Chen Shen, Ph.D.

Chen Shen, Ph.D.

Chen Shen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Chen Shen, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering

Contact Info
Rowan Hall 229



Postdoctoral Associate, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, 2020
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2016
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2014
B.S., Acoustics, Nanjing University, 2012

Impactful Research Areas:
    Sustainable Materials & Processes
    Digital Engineering

Research Expertise: 
Functional materials, Metamaterials ; Noise and vibration control, Structural health monitoring; Acoustofluidics and microfluidics

Dr. Shen works on the intersection between structures and wave propagation, in particular acoustic and elastic waves. The research mainly focuses on developing novel structures to control the propagation of waves in complex media for applications in sensing, acoustics, and healthcare.

Honors and Awards: 
Frances R. Lax Fund for Faculty Development                                              
PIERS Young Scientist Award                                     
EPL Distinguished Referee

Professional Memberships:
Acoustical Society of America
European Physical Society
American Society of Mechanical Engineers  

Recent Publications:
Katerina Stojanoska and Chen Shen†, “Non-Hermitian planar elastic metasurface for unidirectional focusing of flexural waves”, Applied Physics Letters, 120, 241701, 2022.                                                               

Hao-Wen Dong*, Chen Shen*, Sheng-Dong Zhao*, Weibao Qiu, Hairong Zheng, Chuanzeng Zhang, Steven A. Cummer, Yue-Sheng Wang†, Daining Fang† and Li Cheng†, “Achromatic metasurfaces with inversely customized dispersion for ultra-broadband acoustic wavefront engineering”, National Science Review, nwac030, 2022.                                                   
Oyindamola Rahman, Kazi Zahir Uddin, Jeeva Muthulingam, George Youssef, Chen Shen† and Behrad Koohbor†, “Density-Graded Cellular Solids: Mechanics, Fabrication, and Applications”, Advanced Engineering Materials, 24, 2100646, 2022.                                                                                                           

Chen Shen*, Shiheng Lu*, Zhenhua Tian*, Shujie Yang, Jorge A. Cardenas, Junfei Li, Xiuyuan Peng, Tony Jun Huang†, Aaron D. Franklin† and Steven A. Cummer†, “Electrically Tunable Surface Acoustic Wave Propagation at MHz Frequencies Based on Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Transistors”, Advanced Functional Materials, 31, 2010744 (2021). 

Yangyang Fu*,†, Chen Shen*, Xiaohui Zhu*, Junfei Li, Youwen Liu, Yadong Xu† and Steven A. Cummer†, “Sound Vortex Diffraction via Topological Charge in Phase Gradient Metagratings”, Science Advances, 6, eaba9876 (2020).