Dedicated scientist with excellent technical and analytical skills demonstrated by over 20 years of experience. In-depth knowledge in coatings, paints, colorants, inks and microencapsulations.
Strong skills in development of water borne resins
by emulsion polymerization. Creative in new product development. Experienced project leader in exploring new technology to gain the competitive edge. Well respected problem solver for many R&D tasks. Strong track record of cost saving while maintaining or improving product performances for companies.
Formulation experience in forms of liquid, powder, dispersion and tablet.
In-depth knowledge in coatings, paints, colorants and inks.
skills in and development of water borne resins by emulsion polymerization.
Expertise in microencapsulation
Knowledge of Rheology, Surface properties and other physical parameters lelated to resins, coating formulas.
Experience in stabilization of emulsions and dispersions.
Skillful in experiment design, process development , scale-up and pilot production.
Hands on lab skills in analytical instruments, GPC, HPLC, Goniometer, IR, DSC, SEM, etc.
Experience in providing technical support to marketing/sales teams and customers.
Collaborative with teams and co-workers.
Served as leader in one of the teams for Titanium Dioxide reduction in paint formulations. Achieved multi million dollars cost savings for the company. The method is the most practical and most effective in the paint industry in the world compared to the published relevant technology. It achieved better results than these achieved by the prominent companies in the world.
Created a stabilization method for a new cross-linking technology for water borne coatings, rendered the technology having been practically used in a wide range of products of the the company. The technology is patented.
Invented a new technology which allowed the non-glossy coating surface being used in high humid atmosphere such as bath & spa rooms while maintaining excellent surface properties and performances. The technology is patented.
Created an innovative method to solve the product problem in a photo finishing solution which was formulated by FujiFilm Research Labs in Japan. The simple physical modification on the photo processing equipment quickly solved the insufficient bleaching power problems in high through put photo minilabs. This method allowed Fuji avoiding worldwide large scale reformulation. as the results, the company saved hundreds millions dollars and corrected the design flaw in a very short time period. The method was nicknamed as "Chen's Magic Tube".
Was leading a few exploratory research team to find seeds for future applications and products.
East China University of Science and TechnologyPh.D.Shanghai, China
East China University of Chemical TechnologyMSShanghai, China
East China University of Chemical TechnologyBS
Benjamin Moore & CoMarch 2009 to February 2016Senior Scientist Flanders, NJ
Worked in the Analytical lab focusing on HPLC, GPC, GC/MS, IR, Rehometer, Ginomenter, SEM for analysis of coating materials including polymers, monomers, pigments, surfactants and surface propertis.
Led a research team in the development of a specially designed resin for applications in high humidity atmosphere such as bath and spa rooms. The resulted product not only improved the performance properties but also achieved a significant cost savings.
Lead a team for Titanium Dioxide reduction in paint formulations. Achieved multi million dollars cost savings for the company. The method is the most practical and most effective in the paint industry in the world compared to the published relevant technology. It achieved better results than these achieved by the world famous prominent companies. If applied in most paint products worldwide, it could have billion dollar impacts in the coatings industry on the international Titanium Dioxide markets.
Co-invented a new resin that solved freeze-thaw instability problems for low and zero VOC paints.
Worked on various challenging projects, such as photocatalytic coatings, One coat hiding; Achieved significant improvement on surfactant leaching performance, scrub resistance, cleansability, durability, etc. for various coatings.
Appleton Papers Discovery GroupAugust 2008 to March 2009Staff Scientist Appleton, WI
Communicated effectively with external and internal customers to define new application requirements and set up development plan.
Developed and improved microencapsulation methods for various applications, such as toners, perfumes and food additives.
Designed and implemented test methods for new applications.
FujiFilm Hunt ChemicalsJanuary 2006 to January 2008Senior Research Scientist Allendale, NJ
Played a key role in product development of Functional Inks and Coatings for new business exploration.
Developed innovative products of Laser Markable Inks and Coatings.
Involved in the entire process of the product development, including the product concept inception, target setting, formulation, performance evaluation, scale-up for production and marketing support Interacted with potential customers.
Conducted experiments including emulsification of colorants and UV absorbing agents, micro-encapsulation through interfacial polymerization, dispersion and stabilization.
Successfully launched the product to the market.
Supported company sales team during the marketing stage; presented the technology to the sales team and customers via meetings and trade shows.
FujiFilm Hunt ChemicalsJune 1991 to December 2005Senior Scientist, Color Lab Manager Allendale, NJ
Involved in R&D project planning and budgeting.
Attended the company's annual R&D world meetings to present R&D outcomes and propose new projects.
Led many worldwide projects for innovations and cost reduction. As the results, Fujifilm gained the market shares from the main competitors and achieved multimillion dollars of cost savings.
Developed formulas of many types of photo processing chemicals in forms of liquid, powder, dispersion and tablets.
Provided support for technical service, especially technical issues from key customers, such as Wal-Mart, Costco, Walgreens, etc.
Made technical presentations on International Conferences/Symposiums of IS&T, The Society of Imaging Science & Technology, 12th in 2002, 9th in 1996 and on IS&T's 46th Annual Conference, 1993.