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Sheng-Wei Chi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering


Building & Room:

EIB 217E


929 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:




Research Interests

Image-based computational methods for biomedical applications.

Multiscale material modeling.

Advanced numerical methods, including meshfree methods, collocation methods, and generalized finite element methods.

Large deformation and contact mechanics.

Fragment and impact simulations.

Selected Publications

  1. Chi, S.W. and Lin, S.P., Meshfree analysis with the aid of NURBS boundary, Computational Mechanics, 2016. 58(3):p. 371-389.
  2. Wu, C.T., Chi, S.W., Koishi, M., and Wu, Y., Strain gradient stabilization with dual stress points for the meshfree nodal integration method in inelastic analyses, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2016. 107(1):p. 3-30.
  3. Boyce, B.L. et al., Document The second Sandia Fracture Challenge: predictions of ductile failure under quasi-static and moderate-rate dynamic loading, International Journal of Fracture, 2016. 198(1-2): p. 5-100.
  4. Chi, S.W., Lee, C.H., Chen, J.S., and Guan, P.C., A level set enhanced natural kernel contact algorithm for impact and penetration modeling, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2015. 102(3-4):p. 839-866.

Notable Honors

2014, 2017, 2018, College of Engineering Advising Award, UIC

2017, College of Engineering Faculty Research Award, UIC

2013, Young Investigator Award, ICACM


Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles

M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. Civil Engineering
National Central University, Taiwan

B.S. Civil Engineering
National Central University, Taiwan