College Introduction

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has been established at Shenzhen University to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching and research. As a special platform at Shenzhen University, IAS seeks to

Postgraduate Course

Steven F. Chen

Professor Steven F. Chen, Ph.D.




1993 The University of Queensland, Australia, Ph.D.

1990 The University of Queensland, Australia, M.Eng.Sc.

1983 South China University of Technology, B.Eng.

Working Experience:

Professor Chen is currently a Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University, and Director of the Institute for Innovative Development of Food Industry, Shenzhen University. He also serves as Director of Key Laboratory of Marine Microbiome Engineering of Shenzhen Municipality. Professor Chen is an Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong and the University of Queensland.

Professor Chen is a Cheung Kong Professor. He had been a Chair Professor at Peking University, and served as Associate Dean of the College of Engineering at Peking University and Director of the Institute for Food & Bioresource Engineering at Peking University, and Director of Singapore-Peking University Low Carbon Research Centre.. Before joining Peking University in 2011, he was a Full Professor and Acting Director of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong.


Outstanding Young Researcher Award, The University of Hong Kong

Outstanding Research Students Supervisor Award, The University of Hong Kong

Plenary Award, The American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Outstanding Researcher in Food Science and Technology Award, CIFST

Cheung Kong Professor, Ministry of Education, China

Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Fellow, International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST)

Academician, International Eurasian Academy of Sciences (IEAS)

Global Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics

Chinese Highly Cited Scholar, Elsevier

Top 100,000 Global Scientists (currently ranks 17430th)

Young Achievers Award, Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations

Contribution Award of Returned Overseas Chinese, All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese

Research Interests:

Microalgal Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Bioresource and Bioenergy, Functional Food

Academic Affiliations:

Director, Division of Energy, Resource and Environment

Vice Secretary General, China Science Centre of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences

Vice Chairman, International Teochew Doctors Association

Executive Member, Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology

Advisory Board Member, Food & Function (Royal Society of Chemistry)

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Integrative Agriculture

Editorial Board Member, Food Science and Human Wellness

Editorial Board Member, Process Biochemistry (Elsevier)

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Phycology (Springer)

Editorial Board member, Biotechnology Letters (Springer)

Editorial Board member, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (MDPI)

Editorial Board member, Marine Drugs (MDPI)

Publications and Patents:

Over 350 research papers and review articles in SCI listed journals

Over 25000 citations with an H-Index of 87,according to Google Scholar

Five books and 31 patents

Numerous invited speeches at conferences