Shane obtained a B.S. Degree in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Programming from Towson University, an M.S. Degree in Nutrition from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Ph.D. Degree (2010) in Photo-Physical Inorganic Chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University under the guidance of Prof. Jerry Meyer. He then worked as a DOE–EERE Postdoctoral Research Awardee at the California Institute of Technology under the guidance of Prof. Nate Lewis until 2013. Since that time, Shane has been an Assistant Professor (2013 – 2019) and now a tenured Associate Professor at the University of California Irvine in the Department of Chemistry, and holds courtesy joint appointments in the Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. The Ardo Group has expertise in experimental and theoretical photochemistry and electrochemistry, and they use knowledge from those fields to design and control spatiotemporal mechanisms and dynamics of non-equilibrium processes relevant to desalination, atmospheric water harvesting, solar fuels, and electrolyzers. In 2016, Shane was named one of five inaugural Moore Inventor Fellows. He is also a recipient of a DOE Early Career Research Award and two Beall Innovation Awards, and was named a Sloan Research Fellow, a Cottrell Scholar, a Kavli Fellow, and a Scialog Fellow. The Ardo Group is also supported by funding from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Nissan Chemical Corporation, and Research Corporation for Science Advancement, and they are members of the DOE Energy–Water Desalination Hub.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, USA