Oct. 2014: Our partnership with water industries on development of real-time heavy metal ion sensors through an NSF Partnership for Innovation (PFI) grant is featured by the WUWM radio program UWM Today.
Oct. 2014: Prof. Chen receives UWM Research Foundation Senior Faculty Research Award.
Feb. 2014: Our collaborative research with Johnson Controls Corporation on silicon-based anode materials for lithium-ion batteries is featured as the front cover of the journal Advanced Materials.
Feb. 2014: Our real-time water sensor research is featured by Water Online magazine.
Jan. 2014: Prof. Chen is invited to serve on the ASME Nanoengineering for Energy and Sustainability (NEES) steering committee.
Oct. 2013: Prof. Chen is appointed as an Excellence in Engineering Faculty Fellow, UWM CEAS.
Sept. 2013: Our real-time water sensor research is featured in a video produced by Detroit Public Television.
Aug. 2013: We have published an invited perspective on The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters with ACS and Youtube video highlights.
Mar. 2013: Our collaborative research with UWM physicists on semiconducting graphene monoxide is featured on the front page of Physical Review B journal web site (http://prb.aps.org) as a "Kaleidoscope".
Jan. 2013: Our research on hybrid nanostructures for detection of carbon monoxide is featured by Nanotechweb.
Jan. 2013: Prof. Chen is elected as Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Nov. 2012: Our collaborative research with UWM physicists on semiconducting graphene monoxide is reported by Physics.org.
Oct. 2012: Interviewed by Scientific American on ozone production from magician and stunt artist David Blaine’s performance of standing atop a pillar in the West Village for three days while being subject to constant high voltage electricity (see NYT video for the action)
Aug. 2012: Our research on crumpled graphene-nanocrystal hybrid nanomaterials was highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News 90(33). http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i33/Functionalized-Graphene-Nanoballs.html
Jun. 2012: Our collaborative research with UWM Environmentalist Jason He on nitrogen-enriched iron-carbon nanorod electrocatalysts is featured on UWM front page and a few other media.
May 2012: Interviewed by ASEE Prism Magazine on semiconducting graphene materials.
Apr. 2012: Invited presentation at the 2013 MRS (Materials Research Society) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 1 - 5, 2013.
Apr. 2012: Invited by journal Nanoscale to submit a feature review article on semiconducting graphene materials.
Apr. 2012: Our collaborative research with UWM physicists on graphene-based materials is featured on UWM front page and a few other media.
Mar. 2012: UWM CEAS “Excellence in Research” Award.
Feb. 2012: Featured on the cover of the “UWM Research Report 2012: Research that Energizes”
Mar. 2011: UWM Research Foundation Award for founding NanoAffix Science, LLC-a UWM spin-off company.
Mar. 2011: Research featured in the “UWM Research Report 2011: PATHWAYS”
Sept. 2010: Recognized as a member of Millionaires’ club for external research grant.
Sept. 2010: Ranked as top 10 for research expenditures in 2009-2010, UWM CEAS.
Jul. 2010: Our graphene research in collaboration with Prof. Ruoff of UT-Austin is profiled in US News.
Mar. 2010: UWM media coverage on my start-up company NanoAffix Science LLC.
Feb. 2010: Research featured in the “UWM Research Report 2010: Achievements”
Sept. 2009: Ranked as top 10 for research expenditures in 2008-2009, UWM CEAS.
Aug. 2009: Invited by Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Chemistry World to comment on a sensor paper published in Nature Chemistry (D R Kauffman et al, Nature Chemistry, 2009, DOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.323)
Jun. 2009: Our research on a novel gas sensor based on hybrid nanostructures is featured as the frontispiece of the June 26 Issue of Advanced Materials.
May 2009: Our sensor research is highlighted by Frost & Sullivan:
Jan. 2009: Our paper on "Room-Temperature Gas Sensing through Electronic Transfer between Discrete Tin Oxide Nanocrystal and Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube" has been accepted by Advanced Materials.
Dec. 2008: Prof. Chen organizes "Nanotechnology Science Saturday" for 9-12th grade students in Milwaukee area.
Nov. 2008: Prof. Chen co-organizes a symposium on "Materials for Energy Applications" at the 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).
Oct. 2008: Prof. Chen receives the Graduate School/UWM Foundation Research Award.
Jul. 2008: Prof. Chen co-organizes a symposium on "Physics and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes" at the 2008 Virtual Conference on Nanoscale Science and Technology.
Apr. 2008: Shun passes ME Ph.D. qualifying exam. Congratulations!
Apr. 2008: Former REU student Ben Hansen is selected to receive the prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations!
Apr. 2008: Prof. Chen presents an invited talk at Xerox Corporation.
Mar. 2008: Pengxiang is selected to receive the UWM Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship. Congratulations!
Feb. 2008: Prof. Chen organizes "Nanotechnology Science Saturday" for 9-12th grade students in Milwaukee area.
Jan. 2008: Prof. Chen judges for Kenosha Regional Science Fair.