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Chen, Po-Yen

Chen, Po-Yen

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Maryland Robotics Center
Room 1223C, 4418 Stadium Dr., Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Building, College Park, MD 20742-2111


  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University (NTU)
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Hibbitt Independent Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brown University


  • Editorial Board Members for Robotics journal (2021)
  • MIT Technology Review (MIT TR) Innovators Under 35 in Asia (2020)
  • AIChE 35 under 35 Award (2020)
  • Inspiring Research Mentor Award in NUS High (2020)
  • AIChE-SLS Outstanding Young Principal Investigator Award (2019)
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry B Emerging Investigator (2019)
  • A*STAR AME Young Investigator Award (2018)

Dr. Po-Yen Chen's research group focuses on Assembling Nanomaterials into Soft Machines via Machine Intelligence and Lab Automation. Here are the ongoing research topics:

  • Programmable Texturing of 2D Materials for Stretchable/Wearable Electronics;

  • Accelerated Materials Design via Machine Intelligence/Learning and Lab Automation;

  • Metal Ion Intercalation and Assembly of 2D Materials;

  • Assembling Nanomaterials into Soft Machines.


Please see our publications on Our Group Website.