Niechen Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University, 2018
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University, 2015
  • B.Eng. Material Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2013

Research Interests

  • Manufacturing process automation
  • Hybrid manufacturing systems (Additive/Subtractive Manufacturing)
  • CAD/CAM (Computational geometry, Design for Manufacturability)
  • Digital manufacturing

Professional Associations and Honors

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

Selected Publications

  • Chen, N., and Frank, M.C. “Automated post machining process planning for a new hybrid manufacturing method of additive manufacturing and rapid machining” Rapid Prototyping Journal, Volume 24, Issue 7. 2018
  • Eldakroury, M., Chen, N., and Frank, M.C. “A New Method for Locating Candidate Substrates for Multi Axis Hybrid Manufacturing Systems” Rapid Prototyping Journal, Volume 24, Issue 3. 2018
  • Frank, M.C., Harrysson, O., Wysk, R.A., Chen, N., et al. “Direct Additive Subtractive Hybrid Manufacturing (DASH) – An Out of Envelope Method”, Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, 2017
  • Frank, M.C., Harrysson, O., Wysk, R.A., Chen, N., et al. et al. “A method for integrating additive and subtractive operations for metal parts- Direct Additive Subtractive Hybrid manufacturing(DASH)”, Proceedings of Material Science and Technology, 2017

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Contact

815-753-7144
nchen@niu.edu
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