Rong Chen

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Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates  
Supervisor of Master's Candidates  



Department:School of Mechanical Science & Engineering

Education Level:Postgraduate (Doctoral)

Degree:Doctoral Degree

Discipline:Material Science
Mechatronic Engineering

Academic Honor:

2010  elected:  Candidates of the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University by the Ministry of Education

2012  elected:  Top talent

2013  elected:  Young scientists of the 973 Program (including major scientific research programs)

2013  elected:  Central China scholars

2015  elected:  Millions of people plan to lead


Dr. Rong Chen, Professor with the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, and by courtesy of School of integrated circuits, school of optical and electronic information, and School of China-EU Institute for clean and renewable energy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). Assistant to dean and Associate director of HUST flexible electronics research center.  


Prof. Chen obtained her bachelor degree from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2001 and her Master and PhD degrees from Stanford University in 2006. Before she joined HUST as a full professor in 2011, she was a senior research scientist in Intel Labs and Applied Materials, Inc., Santa Clara, performing R&D in VLSI processes and related equipment development.


Prof Chen’s research focuses on atomic level manufacturing, by understanding surface science, and applying this knowledge to a range of problems in sustainable energy, semiconductor processing, and nanotechnology. Her current research interests include selective atomic layer deposition method, nanoparticles modification, thin film technology for applications in optoelectronics, flexible electronics, catalysis and energy storage, as well as developing ALD apparatus for these emerging applications. Prof Chen is the PI for the key project of national natural science foundation of China, National Basic Research Program of China (973), Innovation team leader of Hubei Province, etc.


Prof. Chen has authored and co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings with >4,000 citations on Nat. Comm., Adv Mater, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, Small, Engineering, Sci. Bullet., IJEM, OEA, etc. She has published three edited books and two book chapters, >70 issued Chinese invention patents and >10 international patents, designated project leader and convenor for ISO/TC 107 WG5 of atomic layer deposition. She has given dozens of invited presentations, lectures and tutorials at international conferences such as IEEE Nano, AVS-ALD. She has served as a committee member of AVS ALD, Asian ALD, and member of EU HERALD. Prof. Chen is a Senior Member of IEEE, life member of ECS, and member of AVS, ACS, etc. She is the Editor for Physica B: condensed matter, corresponding expertise of Engineering, and the Editor Board Member for five scientific journals: JVSTA&B, IJEM, coatings, and scientific reports. She also served as Guest Editor for four journal special issues, Chair or Committee Member for >60 international conferences, Reviewer for >60 prestigious journals including Nat. Catal., Nat. Commun., Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., ACS Nano, Small, Chem. Mater., Nanoscale, Engineering, light, APL, J. Appl. Phys., Appl. Surf. Sci., RSI, JVSTA, etc.


Prof. Chen is the recipient of many national and international prestigious awards, including National innovation leader (2019), National overseas high-level young talents (2011), the 3rd Xplorer prize (2021), China Overseas innovation talents contribution award (2016), etc. She is also the recipient of IEEE SEC Distinguished Academic Contribution Award (2020), Geneva international innovation exhibition Special Gold awards (2018), the SRC Simon Karecki (2006), the Texas Instruments Woman’s Fellowship for Leadership in Microelectronics (2005). She has been ranked first for the first prize of Technological invention of Hubei Province (2018), Intellectual Property Award of Hubei Province (2019), CAST “Innovation China” leading technology (2020), winner of the MOST disruptive technology innovation competition (2021), etc.

Educational Experience

2001.9 2006.6

  • Stanford University
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Ph.D.

2001.9 2005.6

  • Stanford University
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Master's degree
  • Postgraduate (Master's Degree)

1996.9 2001.6

  • 中国科技大学
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • B.S.
  • University of Science and Technology of China

Work ExperienceMore>>

2016.10 Now
  • 华中科技大学无锡研究院
  • 微纳制造平台
  • 主任
  • 在职
2015.7 Now
  • Associate director, HUST flexible electronics research center
  • 柔性电子研究中心
  • 副主任
  • 在职
2012.5 Now
  • Adjunct professor, Ningbo Institute of materials technology and engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 宁波材料技术与工程研究所
  • 客聘研究员
  • 在职

Social AffiliationsMore>>

2022.1 Now

  • 中国微米纳米技术学会青工委副主任委员

2017.1 Now

  • 国际ALD大会-组委会委员

2022.1 Now

  • iCANX科学大会组委会共同主席

Research Group

Name of Research Group:微纳材料设计与制造研究中心
Description of Research Group:微纳材料设计与制造研究中心是依托于机械科学与工程学院、材料科学与工程学院的跨学科交叉创新平台。中心目前有5名教授、3名副教授、5名助理研究员,和数十名博士、硕士研究生。主持各类国家级重点项目40余项,总科研经费超过5000万。中心聚焦于材料微纳制造与应用的跨学科、多尺度研究,涉及机械、材料、能源、计算机、光电子等学科,主要包括材料微纳尺度模拟与大数据技术、基于原子层沉积的纳尺度集成技术、柔性微/光电子器件的设计制造、能源环境纳米催化研究、面向生物医疗的3D打印技术。
中心充分发挥了跨学科优势,在基础科研创新和产业应用方面都取得了丰硕的成果:在国际权威期刊Science、Advanced Materials、Nat. Commun.、Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 等发表论文400余篇,申请专利100余项(国际专利4项);科研成果成功实现规模产业化,与美国斯坦福线性加速器中心、美国英特尔公司、美国通用汽车公司、美国全谱激光、TCL集团、华星光电、无锡威孚集团、中国航天科技集团、贵研铂业等龙头企业保持着长期紧密的合作关系。研究中心根据发展需要,诚邀海内外广大科研工作者加盟,广大学子踊跃报考!欢迎来函 lab.amd@gmail.com询问