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Mengyan Shen

Shen Mengyan
Mengyan ShenAssociate Professor

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

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)

Publications

  • Wang, P., Su, J., Shen, M., Ruths, M., Sun, H. (2016) "Detection of liquid penetration into a micropillar surface using quartz crystal microbalance," Langmuir
  • Wang, P., Su, J., Gong, L., Shen, M., Ruths, M., Sun, H. (2015) "Numerical simulation and experimental study of resonance characteristics of QCM-P devices operating in liquid and their application in biological detection," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 220: pp. 1320–1327
  • Ren, H., Huo, H., Wang, P., Wang, C., Liu, S., Shen, M., Sun, H., Ruths, M. (2014) "The electric field effect on the sensitivity of tin oxide gas sensors on nanostructured substrates at low temperature," Int. J. Smart Nano Mater. 5:4 pp. 257-269
  • Ren, H., Huo, H., Shen, M., Ruths, M., Sun, H. (2013) "Femtosecond laser irradiation enhanced room temperature tin oxide nanostructure gas sensor," Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 8692: pp. The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE); American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Asian-Pac. Netw. Cent. Res. Smart Struct. Technol. (ANCRiSST) -
  • Ren, H., Wang, P., Huo, H., Shen, M., Ruths, M., Sun, H. (2012) "Effects of surface electric field on SnO2 room temperature gas sensors fabricated on nanospike substrates," pp. 83454T–83454T
  • Wang, P., Ren, H., Huo, H., Shen, M., Sun, H., Ruths, M. (2012) "Failure study of SnO2 room temperature gas sensors fabricated on nanospike substrates," pp. 834544–834544
  • 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 4168-4170
  • Bryknar, Z., Potucek, 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 576-580
  • Oda, M., Shen, M., Saito, M., Goto, T. (2000) "Photobrightening of CuBr nanocrystals in PMMA," Journal of Luminescence 87: pp. 469-471
  • Shen, M., Zhao, L.Z., Goto, T., Mordzinski, A. (2000) "Photochromism in salicylideneaniline (SA) single crystals," Journal of Luminescence 87: pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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: pp. 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 pp. 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: pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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: pp. 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 pp. 8479-8486
  • Shen, M., Zhang, S.L. (1993) "Band gap of a silicon quantum wire," Physics Letters A 176:3-4 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 123-127
  • Shen, M. (1993) "Raman phonons of silicon wires," Physics Letters A 180:3 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 470-474
  • Xu, X., Hua, Y., Shen, M., Cui, D. (1991) "New approach to color thin film electroluminescence (TFEL)," Vacuum 42:16 pp. 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 pp. 133-136
  • Gu, S., Shen, M. (1988) "Binding energy of exciton in a polar crystal slab," Journal of Luminescence 40-41:C pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 1091-1098
  • Gu, S., Shen, M. (1987) "BINDING ENERGY OF EXCITONS IN A POLAR CRYSTAL SLAB.," Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research 142:2 pp. 473-479
  • Gu, S.W., Shen, M. (1987) "Exciton in a slab of polar crystal," Physical Review B 35:18 pp. 9817-9829

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)