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I designed three new courses, two of them are for undergraduates, and one is for graduate students, as follows:

Bioengr 266: Wearable Bioelectronics                           [Student Teaching Evaluation]                            (Spring 2022)

                                                                                       [Student Teaching Evaluation]                            (Spring 2021)

                                                                                       [Student Teaching Evaluation]                                (Fall 2020)

                                                                                       [Student Teaching Evaluation]                            (Winter 2020)

  • The BE 266: Wearable Bioelectronics, previously, the BE 298, is a new department core course that I design and develop for the graduate students at UCLA. The practice of human health care may be on the cusp of a revolution, driven by an unprecedented level of personalization enabled by advances in technology, specifically, the transformation of wearable devices from curiosities that provide qualitative information for fitness enthusiasts to sophisticated systems that produce clinical-grade data for physicians. In this class, I will systematically introduce various wearable bioelectronics based on both applied physics and analytical chemistry for human healthcare.                           

Bioengr 167L: Bioengineering Laboratory                       [Student Teaching Evaluation]                           (Winter 2024)

                                                                                        [Student Teaching Evaluation]                           (Winter 2023)

                                                                                        [Student Teaching Evaluation]                                (Fall 2021)

  • The BE 167L: Bioengineering Laboratory-Device Module is a new department core course that I design and develop for undergraduate students with a study focus on bioelectronic devices design and tests. It consists of both weekly lectures and lab sections. In the weekly lectures, Dr. Chen will talk about the fundamentals of bioelectronics, including their working principles, materials usage, devices fabrication, test, and practical demonstrations. In the weekly lab section, senior graduate students will be employed as the teaching assistants, who will help and guide the undergraduate students to design, fabricate, and test the bioelectronic devices.  We make sure that the theoretical knowledge in the lectures could be organically integrated into the lab sections for a better understanding and learning experiences for our students.                     

Bioengr 132: Nanogenerators for Bioengineering           [Student Teaching Evaluation]                                (Fall 2022)

                                                                                        [Student Teaching Evaluation]                           (Winter 2022)

                                                                                        [Student Teaching Evaluation]                           (Winter 2021)

                                                                                        [Student Teaching Evaluation]                           (Spring 2020)

  • The BE 132: Nanogenerators for Bioengineering, previously, the BE 188, is a new course I design and develop for the UCLA undergraduate students. Nanogenerators can convert biomechanical activities in different forms to high-fidelity electrical signals, which could provide energy, sensing, and therapeutic applications for bioengineering study. The nanogenerators could be the key component to realizing an autonomous intelligent body area network for personalized health care, with the potential of conquering the medical field in the era of the Internet of things.      

At Stanford

Stanford Post-doc Teaching Certificate (expected)                        

  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education”. EDUC 297, School of Education.                              (Winter 2017)

  • “Field Teaching”. EARTH305, School of Earth, Energy& Environmental Sciences.                           (Spring 2017)

  • “Two-Day Postdoc Teaching Workshop”, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.                                                (May 2017)

  • “Designing an Effective Syllabus”. Office of Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning.                          (Dec. 2016)

  • Mentoring in Research”. Two-Day Workshop, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.                                       (Dec. 2016)


Stanford MATSCI 161/171: Energy Materials Laboratory                                                                         (Spring 2019)

  • Prepared and gave an invited guest lecture to Stanford graduate students on energy materials

At Georgia Tech

Course Teaching                                                

MSE 2001: Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials                                              (Fall 2012 to Fall 2015)

  • Fulfilled basic materials knowledge to undergraduates across all the engineering majors

  • Provided study guidance and led group discussions in class

  • Gave guest lectures. Graded Exam


MSE 4410: Capstone Engineering Design I                                                                               (Co-lecturer, Fall 2014)

  • Prepared and gave lectures on engineering design two hours per week for the whole semester 

  • Guided students to apply knowledge into open-ended design projects

  • Guided students to contribute effectively to a multidisciplinary design team

  • Reviewed students’ project progress reports and gave feedback

  • Developed oral and written communication of technical information


MSE 8803: Special Topics on Energy Materials                                                                                       (Spring 2015)

  • Prepared and gave an invited guest lecture to graduate students on energy materials

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