Dr. Bernard Chen

Dr. Bernard Chen

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 121, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus.


  • BE in Engineering 1st Class Hon, Monash University.
  • Ph.D, Monash University.
  • MBA, Graduate School of Business, Rmit Univeresity.


Bio-Mechanical and Bio-Medical Engineering.
Computational Mechanics and Rail Materials.
Finite Element Modelling, Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of Forming Processes.


  • Senior Lecturer – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University
  • Associate Professor – Hon Principal Fellow – Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne
  • Associate Editor – International Journal of Agile Systems and Management


• Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Solid Mechanics

Applied Mechanics in multi-disciplinary research – crack and failure analysis, thermo-mechanical deformation, microstructural modelling, geo-materials, light alloys, composite materials and optimisation

• Railways technology and research

Rail materials, track and wagon dynamics and structural health, real-time sensing, Laser Speckle Imaging

• Computational fracture mechanics:

Fatigue of high strength aluminium alloys, damage of materials and life assessment

• Biomechanics and Medical Engineering:

Cochlea implant, medical devices, orthopaedic implants, impact simulation and injury assessment, minimally invasive surgical tools

• Design: CAD, high speed forming, light weight structures, agile manufacturing systems


  • Bio-Mechanical and Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics and Rail Materials
  • Finite Element Modelling





Research Projects

Current projects

System for real-time monitoring and sensing railway conditions by laser light

Rail Manufacturing CRC PhD Scholarship.

NIS Low GI Powder Product Development

Process Improvements at Dollar Sweets

Past projects

Advanced Composites Research

CRC Railway Engineering and Technologies

CRC Advanced Composite Structures

CRC for Integrated Engineering Asset Management

Teaching Commitments

  • MEC5881 - Performance Systems Engineering
  • MEC3455 - Solid Mechanics
Last modified: 11/05/2020