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SHEN YICHEN

CEO, INNOVATOR, SCIENTIST

 

ABOUT

Hello, I am Shen Yichen. I'm currently the founder and CEO of Lightelligence Inc., and founder of Lux Labs Inc. (both companies develop technologies based on my Ph.D. Thesis). Before I started my companies, I was a post-doc associate and Ph.D. student in Prof. Marin Soljacic's group at MIT. My research interests cover theoretical and experimental Nanophotonics, Deep Learning and Optical Computing.

 
 

EDUCATION

2011-2016

Ph.D. in Physics, Department of Physics   
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA, USA

2009-2011

B.Sc. in Physics (highest honor, primary major) | B.A. in Mathematics (highest honor) | M.A. in Mathematics   
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
Baltimore, MD, USA

2007-2009

Student
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Singapore

2001–2007

Student
Hangzhou Foreign Language School (HFLS)
Hangzhou, China


HONORS AND AWARDS

  Forbes 30 under 30

Forbes 30 under 30

  MIT 100K Business Plan Competition Grand Winner

MIT 100K Business Plan Competition Grand Winner

  MIT Goulder Presidential Fellowship

MIT Goulder Presidential Fellowship

  APS LeRoy Apker Award Finalist

APS LeRoy Apker Award Finalist

  Donal E. Kerr Medal for excellence in Physics

Donal E. Kerr Medal for excellence in Physics