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Long-Qing Chen, Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected as a 2023 foreign member of the Academia Europaea. Credit: Penn State. Creative Commons

August 29, 2023

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Long-Qing Chen, Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected as a foreign member of the Academia Europaea for his “pioneering contributions to the development and applications of phase-field method to understanding and predicting materials microstructure and property evolution.”

Founded in 1988, the Academia Europaea is the pan-European Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Letters. It is dedicated to the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities; law; the economic, social, and political sciences; mathematics; medicine, and all branches of the natural and technological sciences.

Chen, who also is a professor of engineering science and mechanics and professor of mathematics, was elected to the Physics and Engineering Sciences section. Membership of the Academia is by invitation only and follows a rigorous peer review selection process by each relevant section. The academy hosts approximately 5000 members who are leading scientists and scholars, including 83 Nobel Prize laureates.

Chen joined the Penn State faculty in 1992 and has earned worldwide recognition and acclaim for his leadership in computational materials science. He has published more than 800 papers in the area of computational microstructure evolution and multiscale modeling of metallic alloys, oxides and thin films and energy materials.

Chen received the FMD John Barden Award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) in 2022; the Humboldt Senior Scientist Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2017; and the Materials Theory Award from the Materials Research Society in 2014. In 2021, he received the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Paul F. Robertson Award for EMS Research Breakthrough of the Year.

Chen is a fellow and life member of TMS and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. He is also a fellow of the Materials Research Society, the American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Ceramic Society, and ASM International.

Chen earned his bachelor's degree from Zhejiang University, China; his master's degree from Stony Brook University; and his doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in materials science and engineering.

Patricia Craig

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