Education

Dr. Chen received BSME degree from Tianjin University, P.R. Cina, in 1982, MS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Shanghai Second Medical University, P.R. China, in 1985 and Ph.D. from Drexel University in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, in 1989. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, from 1989 to 1990. He joined IUPUI in August of 1990 as assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering (80%) and Orthodontics (20%). He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1995 and to Professor in 2000. Dr. Chen is currently leading research in two research facilities:
  • IUPUI Industrial Assessment Center (iac.iupui.edu)
  • Dental Biomechanics Laboratory

Professional Experience

VITA - JIE CHEN 2020
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 7/2008 - Present

Recent Research Projects

I. Energy efficiency

Relevant publications

  • Arash Edalatnoor, Ali Razban, David Goodman, and Jie Chen, “Energy Optimization of Air Handling Unit Using CO2 Data and Coil Performance” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition 2016, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 11-17, 2016
  • Jing Li, David Goodman, Ali Razban, and Jie Chen, “Identification of Key Parameters Affecting Energy Consumption of an Air Handling Unit” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition 2016, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 11-17, 2016
  • Wu, D. Amini, A., Razban, A. and Chen, J. , A Novel Approach to Forecast and Manage Daily Electrical Maximum Demand, Proceedings of ECOS 2017, The 30th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and environmental impact of Energy Systems, July 2-6, 2017, San Diego, CA.
  • Abdul Ayoub, Ali Razban, and Jie Chen, Modeling of Industrial Air Compressor System Energy Consumption and Effectiveness of Various Energy Saving on the System, proceeding of the ECOS 2018 in Guimarães, Portugal, 17-22 June 2018
  • Wu, D., Razban, A., Chen, J. Energy Audit Quick Estmator: A User-friendly Mobile Estimator for Energy Auditors, proceeding of the ECOS 2018 in Guimarães, Portugal, 17-22 June 2018
  • Chen, J. A Real-time energy Management Platform, International Congress and Exhibition on Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Conference, August 15-16, 2019, Prague, Czech republic
  • Wu, D., Amini, A., Razban, A., and Chen, J., “ARC algorithm: a novel approach to forecast and manage daily electrical maximum demand”, Journal of  Energy-The International Journal, vol 154, pp. 383-389, 4/19/2018
  • Razban, A., Khatib. A., Chen, J.,  Goodman, D. “Modeling of air handling unit subsystem in a commercial building” Accepted by Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 3/25/2019
II. Quantification and manipulation of 3D orthodontic load systems

Relevant publications

  • Chen, J., Katona, TR, Markham, D, “Effects of Geometric Changes of T-loop Spring on Its Loads” The Angle Orthodontics, Vol. 70, No 1, 2000
  • Qian, H., Chen, J., Katona, T.R., “The influence of PDL principal fibers in a 3-dimensional analysis of orthodontic tooth movement” American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vol. 120, No. 3, 2001
  • Katona, TR, Le, Y, and Chen, J., “The effects of first- and second-order gable bends on forces and moments generated by triangular loops”, American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2006;129:54-59
  • Chen, J., Bulucea, I., Katona, T., Ofner, S. “Complete orthodontic load systems on teeth in a continuous full archwire - The role of triangular loop position,” Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop, 132(2): p. 143 e142-148, 2007
  • Viecilli, R, Chen, J., Katona, T., Roberts, W.E., “The Force System Generated by an Adjustable Molar Root Movement Mechanism,” Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 135(2):165-73, 2009
  • Meyer, BN, Chen, J., and Katona, TR, “Does the center of resistance depend on the direction of tooth movement? American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vol, 137, issue 3, page 345-361, 2010
  • Yadav, S., Chen, J., Jiang, F., “Comparison of the force systems of three appliances on palatally impacted canine” Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011 Feb; 139(2):206-13
  • Chen, J., Isikbay, S., Brizendine, E., “Quantification of 3D Orthodontic Force Systems of T-loop Archwires” Angle Orthodontics 2010 Jul; 80(4):566-70
  • Gajda, S., Chen, J. “Comparison of Three Dimensional Orthodontic Load Systems of Different Commercial Archwires for Space Closure.” Angle Orthodontist 2012; 82(2):333-9
  • Kroczek, C, Kula, K., Fu, T., and Chen, J. “Comparison of the orthodontic load systems created with elastomeric power chain to close extraction spaces on different rectangular archwires” Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. Volume 141, Issue 3 , Pages 262-268, March 2012
  • Yadav, S., Chen, J., Upadhyay, M., Roberts, E., and Nanda, R., “Three-dimensional quantification of the force system involved in a palatally impacted canine using a cantilever spring design” Orthodontics (Chic.). 2012;13(1):22-33
  • Xia, Z., Chen, J., “Biomechanical Validation of an Artificial Tooth-PDL-Bone Complex for in vitro Orthodontic Load Measurement” Angle Orthodontists, 2013;83(3):410-7
  • Mittal, N., Xia, Z, Chen, J., Stewart, K.T., and Liu, S.S., “Three-dimensional quantification of pretorques nickel-titanium wires in edgewise and prescription brackets” Angle Orthodontists 2013; 83(3):484-90

  • Xia, Z., Chen, J., Jiang, F., Li, S., Viecilli, R.F., and Liu, S., “Load System of Segmental T-Loops for Canine Retraction” the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2013 Oct;144(4):548-56 PMC3829684
  • Yunfeng Liu, Nan Ru, Jie Chen, Sean Shih-Yao Liu and Wei Peng, ”Finite Element Modeling for Orthodontic Biomechanical Simulation Based on Reverse Engineering: A Case Study” Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology 6(17): 3267-3276, 2013
  • Katona, T, Isikbay, S. and Chen, J. “Effects of 1st and 2nd order gable bends on the 3D orthodontic load systems produced by T-loop archwires” the Angle Orthodontists, 2014 Mar;84(2):350-7. PMID: 23987243, PMCID: PMC4091840
  • Katona, T, Isikbay, S. and Chen, J. “An analytical approach to 3D orthodontic load systems” the Angle Orthodontists, 2014 Sep;84(5):830-8 PMID: 24605915, PMCID: PMC4149860
  • Liu, Y.F., Zhang, P.Y., Zhang, Q.F., Zhang, J.X., Chen, J.,”Digital design and fabrication of simulation model for measuring orthodontic force” Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering (2014);24(6):2265-71
  • Liu, Y., Jiang, F., and Chen, J., “Can interfaces at bracket-wire and between teeth in multi-teeth finite element model be simplified?” Accepted by the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 11/2/2018
  • Liu, Y, Jian-lei Wu, Shan-ling Song, Lixin Xu, Jie Chen, Wei Peng, “Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Shape Memory Polyurethane for Orthodontic Application” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 29:148, 2018
III. Quantification of clinical 3D tooth displacement using CT images or dental records

Relevant publications

  • Chen, J., Li, S., and Fang, S., “Quantification of Tooth Displacement from Cone Beam CT images” the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2009 Sep;136(3):393-400
  • Li, S., Xia, Z, Liu, S., Eckert, G., and Chen, J., “Three-dimensional Canine Displacement Patterns in Response to Translation and Controlled Tipping Retraction Strategies” the Angle Orthodontists, 2015, Jan: 85(1):18-25 PMID:24885592 PMCID:PMC4254379
  • Li, S., Chen, J., Kula, K., “A comparison of movement rate with different initial moment-to-force ratios”, Volume 156, Issue 2, August 2019, Pages 203-209
IV. Quantification of orthodontic load systems based on dental records using finite element analysis

Relevant publications

  • Qian, H., Chen, J., Katona, T.R., “The influence of PDL principal fibers in a 3-dimensional analysis of orthodontic tooth movement” American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vol. 120, No. 3, 2001
  • Meyer, BN, Chen, J., and Katona, TR, “Does the center of resistance depend on the direction of tooth movement? American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vol, 137, issue 3, page 345-361, 2010
  • Viecilli, R. F., T. R. Katona, J. Chen, J. K. Hartsfield and W. E. Roberts. "Comparison of dentoalveolar morphology in C57B/6 and P2X7R KO mice for the development of biomechanical orthodontic models." 2009 Anat Rec. 292(2):292-8
  • Xia, Z., Jiang, F., and Chen, J. “Estimation of Periodontal Ligament's Equivalent Mechanical Parameters for Finite Element Modeling” American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Volume 143, Issue 4, Pages 486-91, 2013
  • Xia, Z., Chen, J., Jiang, F., Li, S., Viecilli, R.F., and Liu, S., “Load System of Segmental T-Loops for Canine Retraction” the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2013 Oct;144(4):548-56 PMC3829684
  • Yunfeng Liu, Nan Ru, Jie Chen, Sean Shih-Yao Liu and Wei Peng, ”Finite Element Modeling for Orthodontic Biomechanical Simulation Based on Reverse Engineering: A Case Study” Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology 6(17): 3267-3276, 2013
  • Jiang, F., Xia, Z. Li, S., Eckert, G., J. Chen, “Mechanical environment change in root, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone in response to two canine retraction treatment strategies”, Orthodontic and Craniofacial Research, 2015 Apr;18 Suppl 1:29-38, PMID:25865531, PMCID: PMC4460608 
  • Jiang, F., Kula, K., and Chen, J., “Estimating the location of Center of Resistance of Canines” The Angle Orthodontists, September 24, 2015
V. Quantification of root resorption and bone mineral density using CBCT images

Relevant publications

  • Viecilli, R, Katona, T, Chen, J, Hartsfield, JK, and Roberts, WE, “The Three-dimensional Mechanical Environment of Orthodontic Tooth Movement and Root Resorption,” Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop,133(6):791.e11-26, 2008
  • Jiang, F., Liu, S., Li, S., Xia, Z., Kula, K., Eckert, G., and Chen, J., “Hounsfield Unit Change in Root and Alveolar Bone during Canine Retraction”, AJODO, 2015 Apr;147(4):445-53, PMID: 25836004, PMCID: PMC4385197
  • Jiang, F., Kula, K., Du, Y., Gu, H., Eckert, G., Chen, J., “Root Resorptions Associated with Canine Retraction Treatment American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics” Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2017 Sep;152(3):348-354. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2017.01.023
VI. Optical effects on orthodontic tooth movement

 Relevant publications

  • Jiang, F., Luo, L., Chen, J., Alauddin, S., and Grande, J., “Light transmittance of the periodontium”, Lasers in Dental Science, Vol. 1, Issue 2-4, pp 107-115, 2017
  • Na, S., TruongVo, T., Jiang, F., Joll, J., Guo, Y., Utreja, A., and Chen, J., “Dose Analysis of Photobiomodulation Therapy on Bone Cells?” Accepted by the Journal of Biomedical Optics, June 2018
VII. Accelerated orthodontic tooth movement

Relevant publications

  • Akbari, A., Chen, J., Peak Load Distribution of Vibrational Devices for Accelerating Tooth Movement, 2019 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition, Vancouver, BC Canada, 6/19 – 6/22/2019

Expertise

System modeling and design, product information management, energy efficiency, and biomechanics

Interests

Dental biomechanics; instrumentation design; systems engineering; energy efficiency