Millennium Challenge Corporation Science & Technology Fellowship
building knowledge, advancing development

Arizona State University, New America Foundation, &
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Science & Technology Fellowship

Year 1 – Fellow Bios
Dr. Ryan Shelby
Shelby

Dr. Ryan Shelby is a joint Millennium Challenge Corporation- Arizona State University Science and Technology Fellow at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

Dr. Shelby’s research project at MCC focuses on the design and implementation of mini- and micro-grids to aid the expansion of modern electricity services in six Sub Saharan African countries: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Liberia, (3) Ghana, (4) Benin, (5) Tanzania, and (6) Malawi.

Prior to his current position at MCC, Dr. Shelby was a dual J. Herbert Hollomon and Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellow within the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) working on engineering education initiatives and the application of operational system engineering techniques for peace building and diplomacy endeavors in Libya, Kenya, and Haiti.

Dr. Shelby completed his PhD in 2013 at University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Mechanical Engineering where he focused on the user needs analysis, co-design and implementation of sustainable homes and energy systems that meets the cultural sovereignty, economic, climate adaptation, and tribal sovereignty needs of Native American tribes in northern California.

Dr. Shelby received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 with a concentration in design, and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University in 2006 with a concentration in propulsion systems. Dr. Shelby also received certifications for his completion of the Engineering and Business for Sustainability and the Management of Technology programs at UC Berkeley in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

Dr. Shelby is an ardent supporter of engineering education and community based design research. He has received several awards for his teaching and community partnership activities such as the Center for Research on Social Change Graduate Fellows Award in 2011, the Chancellor's Awards for Public Service, Community Assessment of Renewable Energy and Sustainability - Pinoleville Pomo Nation Partnership in 2010, Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award in 2010, and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance’s Advanced E-Team Community Assessment of Renewable Energy and Sustainability Award in 2007.

Website: www.ryanlshelby.com

Uven Chong
Chong

Uven Chong is a 2013 Millennium Challenge Corporation- Arizona State University Science and Technology Fellow at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). His current research interests involve evaluating the environmental health and safety impacts from road infrastructure investments at MCC.

Uven holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and is currently completing a Ph.D. dissertation on the air quality and climate impacts of London buses and trains. He has presented his research in environmental conferences in Zurich, Granada, San Diego, and Washington DC. In Cambridge, Uven was an active leader in the Wolfson College Boat Club and Cambridge Union Society, where he won the English National Debating Championship in 2009.

Uven also holds a BSE in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Economics from ASU