Dr Chen joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University as a Lecturer in 2007, and has been a Senior Lecturer since 2011. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Chinese Univerity of Hong Kong. He was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and a Visiting Professor in IRCCyN, Ecole Central de Nantes and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Dr Chen established the Laboratory of Motion Generation and Analysis (LMGA) at Monash University and has been the director of LMGA since 2008. The mission of LMGA is to solve real world challenges for better industry and society by means of advanced robotic technologies. The research activities include medical robots, agriculture robots, and infrastructure robots. The research focuses are on design of robots and mechanisms, robotic dynamics and control, path planning, and robotic intelligence. The robotic systems developed by his group include a Robotic Transverse Profiler (successfully delivered to the Australian Road Research Board in 2016), a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand (received 2017 Award by Australian Hand Therapy Association), and an Apple Harvesting Robot (exhibited in 2019 Global AI Product and Application EXPO).
Dr Chen has attracted more than $2M in his leading research projects, and $18M in his participating research projects. The funding bodies include ARC, Collier Charitable Fund, and International Science Linkages. Dr Chen received awards including the 1996 Dean’s Honor List at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the 2004 ASME International Scholarship, the 2005 FQRNT Doctorate Scholarship, the 2006-2007 FQRNT Post-Doctorate Fellowship, and the 2017 Year’s Innovation Award by Australian Hand Therapy Association.
More information of Dr Chen’s research can be found at here. If you are interested, you are welcome to contact Dr Chen.