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Jun Chen

Jun Chen

Graduate Student

Office: 276E IPST Building
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Mailing Address: 276E IPST Building
Georgia Institute of Technology
500 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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  • Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2016)

Research Area

  • Energy harvesting
  • Self-powered Sensing/system
  • Smart Fabric

Selected Publications

  1. Zhong Lin Wang, Jun Chen, Long Lin. Progress in Triboelectric Nanogenertors as a New Energy Technology and Self-Powered Sensors. Energy & Environmental Science 8, 2250-2282 (2015).
  2. Jun Chen, Zhong Lin Wang. Reviving Vibration Energy Harvesting and Self-Powered Sensing by a Triboelectric Nanogenerator. Joule 1 (3), 480–521(2017).
  3. Jun Chen, Yi Huang, Nannan Zhang, Haiyang Zou, Ruiyuan Liu, Changyuan Tao, Xing Fan, Zhong Lin Wang. Micro-Cable Structured Textile for Simultaneously Harvesting Solar and Mechanical Energy. Nature Energy 1, 16138 (2016).
  4. Jun Chen, Guang Zhu, Weiqing Yang, Qingshen Jing, Peng Bai, Ya Yang, Te-Chien Hou, Zhong Lin Wang. “Harmonic Resonator Based Triboelectric Nanogenerator as a Sustainable Power Source and a Self-Powered Active Vibration Sensor”. Advanced Materials, 25, 6094–6099 (2013).
  5. Guang Zhu*, Jun Chen*, Tiejun Zhang, Qingshen Jing, Zhong Lin Wang. Radial-Arrayed Rotary Electrification for High Performance Triboelectric Generator. Nature Communications 5, 3426 (2014).
  6. Jun Chen, Jin Yang, Zhaoling Li, Xing Fan, Yunlong Zi, Qingshen Jing, Hengyu Guo, Zhen Wen, Ken C Pradel, Simiao Niu, Zhong Lin Wang. “Networks of Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Harvesting Water Wave Energy: A Potential Approach toward Blue Energy”. ACS Nano, 9, 3324-3331(2015).
  7. Jun Chen, Guang Zhu, Jin Yang, Qingshen Jing, Peng Bai, Weiqing Yang, Xuewei Qi, Yuanjie Su, Zhong Lin Wang. Personalized Keystroke Dynamics for Self-Powered Human-Machine Interfacing. ACS Nano 9 (1), 105-116 (2015).

Research Highlights

1.Three first-author research works were respectively highlightedby Nature.

  • Nature, 507, 143 (2014).
  • Nature, 537, 283 (2016)
  • Nature, 542, 159-160 (2017).

2. All the first-author research works were reported by worldwide mainstream media over 600 times in total , including Reuters, PBS, CNN, The Wall Street Journal‎, Wall Street Daily, NewScientist,, ScienceDaily, Newsweek, Washington Times, Scientific American, NewsToday, Nanowerk, National Science Foundation, Student Science, Scientias, Sinc,, MaterialsToday, YAHOO, 人民网, 新华网, 中国科学报, etc.

Honors & Awards

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, Chinese Government (2016)
MRS Graduate Student Award, Materials Research Society (2015)
TenCate Protective Fabrics Award (2013)