Jeng-Tzong Chen, born in 1962, received a BS degree in Civil Engineering, an M.S. in Applied Mechanics, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, respectively, in 1984, 1986 and 1994, from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
He worked as a research assistant in the Structural Division of the Department of Rocket and Missile System, Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology, from 1986 to 1990.
In 1994, he was invited to be an Associate Professor in the Department of Harbor and River Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C. He was promoted to a full professor in 1998. Later in 2004, he was selected to be the Distinguished Professor. In 2007, he was selected as the Life-time Distinguished Professor. He is also the Professor of Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering of Taiwan Ocean University.
His major interest is computational mechanics. He derived the theory of dual integral equations for boundary value problems with degenerate boundary. Prof. Chen also developed four dual BEM programs for the BVPs of Laplace equation, Helmholtz equation, bi-Helmholtz and modified Helmhotlz equation and Navier equation. Recently, he also employed the null field integral equations to solve BVPs with circular boundaries including holes and inclusions.
He wrote two books in Chinese on dual BEM and FEM using MSC/NASTRAN, respectively.
He was frequently invited to give plenaray and keynote lectures, e.g., twice in World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM 4 in Buenos Aries and WCCM 5 in Vienna) and FEM/BEM 2003 in St. Petersburg, Russia. In addition, he is the Editor of the Journal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering. He has been the Editor of the Journal of Marine Science and Technology and Guest Editor of the J. Chinese Institute of Engineers. Several times he was a winner of Outstanding Research Awards from National Science Council, Taiwan. He also won the Wu, Ta-You Memorial Award in 2002.
He is currently a Member of the Editorial Boards of five international journals. Up to now, he has published more than 125 SCI papers on BEM and FEM in technical Journals. More than 578 papers are found to cite Chen's work. The Boundary element method is one focus of Professor Chen's research interests. Others may be categorized into two areas. One is vibration and acoustics, and the other is computational mechanics.