Dr. Bo Chen

Dr. Bo Chen joined Coventry University in September 2015 as Lecturer in Materials and Manufacturing Processes. He has worked as a Research Associate in the School of Materials, The University of Manchester (2013-2015) and as a Teaching Associate and Research Assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol (2011-2013). He has degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Beihang University in China (BSc) and in Mechanical Engineering from University of Bristol in the UK (PhD).

He has over 7 years experience in developing the mechanistic understanding and predictive models of nuclear materials performance (creep deformation, damage as well as oxidation) under extreme environments. His research interests are in the use of both experimental and modelling techniques at different length-scales to develop a mechanistic understanding of materials performance and predict the lifetime of key engineering components. He has a track record in the use of worldwide neutron diffraction facilities to measure residual stresses and understand the micro-mechanics of materials. To date, he has published 11 journal papers and 15 conference papers.

He is currently recruiting for a studentship, focussing on 'Assessing strengths of joints for high pressure vessels'.

  • Environmental Impact on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Components (ENVISINC). This project aims to develop a new and fundamental understanding of environmentally assisted failure mechanisms (creep-fatigue-corrosion) within nuclear power plants. 
  • Understanding the Material Internal State associated with Thermal Ageing and Creep. This project aims to improve the structural integrity assessment methodology applied to the UK’s existing nuclear power plant for lifetime extension.
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