The School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and high-quality research in civil and mechanical engineering. The school has extensive laboratory facilities including pavement/geotechnology research facilities and water laboratory enhancements.
Dr. Wensu Chen is an ARC DECRA Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in the school of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Centre for Infrastructural Monitoring and Protection (CIMP) at Curtin University. Dr. Chen has been granted Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA, 2016-2019) and ARC Linkage Project (2015-2018). Dr. Chen currently is a Committee member of Structures Panel WA Division, Engineers Australia and a chartered member of Institution of Engineers Australia. He serves as grants Assessor for ARC-DP, ARC-DECRA and Future Fellowship proposals (2015/2016/2017/2018), Guess Editor of Advances in Structural Engineering (SCI index) and Advances in Mechanical Engineering (SCI index) and reviewer for more than twenty international journals. His research interests are primarily in structural response and mitigation to blast and impact loads, energy absorption of protective structures, dynamic behaviour of materials and structures. Dr Chen’s research excellence has been recognized through the award of the 2017 Curtin University Research Excellence ECR Award and Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA). He was also a Finalist in the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards (Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year).