The Showman Prize is awarded to one undergraduate and one graduate student. The prize recognizes students who have effectively communicated the achievements, research, results or social significance of any aspect of engineering. Chen is a member of Professor Yu Huang’s Functional Nanostructures Lab and is on track to receive his Ph.D in the summer. His thesis is on "synthesis, characterizations and kinetic behaviors of silicides nanowires from solid state reactions." Chen received his B.S. and M.S. from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, before coming to UCLA. Chen is looking to work in the semiconductor industry following graduation. He has received a first prize in the Science as Art contest at the 2014 Spring Materials Research Society (MRS) meeting; and a best presentation award while giving an invited talk at the 2013 meeting of the Southern California Society for Microscopy & Microanalysis.