Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Institute for Bioengineering, School of Engineering

The University of Edinburgh

King’s Buildings, Mayfield Road EH9 3JL, United Kingdom

Dr Chen’s research is focused on biomaterials, biomedical engineering, and the application of nanomaterials in biology and medicine. In these areas, he has been working on physical (microneedle & nanoneedle arrays) and chemical (nanomaterials) for drug delivery and sensing.


He has published over 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Biomaterials, Journal of Controlled Release, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, and Chemical Society Reviews. These publications generated an h-index of 42 and >4000 citations. Additionally, he has 2 book chapters and 12 granted patents & 15 patent applications in drug delivery technologies in major countries and regions, mostly in the USA and Europe.


For scientific community service, he serves as a reviewer for many fields' top journals such as Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Small, Advanced Healthcare Materials, ACS Nano, Nano Letters, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry-A European Journal, Nanoscale, Nano Research, Journal of Controlled Release, Biomaterials, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, and grant proposals from different research councils in a number of countries. He is also an associate editor of IET Nanobiotechnology and an editorial board member of Sensors.

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