Zhaofeng Chen

Head of the Department of Materials and Technology

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Chairman: The Advisory Board of International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (2017~2019)
Vice Chairman: The Insulation Branch of The Chinese Ceramic Society (2016~2021)
Director: International Laboratory of Insulation and Energy Efficiency Materials (2015~ )
Dean: Department of Material Science and Engineering, NUAA (2016~ )

Prof. Chen has been engaged in Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) in recent years in Nanjing University and Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA). Chen has been awarded the R&D awards of “Outer wall insulation system including VIPs ” (2012) and “Research and VIPs application of superfine centrifugal glass wool (2017). The cold chain box for medicine and VIPs in building had gotten the excellent product award in China Hi-Tech Fair 2017 and the silver award in Geneva Invention Exhibition 2018, respectively. Chen received his B.S. in welding technology and equipment (1992) and Ph.D. in composites (2002) from Northwestern Polytechnical University. Chen was a postdoctoral fellow at Xi’an Jiaotong University (2002-2004) and a visiting scholar in The Ohio State University (2014-2015). Chen advanced to Associate Professor in 2004 and to Professor in 2008. Chen was the chairman of IVIS2015 and the member of academic committee of IVIS2013, IVIS2015, IVIS2017, SOLARIS2017and NHICE2018. Chen published more than 100 SCI papers and authorized 100 patents. Chen published "150 questions and answers for VIPs in building" to promote VIPs application in building field. Chen has extensive experience collaborating with industry to commercialize advanced VIPs materials and technology.