Welcome to Multiscale Computational Physics Lab
We develop fundamental theories and utilize simulation based experiments for different physical problems across different time/length scales and their applicaitons
The Multiscale Computational Physics Lab held by Professor James M. Chen is avtive in theoretical study and simulation based experiments of physical problems across different time/length scales. Current works focus on Coarse-Grain Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics (CG-NEMD) Simulation, Atomistic Field Theory (AFT), nano-electrodynamics, multiscale fracture mechanics, generalized atomistic finite element method (GAFEM), computatinoal Micropolar fluid dynamics (CMFD) and biocontinuum mechanics. Please explore our website to learn more about us.
Research Position (Postdoctoral Researcher or PhD Student) Opening
If you are interested in studying in one of our research topics, please feel free to contact Dr. James Chen. No matter you are undergraduate, graduate or visiting scholarship, if you are interested in our works and want to be part of the Nittany Lions, our lab is always open to you.
If you are interested in studying (1) multiscale modeling of fracture; (2) Vortex-Induced Vibration (VIV) Energy Harvesting, and (3) Energy Trasnfer of Boundary Layer, please feel free to contact Dr. James Chen with a current transcript, CV and contact information of two professional references.
April 13, 2013
Congratulations to MCPL members, Steve, Jason and Caleb for their achivement on 2013 Penn State Altoona Research Fair. Jason and Caleb won the second place in the Poster session and the third place in the oral presentation session. Steve earned the third place in the third place in the poster session. Well done and way to go, guys! See here for pictures and more information at Penn State Altoona Website.
April 9, 2013
Dr. Chen is co-guesting editting a Special Issue on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Physical Phenomena of Material Systems for ASCE Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics with Dr. James Lee at The George Washington University and Dr. Xianqiao Wang at University of Georgia and the call-for-paper can be downloaded here
April 3, 2013
Thank Caleb for designing a logo for MCPL. It has been uploaded in our MCPL website and can be downloaded here
March 29, 2013
Dr. Chen was interviewed by Sigma Xi for Meet Your Fellow Companion Series and the detailed information can be found at Sigma Xi
For further information/inquiries, please feel free to contact the Lab Director
Division of Business and Engineering
103A Sheetz Family Health Center
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601