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 biofabrication for tubular tissue engineering
Holland Ian, Logan Jack, Shi Jiezhong, McCormick Christopher, Liu Dongsheng, Shu Wenmiao
Bio-Design and Manufacturing (2018)
Reconstruction of the mouse extrahepatic biliary tree using primary human extrahepatic cholangiocyte organoids
Sampaziotis Fotios, Justin Alexander W, Tysoe Olivia C, Sawiak Stephen, Godfrey Edmund M, Upponi Sara S, Gieseck III Richard L, de Brito Miguel Cardoso, Berntsen Natalie Lie, Gómez-Vázquez María J, Ortmann Daniel, Yiangou Loukia, Ross Alexander, Bargehr Johannes, Bertero Alessandro, Zonneveld Mariëlle C F, Pedersen Marianne T, Pawlowski Matthias, Valestrand Laura, Madrigal Pedro, Georgakopoulos Nikitas, Pirmadjid Negar, Skeldon Gregor M, Casey John, Shu Wenmiao, Materek Paulina M, Snijders Kirsten E, Brown Stephanie E, Rimland Casey A, Simonic Ingrid, Davies Susan E, Jensen Kim B, Zilbauer Matthias, Gelson William T H, Alexander Graeme J, Sinha Sanjay, Hannan Nicholas R F, Wynn Thomas A, Karlsen Tom H, Melum Espen, Markaki Athina E, Saeb-Parsy Kourosh, Vallier Ludovic
Nature Medicine Vol 23 (2017)
Additive manufacturing : unlocking the evolution of energy materials
Zhakeyev Adilet , Wang Panfeng, Zhang Li, Shu Wenmiao, Wang Huizhi, Xuan Jin
Advanced Science (2017)
Rising to the challenge : applying biofabrication approaches for better drug and chemical product development
Holmes Anthony M, Charlton Alex, Derby Brian, Ewart Lorna, Scott Andrew, Shu Wenmiao
Biofabrication Vol 9 (2017)
Current developments in 3D bioprinting for tissue engineering
Cornelissen Dirk-Jan, Faulkner-Jones Alan, Shu Wenmiao
Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering (2017)
3D bioprint me : a socioethical view of bioprinting human organs and tissues
Vermeulen Niki, Haddow Gill, Seymour Tirion, Faulkner-Jones Alan, Shu Wenmiao
Journal of Medical Ethics (2017)

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Professional activities

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 external examiner for PhD viva at University of Oxford
External Examiner
The British Transplantation Society Congress
Keynote/plenary speaker
Springer Nature (Publisher)
Peer reviewer
2016 International Conference on Biofabrication

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Advanced Manufacturing for Vascular Grafts
McCormick, Christopher (Principal Investigator) Shu, Will (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2018 - 02-Jan-2022
Biofabrication for Future Healthcare
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018
Fast-tracking Health Innovation for NHS Scotland. MRC Confidence in Concept / R180246-103
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) Shu, Will (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 28-Jan-2020
KTP - Glass Scribe International
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 29-Jan-2020
Microplate - shrinking culture plates onto a microchip for a rapid antibiotic susceptibility test
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) Shu, Will (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 28-Jan-2019
3D bioprinting of DNA hydrogels
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018

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Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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