Jinwen Chen obtained his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in the chemical engineering from Tianjin University, Nankai, Tianjin, China, in 1984, 1987, and 1990, respectively. He serves as a Senior Research Scientist and the Group Leader of Catalysis and Process Modeling at CanmetENERGY Devon Research Centre, Devon, AB, Canada. His areas of expertise include process modeling, simulation and optimization of bitumen, heavy oil upgrading, petroleum refining, design, modeling, and simulation (including (CFD) of multiphase chemical reactors, novel catalyst, also catalytic process development, reactions kinetics, and vapor-liquid phase equilibrium. Before joining CanmetENERGY in 1999, Chen worked on measurement and modeling of fluid hydrodynamics in multiphase reactors (bubble columns, two- and three-phase fluidized beds), process simulation and optimization, catalyst development, and reaction kinetics of CO coupling at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo, United States, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, and Tianjin University, Tianjin, China. He has authored/coauthored over 140 journals and conference proceeding papers and many industrial client reports. Chen is considered as a regular Reviewer for many scientific journals, a Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and a registered professional engineer in Alberta, Canada.
Biography Updated on 16 July 2012