Professor Bo Chen

Professor Bo Chen

Professor of Materials

Research interests

  • Creep, fatigue as well as oxidation
  • Residual stresses at different length-scales
  • High-temperature structural integrity assessment

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Bo obtained a BSc degree from Beihang University between 2003 and 2007, specialising in Materials Engineering. 

He then carried out his PhD in Department of Engineering at University of Bristol, between 2007 and 2011, followed by taking two Post-doctoral Research Associate posts in 2011 in Bristol’s High Temperature Centre and then in 2013 in Materials Performance Centre at University of Manchester. 

In 2015, Bo moved to a Lectureship at Coventry University, being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2017.  He was awarded a 5-year EPSRC Early-career Fellowship in Nuclear Fission in 2018. 

Bo became a Professor of Engineering Materials at University of Leicester in March 2019. 

Bo joined University of Southampton in April 2024.

Bo has worked for 15 years in the field of high-temperature structural materials performance and has specialised in advanced manufacturing, microstructural characterisation as well as creep and fatigue related lifetime prediction.