The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology welcomes Dr. Dongchang Chen as Assistant Professor. Dr. Chen will join UNM Chemistry and Chemical Biology in January 2021.

Departmental News

Posted:  Jun 22, 2020 - 12:00am


Profile: Dr. Dongchang Chen will join UNM Chemistry and Chemical Biology January 2021 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Dr. Chen’s research seeks to resolve critical chemical processes for energy storage and conversion materials via advanced spectroscopic approaches. The obtained knowledge will serve as guiding principles for systematic materials design and address outstanding challenges in energy and environmental applications.

Dr. Chen worked as a postdoc researcher in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 2017. His postdoctoral work mainly emphasized on investigating working principles and design strategies for high-energy density Li-ion battery cathode materials. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology, where he studied reaction mechanisms and surface/interfacial phenomena for various energy storage applications via in situ/operando Raman spectroscopy. He received his B.Sc. Degree in chemical physics from University of Science and Technology of China in 2011.