Asian American conference selects Sandian 'most promising engineer'

By Neal Singer

Photography By Lonnie Anderson

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Stan Chou
Stan Chou

Sandia researcher Stanley Chou recently was selected one of three most promising engineers of the year at the 2019 Asian American Engineer of the Year conference in Dallas.

The AAEOY award, first introduced in 2002, honors outstanding Asian American professionals in science and engineering for their technical achievements, leadership and public service. Winners have ranged from Nobel laureates to astronauts and from academic institutions to corporate boardrooms.

The AAEOY said they gave the award to Stan because he is a leading innovator in materials synthesis and materials chemistry.

Stan is an expert in the field of graphene-like two-dimensional materials, and in the engineering of these materials for energy, catalysis and sensors. “Stan is at the forefront in their chemistry and engineering,” AAEOY said. “His papers and presentations have been cited over a thousand times.”       

Stan is a committee member of the Materials Research Society. He was chair of the 31st Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials and has served on the board of many educational organizations, including the Albuquerque Association for Gifted and Talents Students and the national mathematical education organization Campersand.