CHEN Xi, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

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1997 …2024

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Professor Chen is an internationally acknowledged leading scholar in material science and mechanics who addresses real-world challenges in energy, environment, nanotechnology, and biology. As one of the international leaders who pioneered distributed carbon dioxide capture, utilization and preservation, Professor Chen received the Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2010, Young Investigator Medal from the Society of Engineering Science (SES) in 2011, and the Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award from ASME in 2012. He was awarded the Career Award (CAREER) by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).  Professor Chen was elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2014.  Professor Chen graduated from the Xi'an Jiaotong University Young Gifted Program. He obtained his Master in Science from Tsinghua University and PhD degree in Solid Mechanics from Harvard University. He was a tenured Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering from 2017 to 2022 and the Director of the Earth Engineering Center from 2018 to 2022 at Columbia University. He had been Distinguished Professor at the Institute of Advanced Structure Technology at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), and had recently served as Director of the Institute of Energy and Chemical Engineering Shaanxi. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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