Prof. Rong Chen is a professor of mechanical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. She is the deputy director of HUST flexible electronic research center, assistant dean for School of Mechanical Science and Engineering at HUST. She is also the Courtesy professor of School of optics and electronic information at HUST, and the Courtesy professor of Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
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 research and development in VLSI process and related equipment development. Prof Chen’s research focuses on 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 for applications in catalysis, optoelectronics, and energy storage, as well as developing ALD apparatus for these emerging applications.
Prof. Chen has authored and co-authored over 80 publications and over 30 patents. She is regularly invited to speak at international conferences. She is the program committee member of the AVS ALD international conference and the member of European Union HERALD and Asian ALD organization. Prof. Chen is also the recipient of many national prestigious awards from Chinese Ministry of science and technology, Ministry of Education, etc. She is also the recipient of the Simon Karecki award of Semiconductor Research Association, the Texas Instruments Woman’s Fellowship for Leadership in Microelectronics, China Overseas innovation talents contribution award, Geneva international innovation exhibition Special Gold awards.