BS National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan
MS Virginia Polytechnic Institute
PhD Duke University
Dr. Shih was a tenured professor of architecture (1982-2013), associate professor (1978-82), assistant professor (1976-78), and a member of the LSU Graduate School. He served as Director of the Office of Building Research at LSU (1978-2013). He also served as graduate program director (1992-1995). He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Dr. Shih was awarded the first Emogene Pliner Endowed Professorship in the School of Architecture. He has had numerous technical papers and books published in the fields of energy-conscious design and solar energy design and application in buildings, and structural optimization and forms. He was credited as the first to use the application of radiant barriers in buildings. He has received numerous national and statewide awards in recognition of his work in passive solar research and structural design applications in architectural structures. Before his association with LSU, he was in architectural and engineering practice with John D. Latimer and Associates (Vice President, Chief Structural Engineer 1970-76) and Hakan-Best Associates (Senior & Design Engineer 1968-70) for over eight years. He is a licensed professional engineer in the U.S.