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Dr. Chen obtained his Bachelors degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Central South University, China. He then pursued his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Newcastle, Australia in 2013. Research ExpertiseDr Chen has broad research and industrial consulting experience relating to manufacturing and digital technologies in interdisciplinary fields. Dr Chens original research interest covered multi-phase flow with primary applications in pneumatic conveying industry. During his further employment with BHP Billiton and Bradken Resources, Dr Chen developed research interests in the mineral processing related engineering research. Dr Chens recent research areas also include advanced sensing and IIoT and their coupling to numerical modelling and machine learning.Dr Chen has also been involved with competitive government and industry funded research projects in Australia and China. He has published over 60 articles in internationally renowned journals and conference proceedings. Dr Chen also received a number of domestic and international awards.

Research interests

Mineral Processing and Bulk Solids Handling

Numerical Modelling

Alloy Materials and Composite Materials

IoT Sensors


Associate Professor, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2022-present

Associate Professor, Central South University, China, 2019-2022

Principal Process Engineer, Bradken Resources Pty Ltd, Hitachi Construction Machinery, 2020-2023

Global DEM Engineer, Bradken Resources Pty Ltd, Hitachi Construction Machinery, 2017-2019

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, The University of Newcastle, 2017-present

Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, The University of Newcastle Australia, 2015-2017

Lecturer, School of Engineering, The University of Newcastle Australia, 2014-2015

Research Engineer, TUNRA BULK SOLIDS Pty Ltd Australia, 2009-2014





Awards and honours







2016, First Prize Winner (#1), 2016 Unearthed Hackathon Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia

2015, Best Paper (#1), Iron Ore 2015 Conference

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Newcastle, Australia 2014

Bachelor of Engineering, Central South University, 2009

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  • Staff


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