Shen Receives NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Shen Receives NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Sheng Shen on receiving the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

Professor Shen's proposal, "Control of Radiative Thermal Transport Using Nanostructured Materials," aims to fill an existing gap in the understanding of the radiative thermal properties of novel nanostructures (e.g., electromagnetic metamaterials). The control of radiative thermal transport using these nanostructures could potentially lead to revolutionary advancements in thermophotovoltaics, heat flux modulation, infrared light sources, and thermal management strategies.

The proposal also includes a plan to incorporate the research results into his new course, Direct Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion.

UPDATE: Read the CIT Press Release.