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:Mechatronic Engineering
Material Science

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


Prof. Chen is the full professor and vice dean of School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), by courtesy of School of optical and electronic information, China-EU Institute for clean and renewable energy of HUST, and college of future technologies. She received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford, B.S. from University of Science and Technology of China. She was a senior research scientist at Intel Labs before she joined HUST.

Prof. Chen is the PI for the key project of national natural science foundation of China, National Key R&D Program of China, National Basic Research Program of China, Innovation team leader of Hubei Province, etc. Her 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.  She has published over 190 peer-reviewed journal papers on Nature Commun., Adv. Mater., etc. with over 6000 citations, four edited books and two book chapters, and more than 100 issued Chinese invention and international patents. She has been nominated as the convenor for ISO/TC 107 atomic layer deposition work group. She has been given ~100 invited presentations (including tutorial and plenary talks). Prof. Chen is a Senior Member of IEEE, CMES, CSMNT, life member of ECS, etc.

Prof. Chen is currently served as the corresponding expert of Engineering, associate editor of IJEM, editor of Physica B: condensed matter, editorial board member of AVS JVST A&B and other six scientific journals. She has also served as Guest Editor for three journal special issues, Chair or Committee Member for six international conferences, Reviewer for Nature, Nature Catal., Nature Commun. Adv. Mater., and more than 60 prestigious journals.

Prof. Chen is the recipient of many prestigious national and international awards including Returned Overseas Chinese Innovative Talents, National Innovation Leading Talents, Xplore award, Distinguished young investigator of China frontiers of engineer, Science & Technology Award for Young Talents, the first prize of technical invention in Hubei Province, the Hubei Province Intellectual property award, Winner of the National Disruptive Technology Innovation Competition, Science and Technology Innovation China - Leading Technology award, IEEE SMC 2020 Distinguished Academic Contribution Award, the special gold prize (with the congratulations of the jury) of Geneva International Inventions, the Simon Karecki award of Semiconductor Research Association, the Texas Instruments Woman’s Fellowship for Leadership in Microelectronics, etc.

Educational ExperienceMore>>

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
  • B.S.
  • University of Science and Technology of China

Work ExperienceMore>>

2011.8 Now
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • School of mechanical science and engineering
  • Professor
  • On the job
2015.7 Now
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Flexible Electronics Research Center
  • Deputy Director
  • On the job
2016.10 Now
  • Wuxi Research Institute of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Micro nano manufacturing platform
  • director
  • On the job

Social AffiliationsMore>>

2023.7 Now

  • Member of the Robotics Branch Committee of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineering

2023.3 Now

  • Member of the 10th Council of Hubei Mechanical Engineering Society

2022.1 Now

  • Member of the 10th National Committee of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology

Research Group

Name of Research Group:The Material Design and Nano-Manufacturing Research Center of Huazhong University of Science and Te
Description of Research Group:The  Material Design and Nano-Manufacturing Research Center of Huazhong University of Science and Technology is an interdisciplinary innovation platform based on the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering and the School of Materials Science and Engineering. The center currently has 3 professors, 5 associate professors, 4 research assistants, and dozens of doctoral and master's students. The Micro Nano Materials Design and Manufacturing Research Center focuses on interdisciplinary and multi-scale research on material micro nano manufacturing and applications, involving disciplines such as mechanical, materials, energy, computer, optoelectronics, etc. Its main research directions include advanced integrated circuit process atomic manufacturing technology, optoelectronic devices and flexible display packaging measurement, energy and catalytic new materials, machine learning and cross scale simulation.