Dr. Suren Chen

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Suren Chen is a Professor and the coordinator of the Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU). He is the program director of USDOT Region 8 University Transportation Center – the Mountain Plains Consortium and the director of the Center for Sustainable & Intelligent Transportation System (CSITS) at CSU. His research has been primarily focused on transportation infrastructure safety, sustainability, highway traffic safety risk prediction and mitigation, transportation network planning, optimization and hazard resilience. Dr. Chen has published about 150 technical papers and has given over 30 keynote and invited talks in different international and national conferences and universities. Dr. Chen is an ASCE fellow and the recipient of ASCE Collingwood Prize. Dr. Chen has been serving as an associate editor and editorial advisory board members of several journals, including “Journal of Bridge Engineering” and “Analytic Methods in Accident Research”. He has been a licensed professional civil engineer since 2004.

Research Interests

  • Critical transportation infrastructure
  • Smart, safe and reliable transportation systems
  • Community hazard resilience

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International Connections

  • Country: China
    Contact: Tongji University, Academic collaboration
  • Country: China
    Contact: Tongji University, M.S & B.S in Structural/Bridge Engineering

Contact Information

Office Location: Engineering A-205H
Phone: 491-7722
Fax: 491-7727
Email:  suren.chen@colostate.edu
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Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S. 1994, Tongji University – Structural/Bridge Engineering
  • M.S. 1997, Tongji University – Structural/Bridge Engineering
  • Ph.D. 2004, Lousiana State University – Civil Engineering (Structures)