About Professor Hao Chen

(Dr. Chen in Liberty State Park, NJ)

Dr. Hao Chen joined the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science at NJIT in the fall of 2018 as a full professor. He has passion in the mass spectrometry and electrochemistry research, with an aim to develop new analytical, biomedical and forensic applications through novel instrumentation and chemistry.

Professional Preparation

Wuhan University, B.S., Chemistry, 1996 (advisor: B. L. He)                             

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, M.S., Polymer Chemistry and Physics, 1999 (advisor: J. X. Wen)        

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth,M.S., Analytical Chemistry, 2001 (advisor: Y. G. Zuo)    

Purdue University, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, 2005 (advisor: R. G. Cooks)                         

Purdue University, Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2005-2007 (advisor: R. G. Cooks)                         

Washington University, Visiting Scientist, 2006-2007 (advisor: M. L. Gross)                                 

Stanford University, Visiting Professor, 2014 (advisor: R. N. Zare)                                       


  • East-CACS (Chinese American Chemical Society-East Chapter) Contribution Award, 2023

  • Member of National Academy of Inventors, 2021

  • Research Advisor of the Year, Albert Dorman Honors College of NJIT, 2020

  • Presidential Research Scholar, Ohio University, 2017

  • Merck Technology Collaboration Award, Merck & Co. 2016

  • NSF Early Career Award, 2012

  • Ron Hites Award for Outstanding Publication in JASMS, 2012

  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Research Award, 2010

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