Academic Profile

Dr Chen completed his doctorate in electrical engineering with research focus on electrophysiology at University of Missouri - Columbia in 2002. Then he did his post-doctoral training in Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University where he conducted research on nanopore based single-molecule sensing. In 2005, Dr. Chen joined Division of Bioengineering at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) as an assistant professor. He is now a full professor of bioengineering in school of chemical & biomedical engineering. Dr. Chen’s group works at the interface of biology, nanomaterials, and engineering in the efforts to develop novel nanotechnologies to address unmet problems. He has published >230 papers in reputable journals such as Advanced Materials, Nature Communications, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Chemical Society Reviews, etc., which have received >23000 citation counts according to Web of Science.

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Prof Chen Peng
Associate Chair (Faculty), School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Co-Executive Director, NTU Institute for Health Technologies (HealthTech NTU)
Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine)

(Bio)nanotechnology, biosensors, nanomaterials and applications
  • Developing a low-cost, handheld electrochemical potentiostat for point-of-care applications

  • Engineering vertically-aligned silica-nanochannel films for ultrasensitive and direct electroanalysis of complex bio-samples

  • Functional 0D Graphene Nanosheets As Highly Efficient And Recyclable Catalysts

  • IDMxS - Visiting and Travel

  • Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics and Science (IDMxS)

  • Large scale synthesis of graphene quantum dots as innovative therapeutic agents for the treatment of rheumatoidarthritis

  • Large-scale and Low-cost Synthesis of Graphene Quantum Dotsfrom Small Polyaromatic Molecules and Applications Thereof

  • Self-administered Micro-implants for Localized Fat Burning

  • The Skin Research Institute of Singapore, Phase 2: SRIS@Novena

  • Transdermal delivery of therapeutics based on self-administrable micro-lances
  • Zeng Z, Gan LY, Yang HB, Su X, Gao J, Matsumoto H, Gong J, Zhang J, Cai W, Zhang Z, Yan Y, Liu B, Chen P*, “Orbital coupling of hetero-diatomic nickel-iron site for bifunctional electrocatalysis of CO2 reduction and oxygen evolution”, Nature Communications, 12:4088, 2021

  • Yan Y, Gong J, Chen J, Zeng Z, Huang W, Pu K, Liu J, and Chen P*, "Recent Advances on Graphene Quantum Dots: From Chemistry and Physics to Applications", Advanced Materials, 31:1808283, 2019

  • Than A, Liu C, Chang H, Duong PK, Cheung CMG, Xu C, Wang X, and Chen P*, "Self-implantable double-layered micro-drug-reservoirs for efficient and controlled ocular drug delivery", Nature Communications, 9:4433, 2018

  • Chen P, Gu J, Brantin E, Kim YR, Wang Q, Branton D, "Probing single DNA molecule transport using fabricated nanopores", Nano Letters, 4(11): 2293-2298, 2004