2024 New Board Member Election Results

2024 Newly Elected AAASE Board Members


Neil Dong

Dr. X. Neil Dong is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Tyler. Dr. Dong’s research is dedicated in the fields of orthopaedic biomechanics and sports medicine. His research projects have received financial support from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Dong is actively involved in professional societies, holding membership in the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) and the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS). Within the ICMRS, Dr. Dong has assumed key roles, serving as the Chair of Communication Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors. Service Statement: I am eager to apply my valuable experiences gained from my involvement with other professional societies to the Asian American Academy of Science and Engineering (AAASE). My goal is to serve its members and offer support to the society’s leadership in any capacity needed.


Ju Li

Ju Li has held faculty positions at the Ohio State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and is presently a chaired professor at MIT.  His group (http://Li.mit.edu) develops energy materials and systems. Ju is a recipient of the 2005 PECASE award, the 2006 MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award, and the TR35 award. Ju was elected APS Fellow in 2014, MRS Fellow in 2017 and AAAS Fellow in 2020. Li is the chief organizer of MIT A+B Applied Energy Symposia that aim to develop solutions to global climate change challenges with "A-Action before 2040" and "B-Beyond 2040 technologies”. Service statement: I am interested in developing industrial relations and career consulting services for the next generation, because I believe that our youth need to be exposed to different job settings and interact with adults in different lines of profession to be able to understand what industrial, academic and entrepreneurial jobs are really like, why they study, and learn from the lessons of the previous generations. Building strongly interconnected communities of professionals, business, media, academic and public service will be the key to everyone’s success.

Yi Mao

A visionary leader and tech innovator who brings over two decades of expertise to AAASE as a serial entrepreneur and seasoned software architect. With a successful track record of building and exiting two tech companies, he has demonstrated unparalleled leadership in AI-driven solutions. As a Senior Principal Technologist at Amazon Ads, he is currently spearheading Generative AI initiatives, embodying Amazon's Leadership Principles. His contributions at Yahoo and AdMovate resulted in a $1B+ programmatic advertising business. Committed to advancing technology while advocating for Asian American voices, his unique business acumen and technical prowess align seamlessly with AAASE's mission.

Jingjing Shang

Professor of Nursing at Columbia University, has a BS from Peking Union Medical College and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. As a health services researcher, she leads multiple federal grants, focusing on health quality, geriatric care, infection control, and home healthcare. Her work has significantly improved infection prevention and control practices at the local, state, national, and international levels. She received multiple honors, including the International Nurse Research Hall of Fame in 2022. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. Service statement: As a health services researcher and the current board member, I am eager to bring my expertise and network to the AAASE Board of Directors. I will focus on leveraging the growing presence of Asian Americans in nursing faculty to advance AAASE’s goals, promoting diversity and leadership development, and applying my research in geriatric care to improve the quality of life for the elderly.


Sally Shi

Sally co-founded ScalableVision Capital and is its Chief Investment Officer.   Sally started her investment career from Morgan Stanley and is a Managing Director of Investment with Oppenheimer & Company. Sally is a board of trustee for Montalvo Arts Center.  Sally and her family are one of the individual alliance partners of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF).   Sally obtained her MBA from Georgetown University and her Bachelor of Laws degree from Fudan University, ChinaShe was named one of ‘The 12 Outstanding Asian American Women’ by China Institute in 2023.


Haibin Xu

Haibin Xu is the General Manager of Shell Research Alliance, based in Houston Texas. In this role, he leads a global team in US, Canada, Netherlands, UK, China, India, and Singapore, who oversee Shell’s technology collaboration with more than 100 Universities, Research Institutes, National Labs, and government agencies globally. Haibin has received national awards for his work in innovation from the US Federal Lab Consortium, and for volunteering & leadership from the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. He holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University in 2002. Service Statement: I believe in AAASE’s purpose and mission, and am enthusiastic to contribute my passion and skills to further its impact, especially in the two areas of Asian American leadership & mentoring, and entrepreneurship in the energy and environment domain.