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Department of Engineering

Mr Wenyu (Andy) Wang


Wenyu (Andy) Wang

Research Student

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Biomechanics

Telephone: 760313


Research interests

Increasing intimacy and interactions between the users 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 the planner and film-based structures and devices. It is foreseen that a rapid and low-cost fabrication route to synthesis micro/nano-fibres and orderly assembly them into fibre networks and textiles with electrical functional materials could enable novel applications in emerging fields, from biosensors to textile electronics. 

My research is dedicated to exploring state-of-art fabrication techniques for high performance biocompatible and functional electrical (conducting and piezoelectric) fibre structures, including novel fibre-based sensing architectures, micro/nano-textile circuits and cell-electronics interfacing systems. The research works are directed to developing such low-cost functional micro/nano-fibre production routes and fabricating novel bio- and electro- active textiles.

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 year Engineering students in Homerton and Murry Edwards college.


    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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