Faculty, by Name



Institute of Composite Materials
Associate Professor
Room412, Material Building F

Biographical Information

Dr. Shang is an associate professor at School of Materials Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China). She graduated with a B.E. in applied electrochemistry from the Department of Applied Chemistry at Tianjin University (Tianjin, China) in 1994.  From 1994 to 1997, she studied in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei, Anhui, China) and obtained a M.S. in Inorganic Materials in 1997. She then pursued her graduate study in the Chemistry Department at Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts, US) from 1998-2003 and obtained PhD degree in Inorganic Chemistry in 2003. After graduation, Dr. Shang joined Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York, US) and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow/visiting scholar from 2004-2008. Her postdoctoral research was in the emerging field of bio-nano interface. In 2008, Dr. Shang joined General Electric (GE) Global Research Center (Niskayuna, New York, US) as a lead research scientist. She focused her research on developing new nano/micro materials for sensing, biomaterial interface, anti-icing, membrane separation, and other industrial applications at GE before she joined SJTU in 2012.


Research Interest

Bioinspired micro/nano materials fabrication, properties, and applications; Nanobiotechnology.


Selected Publications

1) Alizadeh, A.; Bahadur, V.; Shang, W.; Zhu, Y.Buckley, D.; Dhinojwala, A.; Sohal, M.; Influence of Substrate Elasticity on Droplet Impact Dynamics. Langmuir  201329 (14), 4520.

2) Alizadeh, A.; Bahadur, V.; Zhong, S.; Shang, W.; Li, R.; Ruud, J.; Ruud, M.; Ge, L.; Dhinojwala, A.; Sohal, M. Temperature Dependent Droplet Impact Dynamics on Flat and Textured Surfaces, Appl. Phys. Lett., 2012, 100(11), 111601.

3) Alizadeh, A.; Yamada, M.; Li, R.; Shang, W.; Otta, S.; Zhong, S.; Ge, L.; Dhinojwala, A.; Conway, K. R.; Bahadur, V. Dynamics of Ice Nucleation on Water Repellent Surfaces. Langmuir 2012, 28(6), 3180.

4) Shang, W.; Hickey, M. B.; Enkelmann, V.; Snider, B. B.; Foxman, B. M. Chemo- and Stereospecific Solid-State Dimerization of Lithium Trans-2-butenoate and Lithium Trans-2-butenoate Formamide Solvate. CrystEngComm., 2011, 13, 4339.

5) Li, R.; Alizadeh, A.; Shang, W. Adhesion of Liquid Droplets to Rough Surfaces, Phys. Rev. E., 2010, 82, 041608.

6) Deng, T.; Shang W. Materials Chemistry (Shaping Inorganic Materials into Functional Devices Using Soft Lithography), USTC Press, 2010.

7) Shang, W, Nuffer, J. H.; Muñiz-Papandrea, V. A.; Colón, W.; Siegel, R. W.; Dordick, J. S.; Cytochrome C Silica Nanoparticles: Influence of Nanoparticle Size on Protein Structure, Stability, and Activity, Small, 2009, 5(4), 470.

8) Shang, W.; Dordick, J. S.; Palazzo, R. E.; Siegel, R. W. Using Centrosome Fragments in the Directed Assembly of Microtubules, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2008, 8, 1.

9) Shang, W.; Nuffer, J. H.; Dordick, J. S.; Siegel, R. W. Unfolding of Ribonuclease A on Silica Nanoparticle Surfaces, Nano Letters, 2007, 7(7), 1991.

10) Shang, W.; Dordick, J. S.; Palazzo, R. E.; Siegel, R. W.  Direct Patterning of Centrosome Arrays as Templates for the Assembly of Microtubules, Biotechnol. Bioeng., 2006, 94 (5), 1012.


Research Projects

Bioinspired materials fabrication

Bioinspired optical materials and devices


Honors & Awards

1996 National Guanghua award (USTC, China)

2002 Outstanding teaching award (Brandeis University, US)

2010 Six-Sigma Green Belt (GE Global Research Center, US)

2011 Ice Fundamentals team award (GE Global Research Center, US)

2011 Best post award (Materials Research Society spring meeting, US)