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CEEE alumna wins 40 Under 40 Award

CEEE alumna wins 40 Under 40 Award

Joy Zhiwei Huang (PhD '17)
Joy Zhiwei Huang (PhD '17)

Joy Zhiwei Huang (Ph.D. ‘17), a CEEE alumna and Senior Engineer at Johnson Controls Inc., has won the Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine’s 40 under 40 award

Huang works in new product development at Johnson Controls where she enjoys solving “impossible” design problems. While working on her Ph.D. at CEEE, she developed a 3D printed bifurcated bare tube heat exchanger that has 38% lower total power, 83% smaller volume and 87% smaller material volume than those of louvered fin minichannel heat exchanger.

"Being awarded this 40 under 40 award means a lot to me. It not only means my efforts are acknowledged but it also encourages me to progress further in the future," said Huang. “My sincerest gratitude to everybody: my supervisors, mentors, friends and family, who have supported me along my journey to becoming an engineer and to becoming myself.”

Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals in the engineering community supporting the building industry, according to its website. Candidates are nominated by supervisors or work peers who can attest to their performance and believe they should be recognized. The finalists are then selected by editors of the magazine as well as anonymous industry experts. 

They choose successful, well-rounded candidates based on: academics; client relations; community service; dedication; innovation; inventiveness; leadership skills; “people” skills/mentoring ability; personal integrity; professional service (with professional societies, organizations, educational events, etc.); public speaking/presentation skills; sustained career progress; technical skills and work/life balance.

“I hope this will engage more girls to pursue their interests in STEM and make a change to the world,” she said.



July 17, 2019


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"I hope this will engage more girls to pursue their interests in STEM and make a change to the world."

Joy Zhiwei Huang (PhD '17)



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