Bin Chen earned both his B.S. (2001) and M.S. (2004) in Geochemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China. He obtained his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he was the Texaco Prize Postdoctoral Scholar at the Seismological Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. In 2011, he moved to the University of Michigan as a Postdoctoral Fellow and was then promoted to Assistant Research Scientist. In March of 2013, he became a Research Assistant Professor at the UIUC and COMPRES Chief Technology Officer stationed at the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory. He joined the faculty of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology at the University of Hawaii as an Assistant Researcher in 2014, and promoted to Associate Researcher (with tenure) in 2019. He was the recipient of J. C. Jamieson Award in 2010 from the Gordon Research Conference (Research at High Pressure) and the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2016–2021) from the National Science Foundation. He works on the physics, chemistry, and thermo-chemical evolution of the deep interiors of the Earth and Earth-like planetary bodies, through direct probing of microscopic properties of planetary materials under pressure-temperature (P-T) conditions pertinent to planetary interiors. He employs both multi-anvil presses and diamond-anvil cells for generating high pressures and temperatures and often combines them with various laser, X-ray, and micro-analytical techniques for his research.