Philip Chen's early career included a stint as an ocean research engineer working on development of deep submergence systems, including what was to have been the world's first free swimming submersible capable of 20,000 foot working depths. In addition, he participated as a hyperbaric chamber operator on ground-breaking manned saturation dives in the chamber to depths of 1,500 feet. As the operator, he was responsible for monitoring the well-being of the human volunteers, all trained underwater demolition team members from the U.S. Navy, and assuring their safe ascent to surface pressures. He has one U.S. Patent to his credit for an underwater mooring system.
After this experience, Phil worked as an environmental engineer, power plant engineer, trial attorney, corporate executive, and investment banker.
Phil has the degree of Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Distinction from the University of Virginia, a Master of Science from Stanford University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota. He is a registered professional engineer and admitted to the Bar in New York and Minnesota. His biography has been regularly selected for inclusion in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.