Shawn is a postdoctoral researcher co-advised by Professor Rodney D. Priestley in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 2021 and his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2016. His past research has focused on investigating fundamental polymer physics concepts that govern polymer nanocomposite phase behavior to build functional soft matter materials with precise structure-property relationships. His current research at Princeton is focused on the investigation of de-polymerizable polymeric systems through a combined polymer physics and interfacial phenomena approach.
When not in a scientific setting, Shawn enjoys being outdoors (snowboarding, hiking, camping), trying to develop and cook new recipes with his fiancée for their joint cookbook, or spending time with his family.