Tan Chen

Tan Chen


  • Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • PhD, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • MEng, Optimisation et Automatisation des Processus Industriels, Mines Douai
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Tan Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Tech. Prior to joining Tech, Dr. Chen was a Postdoctoral Research Associate affiliated with the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He received his PhD degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to that, he received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China, and a joint MS degree from SJTU and École des Mines de Douai, France. He was an Eiffel Scholarship recipient in France and received the outstanding graduate student teaching award at the University of Notre Dame. He was selected as a DAAD AInet fellow for the Postdoc-NeT-AI in AI and robotics. His research interests include applied mechanics, control, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with health care and smart manufacturing applications.

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Legged Locomotion 
  • Applied Control
  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Collaborative Robots
  • Learning-based Control