Professor Ying Chen is the Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair of Nanotechnology at the Institute of Frontier Materials of Deakin University, Australia. Professor Chen has invented the ball-milling and annealing method for nanotube production, and used mechano-chemistry to produce a series of nanomaterials. He has been working on nanotechnology research for 25 years and his current research at Deakin University focuses on fundamental research in nanomaterials for new energy storage (batteries and capacitors), environmental protection and medical applications.
Professor Ying Chen obtained his Bs degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and a PhD degree from the University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France. He had worked at the Australian National University, Canberra for 15 years before moving to Deakin University in 2009. He has published over 300 publications and is listed by the ISI Web of Knowledge as the top author on two subjects of boron nitride and ball milling. He has contributed to several bestselling books on nanotechnology published by CRC Press. His publications have been cited more than 12,000 times with an H factor of 52. Professor Chen is the Fellow of Institute of Physics, member of American Physics Institute, Materials Research Society, and Australian Materials Union. He has been awarded several prestigious awards, including QEII/ARF fellowships from the Australian Research Council and 1000 talented professorship from China in 2011. He has been given keynote and invited presentations at international conferences every year.