Guoyin Shen’s primary research has been to examine the behavior of relevant Earth materials at Earth’s deep pressure-temperature conditions, new materials discovery and their emergent properties under extreme conditions. He has authored or co-authored over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 10+ review articles or book chapters. In 2005, Shen joined High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT) as the project manager, and has been the director of HPCAT since 2010. HPCAT is located at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. Under his leadership and working closely with users’ community, HPCAT has become a frontier synchrotron facility for high pressure research, with a myriad of new techniques developed, established, and operational for routine use by more than 500 users per year for the last ten years.
Shen earned a B.S. in Geochemistry from Zhejiang University, China, in 1982. He earned his Ph.D. in Mineral Physics at Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1994.