Min Chen

Professor of Mathematics, Purdue University


Contact Information:

Address: Dept. of Math., Purdue Uinversity, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Office Phone: (765) 494-1964
Email: chen45@purdue.edu

Citizenship: U.S.A.


  • Strong ability and experience in software design and development in both scientific and commercial environment
  • Strong background in mathematics, computer science and modeling
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Learning new things quickly and effectively
  • Ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently
  • Strong ability in research and writing technical report


  • Languages: FORTRAN, C++/C, HTML
  • Systems: UNIX/X(SunOS, Solaris, SPARC, LINUX), Windows(98, 95, 3.11, NT), Mac
  • Software:
    • X: Matlab, Xlib, OSF/Motif, Xmgr, XRT, Xfig, Mathematica, Tecplot, Microsoft Office, PhotoShop


  • Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, August 1991, Applied Mathematics
  • M.S. enginnering, Princeton University,  January 1988, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S and B.S., Beijing University, May 1985 and May 1982, Mathematics
  • Dalian 32th High School, May 1978

Work Experience:

  • Teach various mathematics, computer science and engineering courses including real analysis, numerical computation, numerical ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations, finite element method, numerical linear algebra, linear programing, calculus, linear algebra etc.;
  • Lead a research team in developing a software package for simulating unsteady compressible flow, which was also used by reasearchers in David Taylor Research Center in analysing and designing of turbomachinery system;
  • Derive model systems for nonlinear waves and develop software packages.
  • Published more than 30 research papers in top academic journals.

Work History:

  • Professor, Purdue University, 2008 - Present
  • Associate Professor, Purdue University, 2002 - 2008
  • Associate Professor, University of Central Florida, 2001 - 2002
  • Assistant Professor, Penn State University, 1994 - 2001
  • Postdoctoral, Penn State University, 1991 - 1994
  • Graduate Student/Research Associate, Indiana University, 1987 - 1991
  • Graduate Student/Research Associate, Princeton University, 1985 - 1987