Bin Chen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management. Prior to joining the School of Management, he was an entrepreneur coming from a technical background, with BEng, MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering. He started his career as a KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) associate in 2005, to carry out a collaborative R&D project between Swansea University and the UK’s largest privately owned construction company Laing O’Rourke. Following the successful completion of this project, He incorporated a technology start-up with colleagues in 2009, to commercialise a patent generated through this KTP project. In 2012, the company established a joint-venture in partnership with a local clinic service company in Wales to develop tracking and management applications in the healthcare market. The joint-venture has successfully attracted world leading pharmaceutical companies, such as GSK and GE Healthcare, to work closely delivering a world leading cell therapy supply chain solution.
Through his career path as an entrepreneur, he has gained a significant amount of practical experience in strategic planning, business operation and management. After successfully completed the Executive MBA course in the Judge Business School at University of Cambridge in 2015, he decided to join the School of Management at Swansea University to pursue his academic research in the area of applying and adopting technologies in the market to make real economic and social impact to the society.