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Wen Shen

Assistant Professor

Phone: 407-823-5581
Office: ENG 1, Room 317
Website: Functional Materials and Devices Laboratory

Office Hours: On sabbatical this semester.

Wen Shen is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and an associate of the NanoScience Technology Center. Prior to joining UCF, she was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests are in the development of functional materials-based microelectronics for biomedical interfacing, agricultural sensing and structural health monitoring. Shen has authored more than 18 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 16 conference proceedings. Her work has been featured in Microsystem and Nanoengineering and has been reported by several media outlets including Science Daily and Medical News Today.

• Sensors and systems
• Biomedical and implantable devices
• Micro- and nano-manufacturing
• Functional materials and devices
• Wearable electronics

  • W. Shen, R. Qhobosheane, “Durability of Medical Composite Systems”, Durability of Composite Systems, Reifsnider K, editor. U.S.: Elsevier; 2020.

  • Y. Zhang, D. Castro, Y. Han, Y. Wu, H. Guo, Y. Xue, X. Wang, Y. Xie, D. Ostojich, R. Sun, B. Wang, Z. Xie, D. Peng, S. Qu, W. Shen, T. Hang, A. Banks, Y. Huang, J. Radulovic, P. Gutruf, M. Bruchas, and J. Rogers, “Wireless Injectable Microsystem for Untethered, Programmable Pharmacological and Optogenetic Manipulations of Neural Function in the Brain,” PNAS, 116 (43), 21427-21437, 2019.

  • F. Vitale, W. Shen, N. Driscoll, J. Burrell, A.G. Richardson, O. Adewole, B. Murphy, A. Ananthakrishnan, T. Wang, T.H. Lucas, D.K. Cullen, M.G. Allen, B. Litt, "Biomimetic extracellular matrix coatings improve the chronic biocompatibility of microfabricated subdural microelectrode arrays", PLoS One, 13(11):e0206137 2018.

  • W. Shen, S. Das, F. Vitale, A. Richardson, A. Ananthakrishnan, L.A. Struzyna, D.P. Brown, N. Song, M. Ramkumar, T. Lucas, D.K. Cullen, B. Litt, M.G. Allen, "Microfabricated Intracortical Extracellular Matrix-Microelectrodes for Improving Neural Interfaces", Microsystems & Nanoengineering, 4 (1) 30, 2018 (Featured article and Cover image).

  • W. Shen, L. Karumbaiah, X. Liu, T. Saxena, S. Chen, R. Patkar, et al., "Extracellular matrix-based intracortical microelectrodes: Toward a microfabricated neural interface based on natural materials," Microsystems & Nanoengineering, vol. 1, p. 15010, 2015.

• American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 
• The Electrochemical Society