It is a great honor for the Editorial Office of Journal of Smart Environments and Green Computing (JSEGC) to have a special interview with UCLA Prof. Jun Chen, an Associate Editor of the journal, on December 17, 2022.
About Prof. Jun Chen
Prof. Jun Chen is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. 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 corresponding authors in Chemical Reviews (2), Chemical Society Reviews (2), Nature Materials, Nature Electronics (4), Nature Communications (3), Science Advances, Joule (3), Matter (10), Advanced Materials (10), and many others. His works were selected as Research Highlights by Nature and Science seven times and covered by world mainstream media over 1,200 times in total, including NPR, ABC, NBC, Reuters, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American. He also filed 14 US patents, including one licensed.
With a current h-index of 92 and 50 ESI Highly Cited Papers, Prof. Chen was identified to be one of the world's most influential researchers in the field of Materials Science in Web of Science. Beyond research, he is an Associate Editor of Biosensors & Bioelectronics and Med-X, Advisory/ Editorial Board Members of Matter, Nano-Micro Letters, Materials Today Energy, Cell Reports Physical Science, Biosensors and Bioelectronics: X, and The Innovation.
Among his many accolades are the UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows, BBRF Young Investigator Award, ACS PMSE Young Investigator Award, Okawa Foundation Research Award, Materials Today Rising Star Award, Advanced Materials Rising Star, ACS Nano Rising Stars Lectureship Award, Chem. Soc. Rev. Emerging Investigator Award, Highly Cited Researchers 2019/2020/2021/2022 in Web of Science, Nano Research Young Innovator Award, MINE Young Investigator Award, Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials, Thought Leaders by Azo Materials, 30 Life Sciences Leaders To Watch by Informa, JMCA Emerging Investigator Award, Nanoscale Emerging Investigator Award, Frontiers in Chemistry Rising Stars, IAAM Scientist Medal, 2020 Altmetric Top 100, Top 10 Science Stories of 2020 by Ontario Science Centre, etc.
The recording of this interview can be found below:
1. What are your research interests as an active and profound researcher in the field of materials science over the past few years?
2. What was the defining moment that led you to your field?
3. One of your invited review papers on smart textiles for personalized healthcare was published on Nature Electronics. Soon becomes a Highly Cited Paper & Hot Paper in the Web of Science. It has been about a year since the article was published, is there any new progress or new challenges involved in your research you could share them with us?
4. You have been included in the list of Highly Cited Scholars for four consecutive years. Do you have any experience to share to the young researchers?
5. During your second year at UCLA, you have set up your own lab. What do you see yourself doing in ten years’ time? What are your professional goals in the next five and ten years?
6. How to balance doing research and teaching?
7. Just share one sentence, what would you say to the young scholars?
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Respectfully Submitted by the Editorial Office
Journal of Smart Environments and Green Computing