Professor Song CEN was born in Beijing on August 14th , 1972, and is native of Fujian Province, China. He received his Ph.D. from Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University in 2000, after which he entered Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, to pursue an academic career. He has successively held the positions of Post-doctor Research Fellow (2000-2002), Lecturer (2002-2003), Associate Professor (2003-2010), full Professor (2010-2017), and Tenured full Professor (2017-now). In 2012, he also served as a Professor in Office of Scientific Research & Development, Tsinghua University, and was promoted to the Deputy Director of this office in 2015. From 2017, he was further promoted the Director of the Management Office for Confidential Matters, Tsinghua University.

Education background

 Time Period University Degree Supervised by
 1997.4 — 2000.6  Dept. of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University  Ph.D.  Prof. Yu-Qiu Long
 1994.9 — 1997.3   Dept. of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University  Master of Engineering  Prof. Wen-Qi Kuang
 1990.9 — 1994.7   Dept. of Engineering Mechanics, Hohai University  Bachelor of Engineering 

Experience

(1)Main positions 
 Time Period  Employer  Title
 2000.9 — 2002.7  Dept. of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University  Post-doctor Research Fellow
 2002.8 — 2003.11  Dept. of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University  Lecturer
 2003.12 — 2004.5  Dept. of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University  Associate Professor
 2004.5 —2010.12   School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University  Associate Professor
 2010.12 —  School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University  Professor
 2012.1 —2015.7  Office of Scientific Research & Development, Tsinghua University  Professor
 2015.7 —2017.9  Office of Scientific Research & Development, Tsinghua University  Deputy Director
 2017.6 —  Office of Scientific Research & Development, Tsinghua University  Director
(2)Visiting positions 
 Time Period  Employer  Title
 1999.7 — 1999.12  Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,The University of Hong Kong  Visiting Research Assistant
 2001.10 — 2002.2  Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,The University of Hong Kong  Visiting Research Assistant
 2004.7 — 2004.8  School of Civil & Environmental Engineering,Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  Tan Chin Tuan Fellow
 2008.5 — 2008.8  School of Engineering, Swansea University, UK  Erasmus Mundus Scholar
 2017.11 — 2022.10  College of Engineering, Swansea University, UK  Honorary Professor

Concurrent Academic

Editorial Advisory Board Member, Engineering Computations (International journal for computer-aided engineering and software), since Feb., 2015
Leading Guest Editor, Advances in Finite Element Method, Annual Special in Mathematical Problems in Engineering, since Aug., 2013
Deputy Secretary General, Supervisor, Executive Council Member, Beijing Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, since Sep., 2008
Executive Council Member, International Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics, since Aug., 2007
Committee Member, Chinese Association of Computational Mechanics, Jun., 2005 to present
Editorial Board Member, Associate Editor, Engineering Mechanics (Chinese Journal), since Oct., 2003
Member, International Association for Computational Mechanics, since 2004

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

Computational Mechanics in Science and Engineering, including: numerical computation and simulation for large-scale structural engineering, theories and techniques for high-performance finite element models, nonlinear finite element method, stochastic finite element method, and other new numerical arithmetic, etc.

Currently, Professor Cen’s research group is mainly interested in 1) high-performance computational theories, techniques and models for various structural analyses, including Shape-free Finite Element Method, New Natural Coordinate Methods for Finite Element Method, Hamilton Solution System and related Hybrid Element Method, Stochastic Finite Element Method, Meshless or Meshfree Method, Generalized Conforming Element Method, etc. and 2) effective numerical simulations and computations of scientific and large-scale engineering problems, including Multi-scale problems, Structural Analyses of High-rise Building, Nuclear Reactor, Diesel Engine, Air-plane, etc. 

Honors And Awards

Research Awards
(1)Honorary Professor, College of Engineering, Swansea University, UK (2017)
(2)The State Natural Science Award, P.R.CHINA, Second Prize (2013)
(3)ICACM Young Investigator Award (2011)-awarded by International Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics;
(4)Emerald 2011 Highly Commended paper Award ( 2011)- awarded by Emerald Group Publishing Limited;
(5)APACM Award for Young Investigators in Computational Mechanics ( 2010)- awarded by Asian Pacific Association for Computational Mechanics;
(6)Xu Zhi-Lun Prize for Chinese Scholars in Mechanics (2007)-awarded by Xu Zhi-Lun Education Foundation & Hohai University;
(7)2006 New Academic Prize of Tsinghua University (2007)-awarded by Tsinghua University;
(8)Selected in the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, Ministry of Education (2007)
(9)Fok Ying Tung Prize for Young Researchers in Nationwide (China) Universities (2006)-awarded by Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation;
(10)Selected in the Program for Beijing New Stars of Science and Technology (2004)-awarded by Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission;
(11)2002 Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education, First Class, 2003
(12)The Excellent Post-doctoral Fellow Prize of Tsinghua University, 2003
(13)Nationwide (China) Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2002- awarded by Ministry of Education & Academic Degree Commission of the State Council
(14)The Young Researcher Fellowship Award for exemplary research in computational mechanics, 2001-awarded by The First M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics;
(15)The Excellent Ph.D. Graduate Award of Tsinghua University, 2000
Teaching Awards
(1)Excellent Teaching Prizes for year 2016, Tsinghua University, 2017
(2)The Superfine Course (Elasticity and Plasticity) Award of Tsinghua University,2016, 2011, 2008
(3)Teaching Achievement Prizes of Tsinghua University, First Class, 2012
(4)2009 Excellent Teaching Prize for Young Teachers of Tsinghua University, 2010
(5)Teaching Achievement Prizes of Tsinghua University, Second Class, 2010, 2006
Fellowship and Scholarship
(1)Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, for an academic visit at School of Engineering, Swansea University, Wales, UK, May to July, 2008
(2)Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship in Engineering, for an academic visit at School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, July to August, 2004  

Academic Achievement

    Up to the present, Prof Cen has published 8 books (2 in English and 6 in Chinese) and more than 160 papers in his research area, including 11 papers in International Journal for numerical Methods in Engineering and 7 papers in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. These publications have been cited by other researchers and scholars more than 3000 times. Some models and techniques proposed by his group have been compiled in several large-scale Finite Element Programs widely used in structural designs and analyses of China (more than 15000 users).

Books
[1] Qun Zhang, Song Cen. Multiphysics Modeling: Numerical Methods and Engineering Applications. Elsevier & Tsinghua University Press, 2015. (in press)
[2] Yu-Qiu Long, Song Cen, Zhi-Fei Long. Advanced Finite Element Method in Structural Engineering. Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg & Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, 2009.

Special Issue (http://www.hindawi.com/journals/mpe/finite.element/)
Advances in Finite Element Method 2016. Call for Paper: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/mpe/si/279159/cfp/
[1] Song Cen, Chenfeng Li, Sellakkutti Rajendran, Zhiqiang Hu. Advances in Finite Element Method 2014. In: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015.
[2] Song Cen, Chenfeng Li, Sellakkutti Rajendran, Zhiqiang Hu. Advances in Finite Element Method. In: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2013.

Selected Papers
http://researcherid.com/rid/C-3867-2013