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Chunlong

Chun-Long Chen

Materials Sciences
Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: J4-16
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Chun-Long Chen is currently a senior scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). His research focuses on developing synthetic polymers to mimic natural proteins for biomimetic mineralization and for assembly of porous materials with clean energy applications. He received his Ph.D. degree in physical inorganic chemistry from Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University in China. His doctoral research was focused on the design and assembly of metallo-supramolecules and the study of their formation mechanisms and structural dynamics. Since then, he has worked extensively on the applications of "bottom-up" assembly approaches, including the assembly of protein and protein-mimetic materials for biomimetic mineralization, and the assembly of complex nanoparticle superstructures by combining peptide self-assembly and peptide-directed mineralization. Throughout his career Dr. Chen has built extensive experience in both synthetic chemistry and materials science, developing a highly interdisciplinary approach to achieve the rational design and assembly of biomimetic materials. Dr. Chen has published more than 50 papers with three US patents.

Research Interests

  • Peptoid synthesis and self-assembly
  • Biomimetic mineralization
  • In situ AFM imaging
  • Chemical biology

Education and Credentials

  • PhD, Sun Yat-Sen(Zhongshan) University, 2005
  • BS, Nanchang University, 2000

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Materials Research Society
  • American Chemical Society

Awards and Recognitions

  • DARPA Fold F(x) Program Award, A Synthetic Immune System based on Peptoid NanoSwatches, (Co-PI) (2014)
  • Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Award (PI) (2013)
  • Young Investigator Award, 10th International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues (ICCBMT) (2010)
  • Best Poster Award, the 22nd American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy-West (2010)
  • NANYUE Award, Guangdong Province, China (2005)
  • KAISI Fellowship, Sun Yat-Sen University, China (2004)
  • SAMSUNG Award, Sun Yat-Sen University, China (2003)
  • DUPONT Award, Sun Yat-Sen University, China (2002)

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