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academic administrator , Engineering educator

Haydn Hai Dung Chen, Chinese academic administrator, materials science and engineering educator. Achievements include pioneer of time-resolved x-ray scattering measurements; kinetic measurements of phase transformations in alloys and thin films; fabrication and characterization of Metalorganic chemical vapour deposition derived oxide thin films; instrumentation and applications of synchrotron x-rays.


Chen, Haydn Hai Dung was born on June 19, 1948 in Shanghai, China. Son of Sze-Chang and I-shen (Ho) Chen. came to the United States, 1971.


Bachelor of Science in Physics, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 1970. Master of Science in Physics, Northwestern University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in Meterials Science & Engineering, Northwestern University, 1977.


Department fellow Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1971-1972, research assistant, 1972-1977. Research staff materials science division Argonne National Laboratory, 1977-1978. Assistant professor metallurgical engineering University Illinois, Urbana, 1978-1982, associate professor, 1982-1987, professor materials science and engineering, 1987—2001, chair graduate affairs committee, 1992-1995, chair metallurgy division, 1995—2000, administrative fellow Office of Vice president for Academic Affairs, 1999—2000, adjunct professor, since 2003.

Chair professor materials science City University of Hong Kong, 2000—2004, head Department Physics & Materials Science, 2000—2004. President Department Physics Tunghai University, Taichung, since 2004, president, since 2004. Director University-Centre for Alternative Technology (A Synchrotron Radiation Project), Materials Research Laboratory, Urbana, since 1990.

Visiting professor department materials science and engineering State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1983, Materials Science Center, National Twing-Hua University, Taiwan. 1985; visiting scientist Materials Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, 1985. Research fellow Intense Pulsed Neutron Source Argonne National Laboratory, summer 1987.

Visiting fellow University Tsukuba, Japan, Summer 1989. Scientist-in-residence Argonne National Laboratory, 1993. Chair structures committee materials science division American Society Metals, Materials Park, Ohio, 1993-1997, chair-elect MSCTS sector, since 1998.

Trustee Foundation International Cooperation in Higher Education, since 2006.


  • Achievements include pioneer of time-resolved x-ray scattering measurements. Kinetic measurements of phase transformations in alloys and thin films. Fabrication and characterization of Metalorganic chemical vapour deposition derived oxide thin films.

    Instrumentation and applications of synchrotron x-rays.


Chairperson Champaign Chinese Christian Church, Urbana, 1991-1996. Senator University Illinois Senate, Urbana, 1987-1996, member council, since 1998. 2nd lieutenant Military Police Taiwan Army, 1970-1971.

Fellow American Society Metals (council member since 1989, chairman phase transformation committee 1989-1992, chairman structure committee since 1994, chairman Sagamon Valley chpg. 1983-1984, chairman elect materials science and critical technical section since 1998), The Metallurgical Society/American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers, Materials Research Society, American Crystallographic Association, American Ceramic Society, Sigma Xi, Alpha Sigma Museum.


Married Anita Huang Chen, June 19, 1973. Children: Evan Chen, Christopher Chen.

Sze-Chang Chen

I-shen (Ho) Chen

Anita Huang Chen

Evan Chen

Christopher Chen