Zhan Chen教授做了题为“Molecular Structures of Polymer and Biological Molecules at Buried Interfaces”的学术报告，介绍了和频振动关谱在研究隐藏界面聚合物和生物分子的分子结构中的应用，阐述了Chen教授团队在半导体聚合物、表面固定化多肽和酶以及二维材料和生物分子之间的分子相互作用方面的研究进展。Chen教授的精彩报告使在座师生深受启发，引发了师生们的热烈讨论。
Professor Zhan Chen received his BS degree in Chemistry from Peking University, MS degree in Physics from Chinese Academy of Sciences, PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, and did his postdoctoral research in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He then worked at the University of Michigan as an assistant professor (2000-2005), an associate professor with tenure (2005-2009), and was promoted to a full professor with tenure in 2009. Currently he is a professor of chemistry, macromolecular science and engineering, biophysics and applied physics at the University of Michigan. Professor Chen received Beckman Young Investigator Award, Dow Corning Professorship, US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship. He is a senior editor of Langmuir and an associate editor-in-chief of Chinese Chemical Letters. Professor Chen is a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Professor Chen’s research is focused on the molecular level understanding of structures of polymers and biological molecules at interfaces using nonlinear optical spectroscopic techniques. He published 270 peer reviewed research articles and gave more than 300 invited seminars.