Professor Chen has 28 years of Healthcare Business experience, specifically with start-ups, technology transfer, mergers and acquisitions, product R&D and prototyping. His technical focus has been on nuclear medicine & molecular imaging, biomedical instrumentation and devices, image processing/reconstruction/analysis, imaging in clinical medicine/biomedical R&D, new drug & biotech development, imaging chemistry & molecular theranostics.
Professor Chen is the Director of the Molecular Imaging Cores, the Integrated Small Animal Imaging Research Resource (iSAIRR), and the Associate Director, Imaging Research Institute, at the University of Chicago. He has published over 300 scientific papers, 10 book chapters; and has been awarded 6 patents. He is also the associate editor of PLoS ONE, American Journal NMMI, Asian JNM, and other leading journals. Mr. Chen was the Chair, SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium and other scientific conferences & symposia.
He is a Visiting Professor/Advisor/Collaborator of the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI, Taiwan), Argonne, Fermilab, Institute of High Energy Physics (Beijing), Museum of Science & Industry (Chicago) and other Institutions.
In addition to his work with EVO, Professor Chen is the Founder and Chairman (1994-2005), The 21st Century Institute, Chicago, IL., Co-Founder and board member/advisor of EDDA Technologies, EnDepth Vision, Meditech Sinica Corp, BioMed Global, and a scientific advisor to RefleXion Medical.
Professor Chen holds a B.S. in Physics from the National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, an M.S. in Physics from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the University of Chicago.
He has been a faculty member and member of the research staff in Radiology & Medical Physics at The University of Chicago for more than 30 years.