Dr. Rong Chen, Senior Research Associate

Dr. Rong Chen Joint CAT as a Senior Research Associate in Jan 2015. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the Department of Engineering Physics in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He came to the United States for further education and got his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Kentucky in 2009. During his graduate study he focused on mechanical characterizations and processes of solder alloys, bulk metallic glass, and Ti based alloys. Before joining CAT he worked at the UK Center for Applied Energy Research where he’s been working on developing and characterizing energy/power dense materials for electrochemical energy storage applications.

His research works focus on microstructure of billets and ingots, failure analysis of plates and sheets, and effects of heat treatment on alloy properties.