I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Physics at Durham University. As a member of the ERC-funded DustyGal program, I study high-redshift dusty galaxies with Prof. Ian Smail using cutting-edge astronomical instruments, such as SCUBA-2, ALMA, VLT, and HST. My main research interests are focused on using multi-wavelength data to explore the properties of these submillimeter galaxies (SMGs), and to understand their role under the framework of galaxy formation and evolution. My current project involves studying SMGs unveiled in the SCUBA-2 Lensing Surveys (S2LS) in which SCUBA-2 observations are conducted on a large sample of massive lensing clusters, aiming to discover many high-redshift luminous infrared galaxies (LIRGs) that hold keys to a full understanding of cosmic star formation history. I'm also involved in SCUBA-2 Cosmology Legacy Survey (S2CLS), which exploits the excellent mapping speed, fidelity and sensitivity of the SCUBA-2 camera on the JCMT, aiming to provide the first large samples of extragalactic sources selected in the 450- and 850-µm wavebands.
Department of Physics
Science LaboratoriesSouth Road, Durham, DH1 3LE
Email: chian-chou.chen at durham.ac.uk