Zhi-Xun Shen

Paul Pigott Professor of Physical Sciences, Professor of Applied Physics, of Physics and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
Department: Applied Physics
Ph.D., Stanford University, Applied Physics (1989)
MS, Rutgers University, Physics (1985)
BS, Fudan Unversity, Physics (1983)
Zhi-Xun Shen
Dr. Shen is the Paul Pigott Professor in Physical Sciences, a professor of Physics and Applied Physics Departments, a senior fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy, and a member of the faculty advisory board for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University. He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an expert on quantum phenomena in materials, and a recipient of E.O. Lawrence Award of the Department of Energy, the Oliver E. Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society, the Kamerlingh Onnes International Prize on Superconductivity, and the Einstein Professorship Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He served as the Chief Scientist of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the Director of the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, and the Director of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences. He mentored about 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and co-founded three companies.


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