Shen Tianhui, female, Han nationality, is a native of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. She graduated from the Chemistry Industry Department of Datong University in 1949 and is a chemist.
Shen is a professor with Communications University in Shanghai. Her research areas lie in analyzing rare earth iron mine and molybdenum in Baotou as well as manufacturing super-pure silicon with trichlorosilane.
Starting in 1966, she conducted studies on the manufacturing of semi-conductive materials and large integrated circuits -- research she engaged in for 20 years. She later successfully developed several types of large integrated circuits with MOS 127 of N isoplannar groove silicon grating. In the late 1980s, she led the manufacturing of magnetic head and disc as well as electromagnetic micromotors.
Shen was elected as an academician to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1980.