Bin Chen is currently a scientist I at IHPC, STAR, Singapore. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Tsinghua University, China in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US, in 2003. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked as a postdoctoral associate at MIT, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Germany, and McMaster University in Canada. His research interests include biomechanics, cell mechanics, gecko adhesion, and bio/nano-composites. He will soon join Zhejiang University, China, as a faculty member.