Wei Chen got Ph.D. from Geotechnical Institute of TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany in 2015. He is currently an associate professor and master tutor in the Department of Railway Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Central South University.
His research topics are mainly related to fracture, damage, subcritical crack propagation and time-dependent damage characteristics of rock, concrete and masonry structures, discrete element simulation for granular structures and hydraulic fracturing simulation. He has three research projects which are respectively funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, Grant No. 51608537), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2017M610508) and a company.
He has more than 10 high-level professional papers published in international journals, and obtained 4 patents;
Lectures on course of Railway Engineering (in English and in Chinese);
Reviewer for several international journals, for example, Engineering Geology, Engineering with Computers, Geotechnique, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences，and Canadian Geotechnical Journal.