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Dr. Bin Chen is currently a full professor in the Department of Engineering Mechanics, Zhejiang University, China. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Tsinghua University, China in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US, in 2003. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked as a postdoctoral associate at MIT in USA, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Germany, and McMaster University in Canada, and as a Research Engineer/Scientist I at Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore.  His research interest is mainly in biomechanics.

Selected publications:
1. Dong, C. and Chen, B*., 2016 Temperature effect on the chemomechanical regulation of substeps within the power stroke of a single Myosin II. Scientific Reports. 6: 19506.
2. Dong, C. and Chen, B.* 2015 Catch-slip bonds can be dispensable for motor force regulation during skeletal muscle contraction. Physical Review E 92: 012723.
3. Fang, J., Chen B.*, Pan, H. 2015 Anomalous friction of graphene nanoribbons on waved graphenes. Theor. Appl. Mech. Lett. 5 (6): 222-226.  
4. Mao, Z., Chen, X., Chen B.* 2015 Stability of focal adhesion enhanced by its inner force fluctuation. Chin. Phys. B. 24(8):088702.
5. Chen, X., Li, D., Ji, B., and Chen B.* 2015 Reconciling bond strength of a slip bond at low loading rates with rebinding. Europhysics Letters. 109 (6): 68002.
6. Wang, L., Li, Y., Chen, B., Liu, S., Li, M., Zheng, L., Wang, P., Lu, T.J., and Xu F., 2015 Patterning cellular alignment through stretching hydrogels with programmable strain gradients. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 7(27): 15088–15097.
7. Chen, B.*, Chen, X., and Gao, H., 2015 Dynamics of cellular reorientation on a substrate under biaxial cyclic stretches. Nano Letters. 15(8):5525-9.
8. Chen, B., Ji, B., and Gao, H., 2015 Modeling active mechanosensing in cell–matrix interactions. Annual Review of Biophysics. 44: 1-32.
9. Chen, X., Mao, Z.X., and Chen, B.*, 2015 Probing time-dependent mechanical behaviors of catch bonds based on two-state models. Scientific reports. 5:7868.
10. Chen, X. and Chen, B.*, 2014 Probing the instability of a cluster of slip bonds upon cyclic loads with a coupled finite element analysis and Monte Carlo method. Journal of applied mechanics-Transactions of the ASME. 81(11): 111002.
11. Chen, B.*, and Dong, C., 2014 Modeling Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid as an elastic rod inlaid with fibrils. Journal of applied mechanics-Transactions of the ASME. 81(7): 071005.
12. Chen, B.*, 2014 Probing the effect of random adhesion energy on receptor-mediated endocytosis with a semistochastic model. Journal of applied mechanics-Transactions of the ASME. 81(8): 081013.
13. Pan, H., Chen, B., 2014 Ultra-flexibility and unusual electronic, magnetic and chemical properties of waved graphenes and nanoribbons. Scientific Reports. 4:4198.
14. Cheng, Y., Pugno, N., Shi, X., Chen, B., Gao, H., 2013 Surface energy-controlled self-collapse of Carbon Nanotube bundles with large and reversible volumetric deformation. Journal of applied mechanics-Transactions of the ASME. 80(4):040902.
15. Chen, B.*, 2013 Self-regulation of motor force through chemomechanical coupling in skeletal muscle contraction. Journal of Applied Mechanics-Transactions of the ASME. 80(5): 051013.
16. Chen, B*., Kemkemer, R., Deibler, M., Spatz, J., Gao, H., 2012 Cyclic Stretch Induces Cell Reorientation on Substrates by Destabilizing Catch Bonds in Focal Adhesions. PLoS ONE. 7(11): e48346.
17. Chen, B.*, 2012. A shear lag analysis predicts the strong size effect on the persistence length of microtubules, Applied Physics Letters. 101: 093708.
18. Chen, B.* and Gao, H., 2012. Are mammals ferroelectric? Physics. 5:19. (Viewpoint of PRL)
19. Cheng, Q., Chen, B., Gao, H., Zhang, Y., 2012. Sliding-induced non-uniform pre-tension governs robust and reversible adhesion-a revisit of adhesion mechanisms of gecko. Journal of the royal society Interface. 9:283.
20. Chen, B.* and Gao, H., 2011. Motor force in skeletal muscle contraction. Biophysical Journal. 101:396.
21. Gao, H., Qian, J., and Chen, B., 2011. Probing mechanical principles of focal contacts in cell-matrix adhesion in a coupled stochastic-elastic modeling framework. Journal of the royal society Interface. 8:1217.
22. Chen, B.* and Gao, H., 2010. Mechanical principle of enhancing cell-substrate adhesion via pretension. Biophysical Journal. 98: 2154.
23. Chen, B.* and Gao, H., 2010. An alternative explanation of the effect of humidity in gecko adhesion: stiffness reduction enhances adhesion on a rough surface. International Journal of Applied Mechanics. 2: 1.
24. Chen, B.*, Wu, P.D., and Gao, H., 2009. Geometry- and velocity- constrained cohesive zones and mixed mode fracture/adhesion energy with periodic cohesive interactions. Proceedings of Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 465: 1043.
25. Chen, B.*, Wu, P.D., and Gao, H., 2009. A characteristic length for stress transfer in the nanostructure of biological composites. Composites Science and Technology. 69: 1160.
26. Chen, B.*, Shi, X.H., and Gao, H., 2008. Apparent fracture/adhesion energy of interfaces with periodic cohesive interactions. Proceedings of Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 464: 657-671.
27. Chen, B.*, Wu, P.D., and Gao, H., 2008. Hierarchical modeling of attachment and detachment mechanisms of gecko toe adhesion. Proceedings of Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 464:1639-1652.
28. Chen, B.*, Wu, P.D., and Huang, Y., 2008. Detaching speed of a fibrillar interface. Applied physics letters. 93:103901.
29. Chen, B.*, Wu, P.D., and Gao, H., 2008. Pre-tension generates strongly reversible adhesion of a spatula pad on substrate. Journal of the royal society Interface. 6: 529.
30. Chen, B., Huang, Y., Liu, C., Wu, P.D., and MacEwen, S.R., 2004. A dilatational plasticity theory for viscous materials. Mechanics of Materials. 36: 679.
31. Chen, B., Huang, Y., Gao, H., and Wu, P.D., 2004. Shear crack propagation along weak planes in solids: a finite deformation analysis incorporating the linear harmonic potential. International Journal of Solids and Structures. 41: 1.
32. Chen, B., Huang, Y., Gao, H., and Yang, W., 2004. On the finite opening of intersonic shear cracks. International Journal of Solids and Structures. 41: 2293.
33. Chen, B., Gao, M., Zuo, J.M., Qu, S., Liu, B., and Huang, Y., 2003. Binding energy of parallel carbon nanotubes. Applied Physics Letters. 83: 3570.

Patent:
Boyce, M., Parks, D., and Chen, B., 2008. Filler-enhanced polymeric fibers with improved mechanical properties and method for making. United States Patent. No. 7,425,368.

Book Chapter:
Chen, B., Wu, P.D., Xia, Z.C., MacEwen, S.R., Tang, S.C., and Huang, Y., 2000. A dilatational plasticity theory for aluminum sheets. In Multiscale Deformation and Fracture in Materials and Structures. pp. 17-30, Netherlands: Springer.

Research work

Biomechanics, Cell mechanics, Soft matter

Contact

Phone:
E-mail:chenb6@zju.edu.cn