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Shikui Chen 

Shikui ChenAssociate Professor

163 Light Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300

Contact Info
Phone: (631) 632- 2309
Fax: (631) 632-8544
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  • Northwestern University, Illinois, Ph.D. 2010 (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Ph.D. 2006 (Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering)

Professional Experience

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, 2013-Present
Industrial experience
  • Department of Finite Element Solvers and Optimization Technology, Altair Engineering Inc., OptiStruct Core Development, 2010-2013

Research Interests and History

Shikui Chen joined the Mechanical Engineering Faculty at Stony Brook in the Fall of 2013. His research interests are in the area of predictive science based design optimization, particularly in the fields of structural shape and topology optimization, geometric modeling with level set methods, PDEconstrained optimization, and simulation-based design under uncertainty. Shikui Chen is a member of ASME and AIAA. He was the recipient of the ASME Compliant Mechanisms Theory Award in the ASME 31st Mechanisms and Robotics Conference in 2007.