BS, Geology, Nanjing University, 1986
MS Geochemistry, Nanjing University, 1989
Ph.D., Geology, University of Tennessee, 2001
Dr. Chen received a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he worked with Drs. Claudia Mora (UTK) and Lee Riciputi (ORNL) on stable and radiogenic isotope and trace element geochemistry of authigenic minerals.
Chen has worked with Dr. Abrams since late 2001. His favorite machine in the Abrams' lab is the Element 2-HR-ICPMS.