Bo Chen | AIChE

Bo Chen

VP, Process Development

Dr. Bo Chen is Director, Process Development, at Genomatica, where she has led the process development team since joining in May 2018.

Prior to Genomatica, Dr. Chen worked at BP.  She held many roles, most recently as Engineering Advisor for BP Group Research, where she led process engineering and techno-economic analysis , managed the BP-MIT relationship, and represented BP on the Industrial Advisory Board for the US DOE BioSepCon (bioseparation consortium). Previously, Dr. Chen was the Technology Manager and Chief Process Engineer for BP Biofuels and Advanced Bioproducts. Prior roles were in BP’s petrochemical businesses focused on paraxylene, terephthalic acid (PTA), and aromatics and acetyls. She has supported manufacturing plants and major Capital Projects in Belgium, Malaysia, and China etc. 

Dr. Chen earned a Ph.D. from MIT in Biochemical Engineering, along with an MS in Chemical Engineering Practice and a minor with the Sloan MBA program. Previously she was a Ph.D. student at Tsinghua University, after receiving two BS degrees with highest honor from Tianjin University, in Chemical Engineering and in Economics.