New Faculty 2022

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Po-Chun Hsu

Assistant Professor
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

Po-Chun Hsu’s research focuses on innovative dynamic materials for light and heat management. By utilizing fundamental principles of materials science and photonic engineering, his group aims to boost the thermoregulation performance and functionality for applications in wearable technology, net-zero energy buildings, carbon capture, and beyond.

He is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and a Sony Faculty Innovation Award. In 2020, he was selected as one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 for China. His PhD thesis project in cooling textile was selected as one of the Top 10 World-Changing Ideas by Scientific American. He currently serves on the early-career advisory board for Nano Letters (Chair) and EcoMat.

Hsu received his BS from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He earned his PhD degree in materials science and engineering and was a postdoctoral researcher in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Most recently, he was an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University.

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