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Biosensors & Biomaterials Laboratory

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Dr. Shih’s research interest lies in combining her science and engineering background with biology to create unconventional, low-cost biomedical devices to serve a wider population that otherwise have little or no access to the conventional facilities. The following are examples of her research areas:

  • Piezoelectric Plate Sensor (PEPS)
  • Piezoelectric Finger (PEF)
  • Aqueous Quantum Dots (AQDs) Molecular Probe
  • Instant Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test (iAST)


Biosensors & Biomaterials Laboratory  

Wan Shih

Principal Investigator

Wan Shih, PhD

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Office: Monell 104
Phone: 215.895.2325

Research Interests

Piezoelectric microcantilever biosensors development, piezoelectric finger development, quantum dots development, tissue elasticity imaging, and piezoelectric microcantilever force probes.

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      Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Fall 2018

      January 11, 2019

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      Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Spring and Summer 2018

      October 09, 2018

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    • Mihir Shah '00 founded UE Lifesciences to develop the iBreastExam using research and support from Drexel professors and the Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program.

      Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Program Continues on Path to Succeed Through 2021

      July 10, 2018

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    • UE Lifesciences’ iBreastExam detects tumors early at the point of care without the need for radiation, and has been used to provide 120,000 breast examinations.

      Drexel Advances Among Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted US Utility Patents in 2017

      June 06, 2018

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