The Junhong Chen Research Group uses multidisciplinary experiments combined with first-principles calculations to design and discover novel nanomaterials for engineering various sensing and energy devices with superior performance, by taking advantage of unique electronic charge separation and transfer at material interfaces. The sensors address the current unmet need for low-cost, real-time, sensitive and selective detection of a wide range of analytes attractive for innovation at nexus of food-energy-water systems (INFEWS), smart and connected health (SCH), smart and connected communities (SCC), Internet of Things (IoT), and next-generation smart and resilient infrastructures, through interfacing with smart phones and terminals loaded with machine-learning, big-data analytics. The energy devices address the current need for cost-effective, high-performance production and storage of renewable energy.
Prof. Chen is listed as one of the 2018 highly cited researchers in the world!
Prof. Chen is listed as one of the 2017 highly cited researchers in the world! (November 2017)