Dr. Banglin Chen
Banglin Chen, PhD
Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of Chemistry
Office: BSE 1.104C
Phone: (210) 458-5461
Lab: BSE 4.246
Lab Phone: (210) 458-7061
Banglin Chen was born in Zhejiang, China. He received his BS (1985) and MS (1988) degrees in Chemistry from Zhejiang University in China, and his PhD (2000) from the National University of Singapore. He worked with Professors Omar M. Yaghi at University of Michigan, Stephen Lee at Cornell University, and Andrew W. Maverick at Louisiana State University as a postdoctoral fellow (2000-2003) before joining UT Pan American in 2003. Dr. Chen moved to UTSA in August 2009 and was promoted to Professor of Chemistry in 2011. He is a member of the UTSA Academy of Distinguished Researchers, Microsoft President’s Endowed Professor, a Fellow of American of Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS), a Fellow of Japan Society for the Prommotion of Science(JSPS), a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a Foreign Fellow of European Academy of Sciences. He is an editorial board member of ChemistrySelect, Chinese Chemical Letters, and Materials Today Chemistry and EnergyChem.
In 2011, Dr. Chen was ranked as one of the top 100 chemists over the past decade based on citation impact factor. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 he was chosen as a highly cited researcher. He was spotlighted in The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014-2018 by Thomson Reuters, and is on the 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering by Elsevier Scopus Data. In November 2018, he received the Humboldt Prize (Humboldt Research Award).