Dr. CHEN Jianlin (陳鍵林)

PhD (HK)


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Dr. Chen received his B.Sc from Tianjin University in 1998 and Ph.D from City University of Hong Kong in 2008. Between 2008 and 2009, awarded as Marie Curie Host Fellowship, he held a post-doctoral position at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. After that, awarded as Faculty Research Development Fellowship from 2010 to 2011, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Auckland, New Zealand. In late 2012, he joined Professor David Stuckey's laboratory in Nanyang Technological University where he developed biosensor to detect toxicants for anaerobic digestion by collaborating with Professor Terry Steele. He joined City University of Hong Kong in October 2016.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Biosensor
  • Green Chemistry
  • Environmental (Bio)chemistry



An analytical device which converts a biological response into an electrical signal, e.g., microfluidics (lab-on-a-chip) with resazurin reduction assay to detect toxicants for anaerobic bioprocess.

 Microfluidic for Toxicity Detection


Green Chemistry

The environmentally friendly design of chemical products and processes, e.g., advanced catalytic oxidation process by iron complexes of tetra-amido macrocyclic ligand (Fe-TAML) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) system.


Environmental (Bio)Chemistry

Study the chemical and biochemical phenomena that occur in natural places, to understand chemical reactions and equations, solutions, units, sampling, and analytical techniques.