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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Zhiquan Shu

Zhiquan Shu

Clinical Assistant Professor

WSU NPS 423, WSU Everett


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2010 – 2013
  • M.S. in University of Washington, Mechanical Engineering Seattle, WA, 2007 – 2009
  • B.S. in Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, 1999 – 2001
  • B.E. in Department of Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, 1997 – 2001

Professional Preparation

  • University of Washington, Mechanical Engineering Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2014 – 2015
  • Research Lab Manager, Research Associate, Center for Cryo-Biomedical Engineering and Artificial Organs, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2014 – 2015

Research Interests

  • Bio-heat/mass transfer
  • Cryobiology, biopreservation and biobanking
  • Bio-instruments
  • Microfluidics

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • Book chapter–Z Shu, D Gao, and L Pu. “Update on cryopreservation of adipose tissue and adipose derived stem cells”, in “Fat Grafting: Current Concept, Clinical Application, and Regenerative Potential, An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery”, editors: L Pu, K Yoshimura, SR Coleman. Elsevier; (April 2015).
  • Book chapter–Z Shu, Z Huang, S Heimfeld, and D Gao, “Progress in Cryopreservation of Stem Cells and Immune Cells for Cytotherapy”, in “Progress in Stem Cell Transplantation”, editor: T Demirer. ISBN 978-953-51-4235-5, in press (2015).
  • X. Liang, PK. Sekar, G Zhao, X Zhou, Z Shu, W Ding, Q Zhang, and D Gao, “High accuracy thermal conductivity determination of semi-rigid biological tissues and aqueous cryoprotective agents using a microfabricated thermal sensor”. Scientific Report, 5, 10377; DOI: 10.1038/srep10377 (2015)
  • S Inoue, A L. Becker, J Kim, Z Shu (equally contributed), S Soelberg, K Weigel, et. al., “Semi-automated, Occupationally Safe Immunofluorescence Microtip Sensor for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Tuberculosis”, PLoS One, January 22, 2014. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086018.
  • Z Shu, S Heimfeld, D Gao, “Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation with Cryopreserved Grafts: Adverse Reactions after Transplantation and Cryoprotectant Removal Prior to Infusion”, Bone Marrow Transplantation, 49, 469–476 (2014).
  • Z Shu, K Weigel, S Soelberg, A Lakey, G Cangelosi, K Lee, J Chung, and D Gao, “Cryopreservation of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex Cells”, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50(11), 3575-3580, (2012).
  • J Kim, W Yeo, Z Shu, S. Soelberg, S Inoue, D Kalyanasundaram, et. al., “Immunosensor towards low-cost, rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis,” Lab Chip, 2012, 12, 1437.
  • Z Shu , X Kang , H, X Zhou , J Purtteman, D Yadock , S Heimfeld and D Gao, “Development of a reliable low-cost controlled cooling rate instrument for the cryopreservation of hematopoietic stem cells”, Cytotherapy, 12( 2) , 161-169, (2010).