Dr. Ruiqing “Ryan” Shen

Assistant Professor - Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
WAEC 3219


Dr. Ruiqing “Ryan” Shen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Marshall University. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and his bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering from Oklahoma State University. With the vision to protect people, the community, and the environment through developing more eco-friendly fire-safe materials and designing cost-effective engineering safety and health strategies, his current areas of research include: advanced manufacturing of polymeric materials, integration of new technologies into chemical process safety, fire protection, and occupational health and safety.

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2022
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2016
B.S. in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2015
Fire safety on utilization of emerging energy technologies, such as lithium batteries, hydrogen, solar, etc.
Advanced manufacturing and application of fire-safe materials, such as mass timber, polymers, etc.
Integration of new technologies into chemical process safety
Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Fire Protection, Ergonomics and Human Factor
Shen, R., Quan, Y., Zhang, Z., Ma, R., & Wang, Q. (2022). Metal-organic framework as an efficient synergist for intumescent flame retardants against highly flammable polypropylene. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 61, 7292–7302.
Shen, R., Fan, T., Quan, Y., Ma, R., Zhang, Z., Li, Y., & Wang, Q. (2022). Thermal stability and flammability of cotton fabric with TiO2 coatings based on biomineralization. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 282, 125986.
Shen, R.; Yan, T.-H.; Ma, R.; Joseph, E.; Quan, Y.; Zhou, H.-C.; Wang, Q. (2021) Flammability and thermal kinetic analysis of UiO-66-based PMMA polymer composites. Polymers, 13, 4113.
Shen, R., Jiao, Z., Parker, T., Sun, Y., & Wang, Q. (2020). Recent application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in process safety and loss prevention: A review. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 104252.
Shen, R., Park, H., Liu, Q., & Wang, Q. (2019). A new method to calculate adiabatic surface temperature using plate thermometer in an ambient condition. Applied Thermal Engineering, 149, 306-311.
Shen, R., Hatanaka, L. C., Ahmed, L., Agnew, R. J., Mannan, M. S., & Wang, Q. (2017). Cone calorimeter analysis of flame-retardant poly (methyl methacrylate)-silica nanocomposites. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 128(3), 1443-1451.
Quan, Y., Shen, R., Ma, R., Zhang, Z., & Wang, Q. (2022). Sustainable and efficient manufacturing of metal-organic framework-based polymer nanocomposites by reactive extrusion. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 10, 7216–7222.
Ma, R., Shen, R., Quan, Y., & Wang, Q. (2022). Tunable flammability studies of graphene quantum dots-based polystyrene nanocomposites using microscale combustion calorimeter. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 147, 10383–10390.
Lazar, S., Shen, R., Quan, Y., Palen, B., Wang, Q., Ellison, C. J., & Grunlan, J. C. (2021). Mixed solvent synthesis of polydopamine nanospheres for sustainable multilayer flame retardant nanocoating. Polymer Chemistry, 12(16), 2389-2396.
Escobar-Hernandez, H. U., Shen, R., Papadaki, M. I., Powell, J. A., Zhou, H. C., Wang, Q. (2021). Hazard evaluation of metal-organic framework synthesis and scale-up: a laboratory safety perspective. ACS Chemical Health & Safety, 28(5), 358-368.
Shu, R., Shen, R. & Liu, J. (2021). Experimental investigation of the mechanical properties of PTFE scrims under high temperature conditions. Engineering Failure Analysis, 122, 105222.
Parker, T., Shen, R., O'Connor, M., & Wang, Q. (2019). Application of safety triad in preparation for climate extremes affecting the process industries. Process Safety Progress, 38(3), e12091.
Liu, Q., Park, H., Shen, R., & Jayathunga-Mudiyanselage, L. (2021). A new method to calculate incident radiant heat flux by using plate thermometer. Fire Technology, 57(1), 341-359.
R. Shen, Y. Quan, Q. Wang, “Thermal Stability and Flame Retardancy of Epoxy/Synthetic Fiber Composites”, Chapter in J. Parameswaranpillai (ed), Handbook of Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites, Springer UK, 2022
T. Parker, R. Shen, Q. Wang, “Process Safety Triad”, Chapter 5 in C.M. Shu (ed), Bow Ties in Process Safety and Environmental Management. Identifying the Current Trends and Future Perspectives, CRC Press, 2020.
Awarded the Jim and Cathy Holste Graduate Fellowship in 2021
Awarded the R.J Douglas Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarship in 2014