Jun Chen, PhD

Jun Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering





Materials Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2019


PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2016
MS, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2012
MS, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 2010
BS, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 2007

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Scientific Interests

Dr. Chen's research focuses on soft matter innovation for novel bioelectronics. He recently lead his research group at UCLA to discover the giant magnetoelastic effect in a soft system, which is conventionally observed in rigid metals and metal alloys since 1865 (Nature Materials 2021; Front Cover; Research Highlighted by Nature). This discovery established a completely new way to build up intrinsically waterproof and biocompatible soft bioelectronics for personalized healthcare, especially as Dr. Chen and his group recently used it to develop a soft magnetoelastic microneedle patch for rapid skin cancer screening.

Highlighted Publications

Y. Zhou, X. Zhao, J. Xu, Y. Fang, G. Chen, Y. Song, S. Li, J. Chen*. Giant Magnetoelastic Effect in Soft Systems for Bioelectronics. Nature Materials, 20, 1670-1676 (2021)

X. Zhao, Y. Zhou, Y. Song, J. Xu, J. Li, T. Tat, G. Chen, S. Li, J. Chen*. Permanent Fluidic Magnets for Liquid Bioelectronics. Nature Materials, DOI : 10.1038/s41563-024-01802-6 (2024).

X. Zhao, Y. Zhou, A. Li, J. Xu, S. Karjagi, E. Hahm, L. Rulloda, J. Li, J. Hollister, P. Kavehpour, J. Chen*. A Self-Filtering Ultrasensitive Liquid Acoustic Sensor for Voice Recognition. Nature Electronics, accepted, in press.

X. Zhao, Y. Zhou, J. Xu, G. Chen, Y. Fang, T. Tat, X. Xiao, Y. Song, S. Li, J. Chen*. Soft Fibers with Magnetoelasticity for Wearable Electronics. Nature Communications,12, 6755 (2021)

J. Yin, S. Wang, T. Tat, J. Chen*. Motion Artifact Management in Soft Bioelectronics. Nature Review Bioengineering. Accepted.