Caiwei Shen

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Caiwei Shen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

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Education

2018University of California at BerkeleyPhD
2013Tsinghua UniversityMS
2010Tsinghua UniversityBS

Teaching

  • Materials Science

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Introduction to advanced materials, their properties, structures, modeling and applications in different areas. The materials include metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors, nanomaterials, biomimetic materials, smart materials and cellular materials. Emphases are on the principles of chemical kinetics, bonding, molecular mechanics, quantum mechanics, electronic properties, surfaces and boundaries. Special attention will be given to novel materials applications in electrical, electronic, optical, mechanical, biomedical and civil engineering.

Research investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature defining a topic area and preliminary results for the dissertation proposal undertaken before the student has qualified for EAS 701. With approval of the student's graduate committee, up to 15 credits of EAS 601 may be applied to the 30 credit requirement for dissertation research.

The course integrates lectures with laboratory applications to introduce the non-ECE major to the basic concepts and skills in electrical engineering. The lectures introduce the basic laws of circuit theory to analyze DC and AC circuits consisting of passive components, eg, resistors, capacitors, and inductors. The concepts of electrical power and energy, impedance, and frequency response are discussed. The laboratory is designed to develop student skills in measurements using voltmeters, ammeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, signal generator, and circuit construction techniques using breadboards.

The course integrates lectures with laboratory applications to introduce the non-ECE major to the basic concepts and skills in electrical engineering. The lectures introduce the basic laws of circuit theory to analyze DC and AC circuits consisting of passive components, eg, resistors, capacitors, and inductors. The concepts of electrical power and energy, impedance, and frequency response are discussed. The laboratory is designed to develop student skills in measurements using voltmeters, ammeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, signal generator, and circuit construction techniques using breadboards.

The relation between the atomic or micro structure of engineering materials and their properties. Structures of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites are introduced. Experiments on equilibrium diagrams, metallographic structures, property changes of metals are included.

The relation between the atomic or micro structure of engineering materials and their properties. Structures of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites are introduced. Experiments on equilibrium diagrams, metallographic structures, property changes of metals are included.

The relation between the atomic or micro structure of engineering materials and their properties. Structures of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites are introduced. Experiments on equilibrium diagrams, metallographic structures, property changes of metals are included.

The relation between the atomic or micro structure of engineering materials and their properties. Structures of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites are introduced. Experiments on equilibrium diagrams, metallographic structures, property changes of metals are included.

The relation between the atomic or micro structure of engineering materials and their properties. Structures of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites are introduced. Experiments on equilibrium diagrams, metallographic structures, property changes of metals are included.

Visiting professors or members of the faculty present current topics of interest in their areas of expertise.

Research

Research awards

  • $ 251,341 awarded by National Science Foundation for Collaborative Research: Thermal Drawing of Composite Fibers for Wearable Supercapacitor
  • $ 292,319 awarded by Office of Naval Research for UMassD MUST I: Bi-functional Polymer Matrix Composites for Structural Energy Storage in Marine Systems

Research

Research interests

  • Multifunctional composites
  • Energy storage materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Sensors
  • Electrochemistry

Dr. Caiwei Shen received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering and the M.S. degree in microelectronics from Tsinghua University in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from University of California at Berkeley in 2018. He joined the Mechanical Engineering department at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as assistant professor in the same year. He is teaching materials science courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. His research focuses on materials and technologies for energy-related applications and various sensors and actuators. He is currently interested in developing flexible and wearable supercapacitors and multifunctional structural energy storage devices. He is also interested in the synthesis of nanomaterials and the development of biomimetic or bio-related sensors and actuators.

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