Department of Engineering / Profiles / Dr Andy Wenyu Wang

Department of Engineering

Dr Andy Wenyu Wang

ww333

Andy Wenyu Wang

Research Associate in Biological and Electronic Material Processing and Analytics

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Biomechanics

Telephone: 760313

Email: ww333@eng.cam.ac.uk

Personal website

Publications


Research interests

Increasing intimacy and interactions between human and the electronics have created new lifestyles as marks of our era. People demand the next-generation electronics to be highly personalized and to possess skin and human tissue-like physical properties. 

My research explores additive manufacturing to produce personalized and low-cost wearable devices, in the format of microtextiles. These smart microtextiles are breathable, lightweight, sensitive and biocompatible, providing opportunities for multi-latitude detection when worn, attached to skin or directly interfaced with biological cells. 

Strategic themes

Manufacturing, design and materials

- Additive manufacturing for personalized wearable devices

- Low-cost and eco-friendly fabrication

- Bio-inspired design for sensors

Bioengineering

- In vitro cell culture scaffolding

- Bioelectronic devices

Research projects

  • Multi-material and functional microfibre printing (see the University News)

- Printing high-performance microfibres with high conductivity

- Biocompatible fibres as wearable and bioelectronic sensors

(find out more from here)

  • Spider-silk inspired wide bandwidth acoustic sensor (see the news)

Inspired by spider silk, a self-powered, transparent and wide bandwidth acoustic sensor is fabricated by original dynamic near-field electrospinning method. Find out more from here.

  • Ongoing research

- ​Producing low-cost wearable smart microtextiles for health monitoring

- ​Studying the physics of fibre formation process

  • Collaborations

- 3D gelatin fibre as biocompatible tissure culture scaffold (find out more from here)

- Printng long-range ordered amyloid fibres (find our more)

- Producing a conducting and EM wave transparent wearable textile

    Teaching activity

    Supervision for 1st and 3rd year Engineering students in Homerton, Robinson and Murry Edwards college.

    I have achieved Associate Fellow of HEA in 2021

    Biography

    My research focuses on additive manufacturing of bioelectronic and wearable devices for sensing, internet-of-things and health monitoring. I am a leading researcher in the Biointerface Group (headed by Prof Shery Huang) on the Global Talent Visa scheme. I acquired my Bachelors' degree in mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University (2016), and PhD degree from Cambridge University Engineering Department (2021).

    The interdisciplinary nature of my research means collaborations with people from different fields are indispensable. I have maintained long-term collaborations with group within Cambridge and in the UK, including the following:

    Bioelectronics Lab, Engineering, Cambridge

    Developmental Mechanics Group, Gurdon Institute, Cambridge

    Laser Analytics Group, Chemical Engineering, Cambridge

    Nano-Engineering and Electromagnetics, Queen Mary Univerisity of London

    NanoEngineering Group, Engineering, Cambridge

    Department role and responsibilities