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Materials science , Chemical engineering educator

Shaw H. Chen, Chinese materials science, chemical engineering educator. Achievements include development of a novel class of liquid crystalline glasses uniquely suited for applications to optical information processing, display and storage; the materials are being developed for commercial and military applications in collaboration with industrial firms.

Background

Chen, Shaw H. was born on August 18, 1948 in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan. Came to the United States, 1978. Son of Pai-Chin and Su Hwa (Lin) Chen.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1971. Master of Science in Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, University Minnesota, 1981.

Career

Assistant scientist Institute Nuclear Energy Research, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 1976-1978. Assistant professor chemical engineering University Rochester, New York, 1981-1985, associate professor chemical engineering, 1985-1992, professor chemical engineering, since 1992. Senior scientist Lab for Laser Energics University Rochester, since 1994.

Professor materials science University Rochester, since 1996, chair chemical engineering, since 2000. Consultant Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, 1992-1993, Columbia Gas Systems, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, 1990-1992, Kaiser Electronics, San Jose, California, 1992-1994, Cornerstone Research Group, Inc., 1997-1998, Xerox Corporation, Rochester, 1987, Eastman Kodak, 1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of a novel class of liquid crystalline glasses uniquely suited for applications to optical information processing, display and storage. The materials are being developed for commercial and military applications in collaboration with industrial firms.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Inventor: liquid crytalline molecular glasses, 1996. Co-editor Materials Research Society symposium proceedings Volunteer 425, 1996, volunteer 559, 1999. Contributor over 100 articles.

Membership

Member AIChemE, American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, Society Polymer Sciences Japan, Optical Society of America.

Connections

Married Jane Ou, April 10, 1981.

father:
Pai-Chin Hwa

mother:
Su Hwa

spouse:
Jane Ou