Dr. Lide Chen was born and raised in Xiangfan, Hubei, China. He won an admission to the China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing where he earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical and Agricultural Engineering, respectively. After graduation, he joined CAU as a faculty member and worked with the university for over ten years. In 2003, he had the opportunity to work as a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Minnesota. In 2004, he enrolled in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU), where he received his Ph.D. At ISU, his research focused on mitigating odors and gases from confined animal sites using biofilters. After graduating from ISU, Lide moved to Purdue University, worked as a Post Doc. on a national air emissions monitoring study (NAEMS). In June 2010, Lide joined the faculty of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Idaho.