Jie Chen completed his Ph.D. at the Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA.He is currently the Chair of Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering and is the director of IUPUI Industrial Assessment Center, which is sponsored by the US Department of Energy. He has published more than 60 papers in reputed journals and more than 90 conference proceedings and abstracts. His research has been supported by funding from government agencies, research foundations, and industry.