The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Dr. Wei Chen is a full professor at the department of Physics, the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. He came to UTA in 2006 following an international career as a research and senior scientist in the United States, Canada, Sweden and China. He received a B.S. in Mineralogy from Jilin University in Changchun, China, in 1985; an M.S. in Geology and Mineralogy from Central South University in Changsha, China, in 1988; and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Peking University of China in 1992. The, he worked a postdoctoral research fellow at the Beijing University of Science and Technology, and worked as a senior scientists at the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science. Dr. Wei Chen has an excellent record of publications, having authored and coauthored more than 290 peer-reviewed journal publications, 1 edited book with 3 volumes, 15 book chapters, 18 awarded US patents and 4 international patents. More importantly his research work has high impacts in the scientific community. His publications have been cited over 11,400 times. One of his papers published in Nano Letters has been cited 681 times so far. He has 13 papers with citation higher than 200 times, 27 papers with citation higher than 100 times and 173 papers cited more than 10 times (Index10 = 173). His h-index of 57 underscores the significance of his research work. His paper ‘Using Nanoparticles To Enable Simultaneous Radiation and Photodynamic Therapies For Cancer Treatment’ in Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in 2006 which has been cited 540 times up today. He received the best paper award from American Scientific Publisher in 2017. His paper ‘Copper sulfide nanoparticles for photothermal ablation of tumor cells’ published in Future Nanomedicine has been cited 472 times so far. Web of Science has indexed this paper in the category Biotechnology Applied Microbiology and it was ranked 384 out of 123573 articles (published between 2010 to 2014). Dr. Chen received the University distinguished record of research and creative activity award in 2020. He is one of the 35 scientists from the country to be included in the National Academy of Inventors 2020 class of Senior Members. He was elected be a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (Sweden) and a Vebleo Fellow in 2020 and a Sigma Xi full member in 2021.