Principle Investigator

Dr. Sheng Shen arrived at Carnegie Mellon in 2011 and is currently an Associate Professor. He received his bachelor and master degree from the Power Engineering Department, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2000 and 2003, respectively. In 2005, he joined Professor Gang Chen’s group at MIT. He obtained his PhD degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department, MIT, in 2010. Prior to joining CMU in September, 2011, he conducted his postdoctoral research with Professor Xiang Zhang at UC-Berkeley, from 2010 to 2011. 

His research interests include nanophotonics, nanoscale thermal transport and energy conversion phenomena, and their applications in solar or thermal energy conversion, thermal management, and multifunctional materials. Dr. Shen is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award and DARPA Young Faculty Award. He also received the Philomathia Foundation Research Fellowship in Alternative Energy Research from UC-Berkeley, a Hewlett-Packard Best Paper Award from ASME Heat Transfer Division, and a Best Paper Award in Julius Springer Forum on Applied Physics.


Phil Smith, Ph.D. Candidate

Jiayu Li, Ph.D. Candidate

Yusuf Mert Senturk, Ph.D. Student

Ramesh Shrestha, Ph.D. Candidate

Wei Gong, Ph.D. Candidate

Bowen Yu, Ph.D. Candidate

Qian Yang, Undergraduate

Yuxuan Luan, MS student


Kaiyang Liew, Undergraduate. Current position: Graduate at Stanford.

Chenji Ji, MS Student. Current position: Engineer at General Motors in Shanghai, China.

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Feifei Lu, MS Student. Current position: Startup Business

Li Yen Ng, Undergraduate.

Jiawei Shi, PhD Student. Current position: Engineer at Kurt J. Lesker Co.

Jeff Sze, MS Student. Current position: Startup Business

Yinqiu Lee, Undergraduate.

Pengfei Li, senior engineer, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.