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Shannon Yee

Assistant Professor, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Shannon Yee

Shannon Yee began as an Assistant Professor in the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering in January 2014. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of California – Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. Arun Majumdar, Prof. Chris Dames, and Prof. Rachel Segalman. In 2010, he was named the first fellow to the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) assisting to form the agency in its inaugural year. In 2008 he was awarded the prestigious Hertz Fellowship to support his graduate studies and research in energy. Yee received his Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering in 2008 from The Ohio State University where he was a U.S. Dept. of Energy Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative Fellow. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2007, also from The Ohio State University.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Heat Transfer, Combustion and Energy Systems: Direct energy conversion, thermoelectrics, thermal energy conversion, and thermal conductivity in amorphous materials (polymers).
  • Micro and Nano Engineering: Electrical and thermal transport in nanomaterials, and microscale energy harvesting.
  • Nuclear & Radiological Engineering: Nuclear batteries, applied nuclear physics, and transmutation.
  • Director, Scalable Thermal Energy Engineering Lab (STEEL)
  • Faculty, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Affiliate Faculty, Strategic Energy Institute
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology
  • Affiliate Faculty, Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics
  • Faculty Advisor for the Energy Club at Georgia Tech

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Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 2013
Nuclear Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2008
Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2007