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Rising Stars in Multidisciplinary Engineering – Lu Chen, PE

Rising Stars in Multidisciplinary Engineering – Lu Chen, PE

Senior Structural Engineer


Houston, TX

Lu Chen joined Arup in 2013 and has clearly defined herself as a driven and technically skilled Senior Structural Engineer. Over the last decade, Chen has contributed her civil engineering expertise to a range of structurally innovative or challenging projects including an offshore gravity-based structure as well as numerous transport and public infrastructure developments. This experience has equipped her with a unique structural design skillset that makes her an integral member of project teams. Outside of project work, Chen is committed to upskilling and knowledge sharing, and she serves as the lead for the Learning Committee within her office and offers STEM mentorship to local high school students.

Accomplishments/Projects:Energy Project Offshore Concrete Gravity-based Structure (CGS), Senior Structural En¬gineer; Finch LRT, Civil Discipline Manager

Education: BS in Civil Engineering, Tianjin University (China); MS in Civil En¬gineering, Rice University 

Professional/Public Service: Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS), volunteer; SEI Houston, member; Global Bridge and Civil Structures Forum, Volunteer Meeting Organizer