Dr. Zheng Chen is currently an associate professor at Peking University. He received his bachelor and master degrees from Tsinghua University, and PhD degree from Princeton University. His research focuses on the flame dynamics of fundamental combustion processes. Combining theoretical analysis, numerical simulation, and experiment measurement, he has worked on challenging problems on ignition theory, accurate laminar flame speed measurement, deflagration-to-detonation transition, and detonation engines.
He was awarded the Bernard Lewis Fellowship and Hiroshi Tsuju Early Career Researcher Award from the Combustion Institute, and the Young Investigator Prize from Asian-Pacific Conference on Combustion. He was the Colloquium Co-Chair/Coordinator of the 36th~38th International Symposium on Combustion. In 2017 and 2018, he was the Program Co-Chair of the China National Symposium on Combustion. Currently, he is a member of Board of Directors of the Combustion Institute, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems. He is the associate editor of Combustion and Flame.