Bingchen is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Gebbie’s group starting from August 2021. He grew up in Shenyang, China, and received his B.S. in Applied Chemistry from Dalian University of Technology in Dalian, China. He then moved to the United States and obtained Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA, where he focused on understanding the molecular structure of solid-confined ionic liquids and developing ionic liquid media lubricants for the hard disk drive industry under the supervision of Dr. Lei Li. To date, he has published over 15 journal articles and 1 US patent. In addition to research, he enjoys sports and traveling with his wife.
Bingchen’s research focuses on ionic liquids, surface/interface, wetting, ultrathin films, lubrication, etc. He is interested in the application of ionic liquids to energy storage. In his postdoctoral study, he is responsible for the design and synthesis of ionic liquids, thermodynamic characterization of ionic liquids and electrolyte blends, AFM and SFA characterization of solid-electrolyte interfaces, and structural and spectroscopic characterization of ionic liquids and blends.