Qian Chen

Qian Chen
Qian Chen
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
(217) 300-1137
102 Materials Research Lab

Aims to understand how tiny machineries of materials and living cells move, interact, assemble and transform in a fluid medium to perform their functions. 

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Honors

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, Solid State and Materials Chemistry program, National Science Foundation (Nov, 2017)
  • ACS Petroleum Research Foundation Doctoral New Researcher Award (Oct, 2017)
  • Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award, Biophysics Program, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Oct, 2016)
  • The SN 10 List of Scientists Making the Next Big Discoveries; Science News Magazine (one of the 10 early- and mid-career scientists, age 40 and under, selected among all science disciplines) (Sep, 2016)
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), United Kingdom (to a distinguished professor from an overseas academic centre of excellence for up to one month in UK university to build capacity and promote collaborations) (Aug, 2016)
  • Forbes 30 under 30 Science List, Forbes Magazine (Jan, 2016)
  • Victor LaMer Award, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, American Chemical Society (Jun, 2015)
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, Extraordinary Prize (5 worldwide), Ministry of Education, P.R. China (2012)
  • Miller Research Fellowship, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, University of California Berkeley (Jul, 2012-May, 2015)
  • Warren Yee Memorial Fellowship, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (to the most promising overseas Chinese students) (2009)

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