Christopher V. H.-H. Chen
Assistant Director, Graduate Student Programs and Services
505 Butler Library
Christopher V. H.-H. Chen is the Assistant Director of Graduate Programs and Services at the CTL, where he develops and facilitates programming and services for graduate students, postdocs, and other instructors at Columbia, and for CIRTL at Columbia, a STEM future faculty professional development initiative.
Chris earned his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) from Princeton, where he studied the transport and dynamics of surfactants to and along oil-water interfaces with applications in oil spill remediation and drug delivery, and holds a M.S. and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford. Chris was a preceptor for classes and labs in the CBE department, for which he was an awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award by the Princeton Engineering Council, and helped co-develop “Venture Capital & Finance of Innovation” in the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education as a TA. At Princeton, he served as a Graduate and Undergraduate Learning Fellow at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning for several years, where he trained, observed, and mentored TAs, focusing on improving instructor-student communication and pedagogical resource distribution.
Away from the CTL, Chris enjoys dancing and teaching swing dance (Lindy Hop), playing improvised percussion (the washboard) in a jazz band, and cooking and eating.