Shen J. Dillon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University in 2007 then worked as a Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University and a Visiting Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an assistant professor in 2009. He is the author of over 50 journal articles, was a recipient of the 2011 Department of Energy Early Career Award, and the 2013 National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
Dr. Dillon’s research seeks to understand and exploit fundamental thermodynamic and kinetic relationships at interfaces in order to inform improved design of energy conversion and storage systems. Emphasis is placed on utilizing advanced characterization techniques, particularly in-situ and operando approaches that provide new insights into materials response in complex environments.