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VINSE Colloquium: Student Selected Speaker Dr. Gang Chen, MIT 04/15/2024

Posted by on Monday, October 30, 2023 in Events, News.

10th Annual VINSE Student Selected Seminar

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Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering; Director, Pappalardo Micro and Nano Engineering Laboratories

Photomolecular Evaporation from Hydrogels and Pure Water

04.15.24  |  4:10PM  |  134 Featheringill Hall

Bio. Gang Chen is the Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He served as the Department Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT from 2013 to 2018. He obtained his PhD degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department at UC Berkeley. He was a faculty member at Duke University and UCLA, before joining MIT in 2001. He received an NSF Young Investigator Award, an R&D 100 award, an ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, an ASME Frank Kreith Award in Energy, a Nukiyama Memorial Award by the Japan Heat Transfer Society, a World Technology Network Award in Energy, an Eringen medal from the Society of Engineering Science, and the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellences in Mentoring and Advising from MIT.  He is a fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Guggenheim Foundation.  He serves on the board of the Asian American Scholar Forum (  He is an academician of Academy Sinica, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Members of the 2024 Graduate Student Selection Committee:

  • Mark Mc Veigh, Interdisciplinary Materials Science (committee chair)
  • Nicole Marguerite, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Trey Long, , Interdisciplinary Materials Science
  • Zane Parkerson, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Owen Meilander, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

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