on the international academic committee and served as keynote speaker for many intenational conferences. He chaired the International Fracture Symposium at the 23rd Canadian Congress on Applied Mechanics in Vancouver in June 2011.

Dr. Greg Kealey, Provost and Vice-President (Research)
March 13, 2012