Dr. Norman Nan Shi Wins 2019 Simon Prize Award
Dr. Norman Nan Shi is the recipient of the 2019 Robert Simon Memorial Prize in recognition of his outstanding dissertation.
Dr. Norman Nan Shi
2019 Robert Simon Memorial Award Winner
Dr. Shi received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, with a minor in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. Prior to pursuing a graduate degree at Columbia University, Dr. Shi worked as a characterization engineer in the field of renewable energy (2009-2011). While at Columbia University, Dr. Shi was the recipient of the NSF IGERT fellowship (2012-2013) and the DOE Office of Science Graduate Research fellowship (2015-2016).
Following his Ph.D., Dr. Shi served as a post-doctoral research scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center, where he contributed to the development of photonic based instruments and devices in the field of cell sorting and energy distribution. Currently, Dr. Shi is an optical engineer at Western Digital, contributing to the development of the next generation nanophotonic system used in heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR).
The Prize was established by Dr. Jane Faggen with additional support from friends and relatives of Mr. Simon.