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Teaching and mentoring are extremely important to Prof. Shen, and he has found it the most satisfying aspect of his professional activity.

Professor Shen has taught many undergraduate and graduate courses at Stanford University, in the Physics and Applied Physics departments. As an advisor, he has mentored about a hundred graduate students and postdoctoral associates over the last three decades. They are now become part of the highly skilled scientific personnel for research institutes and industry. Over forty of them are faculty members of research universities in North America, Asia and Europe. About ten are core scientific staff of technology companies, national laboratories and research institutes. Over a dozen started their own companies, worked as venture capitalists, or have become executives of private equity/financial firms and national professional societies.