Wilfred Chen | AIChE

Wilfred Chen

Gore Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Delaware

Professor Wilfred Chen joined the University of Delaware in  2011 as the Gore Professor of Chemical Engineering. He obtained his B.S. degree from UCLA and his Ph.D. from Caltech, both in Chemical Engineering. After one-year postdoc in Switzerland, he joined UC Riverside in 1994. He was Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and the holder of Presidential Chair until he joined Delaware. His research interests are in Synthetic Biology and Protein Engineering. Prof. Chen has published more than 250 journal papers and delivered over 90 invited lectures. He serves on the editorial board for many scientific publications including Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology and Bioengineering. He is also the editor/associate editor for Biochemical Engineering Journal, Biotechnology Journal, and AICHE Journal. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.  Prof. Chen has also received several awards, including NSF Career Award, AIChE Food, Pharmaceutical, and Bioengineering Division 15c Plenary Lecture, Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication, Daniel I.C. Wang Award for Excellence in Biochemical Engineering, Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial & Biochemical Technology, and the AICHE Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division Award.