Chen obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. He used "click" reactions in heterogeneous polymerization and in some covalent dynamic polymers. After residences in the 3D printing industry and at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Chen now joins the "U" to explore meaningful questions, and hopefully, answers.
Outside of work, Chen tends to stay outside — snowboarding, leisurely biking, backpacking. He also likes cooking, sipping good beer, and as always, great conversations.
Eden is a freshman undergraduate student expected to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2026. His research interests lie in methods of recycling polypropylene and LDPE (low density polyethylene) waste into 3D printing filament. His hobbies include rock climbing, photography, and researching/building prosthetic hands.