Yan Chen
Profesor Chen Yan
Professor, PhD Supervisor
Excellent Young Scientist Fundation of NSFC
"The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars" Member
PhD(Oxford, UK), CEng, FIMechE
Email: yan_chen@tju.edu.cn
Office: Room 338, Building 37
Phone: +86-22-85356291
 
Academic Qualifications

2000.01-2004.01 Oxford University, UK, D. Phill.
1997.08-1999.12 Jilin University of Technology, M. Eng.
1993.08-1997.07 Jilin University of Technology, B. Eng.
 
Academic Experiences

2012.12-present Professor, Tianjin University, China
2005.06-2012.06 Assistant Professor (Faculty Member), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2004.07-2005.03 Consulting Engineer, Kerridge Computer Co., Ltd., UK
2004.03-2004.05 PostDoctor/Research Assitant, Oxford University, UK
 
Research Interests

Motion Structures, Reconfigurable Mechanism, Deployable Structures, Rigid Origami
 
Concurrent Academic Posts

  • 2015-present FIMechE, Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
  • 2008-present CEng,Engineering Council, UK
  • 2008-2015 MIMechE,Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
  • 2011-present Mechanism and Transmission Technical Committee, IFToMM
  • 2011-present Member of ASME
  • 3rd IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics, 2 – 4 October 2013, Singapore
  • The Second ASME/IEEE International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2012). 9-11 July 2012, Tianjin, China
  • Associate Editor, Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 2011
  • AzC IFToMM2010 International Symposium of Mechanism and Machine Science, Izmir, Turkey, 5-8 October 2010
  • ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2009), King's College of London, London, United Kingdom, June 22-24, 2009.
  • Reviewer of Mechanism and Machine Theory, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Transactions of ASME, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Transactions of ASME, Journal of Mechanical Design, Engineering Structures, Architectural Science Review, Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, An International Journal
  • Oxford University doctoral thesis External Examiner, UK, 2010
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    Honor

  • 2018.10 Member of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, China
  • 2016.03 Youth Science and technology innovation leader, Ministry of Science and Technology, China
  • 2016.03 Tianjin Woman Pace-setter
  • 2015.12 Tianjin Youth Science and Technology Award
  • 2012.01 Selected as one of "The Ministry of Education in the New Century Excellent Talents"
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    Projects

    1. Kinematics and Motion Structures, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Outstanding Youth Project Number:51422506, 2015/01-2017/12
    2. Origami- inspired deployable polyhedra, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Exchanges with China and India Scheme (RECI), Project Number:1314RECI061, 2014/10-2015/09
    3. Key Technologies for Portable Minimally Invasive Surgery Robot, International Science and technology cooperation and exchange, 2014DFA70710, 2014/04-2017/03
    4. Basic Research of Design Theory on Deployable Structure in Reconfigurable Robot, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Project Number:51275334, 2013.01-2016.12, China
    5. The constructing and manufacturing base of the precise minimally invasive device, Major Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Project Number:51290290, 2013.01-2017.12, China
    6. The constructing and suplemenation methods of the minimally invasive device, Major Project of ational Natural Science Foundation of China, Project Number:51290293, 2013.01-2017.12, China
     
    Representative Works
    Patents
    1.陈焱、宋继超、马家耀、杨富富,一种几何渐变板结构,申请号:201810747302.3,发明专利,2018.7.10.
    2.马家耀、宋继超、陈焱、杨富富,一种几何渐变结构,申请号:201810747301.9,发明专利,2018.7.10.
    3.马家耀、杨晓辰、Ting-Uei Lee、陈焱、杨富富,一种可展曲面管状结构,申请号:201810276778.3,发明专利,2018.3.31.
    4.李君兰、从梦磊、刘鑫生、陈焱,可实现空间运动轨迹的单自由度扑翼机构,申请号:201810201016.7,发明专利,2018.3.12.
    5.陈焱、张临风,可折叠露营帐篷,申请号:201830054172.6,外观设计专利,2018.2.6.
    6.陈焱、张临风,可折叠救灾帐篷,申请号:201830054171.1,外观设计专利,2018.2.6.
    7.陈焱、张临风,可折叠沙滩帐篷,申请号:201830053199.3,外观设计专利,2018.2.5.
    8.陈焱、张临风,可折叠儿童帐篷,申请号:201830052960.1,外观设计专利,2018.2.5.
    9.马家耀、陈学松、陈焱、杨富富,一种具有大折展比的平板结构,申请号:201810073440.8,发明专利,2018.1.25.
    10.陈焱、陈学松、马家耀、杨富富,一种径向尺寸可变的折展平板结构,申请号:201810072920.2,发明专利,2018.1.25.
    11.陈焱、徐润平、马家耀、杨富富,一种可折展厚板盒子结构,申请号:201810038380.6,发明专利,2018.1.16.
    12. 陈焱、徐润平、马家耀、杨富富,一种对称可折展厚板结构,申请号:201810038466.9,发明专利,2018.1.16.
    13.陈焱、朱晒红、吕玮琳、王国慧、张临风、易波、马家耀,可折叠球面结构,申请号:201711459022.4,发明专利,2017.12.28.
    14.陈焱、高俊杰、马家耀、李建民、朱高,一种具有双稳态性能的可折展微创手术钳结构,申请号:201710383646.6,发明专利,2017.5.26.
    15.陈焱、徐润平、康荣杰,一种可折展四棱柱框架结构,申请号:201610493049.4,发明专利,2016.6.27.
    16. 陈焱、王树新、高俊杰、马家耀、张国凯,一种可折展微创手术钳结构,申请号:2016109667857,发明专利,2016.10.28.
    17. 陈焱、杨富富、康荣杰、马家耀,可折展六面体结构,申请号:2016211459542,发明专利,2016.10.21.
    18. 陈焱、杨富富、康荣杰、马家耀,可折展四面体结构,申请号:2016109195540,发明专利,2016.10.21.
    19. 陈焱、马家耀、李建民、谢瑞康、宋继超,一种几何渐变折纹管,申请号:201610838060X,发明专利,2016.9.26.
    20. 陈焱、徐润平、康荣杰,可折展四棱柱,申请号:201620670634.2,发明专利,2016.11.18.
    21. 陈焱、徐润平、康荣杰,可折展六棱柱,申请号:201620670706.3,发明专利,2016.11.18.
    22. 陈焱、高彬彬、康荣杰,一类用于改变机翼翼展的可折叠机构,申请号:201620467857.9,发明专利,2016.8.30.
    23. 陈焱、郭晓磊、康荣杰,采用滚动铰链的可折叠厚板结构,申请号:2016100276595,发明专利,2016.1.15.
    24. 陈焱、杨富富、李建民、马家耀,可折叠多面体结构,申请号:2015109971994,发明专利,2015.12.24.
    25. 陈焱、刘海洋、李建民等,折展式六杆结构型机构,授权号:ZL201410214319.4,发明专利,2016.02.03.
    26. 陈焱、彭睿、田沛霖等,可折叠杆架结构,授权号:ZL201310050611.2, 发明专利,2015.01.14.
    27. 陈焱、刘思聪、李建民等,具有—个刚性自由度的可折叠管状结构,授权号:ZL201210528507.5,2014.10.22, 国际申请号:PCT/CN2013/075521,2014.6.12,美国申请号14/534,176, 2014.6.11,Publication US 2016/0130796, 2016.5.12,日本申请号2015-545635,2015.6.2.
    28. Chen Y and You Z, Deployable Structure, UK Priority Patent Application 0229599.6, 19 December 2002; US Patent Publication Number: US 2004/0120758 A1, 24 June 2004; International Publication Number: WO 2004/057134, 8 July 2004.
     
    Monographs
  • You Z and Chen Y, Motion Structures: Deployable Structural Assemblies of Mechanisms, Taylor and Francis, ISBN: 978-0-415-55489-3, 2011.
  • Chen Y, Design of Structural Mechanisms, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-8383-1825-7, 2009.
  • Song CY and Chen Y, A Special Wohlhart’s Double-Goldberg 6R Linkage and its Multiple Operation Forms among 4R and 6R Linkages, in Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I, Springer, Germany, 2012.
  • Chen Y and You Z, Spatial Overconstrained Linkages - The Lost Jade, in Explorations in the History of Machines and Mechanisms, Springer, Germany, 2012.
  • Wang KF and Chen Y, Rigid Origami to Fold a Flat Paper into a Patterned Cylinder, in Origami^5, AK Peters, 2011.
  • Zhang Y, Fan H, Huang W, Chen Y, Experimental Investigation of the Surface Tension of Lipid Membranes, in Analysis and Design of Biological Materials and Structures, Springer, Germany, 2011.
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    Journal Papers
    1. Zhang X, Chen Y*, The diamond thick-panel origami and the corresponding mobile assemblies of plane-symmetric Bricard linkages, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 130 (2018) 585-604.2018.09.005(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2018.09.005)[PDF]
    2. Feng H, Peng R, Ma J, Chen Y*, Rigid foldability of generalized triangle twist origami pattern and its derived 6R linkages, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 2018, 10(5): 051003-051003-13. (https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4040439)[PDF]
    3. Feng H, Ma J, Chen Y*, You Z, Twist of tubular mechanical metamaterials based on waterbomb origami, Scientific Reports, 2018, 8(1): 9522.(https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27877-1)[PDF]
    4. Yang M, Ma J, Li J, Chen Y*, Wang S. Thick-panel Origami Inspired Forceps for Minimally Invasive Surgery. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2018, 54(17): 36-45. (http://www.cjmenet.com.cn/Jwk_jxgcxb/CN/10.3901/JME.2018.17.036)[PDF]
    5. Kang R, Yang C, Yang M, Chen Y*. Machines Which Can Think-Mechanical Intelligence (MI). Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2018, 54(13): 15-24 (http://www.cjmenet.com.cn/Jwk_jxgcxb/CN/10.3901/JME.2018.13.015)[PDF]
    6. Chen Y*, Yang F, You Z, Transformation of polyhedrons, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 138 (2018), 193-204. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.01.012)[PDF]
    7. Zhang X, Chen Y*, Mobile assemblies of Bennett linkages from four-crease origami patterns, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science, 474 (2018).(http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2017.0621)[PDF]
    8. Ma J, Song J, Chen Y*, An Origami-inspired Structure with Graded Stiffness, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 136 (2018), 134–142.(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2017.12.026)
    9. Ma J, Hou D, Chen Y*, You Z, Peak stress relief of cross folding origami, Thin-Walled Structures, 123(2018), 155-161. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2017.11.025)
    10. Yang F and Chen Y*, One-DOF Transformation between Tetrahedron and Truncated Tetrahedron, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 121(2018), 169-183. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2017.10.018)
    11. Shang H, Wei D, Kang R* and Chen Y*, Gait Analysis and Control of a Deployable Robot, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 120(2018), 107-119. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2017.09.020)
    12. Feng H, Chen Y*, Dai Jian S, Gogu G, Kinematic study of the general plane-symmetric Bricard linkage and its bifurcation variations, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 116(2017), 89–104. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2017.05.019)
    13. Gattas J M, Lv W, Chen Y*, Rigid-foldable tubular arches, Engineering Structures, 145(2017) 246–253. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.04.037)
    14. Chen Y, Lv W, Li J, You Z, An Extended Family of Rigidly Foldable Origami Tubes, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 9 (2), 021002, 2017. (doi:10.1115/1.4035559)
    15. Xiang Liu, Joseph M Gattas, Yan Chen*, One-DOF superimposed rigid origami with multiple states, Scientific Reports, 6:36883 (2016). ( DOI: 10.1038/srep36883)
    16. Chen Y, Feng H, Ma J, Peng R, You Z, Symmetric waterbomb origami, Proceedings of the Royal Society A-Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 472: 20150846 (2016). (Journal cover paper, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2015.0846)
    17. Yang F, Chen Y*, Kang R, Ma J, Truss transformation method to obtain the non-overconstrained forms of 3D overconstrained linkages, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 102 (2016), 149–166. (doi:10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2016.04.005)
    18. Ma J, Hou D, Chen Y*, and You Z, Quasi-static axial crushing of thin-walled tubes with a kite-shape rigid origami pattern: numerical simulation, Thin-Walled Structures, 100 (2016), 38–47. (doi:10.1016/j.tws.2015.11.023)
    19. Liu S, Lv W, Chen Y*, Lu G X, Deployable prismatic structures with rigid origami patterns, Trans. ASME, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 2016, 8(3): 031002. (doi:10.1115/1.4031953)
    20. Chen Y, Peng R, You Z, Origami of thick panels, Science, 349 (2015) 396-400. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aab2870)
    21. Song C Y, Feng H, Chen Y*, Chen I-M, Kang R, Reconfigurable mechanism generated from the network of Bennett linkages, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 88 (2015) 49–62. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2015.02.003)
    22. Song C. Y., Chen Y*, and Chen I-M, Kinematic Study of the Original and Revised General Line-symmetric Bricard 6R Linkages, Trans. ASME, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 6, 031002 (2014), Paper No: JMR-13-1057. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4026339 )
    23. Song C. Y. and Chen Y*, A 6R Linkage Reconfigurable between the Line-symmetric Bricard Linkage and the Bennett Linkage, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 70 (2013) 278–292. ( http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2013.07.013 )
    24. Song J, Chen Y* and Lu G X, Light-Weight Thin-Walled Structures with Patterned Windows under Axial Crushing, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences,66 (2013) 239-248. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2012.11.014 )
    25. Zhang Y, Chen Y*, and Fan H, Spreading of giant liposomes on anisotropically patterned substrates, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 419 (2013) 1– 6. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2012.11.036 )
    26. Song C. Y. and Chen Y*, Multiple Linkage Forms and Bifurcation Behaviours of the Double-subtractive-Goldberg 6R Linkage, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 57 (2012) 95–110. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2012.07.002 )
    27. Song J, Chen Y* and Lu G X, Axial crushing of thin-walled structures with origami patterns, Thin-Walled Structures, 54, 65–71, 2012. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2012.02.007 )
    28. Song C Y and Chen Y*, A family of mixed double-Goldberg 6R linkages, Proceedings of the Royal Society A-Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, (2012) 468, 871-890, 2012.  (http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1098/rspa.2011.0345)
    29. Zhang Y, Chen Y* and Fan H, Giant liposome spreading on a silicon wall, Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 034904, 2011. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3614497 )
    30. Song C Y and Chen Y*, A spatial 6R linkage derived from subtractive Goldberg 5R linkages, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Volume 46, Issue 8, August 2011, Pages 1097–1106. ( http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2011.03.006 )
    31. Chen Y* and Chai W H, Bifurcation of a special line and plane symmetric Bricard linkage, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Volume 46, Issue 4, April 2011, Pages 515-533. ( http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2010.11.015 )
    32. Liang Yan, I-Ming Chen, Song-huat Yeo, Yan Chen and Gui-lin Yang, A high-dexterity low-degree-of-freedom hybrid manipulator structure for robotic lion dance, Journal of Zhejiang University - Science A, Volume 11, Number 4 / April, 2010. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1631/jzus.A1000028 )
    33. Zhang Y, Fan, H, Huang H, and Chen Y*, Droplets atop a wrinkled substrate, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 2010. (http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1243/09544062JMES2069 )
    34. Chai W H and Chen Y*, The line-symmetric octahedral Bricard linkage and its structural closure, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 45, 772-779, 2010. ( http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2009.12.007  )
    35. Chen Y and You Z, Two-fold Symmetrical 6R Foldable Frames and Their Bifurcations, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 46(25-26), 4504-4514, 2009. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2009.09.012 )
    36. Liu S Y and Chen Y*, Myard linkage and its mobile assemblies, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 44(10), 1950-1963, 2009. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2009.05.001 )
    37. Fan H, Chen Y and Sze K Y, Phenomenological modeling for pore opening, closure and rupture of the GUV membrane, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2009) 327–338. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S1758825109000149 )
    38. Chen Y and You Z, An extended Myard linkage and its derived 6R linkage, Trans. ASME, Journal of Mechanical Design, 130 (5), 2008. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.2885506 )
    39. Chen Y and You Z, On mobile assemblies of Bennett linkages, Proceedings of the Royal Society A (Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences), (2008) 464, 1275-1283, 2008. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2007.0188 )
    40. Chen Y and You Z, spatial 6R linkages based on the combination of two Goldberg 5R linkages, Mechanism and Machine Theory 42 (11) 1484–1498, 2007. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2006.12.008 )
    41. Chen Y and You Z, Square deployable frame for space application: Part II: Realization, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 221(1), 37-45, 2007. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09544100JAERO100)
    42. Chen Y and You Z, Square deployable frame for space application: Part I: Theory, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 220(4), 347–354, 2006. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09544100JAERO68);
    43. Chen Y and You Z, Mobile assemblies based on the Bennett linkage, Proceedings of the Royal Society A (Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences), 461, 1229 – 1245, 2005. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2004.1383)
    44. Chen Y, You Z and Tarnai T, Threefold-symmetric Bricard linkages for deployable structures, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 42 (8) 2287-2301, 2005. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2004.09.014 )
    45. Chen Y and Baker J E, On using a Bennett linkage as a connector between other Bennett loops, Proceeding of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, 219 (2), 177-185, 2005. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/146441905X9935)
    46. Chen Y and Hu P, Section analysis with complex tools for numerical simulation of sheet forming, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 35 (5), 50-53, 1999.
     
    Conference Papers
    1. Shi M, Ma J,Chen Y, and You Z, Energy absorption of origami crash box: numerical simulation and theoretical analysis, DETC2018-86261, Proceedings of the ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Quebec City, Canada, August 26-29, 2018.
    2. Xu R, Zhang X, Ma J, Chen Y, Cao Y, and You Z, Folding a rigid flat surface around a square hub, DETC2018-85791, Proceedings of the ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Quebec City, Canada, August 26-29, 2018.
    3. Zhang M, Yang F, Ma J, Chen Y, and You Z, Design of one-DOF triangular Resch pattern with thick-panel origami, DETC2018-86312, Proceedings of the ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Quebec City, Canada, August 26-29, 2018.
    4. Yang X, Zang S, Ma J, and Chen Y, Elastic buckling of thin-walled cylinders with pre-embedded diamond patterns, the proceedings from the 7th international meeting on origami in science, mathematics and education (7OSME), 5-7 September 2018, UK. (in Origami^7, RJ. Lang, M Bolitho and You Z, 2018.)
    5. Lee T.U., Chen Y and Gattas J.M., Curved-crease origami with multiple states, the proceedings from the 7th international meeting on origami in science, mathematics and education (7OSME), 5-7 September 2018, UK. (in Origami^7, RJ. Lang, M Bolitho and You Z, 2018.)
    6. Hou D, Ma J, Chen Y, and You Z, Analysis of cross folding an elastic sheet, DETC2017-67388, Proceedings of the ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, August 6-9, 2017.
    7. Peng R, Ma J, and Chen Y, Rigid foldability of triangle-twist origami pattern and its derived 6R linkage, DETC2017-68063, Proceedings of the ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, August 6-9, 2017.
    8. Hao Shang, Rongjie Kang, and Yan Chen, A deployable robot based on the Bricard linkage, Proceeding of the 4th IFToMM Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science, Guangzhou, China, December 15-17, 2016. (DOI:10.1007/978-981-10-2875-5_61) (Best student paper)
    9. Binbin Gao, Rongjie Kang, and Yan Chen, Deployable mechanism design for span morphing wing aircraft, Proceeding of the 4th IFToMM Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science, Guangzhou, China, December 15-17, 2016. (DOI:10.1007/978-981-10-2875-5_66)
    10. Yan Chen, Invited Special Speech: Superimposition of Rigid Origami Patterns, International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Applications 2016, Tokyo, Japan, 9-12 Nov, 2016.
    11. Yang F, Chen Y, Deployable Polyhedra, The 2nd Conference on Deployable Structures, Beijing, 2016. (In Chinese, Excellent Paper)
    12. Xie R, Hou D, Ma J, Chen Y, and You Z, Geometrically graded origami tubes, DETC2016-59487, Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Charlotte, NC, USA, August 21-24, 2016.
    13. Lv W, Ma J, Chen Y, and You Z, Rigidly deployable origami tubes based on kite-shape pattern, DETC2016-59506, Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Charlotte, NC, USA, August 21-24, 2016.
    14. Yang F, Li J, Chen Y, You Z, A Deployable Bennett Network in Saddle Surface, 14th World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science, Taipei, Taiwan, 25-30 October, 2015.
    15. Xie R, Li J, and Chen Y, The graded origami structures, DETC2015-46081, Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Boston, MA, USA, 2-5 Aug 2015.
    16. Hou D, Chen Y, Ma J, You Z, Axial crushing of thin-walled tubes with kite-shape pattern, DETC2015-46671, Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Boston, MA, USA, 2-5 Aug 2015.
    17. Feng H, Kang R, and Chen Y, Workspace analysis of a reconfigurable mechanism generated from the network of Bennett linkages, Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots, Beijing, China, 20-22 July 2015.
    18. Liu SC, Chen Y and Lu GX, Deployable Prismatic Structures with Rigid Origami Patterns, DETC2014-34567, Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014, Buffalo, New York, USA, August 17-21, 2014.
    19. Peng R and Chen Y, The Metamaterial Generated from Rigid-origami Pattern, 6OSME, The Sixth International Meeting of Origami Science, Mathematics and Education, Tokyo, Japan, August 10-13,2014.
    20. Song CY, Chen Y and Chen I-M, Bifurcation behavior of the line-symmetric bricard linkage without offsets, 3rd IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics, Singapore, 2 – 4 October 2013.
    21. Song J, Chen Y and Lu GX, The thin-walled tubes with origami pattern under axial loading, JSST 2013 International Conference on Simulation Technology, Tokyo, Japan, Sep 11-Sep13, 2013.
    22. Liu SC, Chen Y and Lu GX, The rigid origami patterns for flat surface, DETC2013-12947, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013, Portland, Oregon, USA, August 4-7, 2013.
    23. Chen Y, Keynote Speech: 3D Overconstrained Linkages with Revolute Joints, CCMMS 2012, Huangshan, China, 13-16 July 2012.
    24. Song CY and Chen Y, A Special Wohlhart’s Double-Goldberg 6R Linkage and its Multiple Operation Forms among 4R and 6R Linkages, The Second ASME/IEEE International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2012). Tianjin, China, 9-11 July 2012.
    25. Song J, Chen Y and Lu G X, Axial crushing of internally braced tubes, The 4th International Conference on Design and Analysis of Protective Structures (DAPS2012), Jeju, Korea, June 19-22, 2012.
    26. Chen Y and You Z, Spatial Overconstrained Linkages - The Lost Jade, HMM2012: International Symposium on the History of Machines and Mechanisms, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands - May 7-11, 2012.
    27. Wang Q, Chen Y, and Tang H, The Mechanism Design for Aircraft Morphing Wing, 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Hawaii, USA, 23-26 April 2012.
    28. Song CY and Chen Y, The original double-Goldberg 6R linkage and its bifurcation analysis, International Symposium on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics (MUSME 2011), Valencia, Spain, 25-28 October 2011.
    29. Liu SC and Chen Y, Folding the Tube with Rigid Origami Pattern, 日本応用数理学会 2011 年度年会 (JSIAM2011), 14-16 September, 2011, Kyoto, Japan.
    30. Tian PL and Chen Y, Design of a Foldable Shelter, the International Symposium of Mechanism and Machine Theory, 2010, AzCIFToMM – Izmir Institute of Technology, 5-8 October 2010, Izmir, Turkey.
    31. Wang KF and Chen Y, Rigid Origami to Fold a Flat Paper into a Patterned Cylinder, the 5th international conference on origami in science, mathematics and education (5OSME), 13-17 July 2010, Singapore.
    32. Y Zhang, H Fan, W Huang, Y Chen, Experimental Investigation of the Surface Tension of Lipid Membranes, 4th International Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting, ACE-X 2010, Paris France, July 8-9, 2010.
    33. Chen Y and You Z, A 6R Foldable Frame and its Bifurcations, ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2009), King's College of London, London, United Kingdom, June 22-24, 2009.
    34. Liu S Y, Chen Y, and Yeo S H, A Retractable Structure Design based on Bricard Linkage, International Conference on Emerging & Futuristic System and Technology, India, 9-11 April 2009.
    35. Chen Y and You Z, deployable frames with curved profile, 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Material Conference & Exhibit, April 2007.
    36. Chen Y and You Z, Deployable structures based on the Bricard linkages, 45th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Material Conference & Exhibit, April 2004.
    37. Chen Y and You Z, 6R Linkage and its networks, IASS-APCS 2003 (198), Taipei, Taiwan, October22-25, 2003.
    38. Chen Y and You Z, Connectivity of Bennett Linkages, AIAA 2002-1500, 43rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Material Conference & Exhibit, Denver, CO, April 22-25, 2002.
    39. Chen Y and You Z, Deployable structural element based on Bennett linkages, the 2001 American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Congress, 11-15, November 2001, New York, USA.
    40. Chen Y and You Z, Network of Bennett linkages as deployable structures, AIAA 2001-4661, AIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition, 28-30, August 2001, Albuquerque, USA.
    41. Chen Y and You Z, Mechanism design with topology optimisation, the Fourth World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimisation (WCSMO-4), June 4-8, 2001, Dalian, China.
    42. Chen Y, Large space deployable structure, Young Researchers' Conference - March 2001, The Institution of Structural Engineers, London, UK.