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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Kuen-Ren (Roland) Chen

Kuen-Ren Chen

Assistant Professor



  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013

Research Interests

  • Biomedical manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Surgical thermal management
  • Design of medical assistive devices
  • Tissue engineering

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • Y. Wang, R. Chen, B. Tai, K. Xu, and A. Shih, “Study of Pre-Curved NiTi Guidewire Suturing Using the Haptic Position Measurement System,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2015. 137(4): 041004 – 041004-7.
  • Y. Wang, R. Chen, B. Tai, and A. Shih, “Optimal needle design for minimal insertion force and bevel length,” Medical Engineering Physics, 2014. 36(9): 1093-1100.
  • R. Chen, M. Chastagner, J. Geiger, and A. Shih, “Bipolar Electrosurgical Vessel Sealing Device with Compressive Forces Monitoring,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2014. 136(6): 061001 – 061001-7.
  • R. Chen, K. Than, P. Park, and A Shih, “Thermo-Electrical Modeling of Bipolar Coagulation on Posterior Spinal Artery in a Porcine Spinal Surgery Model,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2014. 61(1): 182-188.
  • R. Chen and A. Shih, “Multi-Modality Gellan Gum-Based Tissue-Mimicking Phantom with Targeted Mechanical, Electrical, and Thermal Properties,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, 2013. 58(16): 5511-5525.