I am currently a ESO fellow based in Garching, Germany. Prior to ESO I spent three years in Durham, UK, working on projects related to the ERC-funded DustyGal program led by Ian Smail, and before that I lived in Hawaii for five years doing my PhD with Len Cowie and Amy Barger. My main research interests are focused on using multi-wavelength data to explore the properties of high-redshift dusty galaxies, or submillimeter galaxies (SMGs), and to understand their role under the framework of galaxy formation and evolution.

I've been heavily involved in SCUBA-2 extragalactic surveys and in total these projects have been awarded over 2000 hrs under the best weather conditions, including ~200 hrs on those with myself as PI. I also dedicate my time on follow-up observations using SMA, ALMA, VLT, NOEMA, and HST. See the research page for more information.

European Southern Observatory
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
D-85748 Garching bei München
Phone: +49 89 320060
Email: ccchen at eso.org