Caiwei Shen


Caiwei Shen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Research site



Textiles 211


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


  • Materials Science




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 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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