Prof. George Zheng Chen
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering University of Nottingham, United Kingdom · China · Malaysia
George Z. Chen FRSC (Chinese: 陈政; pinyin: Chen Zheng) is professor of electrochemical technologies at the University of Nottingham. In 1996–1997, together with Derek Fray and Tom Farthing, he co-invented the FFC Cambridge process of electrochemical reduction of oxides to metals, where FFC abbreviates the last names of the inventors.
Chen graduated from Jiujiang Teacher Training College in 1981 and obtained his MSc degree in physical chemistry from Fujian Normal University in 1984. He then moved to England and in 1992 defended his PhD at the University of London under the supervision of John Albery. After spending four years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, Leeds University and University of Cambridge he became Senior Research Associate (1998), Assistant Director of Research (2001) and Official Fellow (2003) of Darwin College, Cambridge. In 2003 he assumed a position of reader at the University of Nottingham and in 2009 was promoted to Professor.
George Z. Chen is an author of more than 230 publications (SCOPUS, 07.09.2019) in peer-reviewed international journals and ~ 40 patents. He has an H-index of 59 (> 12,000 citations, SCOPUS). George has more than 450 contributions (>160 invited) to national and international conferences.