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).


Building osteogenic microenvironments with a double-network composite hydrogel for bone repair
Li Jiaying, Ma Jinjin, Feng Qian, Xie En, Meng Qingchen, Shu Wenmiao, Wu Junxi, Bian Liming, Han Fengxuan, Li Bin
Research Vol 6 (2023)
Plug and play : an innovative bio-artificial artery for vascular reconstruction
Loewenhardt William, Shu Wenmiao, Wu Junxi
BioMedEng22 (2022)
Development of a 3D bio-artificial microvascular network on a chip
Vidal-Roussel Laure, Shu Wenmiao, Wu Junxi
BioMedEng22 (2022)
Endothelialized microvessels fabricated by microfluidics facilitate osteogenic differentiation and promote bone repair
Wang Jiayuan, Wang Huan, Wang Yong, Liu Zhao, Li Zexi, Li Jiaying, Chen Qixin, Meng Qingchen, Shu Wenmiao Will, Wu Junxi, Xiao Can, Han Fengxuan, Li Bin
Acta Biomaterialia Vol 142, pp. 85-98 (2022)
A bioprinted heart-on-a-chip with human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for drug evaluation
Faulkner-Jones Alan, Zamora Victor, Hortigon-Vinagre Maria P, Wang Wenxing, Ardron Marcus, Smith Godfrey L, Shu Wenmiao
Bioengineering Vol 9 (2022)
CD271 antibody-functionalized microspheres capable of selective recruitment of reparative endogenous stem cells for in situ bone regeneration
Sun Han, Guo Qianping, Shi Chen, McWilliam Ross H, Chen Jianquan, Zhu Caihong, Han Fengxuan, Zhou Pinghui, Yang Huilin, Liu Jinbo, Sun Xiaoliang, Meng Bin, Shu Wenmiao, Li Bin
Biomaterials Vol 280 (2021)

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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

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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
Development an innovative vascularisation strategy for organ regeneration
Wu, Junxi (Principal Investigator) Shu, Will (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
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-2024

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