Po-Chun Hsu

  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering in the UChicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
  • Research and Scholarly Interests: Dynamic Metamaterials, Electrochemistry, Heat Transfer, Carbon Capture, Nano/Microfibers, Artificial Intelligence
  • Websites: Hsu Group
  • Contact: pochunhsu@uchicago.edu
  • Assistant: Manna Jiang
  • Office Location:
    5640 South Ellis Avenue
    ERC 387
    Chicago, IL 60637

Po-Chun Hsu is an Assistant Professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. Prof. Hsu received his BS from National Tsing Hua University. He earned his PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering and was a postdoctoral researcher in Mechanical Engineering, both at Stanford University.

Prior to joining PME at the University of Chicago, he was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University from 2019 to 2022.

He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2022), Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (2021), MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 China (2020), and Sony Faculty Innovation Award (2019). His PhD thesis project in cooling textile was selected as Top Ten World-Changing Ideas by Scientific American. He is currently serving on the early-career advisory board for Nano Letter (Chair) and EcoMat.

Po-Chun Hsu’s research focuses on innovative dynamic materials for light and heat management. By utilizing fundamental principles of materials science and photonic engineering, his group aims to boost the thermoregulation performance and functionality for applications in wearable technology, net-zero energy buildings, carbon capture, and beyond.