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!
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.
July 2017: Prof. Chen’s commercialization effort on the real-time water sensor is featured by AIChE CEP Magazine.
May 2017: Prof. Chen’s water sensor research is featured by the NPR.
Mar. 2017: Prof. Chen’s water sensor research is featured by the CGTN.
Feb. 2017: Prof. Chen is interviewed by Milwaukee local TV station CBS 58 on his lead sensor work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb. 2014: Our real-time water sensor research is featured by Water Online magazine.
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.
Aug. 2013: We have published an invited perspective on The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters with ACS and Youtube video highlights.
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”.
Jan. 2013: Our research on hybrid nanostructures for detection of carbon monoxide is featured by Nanotechweb.
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.
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.
May 2012: Interviewed by ASEE Prism Magazine on semiconducting graphene materials.
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.
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.
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)
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:
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.