Georgia Tech Alumni 40 Under 40 is an annual program that showcases how Georgia Tech alumni impact every field worldwide and work to improve the way we live through their diligence and expertise from an early age. This exceptional 2023 class of Jackets were selected out from hundreds of nominees, who were scored using a 25-point rubric by a committee of 24 faculty, staff, and volunteers who collectively represented all Georgia Tech colleges. The 2023 Class have done the impossible from furthering space exploration to revolutionizing healthcare, and have made the Georgia Tech community exceptionally proud. They will be invited back to Georgia Tech campus for an awards ceremony, college engagement day, and football tailgate on the weekend of November 16th-18th, 2023.   

Prof. Jun Chen’s current research at UCLA focuses on developing soft matter for novel bioelectronics and personalized healthcare. With a current h-index of 101, Prof. Chen was identified to be one of the world’s most influential researchers in the field of Materials Science in Web of Science. He has published two books and 270 journal articles, with 170 of them being corresponding authors in Chemical Reviews (2), Chemical Society Reviews (2), Nature Materials (2), Nature Electronics (4), Nature Communications (5), Science Advances (2), Joule (3), Matter (10), Advanced Materials (12), ACS Nano (14), among others. Beyond research, he is an associate editor of Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Med-X, Textiles, and VIEW Medicine, Advisory/ Editorial Board Members of Matter, Cell Reports Physical Science, Nano-Micro Letters, Materials Today Energy, Nano Trends, Biomedical Technology, Biosensors, and The Innovation. Among his many accolades are the V. M. Watanabe Excellence in Research Award, UCLA Faculty Mentor Award, UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows Award, Shu Chien Early Career Award, AHA’s Second Century Early Faculty Independence Award, AHA Transformational Project Award, AHA Innovative Project Award, NIH UCLA CTSI KL2 Translational Science Award, BBRF Young Investigator Award, ACS PMSE Young Investigator Award, Okawa Foundation Research Award, Advanced Materials Rising Star, Materials Today Rising Star Award, ACS Nano Rising Stars Lectureship Award, Chem. Soc. Rev. Emerging Investigator Award, Nano Research Young Innovator Award, Highly Cited Researchers 2019/2020/2021/2022 in Web of Science, among others.