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Prof. Chen is currently on leave from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) to serve as a Program Director (PD) for the Engineering Research Centers (ERC) program of the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

Nov. 2017: Prof. Chen is listed as one of the 2017 highly cited researchers in the world!
https://clarivate.com/hcr/2017-researchers-list/

Nov. 2017: Prof. Chen presents his real-time water sensor work as an invited talk at the American Vacuum Society’s (AVS’s) 64th International Symposium and Exhibition in Tampa, Florida and the talk is featured by media.
http://www.fondriest.com/news/graphene-based-sensor-monitors-water-quality-people-live-drink.htm
https://phys.org/news/2017-11-sensor-real-time-heavy-metals-bacteria.html

July 2017: Prof. Chen’s commercialization effort on the real-time water sensor is featured by AIChE CEP Magazine.
https://www.aiche.org/resources/publications/cep/2017/july/catalyzing-commercialization-graphene-based-sensor-monitors-water-quality-real-time

May 2017: Prof. Chen’s water sensor research is featured by the NPR.
http://wuwm.com/post/uwm-researcher-hopes-sensor-step-toward-lead-contamination-solution#stream/0

Mar. 2017: Prof. Chen’s water sensor research is featured by the CGTN.
https://america.cgtn.com/2017/03/22/global-water-center-tackles-major-challenges-with-international-cooperation

Feb. 2017: Prof. Chen is interviewed by Milwaukee local TV station CBS 58 on his lead sensor work.
http://www.cbs58.com/story/34471123/groundbreaking-technology-detects-lead-in-water-quickly-accurately

Dec. 2016: Prof. Chen is elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Nov. 2016: Prof. Chen is invited to attend the 2016 Arab-American Frontiers Symposium organized by the US National Academies.

Nov. 2016: Prof. Chen’s water sensor research is featured by the NSF Science Nation. https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/leadiondetector.jsp

Oct. 2016: Prof. Chen is invited as a panelist for the US-China Forum on Water and Urban Development organized by the University of Chicago.

Aug. 2016: Prof. Chen receives the 2016 International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) Medal.

Aug. 2016: Prof. Chen’s start-up company receives the Wisconsin Innovation Award. http://www.wisconsininnovationawards.com/

Apr. 2016: Prof. Chen’s sensor research is featured in a video. https://youtu.be/L74Pvj_wGKY

Mar. 2016: Prof. Chen publishes (with David Garman) an opinion on real-time water sensor need in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/flint-shows-need-for-sensors-anyone-can-use-to-monitor-drinking-water-b99690561z1-372629331.html

Mar. 2016: Prof. Chen is among less than 200 invitees to attend the first-ever White House Water Summit.

Jul. 2015: Our real-time water sensor research is featured by National Driller. http://www.nationaldriller.com/articles/90088-new-water-sensor-technology-detects-contaminants-in-seconds

Jun. 2015: Our real-time water sensor research is featured by IDG Connect. http://www.idgconnect.com/abstract/10096/university-wisconsin-the-forefront-water-tech

Apr. 2015: Our real-time water sensor research is featured by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Eurekalert.

http://www.jsonline.com/business/clean-water-crisis-spawns-uwm-research-into-water-monitoring-products-b99485870z1-301479361.html

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-04/uow–wcl042815.php?utm_source=Xconomy&utm_campaign=2e39a962c4-NEWSLETTER_ALL_STORIES&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2aa91c0bc9-2e39a962c4-293183589

Mar. 2015: Awarded a collaborative research grant with Eva Lee of the Georgia Institute of Technology to help arm public health responders with tools for rapid detection and containment of an Ebola outbreak.
http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2015/02/26/uwm-sensor-could-make-detecting-ebola-as-easy-as-spitting/#.VO9Pq6XfXfN

Also reported by CBS 58 and Fox6 News.

Feb. 2015: Named as the 2015 Inaugural Regent Scholar of UW System

Oct. 2014: Our partnership with water industries on development of real-time heavy metal ion sensors through an NSF Partnership for Innovation (PFI) grant is featured by the WUWM radio program UWM Today.
http://wuwm.com/programs/uwm-today

Oct. 2014: Prof. Chen receives UWM Research Foundation Senior Faculty Research Award.

Feb. 2014: Our collaborative research with Johnson Controls Corporation on silicon-based anode materials for lithium-ion batteries is featured as the front cover of the journal Advanced Materials.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.v26.5/issuetoc

Feb. 2014: Our real-time water sensor research is featured by Water Online magazine.
http://wateronline.epubxp.com/i/255370

Jan. 2014: Prof. Chen is invited to serve on the ASME Nanoengineering for Energy and Sustainability (NEES) steering committee.

Oct. 2013: Prof. Chen is appointed as an Excellence in Engineering Faculty Fellow, UWM CEAS.

Sept. 2013: Our real-time water sensor research is featured in a video produced by Detroit Public Television.
http://vimeo.com/74213532

Aug. 2013: We have published an invited perspective on The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters with ACS and Youtube video highlights.
http://pubs.acs.org/page/jpclcd/chen.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B8p0jsUhX4
http://pubs.acs.org/iapps/liveslides/pages/index.htm?mscNo=jz400976a

Mar. 2013: Our collaborative research with UWM physicists on semiconducting graphene monoxide is featured on the front page of Physical Review B journal web site (http://prb.aps.org) as a “Kaleidoscope”.
http://prb.aps.org/kaleidoscope/prb/87/8/085417

Jan. 2013: Our research on hybrid nanostructures for detection of carbon monoxide is featured by Nanotechweb.
http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/lab/52197

Jan. 2013: Prof. Chen is elected as Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Nov. 2012: Our collaborative research with UWM physicists on semiconducting graphene monoxide is reported by Physics.org.
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-silicon-barrier-carbon-based-nanoelectronics-graphene.html

Oct. 2012: Interviewed by Scientific American on ozone production from magician and stunt artist David Blaine’s performance of standing atop a pillar in the West Village for three days while being subject to constant high voltage electricity (see NYT video for the action)

Aug. 2012: Our research on crumpled graphene-nanocrystal hybrid nanomaterials was highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News 90(33). http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i33/Functionalized-Graphene-Nanoballs.html

Jun. 2012: Our collaborative research with UWM Environmentalist Jason He on nitrogen-enriched iron-carbon nanorod electrocatalysts is featured on UWM front page and a few other media.
http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2012/06/22/bringing-down-the-cost-of-fuel-cells/#.T-ZXWV0qhvQ

May 2012: Interviewed by ASEE Prism Magazine on semiconducting graphene materials.
http://www.prism-magazine.org/oct12/feature_03.cfm

Apr. 2012: Invited presentation at the 2013 MRS (Materials Research Society) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 1 – 5, 2013.

Apr. 2012: Invited by journal Nanoscale to submit a feature review article on semiconducting graphene materials.

Apr. 2012: Our collaborative research with UWM physicists on graphene-based materials is featured on UWM front page and a few other media.
http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2012/04/13/uwm-discovery-advances-graphene-based-electronics/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120416130404.htm
http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/17/new-material-brings-semiconducting-to-the-graphene-party/
http://www.electroiq.com/semiconductors/2012/04/17/graphene-monoxide-might-help-synthesize-gen-next-semiconductors.html
http://investingraphene.com/graphene-derivative-has-semi-conducting-properties/
http://greenbuildingelements.com/2012/04/17/uwm-discovery-advances-graphene-based-electronics/
http://www.graphiteblog.com/2012/04/graphene-monoxide-semiconductors.html
http://www.electroiq.com/semiconductors/2012/04/17/graphene-monoxide-might-help-synthesize-gen-next-semiconductors.html
http://www.graphene-info.com/tags/graphene-oxide
http://www.computescotland.com/graphene-monoxide-makes-a-bow-5218.php
http://nextbigfuture.com/2012/04/graphene-monoxide-advance-toward.html
http://graphenetimes.com/2012/04/graphene-monoxide-might-help-synthesize-gen-next-semiconductors/
http://www.mendeley.com/research/evidence-nanocrystalline-semiconducting-graphene-monoxide-during-thermal-reduction-graphene-oxide-va/
http://www.graphene-info.com/uwm-graphene-monoxide-photo

Mar. 2012: UWM CEAS “Excellence in Research” Award.

Feb. 2012: Featured on the cover of the “UWM Research Report 2012: Research that Energizes”

Mar. 2011: UWM Research Foundation Award for founding NanoAffix Science, LLC-a UWM spin-off company.

Mar. 2011: Research featured in the “UWM Research Report 2011: PATHWAYS”

Sept. 2010: Recognized as a member of Millionaires’ club for external research grant.

Sept. 2010: Ranked as top 10 for research expenditures in 2009-2010, UWM CEAS.

Jul. 2010: Our graphene research in collaboration with Prof. Ruoff of UT-Austin is profiled in US News.
http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2010/07/15/next-steps-in-graphene-research.html

Mar. 2010: UWM media coverage on my start-up company NanoAffix Science LLC.

Feb. 2010: Research featured in the “UWM Research Report 2010: Achievements”

Sept. 2009: Ranked as top 10 for research expenditures in 2008-2009, UWM CEAS.

Aug. 2009: Invited by Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Chemistry World to comment on a sensor paper published in Nature Chemistry (D R Kauffman et al, Nature Chemistry, 2009, DOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.323)
http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2009/August/16080901.asp

Jun. 2009: Our research on a novel gas sensor based on hybrid nanostructures is featured as the frontispiece of the June 26 Issue of Advanced Materials.

May 2009: Our sensor research is highlighted by Frost & Sullivan:
http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/market-service-segment.pag?segid=D734-00-D0-00-00&ctxst=FcmCtx5&ctxht=FcmCtx6&ctxhl=FcmCtx7&ctxixpLink=FcmCtx7&ctxixpLabel=FcmCtx8

Jan. 2009: Our paper on “Room-Temperature Gas Sensing through Electronic Transfer between Discrete Tin Oxide Nanocrystal and Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube” has been accepted by Advanced Materials.

Dec. 2008: Prof. Chen organizes “Nanotechnology Science Saturday” for 9-12th grade students in Milwaukee area.

Nov. 2008: Prof. Chen co-organizes a symposium on “Materials for Energy Applications” at the 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).

Oct. 2008: Prof. Chen receives the Graduate School/UWM Foundation Research Award.

Jul. 2008: Prof. Chen co-organizes a symposium on “Physics and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes” at the 2008 Virtual Conference on Nanoscale Science and Technology.

Apr. 2008: Shun passes ME Ph.D. qualifying exam. Congratulations!

Apr. 2008: Former REU student Ben Hansen is selected to receive the prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations!

Apr. 2008: Prof. Chen presents an invited talk at Xerox Corporation.

Mar. 2008: Pengxiang is selected to receive the UWM Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship. Congratulations!

Feb. 2008: Prof. Chen organizes “Nanotechnology Science Saturday” for 9-12th grade students in Milwaukee area.

Jan. 2008: Prof. Chen judges for Kenosha Regional Science Fair.