Multiscale Computational Physics Lab







Welcome to Multiscale Computational Physics Lab

We develop fundamental theories and utilize simulation based experiments for different physical problems across different time/length scales and their applicaitons

The Multiscale Computational Physics Lab held by Professor James M. Chen is active in theoretical study and simulation based experiments of physical problems across different time/length scales. Current works focus on Coarse-Grain Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics (CG-NEMD) Simulation, Atomistic Field Theory (AFT), nano-electrodynamics, multiscale fracture mechanics, generalized atomistic finite element method (GAFEM), computatinoal Micropolar fluid dynamics (CMFD) and biocontinuum mechanics. Please explore our website to learn more about us.

PhD Student Position Opening

If you are interested in studying (1) multiscale modeling of fluid mechanics; (2) Hypersonic fluid mechanics, and (3) Turbulence Modeling, please feel free to contact Dr. James Chen with a current transcript, CV and contact information of two professional references. Qualified candidates are expected to have a master degree (preferred) or bachelor degree in engineering science, mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics, physics, or related disciplines.

Visiting Scholar

Please contact us if you are interested in being a visiting scholar in our group. Strong computational modeling and simulation skill, excellent scientific thinking, mentoring and communication skills are required. We welcome any interested researcher working on interesting problems with us.


October 17, 2015

In the past month, we have three new members joining MCPL. Welcome, Emma, Nicole and Grant. Know them more at People's' page. We also have updating our MCPL and posted interesting results at MCPL Facebook Page!! Come visit us.

September 12, 2015

We are on Facebook now!!!! Come find us at Multiscale Computational Physics Lab at K-State. Like us on Facebook and you can get the latest update at MCPL!!

August 10, 2015

Mr. Louis Wonnell just joined MCPL. Welcome!! Louis! Go to People page for his bio.

July 1, 2015

Dr. Chen and Multiscale Computational Physics Lab moved to Kansas State University.


For further information/inquiries, please feel free to contact the Lab Director

  • Dr. James M. Chen
  • Kansas State University
    Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
    3032 Rathbone Hall
    Manhattan, KS 66506
  • Phone: (785) 532-3428
  • Email: