Mr. Shen worked as an engineer and was Professor of Surveying and Structural Engineering at the Conservancy Engineering College.
Tsu-way Shen was born in Shanghai, China in 1891. His native home was at Huchow, Chekiang (Zhejiang) province, China.
Mr. Shen studied at St. John's University, Shanghai from 1904 to 1910. In September 1910 he arrived in America as a government student. He studied civil engineering at the University of Michigan and graduated from it with the degree of C. E. (Civil Engineering) in 1914.
Mr. Shen returned to China in September 1914. After his service at the Conservancy Engineering College, Nanking as Instructor in drawing for a short period of time he joined the Standard Oil Company, Shanghai, as Superintendent of Construction in 1915. Shortly afterwards he returned to the Conservancy Engineering College again. From 1915 he was for many years Professor of Surveying and Structural Engineering in that College.
In December 1921 Mr. Shen was appointed vice-president of the Conservancy Engineering College, Nanking. From March 1922 to July 1924 he was president of that College. Mr. Shen was member of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, director of the Nanking Branch of the Highway Construction Association, member of the Chinese Science Association, member of the Industrial Committee of the Kiangsu Educational and Industrial United Association. He was awarded the Fourth Class Chiaho Decoration.