Suren Chen, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, an associate professor and the coordinator of the Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Chen is the program director of USDOT Region 8 University Transportation Center, Mountain-Plains Consortium and co-director of the Center for Sustainable and Intelligent Transportation System at CSU. His research has been primarily focused on transportation infrastructure safety, sustainability, highway traffic safety risk prediction and mitigation, transportation network planning, optimization, and hazard resilience. He has published over 70 technical refereed journal papers and led over 20 research grants funded by various federal and state agencies. He has given 25 keynote and invited talks at various international and national conferences and universities.
He was awarded the ASCE Collingwood Prize in 2009 and is currently an associate editor of ASCE’s Journal of Bridge Engineering. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Advances in Structural Engineering. He is active in several technical committees of ASCE, including having served as the vice chair, chair, and past chair of the Experimental Analysis and Instrumentation Committee between 2013 and 2017. Chen is the university representative of the Transportation Research Board for CSU.
He has been a licensed professional civil engineer since 2004, with two years of industrial experience in a major engineering consulting firm.