Albert J Shih

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Research areas

Design and manufacturing, biomedical manufacturing


Design and manufacturing

  • Profile
  • Publications
  • Research & Teaching


  • Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (1991)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (1986)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (1984)


Current Positions

  • 9/2017-date Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology, Medical School, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • 1/2017-date: Assistant Director of Education and Outreach, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • 8/2006–date: Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • 2/2007–date: Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • 9/2017-date: Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • 1/2016-date: Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engienering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan



CIRP Annals Volume 1 and 2

  • Liu Y, Li B, Zheng Y, Shih A. Experiment and smooth particle hydrodynamics simulation of debris size in grinding of calcified plaque in atherectomy, CIRP Annals. 2017; 66(1): 325-328.
  • Shih AJ, Liu Y, Zheng YH. Grinding wheel motion, force, temperature, and material removal in rotational atherectomy of calcified plaque. CIRP Annals. 2016; 65(1): 345-348.
  • Wang Y, Li W, Shih AJ. Nano-CT characterization of the microstructure in the nonwoven polishing wheel. CIRP Annals. 2014; 63: 541-544.
  • Zhang L, Tai BL, Wang A, Shih AJ. Mist cooling in neurosurgical bone grinding. CIRP Annals. 2013; 62: 367-370.
  • Shih AJ, Tai B, Zhang L, Sullivan S. Prediction of bone grinding temperature in skull base neurosurgery. CIRP Annals. 2012; 61: 307-310.
  • Moore JZ, Malukhin K, Shih AJ, Ehmann KF. Hollow needle tissue insertion force model. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology. 2011; 60: 157-160.
  • Mitsuishi M, Cao J, Bártolo P, Friedrich D, Shih AJ, Rajurkar K, Sugita N, Harada K. Biomanufacturing. CIRP Annals. 2013; 62: 585-606.
  • Shih AJ, Denkena B, Grove T, Curry D, Hocheng H, Tsai HY, Ohmori H, Katahira K, Pei ZJ, Fixed abrasive machining of non-metallic materials, CIRP Annals (submitted)
  • Biermann D, Bleicher F, Heisel U, Klocke F, Mohring HC, Shih AJ, Deep hole drilling, CIRP Annals (submitted)


Other International Refereed (peer reviewed) Journals (within past 3 years)

  • Chen L, Yang J, Shih AJ (2018) Bore Cylindricity in finish cylinder boring, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. Published
  • Wu W, Kazu A, Stephenson D, Hong J, Bakkal M, Shih AJ, High-throughput dry and minimum quantity lubrication drilling of compacted graphite iron, Machining Science and Technology, Machining Science and Technology, 2018, 1-19.
  • Zheng Y, Liu Y, Pitre J, Bull J, Gurm H, Shih AJ, Computational fluid dynamics modeling of the burr orbital motion in rotational atherectomy with particle image velocimetry validation, Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2018: 1-12.
  • Li H, Chen RK, Tang Y, Meurer W, Shih AJ, Head and Neck Cooling for Brain Hypothermia: finite element modeling and experimental validation, Journal of Thermal Biology. 2018; 71: 99-111.
  • Belmont B, Park DW, Shih AJ, Weitzel WF, An open-source ultrasound software for diagnosis of fistula maturation, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs ASAIO Journal. 2018; 64(1): 70-76.
  • Kruger GH, Kheterpal S, Shanks A, Tremper T, Chiang C, Freundlich RE, Blum JM, Shih AJ, Tremper KK. Influence of non-invasive blood pressure measurement gaps on intra-operative hypotension, Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing. 2017;
  • Chen L, Tai BL, Yang JA, Shih AJ, Experimental study and finite element modeling of workpiece temperature in finish cylinder boring, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. 2017; 139: 111003-1-11.
  • Chen L, Chaudhari R, Song X, Shih AJ, Measurement of Machined Surface Temperature in Hard Turning, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. 2017; 121: 10-21.
  • Plott J, Shih AJ, The extrusion-based additive manufacturing of moisture-cured silicone elastomer with minimal void for pneumatic actuators. Additive Manufacturing. 2017; 17: 1-14.
  • Liu Y, Belmont B, Tai B, Wang Y, Holmes J, Shih AJ. Notched K-wire for low thermal damage bone drilling. Medical Engineering and Physics. 2017; 45: 25-33.
  • Zheng Y, Wang Y, Chen RK, Dashpande S, Nelson NS, Buchman SR, Shih AJ. Radiolucent molds design and stereolithography fabrication for in-vivo tissue transformation to vascularized bone grafts. Rapid Prototyping. 2017; 23(1): 162-168.
  • Tiba MH, Belmont B, Heung M, Theyyunni N, Huang R, Fung C, Courey A, Pennington A, Cummings B, Draucker GT, Shih AJ, Ward KR. Comparison of Respiratory Induced limb bioimpedance changes with inferior vena cava diameter changes to assess intravascular volume status. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs ASAIO Journal. 2016, 62(4): 463-469.
  • Li W, Zhou P, Lin W-C, Nteziyaremye V, Yamaguchi H, Guo D, Shih AJ. Effects of needle inner surface topography on friction and biopsy length. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 2016; 119: 412-418.
  • Rooney DM, Tai BL, Sagher O, Shih AJ, Wilkinson A, Savastano LE. Simulator and two tools: validation of performance measures from a novel neurosurgery simulator using the current standards framework. Journal of Surgery. 2016; 160(3): 571-579.
  • Li W, Belmont B, Greve J, Manders AB, Downey BC, Zhang X, Xu Z, Guo D, Shih AJ. Polyvinyl chloride as a tissue-mimicking material with multimodal medical imaging and mechanical properties. Medical Physics. 2016; 43: 5577-5592.
  • Chen R, Jin Y, Wensman J, Shih AJ. Additive manufacturing of custom orthoses and prostheses – a review. Additive Manufacturing. 2016; 12: 77-89.
  • Chastagner MW, Dodde RE, Shih AJ, Li W, Chen RK. Measurement and modeling of tissue thermal conductivity with variable water content and compression. Journal of Heat Transfer. 2016; 138(7): 1-5.
  • Akers W, Tai BL, Belmont B, Shih AJ, Holmes J. Two-finger tightness: what is it? measuring torque and reproducibility in a simulated model. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2016; 30(5): 273-277.
  • Johnson DD, Shih AJ, Ashton-Miller JA. Active spinal orthosis to reduce lumbar postural muscle activity in flexed postures. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. 2016; 28(3): 109-113.
  • Zheng YH, Belmont B, Shih AJ. Experimental investigation of the abrasive crown dynamics in orbital atherectomy. Medical Engineering and Physics. 2016; 38(7): 639-647.
  • Palmisano A, Tai BL, Belmont B, Irwin T, Shih AJ, Holmes J. Heat accumulation during sequential cortical bone drilling. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2016; 34(3): 463-470.
  • Wang Y, Li W, Han P, Giovannini M, Ehmann K, Shih AJ. Contributions in medical needle technologies – geometry, mechanics, design and manufacturing. Machining Science and Technology. 2016; 20(1): 1-43.
  • Gurm HS, Sanz-Guerrero J, Johnson DD, Jensen A, Seth M, Chetcuti S, Lalonde T, Greenbaum A, Dixon S, Shih AJ. Using simulation for teaching femoral arterial access: a multi centric collaboration. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2016; 87: 376-380.
  • Tai BJ, Wang AC, Joseph J, Wang PI, Sullivan SE, McKean E, Shih AJ, Rooney D. A physical simulator for endoscopic endonasal drilling techniques. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2016; 124(3): 811-816.
  • Li W, Wang Y, Nteziyaremye V, Yamaguchi H, Shih AJ. Measurement of the friction force inside the needle for core biopsy. ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. 2016; 138(3): 1-6.


Books (including Edited)

  • S. Liang, A.J. Shih (2016) Analysis of Machining and Machine Tools, Springer.


Book Chapters

  • Tai B, Stephneson DA, Furness R, Shih AJ (2017) Minimum Quantity Lubrication for Sustainable Machining, Elsevier Encyclopedia on Sustainable Manufacturing.
  • Zhang Z, Shao Z, Wang L, Shih AJ (2018) Optimal Design of a High-Speed Pick- and place Cable-Driven Parallel Robot, Cable Driven Parallel Robots, Springer (Mechanisms and Machine Science Volume 53).
  • A.J. Shih (2009) “Working in Industry and Looking for a Faculty Position,” Tips on Getting an Academic Position, Edited by Z.J. Pei,
  • C. C. Kao and A. J. Shih (2009) “Micro Electroical Discharge Machining of Spray Holes for Diesel Fuel Systems,” Energy-Based Manufacturing, Edited by Wenwu Zhang, CRC Press.
Research & Teaching

Research Interests

  • Design and manufacturing
  • Biomedical device design
  • Biomedical manufacturing
  • Medical innovation
  • Surgical thermal management
  • Machining of advanced engineering materials
  • Micro manufacturing