Bin Chen is a Postdoctoral fellow in Department of Computational Hydrogeology in the Energy Geosciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Since the beginning of his academic career, his work mainly focuses on computational solid mechanics and geomechanics for a wide spectrum of applications ranging from field scale applications such as hydraulic fracturing to grain-scale simulations of the porous sedimentary rock. He worked on the numerical simulation of hydraulic fracturing with finite element method (FEM) during his Ph.D. at Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering in Swansea University. As a postdoc in Applied Modelling & Computation Group in Imperial College London, he studied the influence of rock microstructure on the effectiveness of water jet drilling in geothermal engineering with combined finite-discrete element method (FDEM). The future research topics will be about solving the geomechanics and multiphysics problems in subsurface engineering including oil and gas, geothermal engineering, geological storage of carbon dioxide by developing and applying new numerical approaches and techniques.