Boyang Chen joined the group of Aerospace Structures and Computational Mechanics in TU Delft Aerospace Faculty as an Assistant Professor in April 2017. He specializes in the field of computational fracture mechanics for fibre reinforced composites.

He is the (co)author of more than 40 publications including journals, book chapters, technical reports, conference proceedings, etc. He has been invited to give talks in Airbus Hamburg, Stanford Composites Design Workshop and Harbin Institute of Technology. His method for the modelling of crack propagation with floating node has been adopted by NASA Langley Research Center and National Institute of Aerospace in the US and Swerea SICOMP in Sweden for the analysis of crack migration and fatigue crack growth in composites.

Before coming to TU Delft, Boyang had worked as a Scientist in the Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore and as a Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of National University of Singapore (NUS). He obtained his PhD jointly from NUS and Imperial College London in March 2014. He also holds the Diplôme d'Ingénieur from Ecole Polytechnique and the Bachelor of Engineering from NUS under the French Double Degree programme.

research interest

The modelling of material damage and fracture with novel finite element technologies.

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Assistant professor in the group of Aerospace Structures and Computational Mechanics, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology


PhD, Composite Materials, National University of Singapore
PhD, Composite Materials, Imperial College London
Diplôme d'Ingénieur, École Polytechnique
BEng, Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore


Aerospace Engineering


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