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

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