Xu Chen

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Xu Chen received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and his Bachelor’s degree (with honors) from Tsinghua University in 2008. From 2013 to 2014, he was an invited lecturer at UC Berkeley. In 2014, he joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. His research interests include digital control, learning control, adaptive and optimization-based control, with applications to advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, and precision engineering. He is currently leading the Manufacturing Automation and Control Systems Laboratory in designing laser-based additive manufacturing systems and high-speed vision-based servos. Dr. Xu Chen is a recipient of the Young Investigator Award in 2014 ISCIE / ASME International Symposium on Flexible Automation and the 2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad.

Systems Engineering Focus

Key Active Research Projects

  • System design and control of signature characteristics in laser-based additive manufacturing
  • Adaptive control and ultra high-precision servo
  • High-speed vision-based servo

Future Directions

  • Cloud-enabled adaptive control of advanced manufacturing
  • Mechatronics, multi-dimensional sensor fusion, and complex sensing

Key Skills/Capabilities

  • Research Specialties: adaptive control, motion control, modeling and system identification, loop shaping, optimization-based control, learning control and robust control, delay compensation
  • Selected Current and Past Projects: selective laser sintering (additive manufacturing), wafer scanners (semiconductor manufacturing system), active suspensions, robotics, hard disk drives (nanometer-precision system), electrical power steering (transportation system), spacecraft attitude control, human-machine interactions, material processing
  • Research Website: http://xchen.lab.uconn.edu

Google Scholar Profile

Xu Chen

Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-3688
Mailing Address191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3139
Office LocationUTEB Rm. 382