Chaopeng Shen

Chaopeng Shen (PhD Civ Egr 09) has been named an assistant professor of water resources engineering at Penn State University. Shen's research areas include large-scale hydrology, computational hydrology, land surface processes, water-carbon-nutrient interactions, and high-performance computing.

His adviser at MSU for his PhD was CEE associate professor Phanikumar Mantha; his dissertation was "A Process-Based, Distributed Hydrologic Model and Its Application to a Michigan Watershed." Prior to joining the Penn state faculty, Shen was a postdoctoral fellow in the Computational Research Division at the U.S. Department of Energy Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif.