Congratulations to Katherine Shing, who has been appointed associate professor emerita of chemical engineering and materials science.
Shing, whose research spans classical and statistical thermodynamics, computer simulation and fluid phase equilibria, first joined USC Viterbi as assistant professor of chemical engineering in 1982. She served as chemical engineering chair from 1998 – 1999, director of USC’s chemical engineering program from 2003 – 2010 and director of graduate programs in the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from 2010 – 2012.
Shing completed her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University and obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, (Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics) from Cornell University.
Shing has been honored with a number of high-profile awards throughout her career, including the 1994 Keck Foundation Teaching Award, the Burlington Resources Foundation Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (USC University Award) in 1993 and the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigators’ Award in 1985.