Lei Chen is a Process Engineer in the NanoFab Operations Group. He received a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from Nanjing University in China, and then joined the university's staff as an Associate Professor. Upon arrival in the United States, Lei joined the Nanostructure Laboratory at Princeton University as a Research Associate, where he focused on novel nanofabrication technology development. Following his time in academia, Lei moved to NanoOpto Corp., leading projects and process development for nano-optical devices. He holds 8 patents and has over 100 publications including journals such as Nature Photonics, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, PANS, Applied Physics Letters, Macromolecules and Langmuir. Lei has broad experience in nanofabrication, self-assembled nanostructures, surface patterning, polymers, and nanocomposites.