Will Shu


  • United Kingdom

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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).

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Bioprinting Medicine & Life Sciences
Tissue Engineering & Materials Science
Printing Engineering & Materials Science
Tissue engineering Engineering & Materials Science
Stem cells Chemical Compounds
Hydrogel Chemical Compounds
Hydrogels Engineering & Materials Science
Sensors Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2016 2022

Advanced Manufacturing for Vascular Grafts

McCormick, C. & Shu, W.

Turemo Aortic Limited


Project: Research - StudentshipResearch Studentship

Research Output 2002 2018

3D biofabrication for tubular tissue engineering

Holland, I., Logan, J., Shi, J., McCormick, C., Liu, D. & Shu, W., 23 May 2018, In : Bio-Design and Manufacturing. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Tissue Engineering
23 Citations

3D bioactive composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering

Turnbull, G., Clarke, J., Picard, F., Riches, P., Jia, L., Han, F., Li, B. & Shu, W., 1 Dec 2017, In : Bioactive Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Scaffolds (biology)
Tissue engineering
Composite materials

Activities 2013 2016

  • 6 Key-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences
  • 6 Examination
  • 2 Organiser of special symposia
  • 2 Journal peer review

Springer Nature (Publisher)

Will Shu (Peer reviewer)
Nov 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review

2016 International Conference on Biofabrication

Will Shu (Keynote/plenary speaker)
30 Oct 20161 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences