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Dr Jiye Chen

  • Qualifications: PhD
  • Role Title: Reader in Structural Composites
  • Address: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 2427
  • Email: jiye.chen@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology

Biography

I obtained my PhD in the area of computational mechanics of composite structures from the University of Birmingham, UK in 1997. As a Research Associate, I worked with the Aeronautics Department of Imperial College London, from 1997 to 2000. In late 2000, I became a Research Fellow with the School of Engineering Science at the University of Southampton. I joined the Aerospace Engineering Department of University of Bristol in early 2004. At the end of 2006, I was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. I was promoted to Reader in Structural Composites in June 2015.

I'm the leader of the research group of Materials, Structures and Geotechnics. I have more than 15 years of research experience in composites, and I've published over 45 internationally refereed journal and conference papers and a book chapter. I have been awarded around £250K in external research funding. I am a member of the European Mechanics Society, a member of the research centre of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, and a member of the National Network Group for Composites in Construction. I'm also an active member of the review boards of six leading international journals.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Design of Structural Elements, L5
  • Civil Engineering Science, L7
  • Individual Project, L6
  • MSc Degree Project

Research

My research areas include the computational damage mechanics of composites and its application in aerospace, civil, mechanical, maritime, automotive engineering and the renewable energy industry. They include:

  • design, simulation and test of complex fibre composite structures;
  • composite panel systems in construction;
  • sandwich composite panels in bridge decks;
  • fracture toughness and fatigue strength of composites;
  • composite-adhesive repairing techniques;
  • bio-inspired design for improving damage resilience of composites;
  • extended cohesive damage model in simulation of multi-crack propagation;
  • extended digital image correlation method in detecting multiscale damage in engineering materials.
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