Dr. Shen is the Paul Pigott Professor in Physical Sciences. He is a co-founder of Astronergy Corp where he served on the board until its merge with a publicly traded company for over $1.4B. He is a co-founder of PrimeNano Inc. that derived from technologies invented in his laboratory. He is a co-founding partner of LDV Partners LLC, where LDV derives from Leonardo Da Vinci to symbolize the deep tech driven Renaissance. He served as board member or advisor for four of its portfolio companies.