Dr Tiehan Shen

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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BSc in Physics from Peking University, PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge (PhD research at the Cavendish Laboratory), I spent about four years as a PDRA with Prof. R.H. Williams, FRS, at Cardiff University. In 1992, appointed Lecturer in Physics at the University of Leeds, in 2000, I became Reader in Magnetism at the University of Salford, a position I have held since.

Research interests encompass experimental condensed matter physics, materials science, numerical modelling, and instrumentation development, coauthored more than 80 peer-reviewed research papers, with publications representative of my recent research interests listed at the end of this biography.

Taught various physics modules at all levels of undergraduate and MPhys degree programs and served as an external examiner.

Hobby: hiking, reading, travelling, and engaging in creative activities.

Publications representative of my recent research interests:
[1]Gou, J.; Shen, T.H.; Bao, P.; Ramos Angulo, J.L.; Evans, S.D., A stokes polarimetric light microscopy view of liquid crystal droplets. Sci Rep 11, 16329 (2021)
[2]Liu, Z.; Cui, A.; Gong, Z.; Li, H.; Xia, X.; Shen, T.H.; Li, J.; Yang, H.; Li, W., and Gu,C., Spatially oriented plasmonic ‘nanograter’ structures. Sci Rep 6, 28764 (2016)
[3]Cui, A.; Liu, Z.; Li, J.; Shen, T.H.; Xia, X.; Li, Z.; Gong, Z.; Li, H.; Wang, B.; Li, J.; Yang, H.; Li, W.; Gu., C., Directly patterned substrate-free plasmonic “nanograter” structures with unusual Fano resonances. Light Sci Appl 4, e308 (2015)

Areas of Research

functional materials, instrumentation, polarimetric imaging

Areas of Supervision

functional materials, polarimetric imaging in biological and clinical applications


Physics programs modules at all levels

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD in Physics, University of Cambridge

  • BSc in Physics, Peking University