Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering
areas of expertise: mechanical engineering, micro- and nanoscale heat transfer, solid–state energy conversion, thermoelectrics and photovoltaics, high and low thermal conductivity materials, thermal management, nano-mechanical devices and micro-electro-mechanical systems, desalination
Gang Chen is currently the Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
He attended Xiangfan No. 5 High School in China from 1978-1980. He received his bachelor and master degree from the Power Engineering Department, Huazhong Institute of Technology (now University of Science and Technology or HUST in short), China, in 1984 and 1987, respectively. He stayed at HUST as a lecturer from 1987-1989. In 1988, he was interviewed by Professor Chang-Lin Tien as a PhD candidate to receive a fellowship from the K.C. Wong Education Foundation in Hong Kong. He joined Professor Tien’s group first at UC Irvine in 1989 and then at UC Berkeley in 1990 when Professor Tien moved back to Berkeley as its Chancellor.
He obtained his PhD degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department, UC Berkeley, in 1993. He was an assistant professor at Duke University from 1993 to 1997, a tenured associate professor at UC Los Angeles, from 1997 to 2001. He moved to MIT in 2001 as a tenured associate professor, and was promoted to full professor in 2004. He was named a Warren Faculty Scholar at Duke University (1996-1997), and was the first holder of the Warren and Towneley Rohsenow Professorship at MIT (2006-2009) before assuming the Soderberg Professorship in 2009.
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