Mike McShane


Holder of the James J. Cain Professorship I

Interim Department Head


Office: 5065 ETB
Phone: 979.845.7941
Email: mcshane@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

Dr. Mike McShane is a professor and interim Department Head in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. His laboratory focuses on the modeling, design, fabrication and testing of small-scale analytical devices, particularly photoluminescent biosensors.

Dr. McShane’s research and educational activities cover many areas of biomedical engineering, including biomaterials, molecular biology, biomedical optics, biotransport, bioinstrumentation, signal processing and medical device design.

Dr. McShane’s laboratory produces and tests sensor systems using microscale and nanoscale fabrication approaches of self-assembly and photolithography as well as develops strategies for deploying these in vitro and in vivo. Examples of current technologies include hybrid polymer-protein-dye materials shaped into nanoparticles, microparticles, microcapsules and microstructured systems for “smart” sensing implants.

Awards & Honors

  • President, IEEE Sensors Council, 2016-2017
  • Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • TEES Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M, 2014-15
  • E.D. Brockett Professorship, TAMU, 2010-2011
  • George Armistead ’23 Faculty Fellow, TAMU, 2008
  • George Armistead ’23 Faculty Fellow, TAMU, 2007
  • W.W. Chew Professor of Engineering, LA Tech, 2004-2006
  • Outstanding Young Scientist, Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 2/2004
  • Researcher of the Year, Sigma Xi National Society, LA Tech Chapter, 5/2002
  • Distinguished Graduate Award, Texas A&M Assoc. of Form. Stud., 4/2000


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • B.S., Bioengineering, Texas A&M University

Selected Publications

R Unruh, JR Roberts, S Gamsey, S Nichols, N Wisniewski, MJ McShane, “Preclinical Evaluation of Poly (HEMA-co-acrylamide) Hydrogels Encapsulating Glucose Oxidase and Palladium Benzoporphyrin as Fully Implantable Glucose Sensors,” Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 2015.

L Andrus, R Unruh, NA Wisniewski, MJ McShane. Characterization of Lactate Sensors Based on Lactate Oxidase and Palladium Benzoporphyrin Immobilized in Hydrogels. Biosensors. 2015;5(3):398.

A Biswas, AT Nagaraja, MJ McShane. "Fabrication of Nanocapsule Carriers from Multilayer-Coated Vaterite Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticles." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2014) 6 (23), pp 21193–21201.

JR Roberts, D Ritter, MJ McShane, “A Design Full of Holes: Functional Nanofilm-Coated Microdomains in Alginate Hydrogels,” J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013,1, 3195-320. DOI: 10.1039/C3TB20477D

R Long, R and MJ McShane, "Design of an Optical System for Interrogation of Implanted Luminescent Sensors and Verification with Silicone Skin Phantoms," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol.59, pp.2459-2465, (2012).