Prof. Jian-Feng Chen is Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Dean of College of Chemical Engineering at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He is also Director of State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites and Director of Research Center of the Ministry of Education for High Gravity Engineering and Technology. Prof. Chen received a BSc degree and a PhD degree from Zhejiang University in Chemical Engineering in 1986 and 1992, respectively. He finished his postdoctoral research in Zhejiang University in 1994, and then joined Beijing University of Chemical Technology as an Associate Professor and a Full Professor in 1997. Prof. Chen was a visiting full professor at Case Western Reserve University, USA from 1997 to 1998 and a Research Professor in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 1999 to 2000. He has received many awards including Cheung Kong Distinguished Professor (2002), National Science Foundation Prize for Distinguished Young Scholars (2003), Leading Scientist of National High-level Personnel of Special Support Program (2012). Moreover, Prof. Chen served as the Vice-Chairman of the Institute of Chemical Engineering of China, Vice-Chairman of Chinese Particuology Society; Panel Committee Chair of National “863” Program for Nanomaterials and Nanodevices technology; and Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member of several international journals such as Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS), Particuology (Elsevier), Chemical Engineering & Technology (Wiley), The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Wiley), Reaction Chemistry & Engineering (RSC).
Prof. Chen’s research interests involve Process Intensification (especially high gravity technology (Rotating Packed Bed Reactor technology)), Nanomaterials and Nanodrug delivery systems. He has filed 16 worldwide patents and over 100 national patents and published more than 300 papers in AIChE J., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater. etc. As the Principal Investigator, Prof. Chen has been granted the National Invention Award and the National Scientific and Technological Progress Award 3 times. He has also been granted nine provincial awards, Dow Chemical Fellowship Award, the 8th National Outstanding Young Scientist Award, and the title of the National Excellent Teacher, etc.