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Will Shu


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

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Projects 2016 2022

Research Output 2002 2020

1 Downloads (Pure)

Superior biological performance and osteoinductive activity of Si-containing bioactive bone regeneration particles for alveolar bone reconstruction

Mao, Z., Gu, Y., Zhang, J., Shu, W. W., Cui, Y. & Xu, T., 1 Jan 2020, In : Ceramics International. 46, 1, p. 353-364 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Reconstruction (structural)
Stem cells
19 Downloads (Pure)

3D Bioprinting of mature bacterial biofilms for antimicrobial resistance drug testing

Ning, E., Turnbull, G., Clarke, J., Picard, F., Riches, P., Vendrell, M., Graham, D., Wark, A. W., Faulds, K. & Shu, W., 13 Sep 2019, In : Biofabrication. 11, 4, 13 p., 045018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Microbial Drug Resistance
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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 (Chair)
31 Oct 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia