- Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
- M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
- B.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2004
- Professional Engineer Civil, California, #88013
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Carlson-Polivka Fellowship, U. of California, Berkeley
- Popert Fellowship, U. of California, Berkeley
- Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, U. of California, Berkeley
- American Concrete Institute—ACI
- American Society of Civil Engineers—ASCE
- International Concrete Repair Institute—ICRI
Dr. Jen specializes in concrete and associated high performance cement-based materials. He has expertise in evaluating the structural and durability performance of buildings and structures constructed with concrete, particularly specialty mixes designed to achieve superior performance through the addition of fiber reinforcement.
Dr. Jen is also experienced in evaluating improved construction sustainability through a reduction in a structure's carbon footprint by addressing the underlying chemistry of cement production. In addition to experience with ASTM test procedures of cement and concrete, Dr. Jen has analyzed changes in material chemistry through x-ray fluoresce spectroscopy, quantitative x-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, isothermal conduction calorimetry and scanning electron microscopy.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Jen was a research fellow at the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom where he was involved in a multi-national investigation targeting low-carbon cement production for incorporation into the planning and development of the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar. His contributions specifically involved microstructural analysis of the hydration, and subsequent propensity for environmentally-induced damage, of calcium sulfoaluminate type cements.
During his Ph.D., Dr. Jen assisted in teaching several graduate and undergraduate courses on the properties and performance of construction materials in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.