Professor Will Shu

Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

Will Wenmiao Shu is the Hay Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). He obtained his PhD at the University of Cambridge. Following his postdoctoral work at Cambridge University, he worked at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh's School of Engineering and Physical Sciences as a lecturer (2007-2012) and a Reader (2012-2016). His research interests cover a range of biomedical engineering topics including 3D biofabrication, biosensors, microsystems and their applications for regenerative medicine. He led the research to demonstrate the first bioprinting of human embryonic stem cells (h-ESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (h-iPSCs), paving the way for their applications on animal-free drug testing and 3D printed organs.  He was one of the founding members (and now an emeritus member) of Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy and held a visiting position at Stanford University. He is an editorial board member for IOP Biofabrication Journal and serves as a board director of the International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF).


3D bioprinting of complex, cell-laden alginate constructs
Tabriz Atabak Ghanizadeh, Cornelissen Dirk Jan, Shu Wenmiao
Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering (2021) (2021)
The bioprinting roadmap
Sun Wei, Starly Binil, Daly Andrew C, Burdick Jason A, Groll Jürgen, Skeldon Gregor, Shu Wenmiao, Sakai Yasuyuki, Shinohara Marie, Nishikawa Masaki, Jang Jinah, Cho Dong-Woo, Nie Minghao, Takeuchi Shoji, Ostrovidov Serge, Khademhosseini Ali, Kamm Roger D, Mironov Vladimir, Moroni Lorenzo, Ozbolat Ibrahim T
Biofabrication Vol 12 (2020)
Superior biological performance and osteoinductive activity of Si-containing bioactive bone regeneration particles for alveolar bone reconstruction
Mao Zhe, Gu Yifan, Zhang Jing, Shu Will Wenmiao, Cui Yingqiu, Xu Tao
Ceramics International Vol 46, pp. 353-364 (2020)
Rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing using low-cost, commercially available screen-printed electrodes
Hannah Stuart, Addington Emily, Alcorn David, Shu Wenmiao, Hoskisson Paul A, Corrigan Damion K
Biosensors and Bioelectronics Vol 145 (2019)
3D Bioprinting of mature bacterial biofilms for antimicrobial resistance drug testing
Ning Evita, Turnbull Gareth, Clarke Jon, Picard Frederic, Riches Philip, Vendrell Marc, Graham Duncan, Wark Alastair W, Faulds Karen, Shu Wenmiao
Biofabrication Vol 11 (2019)
Microfluidics-based fabrication of cell-laden hydrogel microfibers for potential applications in tissue engineering
Wang Gen, Jia Luanluan, Han Fengxuan, Wang Jiayuan, Yu Li, Yu Yingkang, Turnbull Gareth, Guo Mingyu, Shu Wenmiao, Li Bin
Molecules Vol 24 (2019)

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Professional activities

Springer Nature (Publisher)
Peer reviewer
2016 International Conference on Biofabrication
2016 International Conference on Biofabrication
Keynote/plenary speaker
13th Annual Norwegian Stem Cell Network Conference, Oslo September 15th, 2016
Keynote/plenary speaker
16th Annual Meeting of Tissue and Cell Engineering Society, UCL, London.
Keynote/plenary speaker
The British Transplantation Society Congress
Keynote/plenary speaker

More professional activities


Using graphene to generate tissues suitable for joint replacement components
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator) Gourlay, Terry (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Plug and play: an innovative bio-artificial artery for vascular reconstruction
Wu, Junxi (Principal Investigator) Shu, Will (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2024
3D bioprinting-assisted construction of prevascularised bone tissue
Wu, Junxi (Principal Investigator) Shu, Will (Co-investigator)
30-Jan-2021 - 29-Jan-2023
Advanced Manufacturing for Vascular Grafts
McCormick, Christopher (Principal Investigator) Shu, Will (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2018 - 02-Jan-2022
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Blood Vessels
McCormick, Christopher (Principal Investigator) Shu, Will (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2021
Biofabrication for Future Healthcare
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018

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Biomedical Engineering
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