Dr. Chen Jianlin


School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798

email: jianlin@ntu.edu.sg


With an academic background in chemical & biochemical engineering, Dr. Chen obtained his Ph.D in environmental science & engineering in 2008 at City University of Hong Kong by studying biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. Between 2008 and 2009, awarded as Marie Curie Host Fellowship, Dr. Chen held a post-doctoral position at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, focusing on modeling the initial deposition of particle/bacteria on the solid surface and exploring the effect of hydrodynamics on biofouling in reverse osmosis membrane system. After that, awarded as Faculty Research Development Fellowship from 2010 to 2011, Dr. Chen worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he investigated the threat of emerging organic contaminants (EOCs) in the environment, their remediation and improved use of microbial biosensors to detect the presence of contaminants and their toxicity. In late 2012, Dr Chen joined Assistant Professor Terry Steele's laboratory where he is investigating biotoxicity sensor for anaerobic digestion.

Research Interests

The emerging organic micropollutants (EOMs) in the environment, including their fate and transport, microbial biosensor to detect their presence and toxicity, their treatment technologies (e.g., advanced oxidation, biodegradation, phytoremediation, membrane treatment), fundamental understanding of these treatment processes, microfluidics (lab-on-the-chip) application, and green chemistry etc.


[10]J. L. Chen et al., "Rapid fluorescence-based measurement of toxicity in anaerobic digestion", Water research, vol. 75, 2015, pp. 123-130.
[9]J. L. Chen et al., "Toxicants inhibiting anaerobic digestion: A review", Biotechnology advances, vol. 32, no. 8, 2014, pp. 1523-1534.
[8]J. L. Chen et al., "Catalytic oxidative degradation of 17$\alpha$-ethinylestradiol by Fe III-TAML/H 2 O 2: Estrogenicities of the products of partial, and extensive oxidation", water research, vol. 46, no. 19, 2012, pp. 6309-6318.
[7]J. L. Chen et al., "Modeling sorption and biodegradation of phenanthrene in mangrove sediment slurry", Journal of hazardous materials, vol. 190, no. 1, 2011, pp. 409-415.
[6]J. L. Chen et al., "Using orthogonal design to determine optimal conditions for biodegradation of phenanthrene in mangrove sediment slurry", Journal of hazardous materials, vol. 176, no. 1, 2010, pp. 666-671.
[5]J. L. Chen, Y. S. Wong and N. F. Y. Tam, "Static and dynamic sorption of phenanthrene in mangrove sediment slurry", Journal of hazardous materials, vol. 168, no. 2, 2009, pp. 1422-1429.
[4]J. L. Chen et al., "Multi-factors on biodegradation kinetics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by Sphingomonas sp. a bacterial strain isolated from mangrove sediment", Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 57, no. 6, 2008, pp. 695-702.
[3]J. L. Chen, S. Bai and Y. Sun., "Synthesis and characterization of flow-through chromatography medium", Huaxue Gongcheng/Chemical Engineering, vol. 32, no. 6, 2005, pp. 6-9.
[2]J. L. Chen, S. Bai and Y. Sun, "Rapid Purification of Molecular Chaperonins by Flowthrough Chromatography with Customized Biporous Anion-Exchanger", Chromatographia, vol. 58, no. 11-12, 2003, pp. 701-706.
[1]J. L. Chen, S. Bai and Y. Sun., "Studies on synthesis and properties of novel sphericity biporous ion-exchanger for protein separation", Chemical Industry and Engineering Progress, no. z1, 2002, pp. 77-80.