Chen group lab tour video.

(Filmed by Ahyoung Kim, John Smith, and Chang Liu. Edited by Ahyoung Kim. People in video: Ahyoung Kim, Zhiheng Lyu, Chang Qian, Lehan Yao, John Smith, Falon Christina Kalutantirige, and Zhichu Tang)

Anisotropic capillary waves shaping nanoparticle supracrystals. Read the paper here.

Crystallization clarified! Read the news at @ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU!

Wondering how we approach interdisciplinary soft matter questions? Watch Dr. Chen’s presentation in the BP-ICAM webinar in Feb, 2019

Dr. Chen’s talk in the colloquium of Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University in March, 2014.

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