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Department of Engineering

Dr Andy Wenyu Wang

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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

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Research interests

Increasing intimacy and interactions between us and the electronics have created new lifestyles as marks of our era. The next-generation electronics should have flexibility, high transparency, breathability, permissiveness and softness. These attributes are inaccessible from rigid, planner and film-based structures and devices. A rapid and low-cost fabrication route to print personalized electronics could open new design possibilities for smart healthcare and human-machine interfaces.

My research explores additive manufacturing approaches to produce comfortable and high-performance bio-compatible fiber-based electronics that are breathable, lightweight, sensitive and biocompatible. The versatile electronic-functional fiber electronics can be designed to detect multi-latitude information when worn, attached to skin or directly interfaced with biological cells. 

Research projects

- Fibre-based high resolution breath sensor

- Biocompatible fibres as cellular sensor

(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 researches:

-Multi-material micro-fibre for neuron modulation applications 

- Super flexible silver fibres as energy harvesting applications

  • Collaborations

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

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

    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

    I acquired my Bachelor's degree of mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University (Beijing) in 2016, and then I started Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, focusing on 3D multi-functional fibre printing system. My supervisor is Dr. Shery Huang. My current research focuses on improving the functionality of additive manufacturing methods to enlarge the applications of the final products, like soft electronics and biocompatible device.

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