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Professor Chen is now a full professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001. From 2001 to 2006, he worked as a postdoc at the University of Science and Technology of China, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University respectively. From 2006 to 2018, he worked as a Professor of Materials Science at Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In August 2018, He joined The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is internationally recognized for his leading research work in nanotechnology-based smart materials, including muscle-like flexible actuators, skin-like touch sensors, electricity generators, and optoelectric functional fibers for wearable energy harvesting and storage. He has published more than 130 papers in high-impact international scientific journals including Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Angewandte Chemie, ACS Nano, Nano. Lett., JACS, Progress in Polymer Science, Materials Science & Engineering R, and etc.

Research interests

Nanotechnology-based smart materials for wearable applications, including novel nanostructured and bio-inspired functional materials, electroactive polymer, flexible devices including sensors, actuators, generators, supercapacitors, optoelectric functional fibers and so on.


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Smart Wearables and Smart Living

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Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Anhui University

Doctor of Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Master of Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China


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