Jun Chen

Jun Chen

Dr. Jun Chen is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. His research focuses on nanotechnology and bioelectronics for energy, sensing, and therapeutic applications in the form of smart textiles, wearables, and body-area networks.

He has published two books, and 250 journal articles, with 150 of them being the corresponding authors in Chemical Reviews(2), Chemical Society Reviews(2), Nature Materials(1), Nature Electronics(3), Nature Communications(3), Science Advances, Joule(3), Matter(10), Advanced Materials(10) and many others. His works have been highlighted by Nature and Science 7 times and covered by global mainstream media more than 1,200 times, including CNN, ABC, NBC, NPR, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal‎, Reuters, and Scientific American. He has filed 14 U.S. patents, including one licensed. With a current h-index of 88, Dr. Chen has been selected as one of the world’s most influential researchers in the field of materials science by the Web of Science.

Among his many accolades are the UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows Award, BBRF Young Investigator Award, Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials, ACS PMSE Young Investigator Award, Okawa Foundation Research Award, Chem. Soc. Rev. Emerging Investigator Award, Advanced Materials Rising Star, ACS Nano Rising Stars Lectureship Award, 30 Life Sciences Leaders To Watch by Informa, IAAM Scientist Medal, 2020 Altmetric Top 100, Top 10 Science Stories of 2020 by Ontario Science Centre, Highly Cited Researchers 2021/2020/2019 in Web of Science, Frontiers in Chemistry Rising Stars, JMCA Emerging Investigator Award, Nanoscale Emerging Investigator Award, and many others.

Beyond research, he is an associate editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics and Med-X. He also serves as an Advisory/ Editorial Board Member of Matter, The Innovation, Nano-Micro Letters, Materials Today Energy, Cell Reports Physical Science, and Biomedical Technology. For Chen Group position application please go to junchenlab@gmail.com.