Shao's early research career recognized with Dean's Award


Assistant Professor Chenhui Shao received The Grainger College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research.

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Chenhui ShaoMechSE’s Chenhui Shao was named one of this year’s recipients of The Grainger College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. He won in the assistant professor category.

The award honors faculty who have demonstrated an outstanding record of research achievements and publications during academic year 2020-2021.

Shao and his research group has been working to develop fundamental, generalizable data science methodologies that are applicable to various manufacturing applications including high-precision machining, ultrasonic metal welding, two-photon lithography, rotating machinery, photovoltaic solar panels, additive manufacturing, bio-manufacturing, and industrial drying.

In the last year alone, Shao’s work was recognized with two honors, including the ASME Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. Only one award is given each year, recognizing a young manufacturing researcher under 40. He also won the IISE Manufacturing and Design (M&D) Division Outstanding Young Investigator Award, which recognizes one early-career researcher for his technical contribution to manufacturing and design. Currently, he is the only person who has won all four young manufacturing investigator awards from the three major related professional societies: ASME, IISE, and SME.

He will be formally recognized at the college’s Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 25 at the Campus Instructional Facility.

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This story was published April 15, 2022.