Professor Will Shu

Biomedical Engineering

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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).

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Publications

Exploiting light-based 3D-printing for the fabrication of mechanically enhanced, patient-specific aortic grafts
Asciak Lisa, Domingo-Roca Roger, Dow Jamie R, Brodie Robbie, Paterson Niall, Riches Philip E, Shu Wenmiao, McCormick Christopher
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials Vol 154 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2024.106531
Understanding the role of biofilms in acute recurrent tonsillitis through 3D bioprinting of a novel gelatin-PEGDA hydrogel
Denton Oliver, Wan Yifei, Beattie Laura, Jack Téa, McGoldrick Preston, McAllister Holly, Mullan Cara, Douglas Catriona M, Shu Wenmiao
Bioengineering Vol 11 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.3390/bioengineering11030202
A mathematical model of blood loss during renal resection
Cowley James, Luo Xichun, Stewart Grant D, Shu Wenmiao, Kazakidi Asimina
Fluids Vol 8 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids8120316
Stratified tissue biofabrication by rotational internal flow layer engineering
Holland Ian, Shu Wenmiao, Davies Jamie A
Biofabrication Vol 15 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1758-5090/ace2ed
Three-dimensional biofabrication of nanosecond laser micromachined nanofibre meshes for tissue engineered scaffolds
McWilliam Ross H, Chang Wenlong, Liu Zhao, Wang Jiayuan, Han Fengxuan, Black Richard A, Wu Junxi, Luo Xichun, Li Bin, Shu Wenmiao
Biomaterials translational Vol 4, pp. 104-114 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.12336/biomatertransl.2023.02.005
Composite bioinks that can be injected or 3D bioprinted to aid osteochondral defect repair
Turnbull G, Picard F, Clarke J, Li B, Shu W
Orthopaedic Proceedings Vol 105-B, pp. 108-108 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1302/1358-992x.2023.8.108

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Professional Activities

Springer Nature (Publisher)
Peer reviewer
11/2016
2016 International Conference on Biofabrication
Chair
31/10/2016
2016 International Conference on Biofabrication
Keynote/plenary speaker
30/10/2016
13th Annual Norwegian Stem Cell Network Conference, Oslo September 15th, 2016
Keynote/plenary speaker
15/9/2016
16th Annual Meeting of Tissue and Cell Engineering Society, UCL, London.
Keynote/plenary speaker
4/7/2016
The British Transplantation Society Congress
Keynote/plenary speaker
24/2/2016

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Projects

Development of bioactive graphene based scaffolds for tissue repair
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator) Wu, Junxi (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2025
Real-time Digital Twin Assisted Surgery (DTAS)
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator) Kazakidi, Asimina (Co-investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator) Connolly, Patricia (Co-investigator) Stewart, Grant D (Co-investigator) Tsaftaris, Sotiris (Co-investigator) O'Neil, Kevin (Co-investigator)
EPSRC Transformative Healthcare Technology (THT) Phase 2 grant (EP/X033686/1)
Award: ~£4M, fEC: ~£4.9M (1 of only 5 funded projects in the UK)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2027
Real-time Digital Twin Assisted Surgery
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator) Connolly, Patricia (Co-investigator) Kazakidi, Asimina (Co-investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2027
Development of a vascularised bio-artificial human liver
Wu, Junxi (Principal Investigator) Shu, Will (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2024
Digital twin guided minimally invasive, intelligent and intuitive surgery (MI-3 Surgery)
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator) Kazakidi, Asimina (Co-investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2023
Digital twin guided minimally invasive, intelligent and intuitive surgery (MI-3 Surgery)
Shu, Will (Principal Investigator) Kazakidi, Asimina (Co-investigator) Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator)
EPSRC Transformative Healthcare Technology Phase 1 grant (EP/W004860/1)
Awarded: 2021. Award: £302.45K, fEC: £374.59K
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2023

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Professor Will Shu
Biomedical Engineering

Email: will.shu@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3031