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About Faculty of Engineering
 

Department of Chemical Engineering
Wei Shen

Wei Shen

Professor
Wei.Shen@monash.edu
Phone:
+61 3 990 53447
Homepage:
http://users.monash.edu.au/~shen/
Office:
Room 113, Building 59, Clayton Campus

BE (Chemical Engineering), Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China, 1983
PhD (Physical Chemistry), La Trobe University, 1992

Professional Appointments

  • 2010 - present: Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University
  • 2001 - 2009: Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University
  • 1994 - 2001: Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University
  • 1992 - 1994: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, La Trobe University
  • 1983 - 1986: Research and Teaching Assistant, Beijing Printing Institute, Beijing, P.R. China

Professional Affiliations 

  • Member, Appita
  • Member, TAGA
  • Member of Editorial Board, Appita Journal

Research Information Page

Biofunctional Printing for Surface Engineering

Major Students' Awards of Research Excellence

  • Mr Mohidus Samad Khan: "State Winner of AusBiotech - GSK Student Excellence Award, Victoria", 2009
  • Ms X. Li: Winner of the Australian and NZ Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Association New Speakers Contest ($4000) with her paper "Paper-based diagnostic and environmental sensors". 2009
  • Mr J. Tian: Monash University Vice Chancellor's Commendation of Masters Thesis Excellence for his thesis "Adhesion aspects in planographic printing" , 2008
  • Dr F. Liu: Outstanding Chinese Overseas Student Award by the Chinese Education Ministry, (US$ 5000), 2007
  • Ms Y. Mao: 1st prize ($1000) of the CRC for Smartprint best student paper award, 2007
  • Dr D. Kannangara: 1st prize ($1000) of the CRC for Smartprint best student paper award, 2006
  • Ms T.H. Nguyen: 1st prize (300 pounds) of the "Best Poster most applicable to Industry" in the International Granulation Conference for her poster "Rewetting effects and droplet motion in wet granulation", Sheffield , UK., 2009
  • Dr F. Liu: 2nd prize ($500) of the CRC for Smartprint best student paper award, 2007

Teaching Commitments:

  • CHE2165
  • CHE3172
  • CHE5292

Publications:

  • PAPER AND THREAD MICROFLUIDIC DIAGNOSTICS AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
  • M. Li, J. Tian, M. Al-Tamimi, W. Shen, Paper-based blood-typing device that reports patients blood type in writing, Angewandte Chemie, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201201822. (ANGEW CHEM Hot Paper: http://www.wiley-vch.de/publish/en/journals/alphabeticIndex/2002/news/17200/?sID=g0v1uog5qge15u4q3q3reak0d0).
  • D. Ballerini, X. Li and W. Shen, Patterned paper and alternative materials as substrates for low-cost microfluic diagnostics, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s10404-012-0999-2
  • P. Jarujamrus, J. Tian, X. Li, A. Siripinyanond, J. Shiowatana and W. Shen, Mechanisms of antibody and red blood cell interactions in paper-based blood typing devices, Analyst, 137, (2012) 2205 - 2210
  • X. Li, D. Ballerini and W. Shen, Paper-Based Microfluidics - Current Status and Future Trends, Biomicrofluidics, 6, 011301 (2012)
  • M. Al-Tamimi, W. Shen, R. Zeineddine, H. Tran, G. Garnier, Validation of paper-based assay for rapid blood typing, Analytical Chemistry, 84 (2012) 1661 1668
  • J. Tian, X. Li and W. Shen, Printed two-dimensional micro-zone plates for chemical analysis and ELISA, Lab on a Chip, 11 (2011) 2869-2875,
  • J.L. Delaney, C.F. Hogan, J. Tian and W. Shen, Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Detection in Paper-Based Microfluidic Sensors, Analytical Chemistry, 83(4) (2011) 1300 1306
  • D. Ballerini, X. Li and W. Shen, Flow control concepts for thread-based microfluidics, Biomicrofluidics, 5 (2011) 14105
  • J. Tian and W. Shen, Printing enzymatic reactions, Chemical communications, 47 (2011) 1583 1585
  • J. Tian, D. Kannangara, X. Li, W. Shen, Capillary Driven Low-cost V-groove Microfluidic Device with High Sample Transport Efficiency. Lab on a Chip, 10 (2010) 2258-64
  • M.S. Khan, George Thouas, Wei Shen, Gordon Whyte and Gil Garnier, Paper Diagnostic for Instantaneous Blood Typing, Analytical Chemistry, 82 (2010) 4158-4164
  • X. Li, J. Tian, W. Shen "Progress in patterned paper sizing for fabrication of paper-based microfluidic sensors", Cellulose, 17 (2010) 649-659
  • X. Li, J. Tian, W. Shen "Thread as a versatile material for low-cost microfluidic diagnostics", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2 (2010) 1-6
  • X. Li, J. Tian, G. Garnier, W. Shen "Fabrication of paper-based microfluidic sensors by printing", Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 76 (2010) 564-570
  • X. Li, J. Tian, T. Nguyen, W. Shen "Paper-based microfluidic systems by plasma treatment", Analytical Chemistry, 80 (2008) 9131-9134
  • X. Li, J. Tian, W. Shen "Quantitative biomarker assay with microfluidic paper-based analytical devices", Anal. Bioanal. Chem, 396, (2010), 495-501
  • LIQUID MARBLE MICRO REACTORS, SURFACE ENGINEERING IN WETTING,PHARMACEUTICAL AND ADHESION APPLICATIONS
  • T. Aarbatan, A. Al-Abboodi, Fatemeh Sarvi, P.P.Y. Chan, W. Shen, Tumor Inside a Pearl Drop, Advanced Healthcare Materials, in press, DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201200050
  • T. Arbatan, L. Li, J. Tian and W. Shen, Liquid marble as micro bio-reactor for rapid blood typing, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 1 (2012) 79
  • T. Arbatan and W. Shen, On the measurement of the surface tension of liquid marbles, Langmuir, 27 (2011) 1292312929
  • M. Khan, D. Kannangara, G. Garnier, W. Shen, Effect of Liquid Droplet Impact Velocity on Liquid Wicking Kinetics in Surface V-Grooves, Chemical Engineering Science, 66 (2011) 6120-6127
  • F. Shao, T.W. Ng, J. Fu, W. Shen, W.Y. Ling, Electrical circuits from capillary flow driven evaporation deposition of carbon nanotube ink in non-porous V-grooves, Journal of Colloid and Interface Sciences, 363 (2011) 425-430
  • T. Arbatan, X. Fang and W. Shen, Superhydrophobic and oleophilic calcium carbonate powder as a selective oil sorbent with potential use in oil spill clean-ups, Chemical Engineering Journal, 166 (2011) 787 791
  • J. Tian, T. Arbatan, X. Li, W. Shen, Porous liquid marble shell offers possibilities for gas detection and gas reactions, Chemical Engineering journal, 165 (2010) 347 - 363
  • J. Tian, T. Arbatan, X. Li, W. Shen, Liquid marble for gas sensing. Chemical Communications. 46 (2010) 3734-3736
  • T.H. Nguyen, N. Eshtiaghi, K.P. Hapgood, W. Shen, An analysis of the thermodynamic conditions for solid powder particles spreading over liquid surface Powder Technology, 201 (2010) 306 310
  • T.H. Nguyen, K.P. Hapgood, W. Shen, Observation of the Liquid Marble Morphology using Confocal Microscopy. Chemical Engineering Journal, 162 (2010) 396 -405
  • T. Nguyen, N. Eshtiaghi, K. Hapgood and W. Shen, "An analysis of the thermodynamic conditions for solid powder particles spreading over liquid surface", under review
  • N. Eshtiaghi, J. S. Liu, W. Shen, K. P. Hapgood, "Liquid marble formation: spreading coefficients or kinetic energy?" Powder Technol. 196 (2009) 126-132
  • K.P. Hapgood, T.N. Nguyen, Sunarko, S.M. Iveson and W. Shen, "Rewetting effects and drop motion on partially wetted powder surfaces". AIChE Journal, 55 (2009) 1402-1415
  • J. Tian, L. Wang, M. Hudry-Clergeon and W. Shen, "An experimental method for measuring the spreading velocity of surface active substances on thin films of liquid substrate". Chemical Engineering Science, 64 (2009) 3311 - 3319
  • G. Murray, K. Stack, D. McLean, W. Shen and C. Garnier, "Dynamics of pitch colloid adsorption a the solid-liquid interface by surface plasmon resonance", Colloids and Surfaces, A, 341 (2009) 127-133
  • Y.B. Truong, L.I. Kyratzis, W. Shen, "Fabrication and characterization of electrospun PVDF-aliquat 336 fibre membrane forremoval of Cadmium from hydrochloric acid solutions", Journal of Material Science, 44 (2009) 1101-1106
  • D. Kannangara, W. Shen, "Roughness Effects of Cellulose and Paper Substrates on Water Drop Impact and Recoil", Colloids and Surfaces A, 330 (2008) 151-160
  • TISSUE ENGINEERING AND BIOFUNCTIONAL PRINTING
  • D. Fon, D. Nisbet, G. Thouas, W. Shen, J. Forsythe, Tissue engineering of organs: brain tissue in Tissue Engineering, from lab to clinic, N. Pallua and C.V. Suschek (Eds). Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, (2011), 457 492
  • M. Khan, D. Fon, X. Li, J. Tian, J. Forsythe, G. Garnier and W. Shen, "Biosurface engineering through ink jet printing", Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 75 (2010) 441-447
  • M. Khan, X. Li, W. Shen and G. Garnier "Thermal stability of bioactive enzymatic papers", Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 75 (2010) 239-246.
  • M. Khan, D. Kannangara, W. Shen and G. Garnier, "Isothermal Non-Coalescence of Liquid Droplets at the Air-Liquid Interface", Langmuir, 24 (2008) 3199-3204
  • D.R. Nisbet, A.E. Rodda, D.I. Finkelstein, M.K. Horne, J.S. Forsythe and W. Shen, "Characterization of eletrospun membranes: problems and improvements", Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 71 (2009) 1-12
  • D.R. Nisbet, W. Shen, D.I. Finkelstein, M.K. Horne, J.S. Forsythe, "A review of the cellular response on electrospun nanofibers for tissue engineering" Journal of Biomaterials Applications, 24 (2009) 7 - 29
  • D.R. Nisbet, S. Pattanawong, N.E. Ritchie, W. Shen, D.I. Finkelstein, M.K. Horne, J.S. Forsythe, "Interaction of embryonic cortical neurones on nanofibrous scaffolds for neural tissue engineering", Journal of Neural Engineering, 4 (2007) 35-41
  • D.R. Nisbet, S. Pattanawong, N.E. Ritchie, W. Shen, D.I. Finkelstein, M.K. Horne, J.S. Forsythe, The effect of surface hydrophilicity on the behavior of embryonic cortical neurons, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 299, 647 - 655 (2006)
  • PRINTING SCIENCE, INK TRANSFER FUNDAMENTALS AND INK PAPER INTERACTION
  • J. Tian, Y. Mao and W. Shen, "Ink Transfer and Refusal Mechanisms in Waterless Offset Printing", Journal of adhesion science and technology, 23 (2009) 281-296
  • J. Tian, F. Liu and W. Shen, "Ink Transfer and Refusal Mechanisms in Lithographic Offset Printing and the Measurement of the Splitting Force of Fountain Solution Film", Appita Journal, 62(3) (2009)188-193
  • W. Shen, Y. Mao, G. Murray and J. Tian, "Adhesion and anti-adhesion of viscous fluids on solid surfaces-A study of ink transfer mechanism in waterless offset printing", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 318 (2008) 348-357
  • F. Liu and W. Shen, "Forced wetting and dewetting and their roles in offset printing", Colloids and Surfaces A, 316 (2008) 62-69
  • F. Liu, I. Parker and W. Shen, "Ink-Fountain Solution Emulsion in Offset Printing Studied Using Confocal Microscopy". Appita Journal, 61(6) (2008) 461-467
  • F. Liu, I. Parker and W. Shen, "The Distribution of Ink Emulsion Components in Papers of Different Surface Energy", Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, 34 (1) (2008) 51 - 59
  • D. Kannangara, H. Zhang and W. Shen, "Liquid-paper interactions during liquid drop impact and recoil on paper surfaces", Colloids and Surfaces A, 280, 203-215 (2006)
  • W. Shen, B. Hutton and F. Liu, "A new understanding on the mechanism of fountain solution in the prevention of ink transfer to the non-image area in conventional offset lithography", Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 18(15/16), 1861 (2004)
  • J. Tian, F. Liu and W. Shen, "Fundamental aspects of ink transfer in offset lithography", Proceedings of 2nd International Papermaking and Environmental Conference, Tianjin, China, (May, 2008) (Keynote)
  • CELLULOSE FIBRE SURFACE CHEMISTRY AND PAPER SIZING
  • H. Zhang, D. Kannangara, M. Hilder, R. Ettl and W. Shen, "The role of vapour deposition in the hydrophobization treatment of cellulose fibres using alkyl ketene dimers and alkenyl succinic acid anhydrides", Colloids and Surfaces A, 297 (2007) 203-210
  • W. Shen, H. Zhang and R. Ettl, "Chemical composition of "AKD vapour" and its implication to AKD vapour sizing", Cellulose, 12, (2005) 641-652
  • M. Hudry-Clergeon1, S. Champ and W. Shen, "Spreading of AKD and ASA on Wet Paper during the Curing Phase of Paper Sizing", Proceedings of 2nd International Papermaking and Environmental Conference, Tianjin, China, (May, 2008)
  • PATENTS W. Shen, X. Li, D. Ballerini, J. Tian, (WO2011009164) Three-dimensional microfluidic systemes.
  • W. Shen, J. Tian, X. Li, G. Garnier, (WO2011000047) Quantitative and self-calibrating chemical analysis using paper-based microfluidic systems.
  • W. Shen, J. Tian, X. Li, T. Nguyen, (WO2010017578) Switches for microfluidic systems.
  • W. Shen, X. Li, J. Tian, M.S. Khan, G. Garnier, (WO2010003188) Method of fabricating microfluidic systems.
  • W. Shen, J. Tian, X. Li, (PCT/AU2011/000138) Printed multi-zone micro-zone plates. G. Garnier,
  • G. Garnier, W. Shen, G. Thouas, X. Li, M.S. Khan. (WO2011035385) Testing devices for identifying antigens and antibodies in biofluids.
  • W. Shen, M. Al-Tamimi, J. Tian, M. Li, (WS2011-072) Device and methods for identifying blood sample test results. (Provisional patent filed on 12/12/2011)

Research Interests:

  • Bioactive paper and bioactive thread microfluidic diagnostics
  • Liquid marble micro reactors for biochemical and biological applications
  • Engineering and biochemical applications of superhydrophobic surfaces
  • Surface engineering for wetting, adhesion and pharmaceutical applications
  • Printing science, ink transfer fundamentals and ink paper interactions