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Mengyan Shen


Shen Mengyan
Mengyan ShenProfessor

Research Interests

Nanoscience and technology, condensed matters and optics

Education

  • BS: Physics, Inner Mongolia University - Huhehot, China
  • MS: Physics, Inner Mongolia University - Huhehot, China
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Dissertation Title: Electron-phonon interactions in quantum wells Dissertation Advisor: Prof. Shiwei Gu
  • Ph D: Physics, University of Science and Technology of China - Hefei, China
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Areas of Research: Low dimensional condensed matter physics, Luminescence, Electroluminescence, and Optoelectronics. Dissertation Title: _The Mechanism of Thin Film Electroluminescenceî Dissertation Advisor: Prof. Xurong Xu

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Massachusetts Clean Energy Award
  • NSF Fellowship (2011) - NSF Summer Institute
  • Faculty Award for Teaching and Learning (2009) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • UMass Lowell FY09 Teaching and Learning Award (2009) - UMass Lowell
  • Scholarship for Tohoku University Faculty Research Leave (2006)
  • Japan National Harada Science Research Award (1996)
  • Fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1993)
  • Fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1992)
  • Presidentês Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1990)

Selected Publications

  • Wang, P., Su, J., Shen, M., Ruths, M., Sun, H. (2017). Detection of Liquid Penetration into a Micropillar Surface Using Quartz Crystal Microbalance. Langmuir, 33 638-644.
  • Wang, P., Charmchi, M., Shen, M., Sun, H. (2012). Hydrophobicity of Nanostructured Films Characterized by a Quartz Crystal Microbalance (pp. 359–366).
  • Huo, H., Shen, M. (2012). Platinum nanostructures formed by femtosecond laser irradiation in water. Journal of Applied Physics, 112(10).
  • Ma, X., Huo, H., Wei, M., Wang, L., Shen, M., Barry, C., Mead, J. (2011). Enhanced protein binding on femtosecond laser ablated poly(methyl methacrylate) surfaces. Applied Physics Letters, 98(17).
  • Huo, H., Ren, H., Wang, C., Shen, M. (2011). Highly sensitive gas sensors on low-cost nanostructured polymer substrates. International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials, 2(1) 1-8.
  • Satapathi, S., Li, L., Kumar, A., Huo, H., Anandakathir, R., Shen, M., Samuelson, L.A., Kumar, J. (2011). Strong two-photon-induced fluorescence from a highly soluble polythiophene. Optics Communications, 284(14) 3612-3614.
  • Huo, H., Shen, M., Ebstein, S.M., Guthermann, H. (2011). Surface-assisted laser desorption and ionization mass spectrometry using low-cost matrix-free substrates. Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 46(9) 859-864.
  • Wang, C., Shen, M., Huo, H., Ren, H., Johnson, M. (2011). Using metal nanostructures to form hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide, water and sunlight. AIP Advances, 1(4).
  • Shen, M. (2010). Nanostructuring solid surfaces with femtosecond laser irradiations for applications. Modern Physics Letters B, 24(3) 257-269.
  • Ma, X., Huo, H., Wang, W., Tian, Y., Wu, N., Guthy, C., Shen, M., Wang, X. (2010). Surface-enhanced Raman scattering sensor on an optical fiber probe fabricated with a femtosecond laser. Sensors, 10(12) 11064-11071.
  • Wang, C., Huo, H., Johnson, M., Shen, M., Mazur, E. (2010). The thresholds of surface nano-/micro-morphology modifications with femtosecond laser pulse irradiations. Nanotechnology, 21(7).
  • Wang, C., Shen, M., Huo, H., Ren, H., Yan, F., Johnson, M. (2009). Nature-like photosynthesis of water and carbon dioxide with femtosecond laser induced self-assembled metal nanostructures. International Journal of Modern Physics B, 23(31) 5849-5857.
  • Huo, H.B., Wang, C., Yan, F.D., Ren, H.Z., Shen, M. (2009). Room temperature SnO 2 thin film gas sensor fabricated on Si nanospikes. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 9(8) 4817-4819.
  • Huo, H., Wang, C., Ren, H., Johnson, M., Shen, M. (2009). Surface enhanced raman scattering sensing with nanostructures fabricated by soft nanolithography. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 46(12) 1182-1184.
  • Shen, M., Carey, J.E., Crouch, C.H., Kandyla, M., Stone, H.A., Mazur, E. (2008). High-density regular arrays of nanometer-scale rods formed on silicon surfaces via femtosecond laser irradiation in water. Nano Letters, 8(7) 2087-2091.
  • Polte, T.R., Shen, M., Karavitis, J., Montoya, M., Pendse, J., Xia, S., Mazur, E., Ingber, D.E. (2007). Nanostructured magnetizable materials that switch cells between life and death. Biomaterials, 28(17) 2783-2790.
  • Carey, J.E., Crouch, C.H., Shen, M., Mazur, E. (2005). Visible and near-infrared responsivity of femtosecond-laser microstructured silicon photodiodes. Optics Letters, 30(14) 1773-1775.
  • Shen, M., Crouch, C.H., Carey, J.E., Mazur, E. (2004). Femtosecond laser-induced formation of submicrometer spikes on silicon in water. Applied Physics Letters, 85(23) 5694-5696.
  • Crouch, C.H., Carey, J.E., Shen, M., Mazur, E., Gnin, F.Y. (2004). Infrared absorption by sulfur-doped silicon formed by femtosecond laser irradiation. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, 79(7) 1635-1641.
  • Shen, M., Asayama, R., Goto, T., Yao, T. (2003). Directional luminescence from quantum dots in quantum well. Journal of Applied Physics, 93(5) 2957-2961.
  • Shen, M., Crouch, C.H., Carey, J.E., Younkin, R., Mazur, E., Sheehy, M., Friend, C.M. (2003). Formation of regular arrays of silicon microspikes by femtosecond laser irradiation through a mask. Applied Physics Letters, 82(11) 1715-1717.
  • Ben-Yakar, A., Byer, R.L., Harkin, A., Ashmore, J., Stone, H.A., Shen, M., Mazur, E. (2003). Morphology of femtosecond-laser-ablated borosilicate glass surfaces. Applied Physics Letters, 83(15) 3030-3032.
  • Tong, L., Gattass, R.R., Ashcom, J.B., He, S., Lou, J., Shen, M., Maxwell, I., Mazur, E. (2003). Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding. Nature, 426(6968) 816-819.
  • Godo, K., Makino, H., Cho, M.W., Chang, J.H., Hong, S.K., Yao, T., Shen, M., Goto, T. (2002). Band alignment of ZnSe/Zn 0.75Mg 15Be 10Se heterostructures. Journal of Applied Physics, 91(9) 5811-5814.
  • Godo, K., Makino, H., Cho, M.W., Chang, J.H., Yamazaki, Y., Yao, T., Shen, M., Goto, T. (2001). Composition dependence of the energy gap of Zn1-x-yMgxBeySe quaternary alloys nearly lattice matched to GaAs. Applied Physics Letters, 79(25) 4168-4170.
  • Bryknar, Z., Potůček, Z., Trepakov, V., Shen, M., Goto, T. (2001). Decay kinetics and thermally stimulated luminescence of Mn4+ in SrTiO3. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 154(1-4) 341-345.
  • Shen, M., Oda, M., Goto, T., Yao, T. (2001). Dynamical process of photoionization in semiconductor nanocrystals. International Journal of Modern Physics B, 15(28-30) 3574-3578.
  • Zhao, L.Z., Shen, M., Goto, T. (2001). Growing N-salicylideneaniline (SA) single crystal by physical vapour depositation and its polarization property. Wuli Xuebao/Acta Physica Sinica, 50(8) 1544.
  • Oda, M., Shen, M., Goto, T. (2001). High density exciton dynamics of CuBr nanocrystals embedded in PMMA. International Journal of Modern Physics B, 15(28-30) 3912-3915.
  • Oda, M., Shen, M., Saito, M., Goto, T. (2001). Quantum-size confinement of excitons in CuBr nanocrystals embedded in a polymer. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 13(50) 11465-11472.
  • Chang, J.H., Song, J.S., Godo, K., Yao, T., Shen, M., Goto, T. (2001). ZnCdTe/ZnTe/ZnMgSeTe quantum-well structures for the application to pure-green light-emitting devices. Applied Physics Letters, 78(5) 566-568.
  • Chang, J.H., Cho, M.W., Hong, S.K., Godo, K., Makino, H., Yao, T., Shen, M., Goto, T. (2000). Characterization of ZnSe/ZnMgBeSe single quantum wells. Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 7(3) 576-580.
  • Oda, M., Shen, M., Saito, M., Goto, T. (2000). Photobrightening of CuBr nanocrystals in PMMA. Journal of Luminescence, 87 469-471.
  • Shen, M., Zhao, L.Z., Goto, T., Mordzinski, A. (2000). Photochromism in salicylideneaniline (SA) single crystals. Journal of Luminescence, 87 667-669.
  • Shen, M., Zhao, L.Z., Goto, T., Mordzinski, A. (2000). Polarization dependence of photochromism in an N-salicylideneaniline single crystal. Journal of Chemical Physics, 112(5) 2490-2497.
  • Shen, M., Oda, M., Goto, T. (1999). Direct evidence for photoionization in CdTe nanocrystals embedded in trioctylphosphine oxide. Physical Review Letters, 82(19) 3915-3918.
  • Kurtz, E., Sekiguchi, T., Zhu, Z., Yao, T., Shen, J.X., Oka, Y., Shen, M., Goto, T. (1999). Growth and time-resolved photoluminescence study of self-organized CdSe quantum dots in ZnSe. Superlattices and Microstructures, 25(1-2) 118-125.
  • Chang, J.H., Cho, M.W., Godo, K., Makino, H., Yao, T., Shen, M., Goto, T. (1999). Low-threshold optically pumped lasing at 444 nm at room temperature with high characteristic temperature from Be-chalcogenide-based single-quantum-well laser structures. Applied Physics Letters, 75(7) 894-896.
  • Bagnall, D.M., Chen, Y.F., Zhu, Z., Yao, T., Shen, M., Goto, T. (1998). High temperature excitonic stimulated emission from ZnO epitaxial layers. Applied Physics Letters, 73(8) 1038-1040.
  • Tomasini, P., Arai, K., Lu, F., Zhu, Z.Q., Sekiguchi, T., Yao, T., Shen, M., Goto, T. (1998). Localization and thermal escape of excitons in ultrathin ZnSe/ZnS single quantum wells linked to interfacial ZnSe quantum slabs. Journal of Applied Physics, 83(11) 6028-6033.
  • Tomasini, P., Arai, K., Lu, F., Cho, M.W., Zhu, Z.Q., Yao, T., Wu, Y.H., Sekiguchi, T., Suezawa, M., Shen, M., Goto, T. (1998). Luminescence properties of ZnSe/ZnS(h 1 1)A low dimensional structures. Journal of Crystal Growth, 184-185 343-346.
  • Tomasini, P., Arai, K., Lu, F., Zhu, Z.Q., Sekiguchi, T., Suezawa, M., Yao, T., Shen, M., Goto, T., Yasuda, T., Segawa, Y. (1998). Orientation dependence of strained ZnSe/ZnS(h11) single quantum well luminescence. Journal of Applied Physics, 83(8) 4272-4278.
  • Bagnall, D.M., Chen, Y.F., Shen, M., Zhu, Z., Goto, T., Yao, T. (1998). Room temperature excitonic stimulated emission from zinc oxide epilayers grown by plasma-assisted MBE. Journal of Crystal Growth, 184-185 605-609.
  • Goto, T., Shen, M., Koyama, S., Yokouchi, T. (1997). Bose-Einstein statistics of orthoexcitons generated by two-photon resonant absorption in cuprous oxide. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 55(12) 7609-7614.
  • Shen, M., Yokouchi, T., Koyama, S., Goto, T. (1997). Dynamics associated with Bose-Einstein statistics of orthoexcitons generated by resonant excitations in cuprous oxide. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 56(20) 13066-13072.
  • Chen, Y., Bagnall, D.M., Zhu, Z., Sekiuchi, T., Park, K.T., Hiraga, K., Yao, T., Koyama, S., Shen, M., Goto, T. (1997). Growth of ZnO single crystal thin films on c-plane (0 0 0 1) sapphire by plasma enhanced molecular beam epitaxy. Journal of Crystal Growth, 181(1-2) 165-169.
  • Bagnall, D.M., Chen, Y.F., Zhu, Z., Yao, T., Shen, M., Goto, T. (1997). High temperature stimulated emission of ZnO grown by plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section B: Nonlinear Optics, 18(2-4) 243-246.
  • Wu, Y., Arai, K., Kuroda, N., Yao, T., Yamamoto, A., Shen, M., Goto, T. (1997). Optical properties of manganese-doped ZnSe/ZnS quantum dots grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters, 36(12 B) 0-0.
  • Tomasini, P., Arai, K., Lu, F., Zhu, Z.Q., Yao, T., Sekiguchi, T., Suezawa, M., Shen, M., Goto, T., Yasuda, T., Segawa, Y. (1997). Optical properties of ZnSe/ZnS quantum wire structures when using high index substrates. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section B: Nonlinear Optics, 18(2-4) 215-218.
  • Bagnall, D.M., Chen, Y.F., Zhu, Z., Yao, T., Koyama, S., Shen, M., Goto, T. (1997). Optically pumped lasing of ZnO at room temperature. Applied Physics Letters, 70(17) 2230-2232.
  • Goto, T., Tanaka, H., Shen, M., Sasaki, S., Miura, N. (1996). Diamagnetic shift of exciton level in ultra-thin Pbi2 crystals. Solid State Communications, 97(7) 587-590.
  • Shen, M., Koyama, S., Saito, M., Goto, T., Kuroda, N. (1996). Second-harmonic generation resonant to the 1S orthoexciton level of cuprous oxide. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 53(20) 13477-13481.
  • Shen, M., Koyama, S., Goto, T., Arai, K., Kasuya, A., Wu, Y.H., Yao, T. (1996). The photoluminescence from ZnS/(ZnSe)1/ZnS heterostructures. Materials Science and Engineering A, 217-218 189-192.
  • Shen, M., Saito, M., Goto, T., Sato, F., Tanaka, M. (1994). Structure and optical properties of CdTe microcrystallites in CaF2. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 6(41) 8479-8486.
  • Shen, M., Zhang, S.L. (1993). Band gap of a silicon quantum wire. Physics Letters A, 176(3-4) 254-258.
  • Zhang, S.L., Hou, Y.T., Shen, M., Li, J., Yuan, S.X. (1993). Multiphonon Raman scattering resonant with two kinds of excitons in a (CdTe)2(ZnTe)4/ZnTe short-period-superlattice multiple quantum well. Physical Review B, 47(19) 12937-12940.
  • Zhang, S., Hou, Y., He, G., Shen, M., Qian, B., Xi, D., Cai, S. (1993). Photoluminescence step-like behaviour of porous silicon with HF concentration. Pan Tao Ti Hsueh Pao/Chinese Journal of Semiconductors, 14(2) 123-127.
  • Shen, M. (1993). Raman phonons of silicon wires. Physics Letters A, 180(3) 295-298.
  • Hou, Y.T., Jin, Y., Shen, M., Zhang, S.L., Li, J., Yuan, S.X. (1992). Raman scattering of a CdTe ZnTe superlattice and quantum wells. Superlattices and Microstructures, 12(1) 69-71.
  • Shen, M., Zhang, S.L., Zhang, Y.F. (1992). Raman spectra of superconducting and non-superconducting phase of Nd2-xCexCuO4. Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications, 196(1-2) 95-97.
  • Shen, M., Zhang, X.J., Jin, Y., Wang, J.J., Zhang, S.L., Li, J., Yuan, S.X. (1992). Spectroscopy in the ZnTe/CdTe multiple quantum wells. Journal of Crystal Growth, 117(1-4) 470-474.
  • Xu, X., Hua, Y., Shen, M., Cui, D. (1991). New approach to color thin film electroluminescence (TFEL). Vacuum, 42(16) 1051.
  • Xu, X., Lel, G., Shen, M., Zxu, Z., Hua, Y. (1990). Attempt at the third generation electroluminescence. Acta Polytechnica Scandinavica, Applied Physics Series, (170) 133-136.
  • Gu, S., Shen, M. (1988). Binding energy of exciton in a polar crystal slab. Journal of Luminescence, 40-41(C) 469-470.
  • Shen, M., Gu, S. (1988). Effect of electron-phonon interaction on the hydrogenic impurity binding energy in a quantum well. Journal of Luminescence, 40-41(C) 735-736.
  • Shen, M., Gu, S.W. (1988). The effect of the electron-phonon interaction on the binding energy of hydrogen impurities in a quantum well. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 21(6) 1091-1098.
  • Gu, S., Shen, M. (1987). BINDING ENERGY OF EXCITONS IN A POLAR CRYSTAL SLAB. Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, 142(2) 473-479.
  • Gu, S.W., Shen, M. (1987). Exciton in a slab of polar crystal. Physical Review B, 35(18) 9817-9829.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Sensing Mechanism and Persistence of Semiconductor Gas Sensors on Nanostructured (2010), Grant -
    Shen, M. (Principal)
  • Manufacturing of hydrocarbon fuels from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water with m (2012), Grant -
    Shen, M. (Principal)
  • Plasmonic Enhanced Photocatalysis (2013), Contract - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
    Shen, M. (Principal)
  • Multifunction Substrates for Laser Desorption Ionization (2010), - AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
    Shen, M. (Principal)
  • A Reactor for Artificial Photosynthesis of Water and Carbon Dioxide with Nanostru (2010), - MASSACHUSETTS CLEAN ENERGY CENTER
    Shen, M. (Principal)
  • SGER: Study soft nanolithography with femtosecond laser irradiations for chemical (2009), Grant -
    Shen, M. (Principal)
  • Sample Fabrication (2008), -
    Shen, M. (Principal)