Lei Chen,  Phd

Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering


Lei Chen is a research fellow of the S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his BS in Mechatronic Engineering from Zhejiang University, China in 2013, and his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2014 and 2017. His research focuses on manufacturing process modelling, thermal analysis, orthopedic surgery processes, biomedical manufacturing, additive manufacturing, and inverse problems. Dr. Chen applies his expertise in machining processes to orthopedic surgery for better understanding of the cutting mechanics and improvement of the bone machining processes.