Chen’s research group


Dr. Youxing Chen

Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science


Dr. Chen’s research focuses on the materials’ response under extreme environments, such as radiation, load, strain rate and temperature. His group is interested in exploring the fundamental relationship between materials structure and property across multiple length scales: from atomic to macroscopic scale.


Research interests

  • Structural characterization of novel materials
  • Radiation-tolerant structural materials
  • Small-scale mechanical behavior
  • In situ and ex-situ electron microscopy
  • Additively manufactured materials



  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2015                
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, 2010
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, China, 2006



  • Research Assistant Professor, Dep. Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, 01/2019-present
  • Research Associate, Dep. Chem. Engr. & Mater. Sci., Univerisity of Minnesota, 09/2017-12/2018
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, CINT, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 05/2015-09/2017
  • Graduate Intern, MST-8, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 12/2013-09/2014
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Dep. Mater. Sci. and Engr., Texas A&M University, 07/2010-05/2015
  • Student Intern, Intel (Shanghai, China), 02/2008-04/2009


Professional activities

Reviewers for peer-reviewed journals such as Science Advance; Acta Materialia; International Journal of Plasticity; Materials Research Letters; Scientific Reports; Journal of Applied Physics; Nanotechnology; Journal of Materials Research; Materials Science & Engineering A; Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A; JOM; Applied Surface Science; Advanced Materials Interfaces; RSC Advances; Journal of Electronic Materials; Materials and Design; Materials Letters; Journal of Materials Science; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; Semiconductor Science and Technology; Modern Physics Letters B; Materials Research Express; Micro & Nano Letters.


Contact Me ​

Youxing Chen

Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 

Charlotte, North Carolina 28223


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