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Education Background

Ph. D Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, Jan 2007

B. S. Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, July 2002

Work Resume

02/2007-07/2009 Postdoctoral scholar     Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara,

08/2009-present Postdoctoral researcher    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University,

Research Field

Polymer composites with novel electrical and magnetic properties

Doped oxides as luminescence temperature sensors in thermal barrier coatings

Oxides with low thermal conductivity

Awards And Honors

2009 National Award for Top 100 Ph.D Thesis of 2009, Ministry of Education, China (Top national honor for Ph.D thesis in China)

2005 First-class Academic Scholarship of Tsinghua University

2004 First-class Scholarship for Social Activities of Tsinghua University (10/25000)

2004 Guanghua Second Class Scholarship of Tsinghua University

2004 129 Scholarship for Excellent Tutor of Tsinghua University

2001 Outstanding Student Award of Beijing City

2001 First-class Academic Scholarship (Sanwa Bank Scholarship) of Tsinghua University

Academic Achievements

Selected Publications:

20 W.B. Ren, M.Z. Yang, L. Zhou, Y.J. Fan, S. He, J.Y. Pan, T.X. Tang, Y. Xiao, C-W. Nan and Y. Shen*, “Scalable Ultrathin All-Organic Polymer Dielectric Films for High-Temperature Capacitive Energy Storage”, Adv. Mater. 2022, 2207421

19 M.Z. Yang, W.B. Ren, M.F. Guo and Y. Shen*, “High-Energy-Density and High Efficiency Polymer Dielectrics for High Temperature Electrostatic Energy Storage: A Review”, Small, 2022, 2205247

18 M.F. Guo,  E.X. Xu, S. He, W. Li, Q. Li, J. Ma, Y.-H.  Lin, C.-W. Nan and Y. Shen*, “A pyrotoroidic transition in ferroelectric polymer”, Matter, 2022, 5, 3041

17 S. He, M.F. Guo, Y. Wang, Y.H. Liang, and Y. Shen*, “An Optical/Ferroelectric Multiplexing Multidimensional non-Volatile Memory from Ferroelectric Polymer”, Adv. Mater., 2022, 2202181

16 Y.F Liu , L. Zhou, Y.Z. Wen, Y. Shen*, J.B. Sun*, and J. Zhou*, “Optical Vector Vortex Generation by Spherulites with Cylindrical Anisotropy”, Nano Letters, 2022, 22, 2444

15 M.F.Guo, C.Q. Guo, J. Han, S.L. Chen, S. He ; T.X.Tang, Q. Li, J. Strzalka, J. Ma,  D. Yi, K. Wang, B. Xu, P. Gao, H.B. Huang, L.Q. Chen, S. J. Zhang, Y. H. Lin, C. W Nan*, Y. Shen*“Toroidal polar topology in strained ferroelectric polymer, Science, 2021, 371, 1050

14 Y.Q. Chen, J.F. Qian, J.Y. Yu, M.F. Guo, Q.H. Zhang, J.Y. Jiang, Z.H. Shen, L-Q. Chen and Y. Shen*, “All-Scale Hierarchical Architecture Induces Colossal Room-Temperature Electrocaloric Effect at Ultralow Electric Field in Polymer Nanocomposites”, Adv. Mater. 2020, 1907927

13 Z.W. Bao, C.M. Hou, Z.H. Shen, H.Y. Sun, G.Q. Zhang, Z. Luo, Z.H Dai, C.M. Wang, X.W. Chen, L.B. Li, Y.W. Yin*, Y. Shen*,  X.G. Li*, “Negatively Charged Nanosheets Significantly Enhance the Energy‐Storage Capability of Polymer‐Based Nanocomposites”, Adv. Mater. 2020, 1907227

12 Z. H. Shen, J.J. Wang*, J.Y. Jiang, S. X. Huang, Y. H. Lin, C.-W. Nan, L.-Q. Chen*, and Y. Shen*, “Phase-field modeling and machine learning of electric-thermal-mechanical breakdown of polymer-based dielectrics”, Nature Communications, 2019, 10, 1843

11 M.F. Guo, J.Y. Jiang, Z. H. Shen, Y. H. Lin, C.-W. Nan, and Y. Shen*, “Dielectric Nanocomposites Based on Ferroelectric Polymers towards High Energy Density: Enhanced Breakdown Strength and Improved Discharge Efficiency”, Materials Today, 2019, 29, 49

10 J.Y. Jiang, Z.H. Shen, X.K. Cai, J.F. Qian, Z.K. Dan, Y.H. Lin, B.L. Liu, C.-W. Nan, L.Q. Chen, and Y. Shen*, “Polymer Nanocomposites with Interpenetrating Gradient Structure Exhibiting Ultrahigh Discharge Efficiency and Energy Density”, Adv. Energy. Mater. 2019, 1803411

09 J.F. Qian, R.C. Peng, Z.H. Shen, J.Y. Jiang, F. Xue, T.N. Yang, L.Q. Chen, Y. Shen*, “Interfacial Coupling Boosts Giant Electrocaloric Effects in Relaxor Polymer Nanocomposites: In Situ Characterization and Phase-Field Simulation”, Adv. Mater. 2018, 1801949

08 Z. H. Shen, J.J. Wang*, J.Y. Jiang, Y. H. Lin, C.-W. Nan, L.-Q. Chen*, Y. Shen*, “Phase-Field Model of Electrothermal Breakdown in Flexible High-Temperature Nanocomposites under Extreme Conditions”, Adv. Energy Mater. 2018, 18000509

07  X. Zhang, J. Y. Jiang, Z. H. Shen, Z. K. Dan, M. Li, Y. H. Lin, L. Q. Chen, C-W Nan, Y. Shen*, “Polymer Nanocomposites with Ultrahigh Energy Density and High Discharge Efficiency by Modulating Their Nanostructures in Three Dimensions”, Adv. Mater. 2018, 1707269

06  Z. H. Shen, J.J. Wang*, Y. H. Lin, C.-W. Nan, L.-Q. Chen, Y. Shen*, “High-Throughput Phase-Field Design of High-Energy-Density Polymer Nanocomposites”, Adv. Mater. 2018, 1704380

05 X. Zhang, T. Liu, S. F. Zhang, X. Huang, B. Q. Xu, Y. H. Lin, L. L. Li, C.W. Nan*, Y. Shen*, “Synergistic Coupling between Li6.75La3Zr1.75Ta0.25O12 and Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Induces High Ionic Conductivity, Mechanical Strength, and Thermal Stability of Solid Composite Electrolytes”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 13779

04 Y. Shen*,X. Zhang, M. Li, Y. H. Lin, C-W. Nan, “Polymer Nanocomposite Dielectrics for Electrical Energy Storage (invited review)”, National Science Review, 2017, 4, 23

03 X. Zhang, Y. Shen*, B. Xu, Q. H. Zhang, L. Gu, J. Y. Jiang, J. Ma, Y. H. Lin, C-W Nan*, “Giant Energy Density and Improved Discharge Efficiency of Solution-Processed Polymer Nanocomposites for Dielectric Energy Storage”, Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 2055

02 X. Zhang, Y. Shen*, Q. H. Zhang, L. Gu, Y.H. Hu, J. W. Du, Y. H. Lin. C-W. Nan*, “Ultrahigh Energy Density of Polymer Nanocomposites Containing TiO2@BaTiO3 Nanofibers by Atomic Scale Interface-Engineering”, Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 819

01 P.H. Hu, Y. Shen*, Y.H. Guan, X. H. Zhang, Y. H. Lin, Q. M. Zhang*, C-W Nan “Topological-Structure Modulated Polymer Nanocomposites Exhibiting Highly Enhanced Dielectric Strength and Energy Density”, Adv. Funct. Mater.2014, 24, 3172

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