Shu Chang holds the Melbert B. Cary Jr. Distinguished Professorship. Her research identifies techniques to bridge the system aspects of conventional digital printing to the rapidly growing field of additive manufacturing. She is currently developing techniques where one can design properties such as hardness or elasticity that a fabricated object requires by identifying structures and combinations of materials created during the printing process. Shu is also identifying innovative ways to increase the types of materials that one can print in order to fabricate novel materials systems and devices in the fields of biology, medicine, and electronics.
Prior to joining RIT, Shu worked in printing technology research and development at Xerox for over 20 years. Her work at Xerox spanned from printing technologies and materials science research to sustainability in printing and market explorations. Her expertise extends to process and materials systems, lean six sigma, modeling and simulation, and materials characterizations. Shu holds over 25 U.S. Patents and patent applications as well as over 40 publications.
Shu obtained her Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Minnesota.
Shu loves gardening, walking dogs (mostly borrowed canines from neighbors), hiking, and knitting (with her own designs).