Publications Before 2013

Journal Publications

Dong Xu, Shaoguang Zhang and Li Wen.
"A stiffness-adjusting method to improve thrust efficiency of a two-joint robotic fish"
Advances in Mechanical Engineering  6, 537905, 2014.(Impact Factor: 1.062)
Li Wen, James Waver, George Lauder.
"Biomimetic shark skin: design, fabrication and hydrodynamic function"
The Journal of Experimental Biology  217,?1656-1666, 2014.
Journal cover article!
Click on the links below for media coverage of this research:
Reported by Nature as “research highlights” with the title of “Biophysics: fast swimming with fake shark skin” in Nature 509, 7501 (2014) at
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v509/n7501/full/509402a.html
Reported by?Science?with the title of “Swimming with shark skin” at
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/05/scienceshot-swimming-sharkskin
Comment in Nature 519, S2-S3, 2015, by Julie Could with the title of “Learning from nature's best” at
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v519/n7544_supp/full/519S2a.html
Comment in Nature 519, S10-S11, 2015, by Elie Dolgin with the title of “Textiles: Fabrics of life” at
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v519/n7544_supp/full/519S10a.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20150326
Cover image of Journal of Experimental Biology at
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/217/10.cover-expansion
Highlighted in?Journal of Experimental Biology by editor with the title of “Simulated shark skin boosts swimming” at
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/217/10/1637.2.full
Reported by?BBC with the title of “3D printing reveals the power of shark skin” at
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27412460
Reported by?Nature World News with the title of “Harvard Scientists 3D Print Artificial Shark Skin” at
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/7057/20140515/harvard-scientists-3d-print-artificial-shark-skin.htm
Reported by?Discover magazine with the title of “3D printing shark skin boosts swimming speed” at
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/05/15/3-d-printed-shark-skin-boosts-swimming-speeds/#.U6JQzZSSwfB
Reported by?Popular Mechanics with the title of “Shark Skin Will Inspire Faster Swimsuits and Airplanes” at
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/news/shark-skin-will-inspire-faster-swimsuits-and-airplanes-16792156
Reported by?Harvard University Wyss News with the title of “Researchers use multi-material 3D printing to fabricate the first biomimetic shark skin” at
http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpage/537/
Li Wen and George Lauder.
"Understanding undulatory locomotion in fishes using an inertia-compensated flapping foil robotic device"
Bioinspiration Biomimetics  8 (4):046013 2013.
Li Wen, T M Wang, G H Wu and J H Liang.
"Quantitative Thrust Efficiency of a Self-Propulsive Robotic Fish: Experimental Method and Hydrodynamic Investigation"
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. Vol.18  No.3 pp.1027-1038, 2013.
Shen Qi, Tianmiao Wang, Jianhong Liang and Li Wen.
"Hydrodynamic performance of a biomimetic robotic swimmer actuated by ionic polymer-metal composite"
Smart Material and structures Vol.22   075035, 2013.
Li Wen, T M Wang, G H Wu and J H Liang.
"Hydrodynamic Performance of an Undulatory Robot: Functional Roles of the Body and Caudal Fin Locomotion"
International Journal of Advanced robotic system, Vol. 9  pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.5772/5421, 2013.
Shen Qi, Tianmiao Wang, Jianhong Liang and Li Wen.
"Modeling and Fuzzy Control of an Efficient-Swimming Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuated Robot"
International Journal of Advanced robotic system  accepted, 2013
Li Wen, T M Wang, J H Liang and G H Wu.
"Novel method for modeling and control investigation of efficient-swimming robotic fish"
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Vol. 59, No. 8  pp. 3176-3188, 2012.
Li Wen, George Lauder.
"Understanding undulatory locomotion in fishes using an inertia-compensated flapping foil robotic device"
Integrative and Comparative Biology  Vol. 52 E189, 2012.
Li Wen, T M Wang, G H Wu and J H Liang.
"Hydrodynamic investigation of a self-propulsive robotic fish based on a force-feedback control method"
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. Vol. 7  036012, 2012.
T M Wang, Q Shen, Li Wen, J H Liang.
"On the thrust performance of an ionic polymer-metal composite actuated robotic fish: modeling and experimental investigation"
SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences  DOI: 10.1007/s11431-012-5025-0, 2012.
Li Wen, T M Wang, G H Wu and J H Liang.
"Hybrid Undulatory Kinematics of a Robotic Mackerel (Scomber scombrus): Theoretical Modeling and Experimental Investigation"
SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences  55 (10): 2941-2952, 2012. Recommended as annual hot papers of SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences.
http://tech.scichina.com:8082/sciEe/EN/article/showHotArticle.do
J H Liang, T M Wang and Li Wen.
"Development of a Two-Joint Robotic Fish for Real-World Exploration"
Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 28  pp. 70~79, 2011.
http://news.buaa.edu.cn/dispnews.php?type=5&nid=16678&s_table=news_txt
http://news.sohu.com/20071222/n254235292.shtml/
T M Wang, Li Wen, J H Liang and G H Wu.
"Fuzzy Vorticity Control of a Biomimetic Robotic Fish Using a Flapping Lunate Tail"
Li Wen is the corresponding Author.
Journal of Bionic Engineering Vol.7 56~65, 2010.
Li Wen, G H Wu, J H Liang and J L Li.
"Hydrodynamic Experimental Investigation on Efficient Swimming of Robotic Fish Using Self-propelled Method"
International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Vol.20 pp. 167~174, 2010.
Li Wen, Wang T M, Liang J H, et al.
"Fuzzy logic vorticity control of oscillating foil UUV"
In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS). pp: 1019-1024. 2009.

Conferences and Proceedings

Zhu Qichao, Cai Yingjie, Ding Rui, Ziyu Ren, Tianmiao Wang, Li Wen
“Bio-inspired flexible robotic caudal fin with three-dimensional locomotion”
World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA)  pp. 1881 – 1886, 2014.
Li Wen, George Lauder, James Weaver, Mirko Kovac and Robert Wood.
"Hydrodynamics of Self-propelling Flexible Synthetic Shark Skin Membranes"
Annual Meeting of Society of Integrative Orgasmic Biology  2013, San Francisco, USA.
Aaron Boomsma, Li Wen, George Lauder, Fotis Sotiropoulos.
"Turbulent Flows Over Three-Dimensional Shark Skin"
In Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, American Physical Society  2012, San Diego, USA.
Li Wen, George Lauder.
"Understanding undulatory locomotion in fishes using an inertia-compensated flapping foil robotic device"
Presented in Annual Meeting of Society of Integrative Orgasmic Biology  2012, Charleston, USA.
Li Wen, Guanhao Wu, Tianmiao Wang, Jianhong Liang.
"Experimental hydrodynamic investigation of undulatory? swimming using a self-propulsion robotic device"
Poster presentation in International conference on Bionic Engineering  September, 2011.
Li Wen, Tianmiao Wang, Jianhong Liang, Guanhao Wu.
"A novel method based on a force-feedback technique for the hydrodynamic investigation of kinematics effects on robotic fish"
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA)  pp. 203-208, 2011.
Li Wen Guanhao Wu Jianhong Liang Jinlan Li.
"Hydrodynamic Experimental Investigation On Efficient Swimming Of Robotic Fish Using Self-propelled Method"
Conference Best student paper award.
In Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE) v2, pp:327-334, 2010.
http://www.isope.org/ocean&polarupdates/2010/July_1_2010_ISOPE_Best.htm
Li Wen, Tianmiao Wang, Jianhong Liang, Guanhao Wu.
"A novel method for simultaneous measurement of internal and external hydrodynamic force of self-propelled robotic fish"
In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems pp:952-957, 2010.