Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named a recipient of the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
The PECASE, established in 1996, acknowledges the contributions made by scientists and engineers to the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and to the community through scientific leadership, education, and community outreach. It is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers pursuing their independent careers.
Huang’s research focuses on investigating degradation mechanisms in lithium battery materials via experimental, theoretical and computational approaches. Currently, her research focuses on the development of experimental methods and computational models capable of understanding cell-tissue-organ interactions in biological materials.
Additionally, Dr. James LeBeau, who was previously an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering until this fall, was also named a PECASE recipient.