Bin Chen

Contact Info

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 101 Tiernan Hall
Dept: Physics
Dr. Bin Chen is Assistant Professor of Physics affiliated with the Department of Physics and the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research (CSTR). He moved to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in January 2016, where he held an appointment as Astrophysicist in the Solar and Stellar X-ray Group. Before that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the CSTR of NJIT. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2013, a M.S. from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008, and a B.S. from the Peking University in 2005. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2017 and the NASA Living-with-the-Star Jack Eddy Fellowship in 2013.

Chen's research focus on explosive events on the Sun known as solar flares and coronal mass ejections, which have the potential of affecting the space environment around the Earth known as "Space Weather". He is one of the leading experts in utilizing some of the world's largest radio observatories for solar observing, including the Karl G. Janksy Very Large Array and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA). He is a core member of NJIT's own solar-dedicated radio telescope: The Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array. He is also experienced in using NASA's space-based solar observatories including RHESSI, Solar Dynamics Observatory, Hinode, and STEREO.


* A full list of my publications is available at this link


Zhicheng Zeng, Bin Chen, Wenda Cao, “Resolving the Fan-Spine Structure of a Small-Scale Chromospheric Jet with the New Solar Telescope”, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 819, 3 (2016)


Bin Chen, T. S. Bastian, C. Shen, D. E. Gary, S. Krucker, L. Glesener, “Particle Acceleration by a Solar Flare Termination Shock”, Science, 350, 1238 (2015)


Bin Chen, T. S. Bastian, D. E. Gary, “Direct Evidence of an Eruptive, Filament-Hosting Magnetic FLux Rope Leading to a Fast Coronal Mass Ejection”, The Astrophysical Journal, 794, 149 (2014)


Bin Chen, T. S. Bastian, S. M. White, D. E. Gary, R. A. Perley, M. P. Rupen, B. R. Carlson, “Tracing Electron Beams in the Sun's Corona with Radio Dynamic Imaging Spectroscopy”, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 763, L21 (2013)


Bin Chen, T. S. Bastian, “The Role of Inverse Compton Scattering in Solar Coronal Hard X-ray and Gamma-ray Sources”, The Astrophysical Journal, 750, 35 (2012)


Bin Chen, T. S. Bastian, D. E. Gary, Ju Jing, “Spatially and Spectrally Resolved Observations of a Zebra Pattern in a Solar Decimetric Radio Burst”, The Astrophysical Journal, 736, 64 (2011)


Bin Chen, Yihua Yan, “Short-Lived Absorptive Type III-Like Microwave Bursts as a Signature of Fragmented Electron Injections”, The Astrophysical Journal, 689, 1412 (2008)


Bin Chen, Yihua Yan, “On the Origin of the Zebra Pattern with Pulsating Superfine Structures on 21 April 2002”, Solar Physics, 246, 431 (2007)