Faculty Profile

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Xu Chen


Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2013
xchen@uconn.edu

Campus Location: United Technologies Engineering Building Rm. 382

Tel: (860) 486-3688

Personal Website: http://xchen.lab.uconn.edu/

Short Bio:

Dr. Xu Chen joined UConn in 2014. Prior to that, he was a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and his B.S. degree with honors from Tsinghua University in 2008.

Dr. Chen’s research interests are theory and applications of dynamic systems and controls to advance the technology development in advanced manufacturing,  mechatronics, robotics, precision engineering, system and optimization, and human-machine interactions. He has worked closely with the precision control and information storage industries, and helped Western Digital Corporation to develop multiple new servo designs for industrial mass production.

Dr. Chen is a recipient of the Young Investigator Award in 2014 ISCIE / ASME International Symposium on Flexible Automation, the 2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, the 2012 UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Frank and Margaret Lucas Fellowship at UC Berkeley, and the 2008 Outstanding Graduate Award from Tsinghua University.

Keywords: advanced manufacturing, control system, control systems, controls, Current, Dynamics, Sensing and Control, mechatronics, Micro and Nano-scale Systems, precision engineering, robotics