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Wen (Wendy) Shen is an assistant professor in the UCF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Her research interests are in the development of functional materials-based sensors and actuators, such as bio-mimetic devices for physiological-interfacing technology, and those harnessing magnetic sensing methodologies to wirelessly interrogate biological systems.

Shen has authored more than 17 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, Medical New Today, MedicalXpress, Nanowerk, Health Medicinet.

Recent Publications

  • 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.




Biomimetic devices for physiological interfacing, Wearable electronics for biosensing and drug delivery, Embedded sensors for structural health monitoring, Biosensors for agricultural and environmental monitoring

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