Bo Chen (the PI)

ORCID: 0000-0002-5084-1321
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Dr. Bo Chen obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 2011 at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry in China (advisors: Profs. Yun-Dong Wu and Yu-Xue Li). He then moved to the US to carry out postdoctoral research at University of North Texas (2012-2014, advisor: Prof. Weston Borden) and Cornell University (2014-2018, advisor: Prof. Roald Hoffmann) before joining the Pennsylvania State University as an Assistant Research Professor in 2018. In February 2020, He started his independent research career at Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) in Spain as an Ikerbasque Research Fellow. His research features creative application of computational chemistry to interdisciplinary research at the interface of organic chemistry, materials science, and high-pressure science. His recent research focus is on the effect of pressure on organic reactions in solution and in the solid state.


Ikerbasque Research Fellow Donostia International Physics Center, Spain 2020-present
Assistant Research Professor Penn State Unversity, USA 2018-2020
Postdoctoral Associate Cornell University, USA 2014-2018
Postdoctoral Associate University of North Texas, USA 2012-2014


PhD, Organic Chemistry Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China 2011
BS, Applied Chemistry University of Science & Technology Beijing, China 2006