Dr. Meisha L. Shofner

Dr. Meisha L. Shofner is an Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Director of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research concerns the processing and characterization of filled polymer systems such as nanocomposites and hierarchical composite design. Her research at Georgia Tech has been recognized by the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associate Universities and the Solvay Advanced Polymers Young Faculty Award. Dr. Shofner obtained her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (1997) and her Ph.D. degree from Rice University in Materials Science (2004). She also conducted post-doctoral study at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. 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). Meisha has been married to Vance since 2000 and they have two children. She can be reached by e-mail at meisha.shofner@mse.gatech.edu, and her Georgia Tech research group webpage is available at www.shofnerlab.gatech.edu.