Ph.D Chemical Engineering, Departamento de Engenharia Quimica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal 2005
Ph.D Materials Science, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Zhejiang University, China 2002
M.S. Materials Science, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Zhejiang University, China 1997
B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Anhui University of Technology, China 1993
Dr. Chen began work as an assistant engineer for Oriental Metal-Hydride Technologies in China (1993-1994). From there he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Zhejiang University until 2002. He was the Chief Engineer at KAN Power Source Co. Ltd. from 1997 to 1998. Dr. Chen also acted as a research assistant for the chemical engineering department at the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Portugal between 2000 and 2004. Until 2007, he was a Research Associate for the Department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Chen continued to work there until 2008 as a Research Scientist. He was a Research Associate at the National Energy and Technology Laboratory (NETL) and at WVU until 2012. Since then, he as served as a Research Assistant Professor at WVU.