Sheng Shen, an assisant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and postdoctoral Philomathia Foundation fellow at UC Berkley in 2010, has received the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award, its most prestigious award for junior faculty.

The award also honors Shen with a five-year, $400,000 grant to understand and improve thermal transport nanostructures, which can be highly beneficial to the electronics and energy industries. Chriss Swaney at Carnegie Mellon University writes:

“This grant will help me develop tools to improve thermal transport and management so essential to improving performance of computer processors now burdened by higher heat loads as users demand faster and faster operating speeds,” Shen said.

Shen will integrate his research and education through interactive educational kits and new courses. The courses will be designed to introduce graduate and undergraduate students to basic principles of energy conversion and the latest research results in thermal transport.

For more information, please read: http://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2013/february/feb26_shengshen.html