Principal Investigator

Dr. Jun Chen is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. He obtained his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Zhong Lin Wang. From 2016 to 2019, he was a postdoctoral research fellow with Prof. Yi Cui at Stanford University. His current research focuses on nanotechnology and bioelectronics for energy, sensing, and therapy applications in the form of smart textiles, wearables, and body area networks. 


He published 2 books, 130 journal articles and 85 of them are as first/corresponding authors in Chemical Reviews, Nature Electronics, Nature Energy, Nature Sustainability, Nature Communications, Joule, Matter, and many others. He also filed 14 US patents and licensed 1. His research works were highlighted by Nature and Science 4 times and covered by worldwide mainstream media over 1,000 times in total, including The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, and Science Daily. His current h-index is 65 on Google Scholar.

Awards & Honors

2020       Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate   

2020       Frontiers in Chemistry, Rising Stars  

2020       MINE2020 Young Scientist Excellence Award 

2020       Okawa Foundation Research Award    

2020       Editorial Board Members, Textiles (an MDPI journal)

2020       Editorial Board Members, Biosensors (an MDPI journal)

2020       Editorial Board Members, Advanced Fiber Materials (a Springer Nature journal)

2020       Editorial Board Members, Smart Materials in Medicine (an Elsevier journal)

2019       The World’s Most Influential Researchers by the Web of Science             

2019       Associate Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics (an Elsevier journal established in 1985)

2019       Editorial Board Members, Nano-Micro Letters (a Springer journal established in 2009)

2019       Editorial Board Members, Frontiers in Chemistry (IF: 4.155)

2019       Editorial Board Members, Frontiers in Pharmacology (IF: 4.418)                

2016       Excellent Undergraduate Mentor Award

2015       National Award for Outstanding Students Abroad  

2015       Material Research Society Graduate Student Award    

2013       TenCate Protective Fabrics Award 

2009       First-Class Graduate Fellowship of HUST                        

2008       First-Class Graduate Fellowship of HUST                

2007       Outstanding Graduate Award of HUST   

2006       Award for All-Around Student of HUST          

2006       Model Student of Academic Record of HUST   

2004       First-Class Academic Scholarship of HUST     

2003       National Scholarship of China                               

Contact Information

Department of Bioengineering
420 Westwood Plz., Room 4121H, Engineering V
University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1600
Tel: (310) 794-5550   Fax: (310) 794-5956 

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