Newsmaker: Sheng Shen

| Thursday, March 7, 2013, 10:01 p.m.

Sheng Shen

Noteworthy: Won a $400,000 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award

Age: 34

Residence: Squirrel Hill

Occupation: Assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

Background: Recipient of the 2010 Philomathia Foundation Research Fellowship in alternative energy research at the University of California-Berkeley and the Hewlett-Packard Best Paper Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers heat transfer division in 2008; research interests include nanoscale energy transfer/conversion, nanophotonics and renewable energy technologies.

Education: Bachelor of science in power engineering and master of science in engineering thermophysics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2000 and 2003; doctorate in mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010

Quote: “It's a milestone in my career. … This is an important award for me. I'm pretty excited.”

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