Meisha Shofner is an Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering and the Interim Executive Director of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Institute of Technology. Meisha received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Materials Science Technical Block) at The University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. in Materials Science from Rice University. Prior to beginning graduate school, she was employed as a design engineer by FMC in the Subsea Engineering Division, working at two plant locations (Houston, Texas and the Republic of Singapore). Following post-doctoral research training at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Meisha joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2005. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia.
Meisha’s research interests include structure-property and processing-performance relationships in polymer nanocomposites, polymer crystallization as a tool for directed assembly, processing and mechanical properties of hierarchical structures, and new materials development for additive manufacturing.
Honors and Awards:
- Emerging Leaders Program, 2017-2018
- Hesburgh Award Teaching Fellows Program, 2014
- Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, 2007
- Solvay Advanced Polymers Young Faculty Award, 2006
- Franz R. and Frances Brotzen Fellowship, Rice University, 2002
- National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2001-2004
- National Science Foundation Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Fellow at Rice University, 2000-2004
- The University of Texas at Austin Women in Engineering Program’s Academic Excellence Award in Mechanical Engineering, 1997
- Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society (Mechanical Engineering)